Greater Victoria Public Library

A new piece of wall art at the James Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library was unveiled in June to help tell the stories and history of B.C.’s Black pioneers. (Courtesy of B.C. Black History Awareness Society)

New James Bay wall art helps tell story of B.C. Black pioneers

The new artwork connects to a virtual exhibition by the B.C. Black History Awareness Society

 

The Greater Victoria Public Library is hosting a one day only exhibition on the Sixties Scoop on Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library hosting one day only Sixties Scoop exhibition

Exhibition on display at Central Branch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The Greater Victoria Public Library and the Inter-Cultural Association are hosting an online municipal election information session on May 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria groups join forces to host election information session

The free online session is set for 7 p.m. on May 25

The Greater Victoria Public Library and the Inter-Cultural Association are hosting an online municipal election information session on May 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt’s new library is opening to the public March 31. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Esquimalt’s new library is opening to the public March 31. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria Public Library presented its 2022 budget request to Saanich council on March 10. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Public Library)

Saanich budget talks include contribution to flourishing library service

GVPL welcomed 12,488 people across region as new cardholders, had 1.1 million in-person visits

The Greater Victoria Public Library presented its 2022 budget request to Saanich council on March 10. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Public Library)
The Victoria Seed Library is holding information sessions for prospective members in February, March and April. (Twitter/lifecyclesprjct)

Victoria Seed Library looks to grow membership 2022

Budding members invited to learn more at information sessions

The Victoria Seed Library is holding information sessions for prospective members in February, March and April. (Twitter/lifecyclesprjct)
Former City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart coaches Victoria High School’s poetry slam team. (File contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)

City of Victoria seeks 2022 Youth Poet Laureate applications

The successful youth candidate from the CRD or Gulf Islands will be involved in city arts activities

Former City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart coaches Victoria High School’s poetry slam team. (File contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)
Performers at the grand opening of Esquimalt’s new Town Square on July 3. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a reality’: Esquimalt Town Square opens with focus on being gathering space

It includes housing, retail shops, community spaces, a new library and public art

Performers at the grand opening of Esquimalt’s new Town Square on July 3. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Victoria city council approved a feasibility study June 24 that will determine if the central library is redeveloped or relocated. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria central library to be redeveloped or relocated

City launching 15-month study to determine best option

Victoria city council approved a feasibility study June 24 that will determine if the central library is redeveloped or relocated. (Black Press Media file photo)
The downtown Greater Victoria Public Library branch. (Black Press File Photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library offers online spring break programs

The lineup of virtual programs are meant to engage kids and get them reading

The downtown Greater Victoria Public Library branch. (Black Press File Photo)
The Greater Victoria Public Library has lots of options for readers to check out from traditional books to online and audio sources. (Pexels photo)
The Greater Victoria Public Library has lots of options for readers to check out from traditional books to online and audio sources. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria libraries list most popular titles of 2020

Old releases such as Little Women crack Top 10 list as readers turn to digital sources

The Greater Victoria Public Library has lots of options for readers to check out from traditional books to online and audio sources. (Pexels photo)
The Greater Victoria Public Library has lots of options for readers to check out from traditional books to online and audio sources. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Susan Brice and fellow councillors took a tour of the new Saanich Engineering building at 3500 Blanshard St. on Nov. 5, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich engineering staff to move into former library building once considered for supportive housing

Nov. 9 move will free up space at crowded Municipal Hall, councillor says

Coun. Susan Brice and fellow councillors took a tour of the new Saanich Engineering building at 3500 Blanshard St. on Nov. 5, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

New Sooke library project awarded to Nanaimo-based company

No construction timeline announced by contractor

An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Greater Victoria Public Library Juan de Fuca branch manager Nathan Pagan stands surrounded by books in one aisle of the branch in Colwood. The facility has many options available for readers, viewers and listeners. It’s one of three GVPL branches on the West Shore. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood library reopens for public use July 18

Limited services offered Monday through Saturday

  • Jul 13, 2020
Greater Victoria Public Library Juan de Fuca branch manager Nathan Pagan stands surrounded by books in one aisle of the branch in Colwood. The facility has many options available for readers, viewers and listeners. It’s one of three GVPL branches on the West Shore. (Black Press Media file photo)
An online summer writing program is being hosted by Story Studio and the Greater Victoria Public Library to help teens improve their writing skills. (File photo)

Summer program helps Greater Victoria teens sharpen writing skills

Registration for the program runs until Aug. 17

  • Jul 12, 2020
An online summer writing program is being hosted by Story Studio and the Greater Victoria Public Library to help teens improve their writing skills. (File photo)
Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) will reopen two of their locations, Central Branch and Langford Heritage Branch, on June 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Greater Victoria public libraries to reopen at end of June

Central and Langford Heritage branches open with reduced hours

Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) will reopen two of their locations, Central Branch and Langford Heritage Branch, on June 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Public Library Branch will begin the first phase of reopening in June. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Phase-by-phase look at how Greater Victoria Public Libraries will reopen

GVPL to quarantine returned material for a minimum of 72 hours before lending again

The Greater Victoria Public Library Branch will begin the first phase of reopening in June. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Greater Victoria Public Library and Vancouver Island Regional Library have seen spikes in online users during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television, music and online learning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Greater Victoria Public Library and Vancouver Island Regional Library have seen spikes in online users during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television, music and online learning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria Public Library may have to lay off 168 employees if services don’t resume. (Black Press Media file photo)

Layoffs loom for Greater Victoria Public Library employees

Some services may resume before layoffs kick in

The Greater Victoria Public Library may have to lay off 168 employees if services don’t resume. (Black Press Media file photo)