We are hosting our first contest of the year! In celebration of the season, we challenge you to decorate a pumpkin inspired by your favorite book character!
Harry Potter, Pax, Gollum… The possibilities are endless. Choose your favorite character, pick the perfect pumpkin, and get creative! Carve, paint, use props, and let your imagination run wild!
Take a photo of your pumpkin and send it to Mrs. Markle firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Jones email@example.com at the library by Thursday October 29 to be entered to win a prize!
Orange Shirt Day takes place yearly on September 30th. In the library learning commons, we have several resources to support learning about residential schools and Indigenous Peoples. On Orange shirt day, we remember Phyliss Webstad's story about being stripped of her orange shirt, humiliated and abused at her residential school. We wear orange shirts that say "Every Child Matters." We learn and we grow, so history will never repeat itself.
If you would like to browse our Authentic Indigenous Peoples' collection online, it can be found here below.
Well, we are days away from the end of this unusual school year and into summer vacation. It is my hope that you will have some time to rest, relax and recharge with your families. I also hope you have the chance to read some great books and will come see us in September to tell us about them. I plan to read as many of the 2020/2021 Langley Book of the Year nominees as possible, as well as several other books. We may not be able to travel right now to far away places, but our imaginations and the imagery of literature can take us anywhere in the world. Books can help us have a laugh, cry or simply escape our realties for a little while.
We don't really know what September will look like yet, but we do know that the library learning commons will reopen to students in some capacity. We have missed seeing all of you and will have several new books to share.
When you do come back, you will notice a lot of changes. We are very excited for you to see our makeover! We now have varied seating options (complete with mountain views out the window), new tables, chairs, reading nooks, a "think tank," shelving and more! Some sections have been moved to new shelving to allow for more flexibility with the space. We look forward to showing you all during library orientations this Fall! We are so lucky to have a large, modern space to learn in!
We hope you have a wonderful summer and are so excited to support your learning and literacy in September!
You can now place and pick up library holds from Fraser Valley Regional Library using FVRL Express – Click, Pick, Go. The new contact-less service offers customers a physically distanced way to pick up library holds (books, magazines, movies and more!) and return items at all 25 locations.
How to Use FVRL Express
Book Drops are now open. However there is no rush to return materials checked out to you prior to the closures – late fines will not accrue.
Keep motivated with summer reading from the Fraser Valley Regional Library! More info to come or check out:
SUMMER READING CLUBS: Explore our universe! Discover the great unknown this summer when you join FVRL’s 2020 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone!