Wear a pin to show your support for libraries throughout October

Libraries have a ‘cherished role’ in our societies

October is National Library Month and it's being celebrated throughout the Vancouver Island Regional Library chain

  • Oct. 15, 2015 11:00 a.m.

October is Canadian Library Month and Vancouver Island Regional Library staff and customers are sharing the love.

Throughout October, VIRL branches are showing off “I (heart) My Library,” a campaign that celebrates our love (or “heart”) of libraries with free “I (heart) My Library” pins and bookmarks.

Many VIRL branches will also be hosting customer appreciation days throughout the month. Customers who love their library are encouraged to visit their local branch and put on a pin to show it — because the sentiment is shared both ways.

Library month is a national initiative developed by library partners to help raise public awareness of the cherished role libraries play in the lives of all Canadians.

For more information about October “I (heart) My Library” month, visit your local library branch or online at virl.bc.ca/i-love-my-library.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library serves over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the central coast through 39 branchs, the Internet and a books-by-mail service.

— Submitted by VIRL

Just Posted

Parksville powerlifter qualifies for world championships

Buhler sets personal bests in both raw and equipped lifting events

Wires left dangling after van crashes into hydro pole in Dashwood

Road closed while BC Hydro crews dealt with situation

Police go on hunt for distracted drivers in Parksville Qualicum Beach

One motorist ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt and using a cellphone while driving

Motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash west of Whiskey Creek

Witnesses say three vehicles involved in collision; man in 70s confirmed dead

Parksville’s mystery cowboy revealed

Kevin Gourlay’s horse garners attention for being ‘parked’ outside a liquor store

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

Fire crews battle large blaze at Courtenay hostel

Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said nobody was injured

Illegal cannabis club in Port Alberni ticketed again

RCMP seize cannabis, issue fine for second time in five months

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Outdoor cats one of the biggest causes of wildlife injuries

Spring a vulnerable time for fledlings, small mammals says wildlife centre

Most Read