Fraser Valley Regional Library

The Sardis Library on June 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Libraries in Chilliwack offer up free events throughout summer

Events include Rubik’s Cube session, story times and building structures

 

Librarians Kathy McDowell and Julie Penner hold some of the supplies people can use to make paper tiles for the Sardis Library’s mosaic mural seen behind them. The community art project runs through the summer in conjunction with the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community art project in Chilliwack tells ‘our story’ of Sardis Library

People of all ages invited to add handmade paper tiles to mosaic art piece at Sardis Library

 

The Summer Reading Club is underway at branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)

Summer Reading Club kicks off at Fraser Valley libraries

Clubs open for all ages, and registration can be done online

 

“What a wonderful way to support and celebrate the ending of a chapter,” said Chilliwack librarian Kelli Whitehead. She organized a writing contest for local high school graduates where teens can win one of three half-hour photo sessions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Library offers Chilliwack grads chance to win photo session through writing contest

Winners drawn randomly, contest not based on writing skills, says Chilliwack librarian

“What a wonderful way to support and celebrate the ending of a chapter,” said Chilliwack librarian Kelli Whitehead. She organized a writing contest for local high school graduates where teens can win one of three half-hour photo sessions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Babytime and Storytime are back in-person at both the Chilliwack and Sardis libraries. (Submitted)

In-person early literacy programs return to Chilliwack libraries

Both Babytime and Storytime are back at the Chilliwack and Sardis libraries

Babytime and Storytime are back in-person at both the Chilliwack and Sardis libraries. (Submitted)
Drew Brayshaw presents an online talk 'Disaster in the Valley' on April 20. (Drew Brayshaw photo)

‘Disaster in the Valley’ talk will focus on effects of atmospheric river storms

Virtual talk is by Drew Brayshaw, hydrologist, geoscientist with Statlu Environmental Consulting

Drew Brayshaw presents an online talk 'Disaster in the Valley' on April 20. (Drew Brayshaw photo)
One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to Fraser Valley Regional Library customers and will be circulated between FVRL’s 25 locations. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

Puzzle cubes available to borrow at Fraser Valley Regional Library

FRVL also holding online ‘How to Solve Puzzle Cubes’ seminar on April 6

One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to Fraser Valley Regional Library customers and will be circulated between FVRL’s 25 locations. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)

List of Fraser Valley Regional Library events coming up for March

Science during spring break, Thor trivia are some of the upcoming virtual events

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)
Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.

Fraser Valley Regional Library shares their top selections for Black History Month

Library staff recommendations for audio books, films, biographies and more

Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.
Corinne Martens with the Chilliwack branch of the Fraser Valley Regional Library stands by some of the pages of the StoryWalk book installed inside the library on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stepping inside for StoryWalk at Chilliwack Library

Family Literacy Month theme is learning in the great outdoors, so book ‘Outside In’ fits perfectly

Corinne Martens with the Chilliwack branch of the Fraser Valley Regional Library stands by some of the pages of the StoryWalk book installed inside the library on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)

Late fines ending at all Fraser Valley library locations

FVRL says those with old fines can take advantage of upcoming promotion

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Here’s what’s coming up at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in December

Virtual events like an author visit, book sharing and more are coming up

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library has two virtual events coming up in recognition of Remembrance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Virtual Remembrance Day events and more coming up at Fraser Valley Regional Library

Stories on First World War, documentary about Second World War part of November virtual library events

The Fraser Valley Regional Library has two virtual events coming up in recognition of Remembrance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Wanda Lindsay (right) with the Yarrow Library welcomes preschoolers from Leap for Joy Open Air Learning to the launch of the Yarrow StoryWalk along the Beaver Loop Trail by the Vedder River in Yarrow on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Permanent StoryWalk installed in Yarrow using local trees, funding and craftsmanship

$25,000 donation from Envision helps Yarrow Library bring outdoor StoryWalk to fruition

Wanda Lindsay (right) with the Yarrow Library welcomes preschoolers from Leap for Joy Open Air Learning to the launch of the Yarrow StoryWalk along the Beaver Loop Trail by the Vedder River in Yarrow on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack librarian Janet Woyke reads "Can you make a scary face?" by a Jan Thomas during a recent Storytime event offered by the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Facebook/FVRL - Chilliwack Library)

Family forts, journalling and more events coming up at Chilliwack library

More virtual events added to October library list in Chilliwack

Chilliwack librarian Janet Woyke reads "Can you make a scary face?" by a Jan Thomas during a recent Storytime event offered by the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Facebook/FVRL - Chilliwack Library)
Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)

Chilliwack-area libraries offer help to those needing vaccine passports

Local Fraser Valley Regional Library branches will provide internet access and paper printing

Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)
Comic books will be handed out for free at Chilliwack’s three libraries on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Waldemar Brandt/ Unsplash)

Death care education, free comic books and more all coming up at Chilliwack libraries

Virtual, in-person events for kids, teens and adults at Chilliwack, Sardis, Yarrow libraries

Comic books will be handed out for free at Chilliwack’s three libraries on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Waldemar Brandt/ Unsplash)
Vedder Park was one of the first StoryWalk locations hosted by the Chilliwack Learning Society back in March 2021. The society is bringing two more StoryWalk books to Chilliwack in July – one at Walden Park and the other at Sardis Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stroll through children’s books as StoryWalk returns to Chilliwack this summer

Stories spread out page by page in Chilliwack parks as part of self-guided outdoor literacy event

Vedder Park was one of the first StoryWalk locations hosted by the Chilliwack Learning Society back in March 2021. The society is bringing two more StoryWalk books to Chilliwack in July – one at Walden Park and the other at Sardis Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Magician Leif David gives his young audience the bug eyes during a special Unplug and Play week show at the Salmon Arm library on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Kids can catch David several times online during two weeks of magic hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Lachlan Labere/ Black Press Media file)

Magic, music and more in upcoming Fraser Valley library events

Magician Leif David to perform in virtual events hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library in July

Magician Leif David gives his young audience the bug eyes during a special Unplug and Play week show at the Salmon Arm library on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Kids can catch David several times online during two weeks of magic hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Lachlan Labere/ Black Press Media file)
The theme for this year’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Summer Reading Club is “Crack the Case” and Katie Burns, community librarian at the Chilliwack Library, is encouraging people of all ages to sign up. She is seen here at the Chilliwack Library on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Crack the case, read, win prizes with FVRL Summer Reading Club

‘Immerse yourself in other worlds and have a bit of fun while you do it,’ says Chilliwack librarian

The theme for this year’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Summer Reading Club is “Crack the Case” and Katie Burns, community librarian at the Chilliwack Library, is encouraging people of all ages to sign up. She is seen here at the Chilliwack Library on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)