Fraser Valley Regional 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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)

From reading to robots: Here’s a list of upcoming events at the Fraser Valley Regional Library

Virtual events for the month of May include teen games hangout, Star Wars trivia day

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)
Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)
Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)
Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley librarians share storytime video about kindness for Anti-Bullying Day

Two Chilliwack librarians will talk about being kind to people of all ages and abilities

Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Hours being extended at most Fraser Valley library locations

Local libraries to be open an extra hour in the evening on weekdays

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A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Events return, in virtual form, at Fraser Valley Regional Library

People can take part in ukulele jam, bullet journaling, reading groups and more

A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library budget not enough to keep up with booming population

Almost $5 million of books, DVDs, and ebooks to be purchased in 2021

The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)
Jordyn from Fraser Valley Regional Library demonstrates the new sunshine lamps FVRL has added to its Playground lending collection. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/YouTube screenshot)

Borrow some sunshine from your local library this winter

Fraser Valley Regional Library adds light therapy sunshine lamps to Playground lending collection

Jordyn from Fraser Valley Regional Library demonstrates the new sunshine lamps FVRL has added to its Playground lending collection. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/YouTube screenshot)
Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)

Swap food for fines at your local Fraser Valley Regional Library

From Dec. 9 through Jan. 13, library patrons can “pay” their fines while helping local food banks

Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)
Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society sort through some of the thousands of donated puzzles on Jan. 31, 2019 at the Sardis Library. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

No library puzzle sale for 2021 in Chilliwack

People are being asked not to bring their donations of puzzles to the library this year

Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society sort through some of the thousands of donated puzzles on Jan. 31, 2019 at the Sardis Library. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (left) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Silver lining’ to pandemic as Chilliwack librarians bring learning outside

Julie Penner and Janet Woyke have been filming educational videos around Chilliwack during COVID-19

Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (left) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library to re-open all 25 branch locations on Aug. 4

Guests will once again be able to browse collections, have computer access, and return items

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fraser Valley Regional Library staff (from left) Janet Woyke, Katie Burns and Julie Penner have put together a special story time video in celebration of Fraser Valley Pride week (July 10 to 18). Photo taken on June 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack librarians bring colourful story time to young kids for pride week

The pride story time video will feature a children’s book reading about diversity

Fraser Valley Regional Library staff (from left) Janet Woyke, Katie Burns and Julie Penner have put together a special story time video in celebration of Fraser Valley Pride week (July 10 to 18). Photo taken on June 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The Summer Reading Club is still going ahead this year, but it will look different than in the past said community librarian Katie Burns. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Summer Reading Club still a go, just different says Chilliwack librarian

People can register online and begin tracking their reading as part of the FVRL program

The Summer Reading Club is still going ahead this year, but it will look different than in the past said community librarian Katie Burns. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches offer curbside pick up

After two and a half months of being closed, people can once again check books out of the library

Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)