Friday, April 7, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
We've made some behind-the-scenes changes to our email. If you've been using any of our "@gvplfriends.ca" addresses, please start reaching us via our "Contact" page where you can find links to send email to the right person. Here's what it looks like:
Thanks for your help!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
During Volunteer Week, the Friends received this wonderful note from Maureen Sawa, the CEO of the Greater Victoria Public Library. We are definitely looking forward to our first post-COVID book sale too!
Happy National Volunteer Week! While we can’t celebrate together this year, I didn’t want to let the week go by without expressing my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that you do.
Although the Friends weren’t able to undertake their usual activities, you still found a way to positively impact the community in 2020. Your donation to the Library allowed us to purchase Niche Academy, which provides videos to help people get started with the library’s digital resources. Your support of the Summer Reading Club helped us deliver a modified version of the program, which was a much-needed distraction and dose of normalcy for kids in our community. Thank you.
I hope you are all healthy and safe, and visiting the library in-person or virtually to keep yourself busy. I can’t wait for the first post-COVID Friends book sale!
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Victoria Public Library
Your place to connect, discover and imagine.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Unfortunately, GVPL is not able to accept donated materials at our designated drop off locations for the time being. Additionally, the Friendshop at the Central Branch will remain closed until further notice. Book sales are also currently on hiatus.
We, the Friends, look forward to the day when we can resume resume our activities and see you all again!
In the meantime, see https://www.gvpl.ca/howdoi/donate-books/ for alternative locations to donate books and places to recycle books.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020
The Friendshop at the Central Branch closed in March to keep all our volunteers protected in this time of Covid19. A reopening date is not planned for the foreseeable future.
It was necessary for Library Staff to borrow the Friendshop space to facilitate the reopening of the Central Branch. As long as GVPL has need of our space we will remain closed.
Thank you to all the Friendshop volunteers for being patient and safe. Information and updates will be passed on when received.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
As you likely expected, the Friends of the GVPL will not be holding our spring booksale in April. However, our *next* one should be spectacular!
Stay well, "flatten the curve", wash your hands, and watch out for myths. See https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Saturday Feb. 22, 2-7 pm. Earlybird admission $3, prices as marked
Sunday Feb. 23, 9am-1pm Free admission, prices as marked
1:15pm-3:15pm $10 admission, books free