More than 800,000 people visit the North Vancouver District Public Library every year. The library also circulates more than 1.7 million items between its three branches: Lynn Valley Library, Capilano Library and Parkgate Library.
All three locations, The Lynn Valley, The Capilano Library in Edgemont, and the Parkgate Library in Deep Cove, offer reading spaces, areas specifically for children and youth, quiet study areas, and computer workstations for public use. Members can browse the library for collections of books, movies, and music. or book a room for a meeting or program.
All three libraries offer story times and events for children throughout the year. As well there are technology classes/training for adults and programs on health, philosophy, finances, and current issues. Program and meeting rooms are available for booking at each library.
The North Vancouver District Public Library offers home delivery services to members who are unable to visit the three branches. And the library hosts Library Afternoons, where staff members deliver books to homebound residents living in 10 different complexes (Capilano Lions House, Cedarview Lodge and Cedar Garden, Cedar Springs, Churchill House, Kiwanis Care Centre, Lions Manor in Deep Cove, Lynn Valley Care Centre, Sunrise Lynn Valley, Woodcroft, and Zajac Norgate House). Talking books are available to library members who are unable to read print.
The North Vancouver District Public Library offers an array of programs to foster and nurture creativity. From barbershop-style singing and Lego robotics lessons to young writers’ workshops, the library has something for everyone. It also offers meditation classes, conversational English programs, tech tutoring and e-magazine lessons.
For members who are interested in joining a book club, the North Vancouver District Public Library has five to choose from. Each group meets once per month on a regular day between September and June.
The North Vancouver District Public Library works to foster a sense of community and provide support to residents who need it. For example, the library is happy to offer resources and programs to newcomers. It has selected helpful resources and compiled them into an “Explore Your Topic: Newcomers” database, which includes organizations that help immigrants settle in Canada.
The Library’s website is both a helpful tool for searching for books and other materials, but it is also interactive. Members can ask librarians questions at any time by filling out an online form. They can also search by topic. So whether you are interested in business, careers and jobs, citizenship, education, health, the library has created a list of links to helpful websites that can answer your questions.
If you are interested in supporting the North Vancouver District Public Library, you can purchase books through the library’s book sales. Or you can donate materials or give to the library’s endowment fund.
For more information on locations and hours, room rentals, or how to get a library card, click here.