The Vancouver Public Library has 22 branches that serve the city’s more than 600,000 residents.
Vancouverites come from a wealth of different countries and backgrounds and the city is known internationally for its inclusivity, which is made possible through programs and services designed to meet everyone’s needs.
The Vancouver Public Library is a main provider of many of these programs and services. For example, the library organizes Canadian Citizenship Preparation workshops. These sessions cover Canada’s history, symbols, geography, governing system, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, in addition to other citizenship test topics.
The Port Moody Public Library first opened in the basement of City Hall in 1943 with a grant of only $300. It has since grown to serve the city’s population of roughly 33,000 residents at its current location at 100 Newport Drive.
Community Name: North Delta
Library: George Mackie Library
Address: 8440 – 112th Street
George Mackie Library is part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL), which is the biggest public library system in British Columbia. It’s located in North Delta and is open for use by book lovers and students seven days a week, but also serves the public 24/7 online. Anyone with a library card can access the library’s vast collections, browse digital content and find new titles and bestsellers by visiting the FVRL’s website.