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Library and Settlement News

This page is updated each week with settlement and library related news. Visit this page frequently to stay current and build an understanding of your community.

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August 8, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

The NewToBC Team is always looking for new Library Champions! Since 2013, more than 150 people are trained each year as Library Champions across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Beginning in Winter 2021, the Library Champions project is expanding its […] read more

October 05, 2022

Port Moody Library: The Digitization Station Is Back!

Time to dust off those boxes of photos and tapes you have in storage, and give a new life to them. We are happy to… read more

October 05, 2022

Maple Ridge writing group loses their home at The ACT lobby nights

Local writing enthusiasts group, Golden Ears Writers, have suddenly found themselves out of home now that The ACT has made the decision to cancel the… read more

October 05, 2022

Raise-a-Reader: ‘Education is the key’ for families coming to Canada from Afghanistan

Three years ago, Maryam Zamani was hiding from the Taliban with her family in Kabul. Today, the 19-year-old is enrolled in an English program in… read more

October 04, 2022

Over 15,000 books for sale in Kelowna library fundraiser

By Global News | If you’ve ever wondered what happens to books when they’re no longer in Okanagan libraries, there’s a good chance they’re in… read more

October 04, 2022

Canadian banks look to newcomers as key source of client growth

Some banks forming partnerships with international ones to make transitioning to Canada easier… read more

October 04, 2022

Beanstack Fall Challenges @Surrey Libraries

Track your reading and complete activities with Surrey Libraries this fall. Readers of all ages can join us on Beanstack and enter to win an… read more

October 02, 2022

Examining what a Labour Market Impact Assessment is

Canadian employers may need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring a foreign worker. An LMIA is an employer-requested document that companies looking… read more

October 02, 2022

2022 Spooky story contest for kids

Fall is our favourite time of year for all things spooky. Do you like telling ghost stories, or writing witchy adventures? We want to read… read more

October 01, 2022

Immigration accounts for over 94% of Canada’s population growth in Q2 of 2022

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) recently published its population estimates for the second quarter (April to June) of 2022. Along with the raw estimated population growth figure, the… read more

October 01, 2022

Port Moody: Becoming a Library Board member

The Port Moody Public Library Board is a governance board which operates under the authority of the Library Act of British Columbia. read more

September 29, 2022

VIRL: 5 great resources for students

It’s time for students to head back to school, and we’ve got great resources to help with homework and home learning for kids and teens. read more