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Chief Librarian Needed for Sechelt Library
The Sechelt Library requires a dynamic library innovator as its Chief Librarian to provide strategic direction in alignment with the Library Board’s goals.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
Several  years of progressively more responsible experience in a library leadership role.
Closing date for applications: April 9, 2018

For more information:  Complete job posting / Job description.

Reduction in Library Hours

Please note that the library now opens Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. With increased traffic, a new interlibrary loan service, and the popularity of new programs, staff struggle to keep up with the workload. The reduction in hours doesn’t mean a reduction in staff hours. For more information, please click on the document below.2018Reduction

Winter Tech Ed Sessions with Sam

Sam is doing a series of Tech Ed sessions over the coming months – check out the Tech Workshops page for more information.

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Sechelt Library Press Release re Local Government Funding


Analysis of Five Year Local Government Funding Agreement Report


For more information, see also: Sechelt Library Funders 2013-2018 per capita Results

Circulating Preloaded Kobo Readers

Downloadable Library brochures

New Arrivals – March 2018

Support your library

A HUGE thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous donation of $26,464.00 for two brand new, updated self check machines. These new machines can check out multiple books at a time (not including magazines, DVDs or inter-library loan books), can easily renew books, and provides recommended reads. The Friends of the Library raise money from their monthly book sales and then make donations to the Sechelt Library when needs arise. In the past their contributions have gone towards purchasing new, comfortable, reading chairs, shelving, special adult programs and special children programs. We thank them with gratitude for their continued support and generosity.


Canada 150 grant renovations 

The Library may have to close with short notice for periods of time. Changes in hours will be posted on the library website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Renewal Campaign


Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Sechelt Library in the News…


Events & Programs

PLEASE NOTE: As the instructor is unwell, today’s Spanish Conversation Café is cancelled. Next session is April 10, 2018.

2nd Annual Sechelt Library Poetry Contest

Write a poem about “A Happy Moment in Time”, a happy moment in your past, at the present time or a happy moment you would like to create for the future. Deadline Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. Registration forms online and at the library. For Children, Youth & Adults. Prizes & Poetry Line

Friends of the Sechelt Library Book Faire! Friday Apr 6 to Sunday Apr 8 : Fri – 12-5, Sat – 10-5, Sun – 10-3.

See Adult, Youth, and Children’s , and Tech Ed Programs

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NEW!! Writer’s Studio Writing Consultations
Mar 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Writer’s Studio is presented in cooperation with Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies. This program will offer a free consultation on 7 pages of your poetry or prose. Consultations will be available the last Monday of the month by appointment.  Call the library to book a consultation.

Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30
with appointments at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.


Volunteer Income Tax Program
Mar 27 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Income Tax Program – sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health & Canada Revenue Agency 
Where: in the Archives at the Sechelt Library
Who: this program is a free service for eligible clients.
When: Every Tuesday during the months of March and April12:00 pm-5:00 pm, by appointment only.
To register: Please call the library 604 885 3260 or drop by in person.
Spring Break: S.T.E.A.M. – Maze Dash
Mar 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Spring Break S.T.E.A.M: Maze Dash

Come and build a maze for Dash, the library’s resident robot. We’ll build a maze at the Seaside Centre and then see who can help Dash get through the maze the fastest! For children ages 6-13.

FREE programs for school-aged kids.

Call 604-885-3260 or come into the library to register.

Tech Drop-in
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tech Drop-in sessions

Have a quick question about iPads, the internet, computers, ebooks or other technology? Drop by the library’s computer area Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm for assistance from the Technology Education Coordinator. 

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View our Events Calendar

The Childhood Memories Project survey can now be completed online.

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 10am6pm
  • Tues 10am6pm
  • Wed 1pm7pm
  • Thurs 10am6pm
  • Fri 10am6pm
  • Sat 10am5pm
  • Sun closed

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