Cartoon of owl reading to 4 baby owlsStorytime begins September 18

Storytime is back, but has moved to Friday mornings at 10:30 am. This free drop-in program enhances literacy, speech and focus for young children. Storytime is geared for 2 to 4 year old children. While younger or older children are welcome, the program may not suit other ages. Find out more>

Summer Reading Club (SRC)

Summer Reading Club has finished for 2015, however, you can still collect your medal if complete your 50 days of reading by the end of September. Come into the library anytime until September 30 with your completed reading booklet and we will have a completion certificate and reading club medal for you. Find out more > 

Tech Tutor hours now permanent

Our Tech Tutor program has been running for 2 years on grants and donations, but we are pleased to announce that we now have secure funding for this much used and valued program. Many thanks to Mayor and Council for supporting this improved library service.

Our Tech Tutor (Leo Pedersen) is available three days per week to assist customers with technological questions. Appointments are available generally on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Please contact Leo at or call the library at 604-947-9788 to set up an appointment.

Summer hours effective June 1, 2015

Library hours during June, July and August are from Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday hours will return September 13th immediately following the Labour Day weekend.


Woodfibre LNG Environmental Application Documents

The complete file of the Woodfibre LNG application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate is available in hard copy at the library. The 12 binders are located at the back of the library in the north west corner. Please ask at the desk if you can't find it. The full application is also available online. Click here to find it on the web.

Mayoral Candidates Q & A Session - see the video

Mayoral candidates at meeting convened by Bowen Library

On Monday November 3rd, 2014 at Cates Hill Chapel, Bowen Island Mayoral candidates responded to questions drawn from submitted public questions. This event focused on the role of the Mayor, and asked the candidates to talk about their leadership and managerial experience, style and vision. This event was hosted by Bowen Island Library, and was filmed by Andrew Stone. You can watch the video here.

Please note that due to a data error in the last segment of the video, the final question ("How will you engage the missing part of our electorate - the teens and twenty somethings on our Island?") and closing remarks from each candidate were lost. Our apologies to the candidates for this unintended omission. The videographer was unable to restore 3.7GB of data from the final segment.

The full list of questions we received before this event is available in pdf here.

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Tech Tutoring

Free Tech Tutoring is available 14 hours per week by appointment. Call or email Leo Pedersen for appointments:, or 604 947-9788. Click here for more information

Zinio - free magazines available online

Bowen Library subscribes to Zinio, an online and mobile magazine application. Zinio has spent the last decade creating digital editions of the magazines you love, delivering the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video and audio, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.

Zinio Logo

You can access these electronic magazines by clicking on the logo above and logging in using your library card. Or click below to learn how to set up an account.

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Oneclickdigital - free audiobooks online

In addition to the audiobooks available at Library to Go, the Bowen Library now subscribes to OneClickDigital's online collection. OneClickDigital is home to a wide array of audiobooks, without the five item check out limit of Library to Go. Click the Logo above to get started!

Library To Go: e-books and e-audiobooksA head in headphones - logo for Library To Go audiobooks download

Download and read or listen to best selling and classic e-books and e-audio books 24/7 on your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device. Your library without walls is always open!
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