Summer Reading Club Booklets are now available! SRC Logo

We’re having a little extra fun at summer reading club this year; the theme is “Funny Business”!

Kids from 5-13 can sign up for their summer reading booklet at the library desk.  Kids who complete seven days of reading earn a sticker in their booklet.  Kids who complete the whole fifty days of reading earn the summer reading medal!

For more information about weekly programs click here or email Nikky McCarvill, at

Spring Storytime is finished

Some summertime Storytime sessions may be arranged and will be posted here. 

Regular Storytime will resume in September. 

Sunday Closure

We are closed on Sundays during the summer.  We will open again on Sundays in September.

BookFest - Thank you Friends, shoppers and donorsBook Sale in the BICS Gym

BookFest is over for another year. The crowd on Saturday morning waited eagerly for 10 a.m. and then streamed into their favourite sections to find and purchase reading gems for the next few weeks or months.

The Friends of the Library did a stellar job of collecting, sorting, transporting, setting up and packing up the hundreds and of boxes of donated books, dvds and cds. After 8 months of hard work the Friends are now taking a well deserved break. While on sabbatical they will recharge, assess and plan for future library fundraising. In the meantime we are unable to accept donations of books or other materials. Look for notices here, on our Facebook page and in our e-newsletters in early fall for dates when we will begin accepting book donations again.

Many thanks to the Friends and to the hundreds of book donors!

Bowen Reads Calendar - 2014 still available and 2015 in the works

A fellow reads to a flock of sheepFeaturing 13 photos of "famous" Bowen Islanders reading, the Bowen Reads Calendar is a fundraising project of the Bowen Island Library to support the building of the Annie Laurie Wood Annex beside the library. Named for one of our island pioneers (and the namesake of our very first library), the annex will provide much needed space for events, programs and study.

The calendar is a volunteer effort, created by Library Board members Len Gilday, Donaleen Saul, Tim Rhodes and Librarian Tina Nielsen, with the invaluable assistance of 41 Bowen Island models. Our 2015 calendar is now in the planning stages.

2014 calendars are still available at the Library, Bowen Building Centre, Phoenix, Cates Pharmacy, Ruddy Potato, and Bowen Roasting. All profits from the $20 cost of each calendar will bring us closer to building the Annie Laurie Wood Annex and making Bowen Library big enough for all of us.

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Tech tutoring

Tech Tutoring is available 14 hours per week by appointment. Our Tutor, Leo Pedersen is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, though other days may be available. Call or email 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.

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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!

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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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