BookFest - Annual book sale May 24 & 25

Book Sale in the BICS Gym

The Friends of the Library's annual book sale - known as BookFest - will be on Saturday May 24 from 10 am to 4 p m and Sunday May 25 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Join us in the Bowen Island Community School gym to find great deals on a huge assortment of fabulous second hand books, dvds, and audiobooks. Prices as low as 50 cents, with deals for bulk purchases. Bring your bags, boxes or wagons to fill up on reading material for the year and help support the Bowen Library at the same time!

Storytime returns to Friday mornings

Spring Storytime session has begun at Bowen Library. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes on Friday mornings at 10:30 am.

This free drop-in program is open to children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. This session ends June 13, 2014.

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. Until March 2014 we also have Alison Osborne available for additional Tech Tutor appointments. 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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