Happy June Everyone!

There is the sweet energy of optimism in the air, and our Library looks forward to sunnier days ahead with you all. We are thrilled to announce that the Gibsons & District Public Library has eliminated overdue fines as of June 1, 2021. YAY!

Why are we eliminating late fines? Library access is our main objective: we don’t want financial status to impact use of the Library. Daily late fines, while intended to incentivize the return of library material, unintentionally create a barrier for patrons to access critical library services. These barriers disproportionately impact families with young children, low-income households, and those in our community who need us the most. Research shows that fine-free libraries often have increased return rates and higher circulation. Please note that there will still be fees for damaged or lost items. Please see the details of this service change here.

If you are in a position to pay fines, we encourage you to consider making a donation to the library. You can donate directly in person using cash, credit or debit; mail a cheque or make an online donation via Canadahelps. Hope to see you at the Library!


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Upcoming Events




Toastmasters Speechcraft Program Continues

Mondays, June 7 & 14

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Zoom Registration Link


Become a confident speaker in a friendly atmosphere. Have fun while learning to speak your mind! This six-session program offers all the tools you need to express yourself clearly and develop confidence. Find our more.








Open Mic Night

Wednesday, June 9 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link


Your writing deserves to be shared!

Join us every month to listen to people share their original material. If you are interested in presenting your original work (5 min. max) at a future Open Mic Night, let us know via email at hecullen@gibsons.bclibrary.ca.







Coastmasters Toastmasters

Thursday, June 17, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link


Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters’ monthly Zoom with Us meeting.This month's presenter, Laurel Sukkau, presents Fun with Video Editing. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the joys of video editing, explaining how to create slideshows in Photos and exploring the main features of the InShot video editing app. Laurel will take you through the process of creating videos from photos, video clips and even your children’s artwork, highlighting transitions and special effects. Find out more.




Book Club

Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link


Book Club pick for National Indigenous Day: Thomas King's Indians on Vacation.











Self-Employment Program

Thursday, June 25, 11:00 am


Get help starting your new business!

Do you have a business idea? Are you unemployed and looking for a different way to make a living? The YMCA Self-Employment program can help you gain the right knowledge, tools and resources to start your own business today! Find out more.






Language Programs:


Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link


French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays

June 3 & 17, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link




Library News and Views



Gibsons Library Survey


How are we doing? How can we serve you better?

We'd love to know!

Please fill out our short survey.









Closed on June 10th


We'll be closed on Thursday, June 10th for our annual library clean up day.












We're so happy to be eliminating overdue fines! If you're wondering how you can help support the library in another way, we've started a Canada Helps page where you can donate online.






Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens




Summer Reading Club 2021

Gibsons Library Summer Programs - Registration opens Tuesday, June 1st

BC Summer Reading Club - Registration opens Monday, June 14


Summer Reading Club is COMING! This year’s theme is ‘crack the case’ so expect mysteries, whodunnits, magic, escape rooms, and more!


What is Summer Reading Club? Summer Reading club encourages reading and learning throughout the summer months for children and youth. The Gibsons & District Public Library will be hosting new events each week of the summer. Pick up your events booklet at the library or check out the Summer Reading Club page on our website for all the program and registration details





Science World

Saturday, June 19, 11:00 – 11:45 am on Zoom.

It’s amazing, it’s confounding, it’s SCIENCE! Untangle scientific mysteries with a virtual presentation from SCIENCE WORLD! This exciting event will fill up soon so register early! This event will be held over Zoom. Zoom invites will be emailed a week before the event. Registration opens June 1st.






Tween Book Club

Wednesday, June 23, 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Zoom

Join us for the last Tween Book Club of the school year. We will be discussing Lauren Wolk's Echo Mountain. This book tells the story of Ellie and her family who after losing everything in the Great Depression move out of town and into the wilderness of Echo Mountain. This historical fiction has made all the best book lists of 2020 and will surely inspire us all to get outside and explore our own local forests and mountains.

To join the Tween Book Club register by phone (604) 886-2130, email, or in-person at the Gibsons & District Public Library. Pick up your copy of the book in-person or call ahead for contactless pickup. A zoom invite will be sent closer to the date.




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