British Columbia Library Association

In the media

By Roën Janyk

Lauren Hjalmarson. “First Nations group’s new library meant to boost literacy.” Kelowna Now (Oct. 2, 2015).

Neeta Garcha. “Dozens attend official opening of new Summerland library.” Global News (Oct. 3, 2015).

Jennifer Thuncher. “Squamish Public Library sees busiest summer ever.” Squamish Chief (Oct. 6, 2015).

Jessica Peters. “Reading program matches young and old.” Chilliwack Progress (Oct. 13, 2015).

Julia Lovett. “Ugly Crafts come to Fort St. John.” NorthEast News (Oct. 21, 2015).

Karl Yu. “Renovations complete to downtown Nanaimo library.” Nanaimo News Bulletin (Oct. 29, 2015).

Bill Metcalfe. “Big party at Nelson library celebrates 95th birthday, launches new cookbook.” Nelson Star (Nov. 1, 2015).

Diane Strandberg. “Laptops, tablets now in elementary school backpacks.” Tri-City News (Nov. 4, 2015).

“Vancouver Public Library introduces new Criterion Collection streaming service.” CBC News (Nov. 6, 2015).

Craig Takeuchi. “Vancouver Public Library offers over 300 cinematic classics with new streaming service [Web log post].” The Georgia Straight (Nov. 6, 2015).

Tamara Cunningham. “Petition targets lack of books at Nanaimo’s Harbour front library.” Nanaimo News Bulletin (Nov. 10, 2015).

Charlie Smith. “Vancouver Public Library hit by low Canadian dollar and expensive ebooks.” The Georgia Straight (Nov. 12, 2015).

Darell Bellaart. “Library offers online movie viewing service.” Nanaimo Daily News (Nov. 17, 2015).

“Editorial: Plenty to read at city library.” Nanaimo News Bulletin (Nov. 19, 2015).

On the Island. “Alberni literacy society receives Library of Congress award.” CBC News (Nov. 23, 2015).

Brian Morton. “SFU library gets film collection worth nearly $2 million.” The Vancouver Sun (Nov. 26, 2015).

Ian Bryce. “SFU Library receives $1.8-million film and television collection.” SFU News (Nov. 27, 2015).

“7 surprising things libraries loan other than books.” CBC Books (Dec. 2, 2015).

All Points West. “B.C. book publishers create online tool for finding local authors: Website allows people to search through almost 8,500 titles.” CBC News (Dec. 2, 2015).

Charlie Smith. “Montreal Massacre will be commemorated at Vancouver Public Library central branch.” The Georgia Straight (Dec. 4, 2015).

Tracy Sherlock. “Battle of the books: Lack of growth prompts publishers to make B.C. titles easier to find online.” The Vancouver Sun (Dec. 8, 2015).

“Libraries ready to save a life.” Vernon Morning Star (Dec. 9, 2015).

“Cranbrook Library launches endowment fund.” The Townsman (Dec. 14, 2015).

Jeff Bell. “Victoria library toy boxes aimed at kids with challenges.” Times Colonist (Dec. 15, 2015).

“Regional library branches are offering gift packets during the holiday season.” Osoyoos Times (Dec. 16, 2015).

Peter Critchley. “Book Talk: Titles for every book lovers’ list.” Vernon Morning Star (Dec. 20, 2015).

Rattan Mall. “Swap ‘food for fines’ at Fraser Valley Regional Library: Reduce your fines and help feed those in need!” Voice Online (Dec. 21, 2015).

Christine Hinzmann. “Citizen’s historical record nearly complete.” Prince George Citizen (Dec. 23, 2015).

“Penticton authors books’ available online.” Penticton Western News (Dec. 23, 2015).

Laura MacNaughton & Renee Filippone. “E-book sales plateau while print books hold place in readers’ hearts.” CBC News (Dec. 24, 2015).

Rosalind Duane. “North Vancouver City library workshops to teach teens about tech.” North Shore News (Dec. 30, 2015).

Remy Scalza. “Check out a person at Vancouver’s “Human Library” this January.” Inside Vancouver (Jan. 2, 2016).

North by Northwest. “Nelson chefs pair recipes and book recommendations in new cookbook.” CBC News (Jan. 10, 2016).

Adam Donnelly. “Kamloops kicks off January literacy campaign.” CFJC Today (Jan. 11, 2016).

“Van Staalduinen’s tree series shows at Nelson library.” Nelson Star (Jan. 13, 2016).

Octavian Lacatusu. “Sooke library plan dusted off for another look.” Sooke News Mirror (Jan. 13, 2016).

Leah Payne. “Literacy skills go beyond just reading and writing.” Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times (Jan. 21, 2016).


Roën Janyk is the Web Services Librarian at Okanagan College.

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