Keeping You Connected During COVID

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If you have questions, need support or miss your librarian,

we are here for you!

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Please note: Our LibraryConnect service will be closed for Easter on April 10 - April 13. 

During this difficult time, social isolation means connections are more important than ever. With LibraryConnect you can call, chat or email us to get the support you need while our facility is closed. Our phone line and chat service is open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Whether you would like help finding or accessing community services, have a reference question, or would like help choosing or downloading ebooks onto your device, we are here to provide assistance. We would love to hear from you! Check out our resources and programs specifically for students and educators.

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Sign up for a Library Card online

Don't have a Library card? If you are a West Van. resident, a student of West Van Schools, or own a business in West Van., we can set you up with a Library card so that you can access the full range of our online resources. 

Just fill out this form as completely as possible and we'll be in touch about your new card soon.

Have questions? Contact us and we'll be happy to help!

virtual programs for adults

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We are now offering some of our most popular programs online using Zoom!

Join us to practice your English at English Conversation Online, get help at a Device Clinic, learn about online resources and more.

Follow our Events Calendar as we announce more virtual programs to keep you connected to the Library.  

 

Virtual Programs for Kids

Reading for fun has always been important for our brains and hearts—now more than ever! 

From March 26 to April 22, readers will be able to read ebooks and vote on their favourites in two categories: Picture Books and Novels. Learn more.

We’re cooking up some virtual Kids + Family book chats, response activities to share on social media and more! Keep an eye on our program calendar and keep watching this space.  

Over the last year, we have given dozens of young writers and artists in West Vancouver the chance to turn their creativity into a real library ebook as part of the Tell Your Story program. Now, more than ever, we want to publish as many young voices as we can. 

We're putting together a digital anthology called Tell Your Story: A Community of Care. We invite all young writers and artists to create a one page piece. Learn more and sign up for the Tell Your Story Anthology here. 

 

 instagram STORIES

 Join us every weekday on our Instagram stories! Just follow @westvanlibrary for:

10 a.m. Live Storytime

12 p.m. StaffPick!

2 p.m. Kids StaffPick!

4 p.m. Tech Tip 

 

our 15 most popular online collections

Overdrive (Library2Go) - our largest ebook and audiobook collection; includes books in French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Access with your browser or download the Libby app

RBdigital Audiobooks - over 30,000 audiobooks you can download onto your computer or mobile device 

PressReader - digital versions of newspapers from around the world, in dozens of languages

RBdigital Magazines - full colour magazines you can read on desktop and mobile devices

Kanopy - an amazing collection of movies, documentaries and the Great Courses series

Indieflix - award-winning videos, documentaries and short films 

Classical and Naxos Music Libraries - streaming music 

Lynda.com - video tutorials to help you learn new tools to help you work at home - and much more 

Mango Languages - lessons in 65 languages including English

Road to IELTS - practice exams and over 100 hours of interactive activities


Kanopy Kids - kids' movies, TV series and storytimes; also includes math, science and language learning content

Solaro - BC Curriculum-based study guides for grades 3 - 12

TeenBookCloud - ebooks for grades students 7-12; includes graphic novels, ebooks with audio narration and highlighted text for text-tracking, classic literature, high-Interest/Low-Level content and an AP English section

Tumblebook Library - favourite picture books by the likes of Robert Munsch, Kate DiCamillo and Doreen Cronin. Compatible with iPhone and iPad; includes some books in Spanish and French

Youth Department Tumblr App - iTunes & Android apps recommended by our Youth Librarianslibrary card

OTHer ways to connect with us

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all events

Apr 04

Kids Book Chat: Grades 4 + 5 [VIRTUAL]

Saturday, April 4, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Apr 06

Storytime [VIRTUAL]

Monday, April 6, 10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., @westvanlibrary
Apr 06

English Conversation Online [VIRTUAL]

Monday, April 6, 11 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Apr 06

StaffPick! [VIRTUAL]

Monday, April 6, 12 p.m., @westvanlibrary
Apr 06

StaffPick! Kids [VIRTUAL]

Monday, April 6, 2 p.m., @westvanlibrary

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