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virtual summer reading club

Summer Reading Club 2020 is still on and this year we are going virtual! Registration opens Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at wvml.ca/src2020.

Want to know more about how SRC will work this year? Virtual info sessions for kids and families start June 18. Sign up for one now.

Participants of all ages are welcome are welcome at the virtual info sessions, but we recommend anyone under the age of 10 watch with a parent or caregiver.

Educators wanting to spread the word with students can sign up for an info session on June 11 or June 16.

LIBRARY TAKEOUT

We are now offering contactless holds pickup in the Library lobby through Library TakeoutJust place a hold as your normally would and wait for an email notifying you that your items are ready for pickup. Our hours for holds pickup and book returns are now Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.  5:30 p.m. Learn more.

LIBRARYCONNECT FOR STUDENTS

The Library facility is closed, but we’re still here to support students and educators with ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, other digital resources and virtual programs. 

LibraryConnect is how you can get in touch with us by phone, chat or email. LibraryConnect is like all of our information desks rolled into one: we can help you if your library card isn’t working, help you borrow digital materials, recommend the best kids resources and ebooks you can access right now—and much more!

SIGN UP FOR A LIBRARY CARD ONLINE

You can sign up for a library card on the LibraryConnect page, too. Just fill out the online form and we’ll call you back with your barcode and PIN number. If you live outside of West Vancouver, tell us that you attend (or work at) a West Vancouver School when we call you with your Library Card information.

Students or staff who live outside of West Vancouver need a special code on their account that tells us that they attend or work at a West Van. school (we likely put this code on when you signed up for your card—if you can access one of the resources below, you’re set!). 

If your WVML card doesn’t work to access the resources below, or you don’t know your PIN, contact us. We’ll help you!

RESOURCES

We've compiled all of our digital resources for kids below. These are on par with online paid subscriptions like Amazon, Audible and other services. Your WVML card and PIN will let you sign up for a free account!

Libby, by Overdrive
The best selection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks for primary, elementary and secondary students. Access with the free Libby, by Overdrive app or through the Library website.You can read or listen on a smartphone, tablet, computer or Kobo e-reader.

Solaro
This is brand new to the Library! Get access to practice tests and questions in all school subjects for Grades 3+, aligned with the BC Curriculum. 

 

TeenBookCloud

Ebooks for students in Grades 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
A great place for younger readers to listen to popular stories (with some animation) by authors like Robert Munsch and Kate DiCamillo—in English, French and Spanish. No downloading required! This is fantastic for language learning, too. Works best on a laptop or desktop computer.

Kanopy Kids
A streaming video service that includes read-aloud stories (from well-known authors like Mo Willems), early years favourites (Sesame Street and Arthur), English language learning and STEM videos.

RBdigital Audiobooks and Ebooks and RBdigital Magazines
A different ebook and downloadable audiobook selection than what is offered in Libby, by Overdrive. Plus awesome, popular magazines for all ages to read on a tablet or computer. And there are never any wait times for these great audiobooks: 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for all of the exciting virtual programs we're offering.

Join us on Instagram every weekday at 10 a.m. for a live Storytime with our Youth librarians! No registration isrequired—anyone can tune in using the Instagram app on their smartphone or tablet. Just search for the westvanlibrary profile on Instagram and click on our profile picture (the Library logo). Note that you must use the app to view this content, not your computer. Each storytime will be live at 10 a.m. and will be saved to our IGTV channel.

Tell Your Story Anthology: Celebrating Our Essential Heroes

We invite you to submit a one-page piece (due July 22) that: 

  • Expresses what the work of these individuals means to you;
  • Tells the story of how one (or more) of these people has made a difference to you or your family; or
  • Expresses how your perceptions, values or understanding of these workers has changed. 

Learn more and sign up here.

 

 

 

Upcoming

Create a Comic | Ages 8-12 [VIRTUAL]

Wednesday, August 12, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Code a Superhero | Ages 7-10 [VIRTUAL]

Saturday, August 15, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.