Teachers & Educators
Phase 4 of the library's Reopening Plan has now been launched. Due to COVID-19, the Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) is open for limited service Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm. The Nechako Branch (Hart) is open Monday-Friday 10 am-6pm.
Need a dozen picture books about colours and shapes for your preschool? Looking for some materials to support your class study on minerals and gemstones? Call the Children's Information Desk at 250-563-9251 ext. 108 and request a book search! Let the staff at the public library find the books for you, and save yourself some valuable time. We can retrieve up to 20 books on one topic for you, but don't forget we need at least 2 days advance notice! If you cannot pick up your books on time, please notify us, otherwise the books will be re-shelved and the search will not be re-done. Also, to be fair to all our users who may need access to these books, service is limited to one search per person, per month.
Attention kindergarten teachers, preschool care providers and parents! Our story kits are your ticket to fun and educational story times that are ready in a flash! Packed full of flannel board and felts, toys and puppets, books and CDs, plus an activity binder full of songs, stories, art and circle time activities, these story kits have everything you need to present a story time all about your chosen theme. PLUS, we've been busy updating our story kit materials, adding new books and music to our existing kits as well as creating several new boxes with new themes.
Browse our story kits in the library catalogue to find the kit that's right for you!
Bring your class to the library and we'll show them what it's all about! Our Children's Services staff will outline the features of our library and how it works, highlight age-appropriate materials, share some stories, and help your students get library cards too! Tours are adaptable for different age groups, group sizes, and time slots, so just let us know what you need and we'll be happy to work with you to arrange a tour that's right for your group. Please contact our Public Service Manager Ignacio Albarracin at 250-563-9251 ex. 158 for more information.
We have some very talented storytellers at the library who would love to come to your school to share stories with your class. Whether for preschool, elementary, or even secondary school classes, we have crowd-pleasing stories and literacy-building activities that will engage your students in a new way. Please contact our Public Service Manager Ignacio Albarracin at 250-563-9251 ex. 158 for more information.