Librarian’s Corner

Welcome to the Library. Enjoy your visit!

During COVID-19 everyone five and older is required to wear a mask in indoor spaces in BC regardless of their vaccination status, including our Library. There is no need to show a vaccination passport to enter. Simply wear a properly fitted mask and socially distance from others not in your party.

Enhanced cleaning will make your visit safer. As well, we ask that you not bring in food nor bevvies, keep these for your home or outdoor enjoyment! Masks should fit entirely over the mouth, nose and cheeks. A face shield may be worn only if unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition. Masks may only be removed temporarily in the case of hearing impairment issues.

Until further notice children’s activities will be offered through pick-up only and our large meeting room is currently unavailable. The movable wall has been adjusted to allow for more space in the children’s section and the large meeting room is no longer intact. There is one small room, however, for Kitimat and Kitamaat residents who need a private space with a shut door. This is ideal for one to three people. If a trio is not from one household, you will be asked to show a vaccination passport.

Do your part to keep our staff, patrons and neighbours healthy. Please, if you are sick stay home.

Thank you.

Virginia Charron, Library Director
October 2021

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New Books

For a list of new items added to our collection, click here. Last updated October 1.

If you wish to recommend a purchase, please click here. 

Big Library Read

You can borrow “Five total strangers” with no waitlists or holds from our digital collection starting November 1! Join the discussion board at #BigLibraryRead
from your smart phone or online at biglibraryread.com/current-title/ to see what other readers are saying.

Need help getting started with Libby? Click here or call any staff member at 250 632-8985 for help.

Legal Information

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Library Book Club

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary–a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony–soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary’s garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted thriller from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying novel of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

The next meeting of the book club will be held Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00pm via Zoom. Contact Marieve for further details.

The Next …

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for November. It will be held via Zoom teleconference. Kindly contact the Library for call-in instructions if you wish to attend.