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Lorne Daniel Aug 7
Replying to @gvpl
So... these shortcomings at Central will be changed soon? Bookstores seem capable of making multiple adjustments to changing Covid guidelines.
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GVPL Aug 8
An All That and a Bag of Chips participant says that they “love this book for its fantasy and amazing descriptions.” It's Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Are you 10-18? Tell us what you love to read to win a Nintendo Switch Lite! ^ns
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GVPL Aug 7
Hello again! We're excited to announce the dates for our next three branches opening up for limited service: Oak Bay Branch: Friday, August 14 Bruce Hutchison Branch: Tuesday, August 18 sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch: Tuesday, August 25 Looking forward to seeing you.
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GVPL Aug 7
Replying to @LorneDaniel
I'm glad you visited Central. This was the first library we reopened with our limited services and we learned a lot! Now we are opening branches with a better understanding of space use, demand & safety. This is all so new but we will continue to adapt & grow. Thank you. ^sj
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GVPL Aug 6
Replying to @MsCasssandra
As of July 18, Juan de Fuca Branch is open for limited service: Monday to Saturday For those who self-identify as senior or immuno-compromised: 11:00 am-12:00 pm For everyone: 12:00 pm—4:00 pm More details, here:
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GVPL Aug 6
All That and a Bag of Chips reviewer says "Schooled by Gordon Korman is about a boy named Cap, who has spent all his life on a farm with his hippie grandma, Rain. When an accident lands Rain in the hospital Cap is exposed to the real world.” ^ns
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GVPL Aug 3
An All That and a Bag of Chips reviewer says that the Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer “are very funny, but they also have very well written characters and plotting. A great re-imagining of classic fairy tale characters, especially Goldilocks. ^ns
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GVPL Aug 3
For ages 6-12. Join us tomorrow at 11am for a virtual mini concert and hear the different tones of the classical guitar. Visit or go to:
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GVPL Aug 2
⏰ Just a friendly reminder: locations are closed Aug 3 for the BC Day holiday. Drop boxes to return library items will open at 9 am Aug 4. More info about our open hours and locations at
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GVPL Aug 1
Win a Nintendo Switch Lite by writing a short review for All That and a Bag of Chips: (for ages 10-18). One reviewer called Dionysus and the Land of Beasts by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams a “really excellent light read”. ^ns
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GVPL Jul 30
Visit and click Biblioboard to learn how to make a monster drawing or explore the power and strength of objects in your home. Take a picture and submit your artwork and we’ll share it!
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GVPL Jul 30
An All That and a Bag of Chips reviewer says Gangsta Granny, by David Williams, “teaches us an important lesson: not to judge a book (or granny for that matter) by its cover.” Aged 10-18? You can write reviews and be entered to win: ^ns
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GVPL Jul 28
For ages 5-10. Join tomorrow at 1pm for a virtual walk and see all the amazing discoveries that can be found outdoors. Visit for more details or join online:
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GVPL Jul 24
Blast off with the ! Draw a rocket ship or create one using Lego or building blocks. Visit and click Biblioboard for more activities. Don’t forget to take a picture and submit your artwork.
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GVPL Jul 24
Replying to @lo_pendy
Hi , please give it another try. I understand there was a cloudlibrary service upgrade in the middle of the night. Fingers crossed, let us know. ^sj
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Vic Compost Ed Jul 24
We are hosting a live virtual tour of our on-site demonstration gardens and compost systems, TODAY at 1:00pm. Generously sponsored by the Greater Victoria Public Libraries. Tune in via Facebook live:
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GVPL Jul 23
Replying to @TheRachelSyn
You'll receive an email when your holds are ready for pickup. Availability, volume of holds, quarantine requirements and new safety protocols contribute to how long it takes for your hold to be ready. Thank you for your patience. ^sj
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GVPL Jul 23
Join online tomorrow at 1pm to learn about indigenous plants, composters, organic growing, food forests with and all the exciting things happening with plants throughout the summer. Visit for more virtual programs
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GVPL Jul 23
Hello again! We're pleased to share more great news: limited in-person, library services will resume at the Central Saanich Branch starting tomorrow July 24, 11:00 am-12:00 pm for those who self-identify as senior or immuno-compromised and 12:00-4:00 pm for everyone. ^sj
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GVPL Jul 23
Smiles and sunshine yesterday as our Saanich Centennial Branch reopened for limited services. Watch for our Grab and Go tables and pick up BC Summer Reading Club starter kits, Books for Babies bags and more!
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