Victoria & Saanich Events

Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters (IPALS)

Free English learning for families with children from 2 – 5.5 years old, (ongoing throughout Spring 2023)

Date and time

Tuesdays at 10am, beginning Feb 7th, 2023
830-A10 Pembroke St., Victoria

Learn, play, and read together! Join us on Tuesdays at the Victoria Literacy Connection for our free IPALS program where we offer free English learning support for immigrant families and parents!

BC Summer Reading Club 2023 – Coming soon!

For kids 12 and under – June 12 to September 5

Travel through time at your local public library this summer! The BC SRC encourages children to build their reading and literacy skills throughout the summer months for fun and prizes! Watch this space for updates.

Summer Reading Challenge – Coming Soon!

For ages 13 and up – July 3 to September 5

GVPL’s Summer Challenge is a self-paced summer activity that celebrates your love of books, reading, and the library. Pick up an activity card at any branch, read for fun and a chance to win

RAWR: Read and Write Reviews – Coming Soon!

For ages 10-18 – July 3 to September 5

Tear into a good summer read! Share your review with GVPL and you’ll be entered into a prize draw. The more you read and review, the more chances you have to win! Stay tuned for more information.

Storytimes in Victoria

Daily readings hosted by the Greater Victoria Library, (ongoing until May, 2023)

Indoor Baby Time with Stay & Play

Fun-filled songs, rhymes, and fingerplays to use with your baby every day followed by 30 minutes of social time and free play. Drop-in. For babies 0-15 months and their parent or caregiver.

Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12: 30 pmCentral Branch (735 Broughton Street)
Thursdays, 11:30 am – 12: 30 pmSaanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)
Fridays, 11:30 am – 12: 30 pmBruce Hutchison Branch (4636 Elk Lake Road)

Indoor Family Storytime with Stay & Play

Fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in.

Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amCentral Branch (735 Broughton Street)
Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amSaanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amJuan de Fuca Branch (1759 Island Highway)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amOak Bay Branch (1442 Monterey Avenue)
Thursdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amBruce Hutchison Branch (4636 Elk Lake Road)
Thursdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amNellie McClung Branch (3950 Cedar Hill Road)
Fridays, 10:30 am – 11:30 amEsquimalt Branch (101-503 Park Place)

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