|Neighbourhood |||Burnaby/New Westminster|
|Monday to Friday 10AM to 9PM, Saturday and Sunday – varying hours depending on location.|
Profile Last Updated: April 22, 2009
The first official Burnaby Public Library opened in South Burnaby in 1956. It began with a little over 13,000 books for Burnaby residents to begin borrowing. Today, the library has four strategic locations and holds more than 625,000 books in house. In 1994, the BPL joined the InterLINK program, which provides library services to residents of Vancouver, Bowen Island, the Fraser Valley, Squamish and Whistler with barrier-free lending.
Library reading programs
Each BPL location has a series of library programs – some online and some in-library. Storytime sessions are among the most popular, and each library holds varied classes on a weekly basis. Sessions are broken down by age group – babies, toddlers, two and threes and, fives and sixes. A combination of storytelling, songs, finger plays and action rhymes makes for lively, interactive learning. There is also an annual summer reading program for kids of all ages.
All around Burnaby
With four spread out locations, there is a library in every part of Burnaby’s varied space. From Cameron (close to parks, residential areas and the skytrain) to the Metrotown location (close to restaurants, movie theatres and one of the Lower Mainland’s largest malls) a visit to the library can be fit into any part of your day. Whether you are on the hunt for a small comfortable place to read, a great place to spend the afternoon with the kids or, a quiet place to catch up on research, there is a Burnaby Library to suit your needs.
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