Fraser Valley Regional Library

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Celebrate library month by a visit to your local branch

There’s more on offer than books

  • Oct 16, 2021

 

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches are extending hours at select branches. (Black Press Media files)

Evening hours to be extended at most Fraser Valley Regional Library locations

Langley, Muriel Arnason, Murrayville, and Aldergrove open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

In Our View: Books can fill a quiet summer

Reading has many positive impacts, including being really enjoyable

  • Jul 3, 2021

 

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)

From reading to robots: Here’s a list of upcoming events at the Fraser Valley Regional Library

Virtual events for the month of May include teen games hangout, Star Wars trivia day

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)
Dean Drysdale on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election. (Langley Advance Times files)

North Langley library branch renamed for active local resident

The Walnut Grove branch has been rechristened in honour of Dean Drysdale

Dean Drysdale on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election. (Langley Advance Times files)
Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township council says no to delay in considering Willoughby library

One councillor called for a system-wide review before making a decision

The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley librarians share storytime video about kindness for Anti-Bullying Day

Two Chilliwack librarians will talk about being kind to people of all ages and abilities

Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Hours being extended at most Fraser Valley library locations

Local libraries to be open an extra hour in the evening on weekdays

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Dancers from the Vancouver Chinese Folk and Minorities Association and The Live in Langley Chinese Association. (Muriel Arnason Library/Special to The Star)

Celebrate the Year of the Ox this Lunar New Year from home

Fraser Valley Regional Libraries host virtual celebration with Chinese Folk dancers

Dancers from the Vancouver Chinese Folk and Minorities Association and The Live in Langley Chinese Association. (Muriel Arnason Library/Special to The Star)
The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Scope of proposed Willoughby library debated by Township council

Councillors had questions for the CEO of the FVRL

The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The new FVRL Express Service was inaugurated during the pandemic. The system is seen here in Maple Ridge’s branch. (Special to Black Press Media)

FVRL not currently planning for fundraising foundation

The largest library system in B.C. has a dozen small volunteer groups instead

The new FVRL Express Service was inaugurated during the pandemic. The system is seen here in Maple Ridge’s branch. (Special to Black Press Media)
A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Events return, in virtual form, at Fraser Valley Regional Library

People can take part in ukulele jam, bullet journaling, reading groups and more

A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Langley City Library (pictured) could be joined by another FVRL branch in Willoughby, as Township is set to hear from senior staff about ideas for a future site. (Langley Advance Times files)

Discussion on new Willoughby library starts in February

Township council will hear from staff on ideas for the first new library branch in years

Langley City Library (pictured) could be joined by another FVRL branch in Willoughby, as Township is set to hear from senior staff about ideas for a future site. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library budget not enough to keep up with booming population

Almost $5 million of books, DVDs, and ebooks to be purchased in 2021

The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)
Aldergrove Library (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove library hopes to reintroduce senior’s programming later in the year

Zoom gatherings including author talks, book clubs, and knitting groups are in the works

Aldergrove Library (Aldergrove Star files)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library with branches in local neighbourhoods, including Aldergrove, Fort Langley, Walnut Grove, Murrayville, and Brookswood, as well as Langley City. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Local libraries a life saver during pandemic, Fort Langley resident says

The materials and amenities of the regional library network are valued

  • Jan 6, 2021
The Fraser Valley Regional Library with branches in local neighbourhoods, including Aldergrove, Fort Langley, Walnut Grove, Murrayville, and Brookswood, as well as Langley City. (Black Press Media files)
Jordyn from Fraser Valley Regional Library demonstrates the new sunshine lamps FVRL has added to its Playground lending collection. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/YouTube screenshot)

Borrow some sunshine from your local library this winter

Fraser Valley Regional Library adds light therapy sunshine lamps to Playground lending collection

Jordyn from Fraser Valley Regional Library demonstrates the new sunshine lamps FVRL has added to its Playground lending collection. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/YouTube screenshot)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Library possible for new development in Willoughby

Township council has yet to approve plans for a new library

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)

Swap food for fines at your local Fraser Valley Regional Library

From Dec. 9 through Jan. 13, library patrons can “pay” their fines while helping local food banks

Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)