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Welcome to the Fernie Heritage Library, a relaxing space to spend some leisure time.

Located in the original Post Office building, the Fernie Heritage Library is a monument to Fernie community spirit and was one of the only structures spared in the fire of 1908. About 90 years after its original construction, the Post Office building underwent an extensive renovation and became the Fernie Heritage Library. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncounted hours of volunteer labour turned a worthy but tired city property into a legacy for future generations.

Programs are FREE and are available year-round except during Christmas Holidays. Non-residents are very welcome to attend Library programs.

The Library staff look forward to welcoming you in 2017!

Regular programs, view Events Calendar for more:

Family Programming for APRIL 2017:
All programs require valid library card and waiver, available at reception.

For pre-schoolers:

  • Storytime (Ages 3-5)
  • Tuesdays 11:15am-noon
    Stories, singing, and activities for preschoolers and their caregivers.
  • Toddlertime (Ages 0-2)
    Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15 am
    Singing, simple stories and fingerplays for babies and their caregivers. 


For Children Grades 1-6: 
Valid library card and waiver required for all sessions, available at circulation desk.

  • Knits, Knots & Yarns
    Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm - March 7 & 14
    Drop-in crafting for ages 8+
    Learn the art and peace of knitting. 

  • Kids Coding Club
    Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 3:45-4:45pm
    For kids 8+ years old REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email
    Learn fun ways of understanding basic coding skills. Limited spaces. 
  • Lego Builders
    Thursdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    A new challenge every week.

  • 'Read it First' Book & Movie Club
    Wednesdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm - March 1, 8, & 15
    Drop-in sessions for age 9+
    April: Peter Pan by JM Barrie

  • MOVIE SCREENING: Peter Pan, Wednesday, April 26, 3:30pm with popcorn!
  • Fun Friday: Ukelele for Kids
    April 28th
    For ages 7+. REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email
    Learn basic tunes with a fun and enthusiastic teacher!

For Adults:

  • Good Grief
    Tuesday, April 25th, 4:30-6:00pm
    The Elk Valley Hospice Society will present a short documentary and discussion on grief. Free Admission, all welcome.

  • Walkie Talkie
    Wednesday, April 26th, 10am
    Meet on the Library front steps for a walk along the river to discuss 'Milk and Honey' by Poet Rupi Kaur. Wear layers and appropriate footwear for the weather!
  • Tea & Talk Book Club
    Friday April 28th, 1:30pm
    'The Nest' by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. All welcome.

  • Stitch and Bitch
    First Wednesday of every month
    Drop in with your yarny endeavours for tea, chat, and tips. Please enter by the back door. 


  • Ukelele 101
    Saturday April 8th
    1:30pm: Teen workshop
    2:30pm: For Educators
    Join us for one of these free, beginner, one-hour workshops and borrow a ukulele from the library to practice your new skills. 

  • All Around Colouring
    Saturday, April 8th, 3:30-4:30pm
    All ages BYO coloring book or use one of ours, pencil crayons provided.

  • Poetry Challenge
    Monday April 24th, 7pm
    In Council Chambers at Fernie City Hall - across the street at 401 3rd Ave.
    Come to support the poets of Fernie: students of Fernie are participating in a poetry challenge as a part of Poetry Month. Anie Hepher, Community Librarian, will be participating as poet and judge during the challenge. 

Booked! Fernie Writer's Series Returns for the 2017-2018 season: Friday, September 14th, 7pm: Angie Abdou

A variety of additional programs are available and scheduled throughout the year, visit the Events Calendar for listings.



  • Contact Information
  • 250-423-4458
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  • 492 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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  • Open
    Sun from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    Tues from 11:00am to 6:00pm
    Wed from 11:00am to 6:00pm
    Thurs from 11:00am to 8:00pm
    Fri from 11:00am to 6:00pm
    Sat from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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