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  • Fernie Heritage Library

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 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017:
All programs require valid library card and waiver, available at reception.

**The Library is closed August 1-7**

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 Aged 7-12
Valid library card and waiver required for all sessions, available at circulation desk.

  • Summer Reading Camp
    Aug 8-11 : Weather Watchers – Clouds, rain and snow!
    Aug 15-18 : Go Fish! – Sealife, shorelines and fish!
    Aug 22-25 : Tales of Nature – Nature traditions and legends!
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1 to 3 pm
    Free & Drop-In  

For Teens:

  • Programming returns in September

For Adults:

  • Tea & Talk Book Club

    Meets the last Friday of the month, 1:30pm (Not July/August)
    'Lost and Found' by Brooke Davis. All welcome.

  • Walkie Talkie
  • Last Wednesday of the month, 10am (Not July/August)
    Meet on the Library front steps for a walk along the river with lively chat. Wear layers and appropriate footwear for the weather! 


Sunday, August 13th, 10am: Bibbity Bobbity Boo - Fernie Children's Festival in Rotary Park

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

Friday, September 15th, 10am: Author Presentation: Lee Reid, Growing Home - The Legacy of Kootenay Elders

Friday, October 6th, 7pm: Booked! Fernie Writer's Series presents: Poet Lorna Crozier

Thursday, October 19th, 6:30pm: Classical Music Appreciation with Lorraine Kneier

Friday, November 23rd, 7pm: Booked! Fernie Writer's Series presents: Adam Lewis Schroeder

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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