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

COVID-19 update: The Fernie Heritage Library is open with limited access and safety protocols in effect.
Curbside pickup and online activities also available.

OPEN:

Open to the Public Tuesday - Friday 12 PM - 3 PM
Staff are on-site 10 AM - 12 PM & 3 - 4 PM, Tuesday - Friday, to assist with inquiries and curbside pickup. 

COVID PRACTICES AND PROTOCOLS AT THE LIBRARY

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING:

Watch Facebook and Instagram pages for pop up storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

TUESDAYS 

  • 11:15 am - Storytime for ages 3-5 years on Facebook and Instagram

- Stories, singing and activities for preschoolers and their caregivers

  • Try it @ Home Challenge for school-aged children on Facebook and Instagram

- A weekly STEM challenge for kids to try at home

WEDNESDAYS
  • 11:15 am - Toddlertime for ages 0-2 years on Facebook and Instagram

- Singing, simple stories and fingerplays for babies and their caregivers

FRIDAYS

  • 11:15 am Storytime for ages 0-5 on Facebook and Instagram

- Stories, singing and activities for preschoolers and their caregivers

TUESDAY - FRIDAY

  • 10 am - 4 pm: Family Fun Scavenger Hunt in the library garden, or around town. 
  • 12 pm - 4 pm: Curbside Craft - pick up a craft pack then watch the Library's social media channels on Wednesdays for inspirational videos and follow along with Michelle!

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
 
  • 7:30 PM: Teen Book Club Thursday
- Talk books with teens across the Kootenays and meet the authors in this online book club! The first half will be a group discussion about the book Airborn, and in the second half, author Kenneth Oppel will join in to talk about his book and answer questions. To get a copy of the book and the zoom link, email kootenayteenbookclub@gmail.com.
 
Adult Programming
 
Tea and Talk book club: Friday September 25th at 1.30pm
 
Watch your email for more details.
 
 
Read Local book club: Tuesday September 29 at 7.00pm.
 
An online book club featuring authors from the Kootenay region. This month read The Wild Heavens by local Nelson author Sarah Louise Butler. There will be a meeting held on Zoom to discuss the book as well as meet the author. To register and borrow your copy of the book, contact Fernie Heritage Library. information@fernieheritagelibrary.com (mailto:information@fernieheritagelibrary.com)
 

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 would undergo an extensive renovation and become 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 and activities

The library offers a variety of programs for kids, and is also the host location for the Booked! event series featuring receptions with prominent Canadian authors.

Borrowing
Fernie Heritage Library carries a range of fiction and non-fiction books, along with magazines, CDs, audio cassettes, talking books, videos, and DVDs. A wide selection of both junior fiction & non-fiction is available for younger readers. In the Canadian Pacific Reference Room, a range of items such as encyclopedias can be perused (but must remain within the library.)

Internet Use
Six computers are available on the upper floor of the library for research and internet usage.

Faxing
Send & receive faxes for a small fee.

PhotoCopying & Printing
Both black & white and colour photocopying and printing services available for a fee.

  • Contact Information
  • 250-423-4458
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  • fernie.bc.libraries.coop/
  • 492 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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