Elkford Public Library turns the big 4-0

Librarian Dianne Andrews with the Elkford Public Library
Librarian Dianne Andrews with the Elkford Public Library's fortieth birthday cake.
— image credit: T. Hynd

The Elkford Library celebrated its forty years serving up books to the community.

On Saturday, February 15 Librarian Diane Andrews and friends cut the large birthday cake and gave out cherry and raspberry cotton candy. Winners of the scavenger hunt won the draw for a one year pool pass donated by the District of Elkford.  Entrants of the fun word search contest were put in the draw for a Chapters gift card. For every book taken out, names were entered in the draw for a Kobo.

The humble beginnings of the library originated in 1971 when Elkford residents started collecting books and organizing a library in a cramped recreation trailer. The Public Library was incorporated in February 14, 1974.

Time and energy has expanded the little library. Today the library offers services like photocopying, FAX, books from any library in B.C., workshops, teen club, and preschool story time.

They have public computers with internet access. Their digital media includes Tumblebooks, Library-to-Go, the Focus past issues, Zinio magazines, and Auto Repair.

For more information, check out their website at or ask the staff.


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