Community

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 www.elkford.bclibrary.ca or ask the staff.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Celebrating 115 years: sharing stories with a past publisher
 
Running for a hero
Despite extension, Pacific NorthWest LNG eyes year-end final investment decision
 
Canada spares two Russian banks sanctions
 
Blessed with a new, young minister
Auto wreckers honoured
 
Act fast to upgrade your wood stove
 
Quilt guild donates $1,000 for A Clear View mammography campaign

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.