We are hiring: Shelver (casual)
Work with us:

Our team of shelvers makes sure that materials in our library are accessible and alluring to our patrons by sorting, accurately shelving, and tidying our collection of books, magazines, DVDs, and other materials. The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic about libraries and reading, and works well with others.

The successful applicant will be required to work a variety of weekday and weekend shifts; it is a suitable position for students with availability during after school, evening and weekend hours.

Closing date: Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Find your next read or listen
May is Asian Heritage Month

Read Asian authors and uplift Asian and Asian-Canadian stories, this month and every month. We have put together a selection of excellent books by authors of Asian heritage, as a starting place, access the book list here:
It's Squamish Youth Week! Upcoming Youth Week Events:
TONIGHT, Thursday, May 5: Youth can hang out at Zephyr Café downtown for free.
There will be live music, games, prizes, and the first 50 people get a free drink & pastry.

Friday, May 6: Youth 11-18 can join Hoop Reel for free drop in basketball from 7-9pm at Don Ross Middle School

Saturday, May 7: Youth can ice skate for $2 from 12-2:15 at Brennan Park, learn the martial art of Aikido from 3-5pm for $5, and join The Little Bookshop downtown for a poetry session/workshop for $10!

Saturday, May 14: Film Screening - Foundry Film Series. Brought to you by the new Foundry Sea to Sky Youth Centre! More info here!
Upcoming Events & Programs
Wildlife Talk (online)
Lions, Bears, & Wolves, oh my!
Wildlife talk with Michael Allen
Thursday // May 12 // 7 - 8:30 pm // online

Join Michael Allen to learn about Squamish River watershed wildlife. Allen has been busy in the field camera-monitoring bears, mountain lions, and wolves and will share his videos and updates on these animals and more!

External Event (in-person)
Foundry Film Series: Window Horses Poetry Evening
Saturday // May 14 // 5 - 8 pm // Eagle Eye Theatre

In-person movie night for youth ages 12 to 24 (and those who care about them).

Join Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS) and Foundry Sea to Sky for the film screening of Window Horses.
External Event (in-person)
Jane Austen Tea
Sunday // May 15 // 2 - 4 pm // St. John the Divine Anglican Church

Transport yourself back in time to all the elegance and gentility of the turn of the 19th century. Join The Howe Sound Performing Arts Association for a traditional full afternoon tea featuring decadent sweet and savoury finger foods accompanied by readings from the work of Jane Austen and musical performances.

Ticket sales close Sunday, May 8.

Partial proceeds go to the Squamish Public Library.
Volunteer Meeting (in-person)
Friends of the Library
Thursday // May 19 // 12:30 - 1:30 pm // Library Community Meeting Room

The primary purpose of the “Friends” is to contribute to the pleasant, welcoming atmosphere at the library and to encourage more people to enjoy what the library offers, thus making our Library a real “community” place.
Get Creative (in-person)
Painting Party: Squamish Community Engaged Mural Project 
Saturday // May 21 // 10 am - 3 pm // Squamish Library Parking Lot (behind library building)

Join mural artists Erica and Maddy Phillips for a family fun and community painting party!

In cooperation with United Way British Columbia

Come prepared to paint and get messy!
Community Book Club (online)
The Midnight Library
Thursday // May 26 // 7 - 8:30 pm // online

Our Community Book Club meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month! In May, we will be discussing The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The library has copies on a first-come-first-served basis.

To register, please email library@squamish.ca
Art Hour (in-person)
Zine Making Workshop
at the Library
Wednesday // June 1 // 6:30 - 8:30 pm // Library Community Meeting Room

Learn how to make a simple zine with the library!
Supplies are provided for this free in-person workshop.

To register, email  library@squamish.ca
Capacity is limited to 12 participants!
Author Visit (in-person)
Author Talk with Amber Cowie
Wednesday // June 8 // 7 - 8:30 pm // Library Community Meeting Room

Join local Author Amber Cowie for an author talk and reading from her brand-new book, Last One Alive. 

To register, email library@squamish.ca
Storytime at the Library (in-person)
Family & Baby Storytime
In-person Storytimes at the library are back!

Please note: Registration is required for all storytimes!

📚 Family Storytime:
Tuesdays// Fridays // Saturdays: 10:30 am - 11 am

🧸 Baby Storytime:
Tuesdays // Fridays: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teddybear Storytime and Craft with Julie
Every second Wednesday of the month //
5 pm - 5: 30 pm
Next: Wednesday, May 11
Library Closed on Monday, May 23, for Victoria Day
Now on at the FOYER Gallery
May 2 - July 7, 2022

[Within the Frame]
An Aperture on Nature

Mother & Daughter

Lesley Maddox - Ceramics & Printmaking

Rebecca Santry - Cyanotype & Mixed Media

Visit the current Foyer Gallery show at the library during library hours, or view the virtual gallery, including Q&A with the artists, on the Foyer Gallery website.