All About Learning

With snow in Hope, wind in Chilliwack and rain in Delta, LiLi is making the rounds and visiting the FVRL communities this winter. In each community, I have the privilege of meeting people, hearing their stories, and sharing information. Most of the time, I learn something too! In Delta, LiLi and I stopped by a church where donated bread is… Read more →

A Look in the Rearview Mirror: 2017

It’s that time to welcome in a new year with new adventures on the horizon. It’s also a time to reflect on the past year which meant many roadtrips, visiting all of the FVRL municipalities, learning about their resources and services while meeting with the residents and sharing with their stories. As I reflect on a year’s worth of memories… Read more →

Celebrating the Festival of Light: Diwali

LiLi and Janeen celebrated Diwali with the District of Mission and Mission Community Services Society. A fun evening filled with learning opportunities and connecting with the community. The evening kicked off with a delicious dinner donated by Save-On Foods and then entertainment from a variety of local groups including Bollywood dancers and a pipe band. Staff from the Mission Library… Read more →

Sphero SPRK+ @ FVRL

  A little spherical ball has been making the rounds in the Fraser Valley Regional library system, encouraging creation and imagination! The Sphero SPRK+ is a robotic ball that introduces coding and programming to all ages. The best part? FVRL customers can borrow the Sphero SPRK+! Customers can check out these app-enabled robotic balls, free of charge, for a two- or… Read more →

Getting to Know the Sto:lo Services Agency

Library Live recently visited the Sto:lo Service Agency in Chilliwack, BC to learn about the variety of services offered to the community. From the art center of Nations Creations, to the Sto:lo Gift Shop, cultural and employment services, and health and wellness facilities, you can find almost everything you need within one kilometer of walking distance! An added bonus is… Read more →

Roadtrip Season!

The month of May signaled the season of roadtrips across the lower mainland. LiLi was invited to several community events to assist in celebrating the kick-off the summer season. The Fort Langley May Days began the festivities with a parade through the historical downtown, wrapping up at a local park. Along the way, LiLi met several literary characters, including the… Read more →

Time to Read, Read and Read!

With the rain falling and clouds blocking our sunshine, LiLi and I have been finding ourselves indoors, meeting folks of all ages at young parenting classes, transition homes, and community dinners. It’s always a thrill to learn new names, share stories, and welcome people to the library. At one community dinner, a father and his young daughter got their brand… Read more →

The Little Instrument That Could

Who knew the allure of a 4-stringed instrument would spark imagination and conversation in the community? Introducing, the little ukulele that could. Two ukuleles have accompanied LiLi and I, as we’ve toured the lower mainland, making appearances at community events, food banks, shelters and transition homes. It doesn’t matter your age, your background, if you play in a band, or… Read more →

Ageless Learning

LiLi and I have been hanging out with seniors lately! As we continue our adventures in the local communities, we’ve made a couple of stops at senior activity centers and residences. What hubs of activity! I’ve walked in on a ukulele circle, a group playing a fierce game of Snooker, and my ears have heard stories of cooking classes, western… Read more →

Family Literacy Day 2017

Family Literacy Day rolled up to the FVRL libraries on January 27th. Originally started in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day encourages everyone in the family to participate in practicing their reading and writing skills. LiLi and I toured several Family Literacy celebrations during the week leading up to the big day. I arrived in City of Langley… Read more →