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 with LiLi, I’ve chosen just a few highlights from 2017.


Getting Carded in South Delta

A visit to a South Delta high school for a “Get Carded” event meant a lot of new library cards being made. It was exciting to meet the local high school students and hear their creative musical talents on the library’s ukuleles. Before the day ended, the FVRL team also participated in a safe lockdown procedure.

Parades Galore!

LiLi and I “dressed up” for a variety of parades in 2017, from May Days in Boston Bar and Fort Langley, to BC Day in Tsawwassen, and then Christmas parades in Mission, Langley City and Aldergrove. How cool it is to meet the community and play some music while having a street party!

A Visit to the PNE with the Interlink Libraries

LiLi teamed up with Interlink Libraries in BC to host Library Day at Vancouver’s PNE in August! Along with FVRL staff, LiLi showcased the benefits of having a library card regardless of one’s municipality.



Visiting shelters and food banks across the FVRL region

LiLi and I visited more than one food bank, shelter or community lunch this year. It’s always a privilege and a highlight to join a lunch, dinner or coffee hour and have a conversation with folks about their community and local library.

Farmer’s Markets in Langley

We partnered with Langley City library staff to attend the community Farmer’s Market and share the exciting ‘things’ of FVRL. We introduced the little Sphero robot to a range of people, from curious toddlers to interested students and keen grandparents.