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 given to those in need. I introduced the FVRL library services to several people who updated their cards, and also shared the online selection of ebooks and audiobooks available. Then it was my time to learn! I met Stephen, a retired member of the community who built a replica of the Gutenberg Press. On display at the church, the Gutenberg Press represents the revolution of printing texts and freedom of information.
In Chilliwack, I visited a local shelter where I met a young man travelling to Hope and the BC Interior. With sparse financial resources, the young man is relying on public transit and community resources for his trip. We sorted out the BC transit schedule and contact information for the shelter in Hope. We also looked into community services offered in Chilliwack.
In Mission, I joined a Family Place center to meet the energetic readers of today (and tomorrow). I shared the exciting 1000 Stories Before Kindergarten and the fun literacy tools found in Tumblebook resources.
Each FVRL community has a wealth of resources and learning opportunities for everyone of all ages. Sometimes you just have to turn the corner to find them!