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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 →

A New Year! New Adventures for LiLi

A new month, a new year and a new adventure with all of the cold weather this early January! Outfitted with our winter gear, LiLi and I have been cruising the neighborhoods to visit community shelters in the FVRL region. The freezing temperatures in the lower mainland have brought on a high demand for warm places and meals. Visiting the shelters… Read more →

Get Carded!

LiLi and I cruised to our first Get Carded event this past Friday. How fun it was to visit a local high school,  meet the teens and make new library accounts for them! LiLi catered to the crowd with some toe-shufflin’ music and the always popular X-Box. The reboot of PacMan took some of us back to the 90’s while others enjoyed… Read more →

Sharing Our Stories

LiLi and I have been visiting several of the FVRL communities this month. We’ve had opportunity to get to know some of our neighbors that we don’t always meet in the library. LiLi and I have been graciously invited to places of gathering in the community, such as shelters and clubhouses, where I am able to meet the folks and… Read more →

Hope Health and Wellness Conference

My first road trip into the Fraser Valley! LiLi and I participated in the Health and Wellness Conference in Hope, BC. Located at the Hope Recreation Center, LiLi and I parked ourselves out front and greeted community members as they arrived for flu shots, mental health workshops and chair massages at the library. I met several families who were eager to… Read more →

Abbotsford Connect!

I joined LiLi for our first official community event this past Saturday at Abbotsford Connect! Organized by Abbotsford Community Services, Abbotsford Connect provides an opportunity for community service providers to connect with those who can best utilize the services. While LiLi enjoyed the rain in the parking lot, I was inside Sevenoaks Alliance Church with several other local community service… Read more →

Community and Development Specialist – Janeen Parent

We are pleased to announce that Janeen Parent is Library Live and On Tour’s™ new Community Development Specialist. Janeen started as a page with Fraser Valley Regional Library in 2006 and most recently worked as a Librarian at the Terry Fox Library. Janeen has experience coordinating large scale events, such as Eid and Diwali in Maple Ridge. Her community development experience includes… Read more →

In Memory of Dave Denault

It is with great sadness that Fraser Valley Regional Library announces the sudden passing of our colleague and friend Dave Denault, Tour Manager for Library Live and On Tour. He suffered a major cerebellar hemorrhage and passed away on May 5, 2016.   Dave Denault was Tour Manager for FVRL’s Library Live and On Tour since summer 2013, coming to… Read more →