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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
LiLi made a special visit to VisionQuest “The Creek” last week.
The Creek, located at 60550 Chilliwack Lake Road, approximately 36 km from Vedder Crossing in Sardis, is close to Chilliwack Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. It sprawls over 13.14 hectare (32.47 acres) of land. The Creek is a residential treatment facility compete with recreation facilities (gymnasium, work-out room, and full baseball/soccer field).
Fraser Valley Regional Library is proud that Smitty Miller, founder of Library Live and On Tour, has been named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers and Shakers. Congratulations Smitty and everyone who made LiLi possible! See more: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/people/movers-shakers-2014/movers-shakers-2014/#_ and: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/people/movers-shakers-2014/sharon-smitty-miller-movers-shakers-2014-advocates/ Read more →
Introducing Dave Denault, the new Tour Manager for Library Live and On Tour. Dave joins us with a wealth of expertise in community development. His varied list of experiences in the field includes establishing 2 recovery houses for men, starting an outreach program for women involved in prostitution, tutoring incarcerated men, and volunteering as a literacy and youth outreach worker.… Read more →
A new 15-minute documentary about Library Live and On Tour: THIS is the Library? The Story of LiLi and Smitty. Created by university library technology students as a class project. Read more →
LiLi and Smitty are honoured to have been asked to give a presentation at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting (Seattle, January 2013). LiLi will be on display in the Convention Centre Hall and Smitty will be talking about LiLi’s mission and experiences. More in American Libraries Magazine Read more →