All libraries, large or small, at their heart provide the same core services – books, computer access, and connection to the larger world. In small communities libraries reflect their communities and meet broad needs including personal connection. Programs and partnerships become ways for the community to share knowledge and connect to others. The library becomes a space to honour local traditions, share ideas and catch up with neighbours.

It’s more important than ever to protect and promote these important cultural hubs in rural areas of our province.

The BCGEU is launching the My Library: Heart of the Community campaign to raise awareness of the important role that libraries play in small communities.

Pledge your support today for BC’s community libraries and receive updates throughout the campaign!


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Making communities stronger
"Libraries are the hub, the living room, of small communities. People meet there to share resources and ideas. The library is a place where the world of a small community is limitlessly large, and at the same time intimate and personal. People connect with their librarians, each other and the rest of the world to make their communities that much stronger."
Vesta Giles
Branch Head, Logan Lake Library


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