Strategic Plan 2020-2022

Last Updated April 14, 2020

“Turning Outward to Move Forward”

Mission:  To provide access to information, education and recreation in a safe and welcoming environment.

Strategic planning is crucial to the success of any organization. It enables an organization to clearly define its mission — its reason for being; to assess the current state of the organization — an accurate picture of how things are; to identify future directions by establishing concrete and measurable goals; to develop specific actions that will support the organization’s mission; and, to make decisions on allocating is resources — capital and human resources to realize its vision.

Click link to download the Vanderhoof Public Library Strategic Plan 2020-2022

TumbleBook Library

Last Updated March 20, 2020

Looking for creative ways to keep the kids busy, as well as enhance learning?

Tumble Book Library offers a database of Children’s and Teen’s e-books, audio books, and “math stories” for fun learning.

Free through the Library website. No Library card needed (though we know you want one for so many other reasons!)

Library Closure

Last Updated March 18, 2020

Based on the recommendation of public health officials—and out of concern for the public, our patrons, and staff—the library will be closed indefinitely as of Wednesday, March 18.

You can call in your requests for books and our staff will make it available for you to pick up a bag at the door of the Library.


You can also go online to request the items through your account. (Call us if you need a password for your account.)

If you prefer a surprise bag of library material, we can accommodate that as well!

We will continue to offer our home library services to any of our “shut-in” patrons within town limits (we can keep a ‘safe’ distance by dropping books at your doorstep). For people of all ages! Call us at 250-567-4060 or 250-567-0193.

Our book drop remains open, so we encourage you to use it to return your books when done.

Fines are waived at this time, and we can make loans longer than 3 weeks if requested.

As you know, this is a constantly evolving situation and we are committed to keeping you up to date as things change and evolve.

Thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time. Now is a critical time to work together to ensure the well-being of our communities, and slow the spread of COVID -19.

~ Staff and Management of the Vanderhoof Public Library

Caregiver Support Group

Last Updated April 5, 2020

This group will not be meeting until further notice.

Meet with others and receive peer support and resources if you are caring for someone living with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place to learn about dementia and community resources. An opportunity to connect with other caregivers on the dementia journey.

2nd Wednesday each month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Staff Room at the Library.


Sign up for 1 or 2 Online Courses now!

Last Updated August 15, 2019

Gale Courses offer well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students.  All courses are six-weeks in duration with start dates monthly, so you can join programs year-round.  Don’t have a Vanderhoof Library card?  Drop by and we’ll sign you up!

CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Personal Development
  • Technology Skills
  • Personal Enrichment

Borrow from other Libraries

Last Updated March 18, 2020

Temporarily suspended due to Library Closure (as of March 18, 2020)

Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library

If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our collection, try searching for it in other Libraries in BC.  On the Search Catalogue page, change the Library drop-down to search  BC InterLibrary Connect (at the very top of the list of libraries).  Put a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.  Please return books to the Vanderhoof Library.

If you cannot find it through BC InterLibrary Connect (and only then), you can also try  Illume, a catalogue for other BC libraries. If you find it at another library, request it to be delivered to your home library for pick up!  Help for Searching Illume

RBdigital – for e-magazines, e-books & audio-books

Last Updated January 24, 2019

RBdigital offers a collection of  e-magazines, eBooks and AudioBooks for loan, featuring the best literature in a wide variety of genres.

With your Library card, countless titles are available for FREE download to your device, to borrow for your reading or listening pleasure.