Greater Victoria Public Library says thanks to customers

All GVPL branches will host festivities from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Greater Victoria Public Library is saying thanks to its customers and celebrating Canadian Library Month this weekend.

And as part of the celebration, the library is also inviting patrons to share their library story.

All GVPL branches will host festivities from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Libraries will have a section set up for people to record their stories on flipcharts or whiteboards.

“We couldn’t offer the variety of library programs and services that have such an impact on  people’s lives without the support of our community,” said Maureen Sawa, CEO, Greater Victoria Public Library.

“We have heard such heart-warming tales of how the library has had such a profound influence on so many people, what better time than Canadian Library Month to encourage everyone to tell their own library story.”

Some stories that the GVPL staff have heard recently include: a woman who met the love of her life through one of the library’s Literary Speed Dating events; a man who found a job after moving to Victoria thanks to accessing newspapers at his local branch; and a bedridden woman whose days were made more enjoyable due to the library’s DVD loan service.