July is Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate the strength and diversity of individuals with disabilities.

Over 1 billion people comprise the global disability community, the most expansive and diverse minority group globally. People with disabilities are represented by all ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and socio-economic brackets.

Did you know that 27% of Canadians over the age of 15 have a disability, and that over 50% are expected to experience a disability at some point in their lives?

At our library, we invite you to learn more about disabilities through our dedicated book display and by taking our quiz. Test your knowledge and discover new insights!

Explore our diverse booklists:

Accessibility at the Library

Accessibility at the library is a priority for us. We strive to ensure that our space and services are accessible to everyone, including those with print disabilities. Learn more about our accessibility features and specialized services.

Celebrate with us!

Visit us to explore a diverse collection of books, films, and resources that promote pride, understanding, and inclusion. Join us in honoring Disability Pride Month as we strive to build a more inclusive community together!

Summer Reading Club – World of Curiosities

BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage children who’ve completed Kindergarten with libraries and reading, throughout the summer.

This year’s BC Summer Reading Club theme is World of Curiosities!  It features artwork by Victoria-based children’s illustrator and teacher Meneka Repka.

How to participate?

  • Pick up your reading record any time after June 27, 2024 and start reading!
  • Record your reading every day to become eligible to win prizes at our weekly draw. Prizes include toys, games, books, food coupons, and much more.
  • Read all summer and receive a medal at our award ceremony in August.

EVENTs: WOrld of Curiosities

  • Every Wednesday in July and August between 1:00 – 2:00 pm there are free drop-in events in the Community Meeting Room.
  • Daily activities like crafts, puzzles, scavenger hunts in the children’s area. There will always be something happening there!
  • Special events throughout the summer.

Stay tuned to our event calendar for more information!

SUMMER READING CLUB BOOKLISTS

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