Joining the Summer Reading Club at the Squamish Public Library is easy! Come down to the library any time after July 1 to pick up your reading record and start reading! Record your reading every day to become eligible to win prizes at our weekly draw. These prizes include toys, games, books, food coupons, and much more! Read all summer and receive a medal at our award ceremony.
This year we are offering a variety of online/remote programs including games, puzzles, crafts, art/colouring contests, outdoor scavenger hunts, author visits, book talks, etc. These will be based on each week’s theme (see the calendar on the back of this page).
In June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. (Source: rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca)
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The Squamish Public Library has materials for all ages to learn about Indigenous history, including the Indian Residential School experience and the ongoing Truth & Reconciliation process. Below you will find suggested resources, both from the library and elsewhere.
Library materials relating to the Residential School experience in Canada, including first person accounts from survivors, books for children, and the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Children’s books that reflect on the residential school experience in different ways. These have all been identified as age-appropriate for children under 12 by reputable organizations, like FNESC and Project of Heart. Adapted from CBC’s reading list.
Indigenous Canada Open Online Course A 12-lesson free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
Indigenous Podcasts Vancouver Public Library Indigenous Storyteller in Residence Kung Jaadee shares this list of top podcasts by Indigenous creators keeping the storytelling tradition alive.
Squamish Nation Stories from the Heart This six-part Squamish Historical Society documentary opens a window on the Squamish Nation from the early 20th century to the present, through original video footage, archival and family photos and personal reminiscences.
June is Indigenous History Month! To celebrate, the Library will be hosting Tsawaysia Spukwus of the Squamish Nation for a series of hands-on workshops including wool weaving and drum making.
All workshops will be free and online, and all materials will be provided for participants! Everyone is welcome to attend, and registration is required.
Squamish Nation member and educator Tsawaysia Spukwus (Alice Guss) is masterful at bringing innovative learning opportunities to all people through workshops, drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling.
There are three different dates for each workshop. Choose the one that’s best for you!
To register for a workshop, click the date and time you want.Please only register for each program once.
Our Visiting Library Service provides free home delivery of library materials and resources to homebound seniors or Elders who are matched with trained volunteers. Volunteers, acting as library ambassadors, provide personal phone calls and connections to homebound patrons to discuss, search, reserve and then deliver library materials and resources. This service adheres to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Visiting Library Service is not currently accepting new applications for volunteers or patrons. We will respond to any forms submitted or inquiries directed to the visiting library e-mail address beginning again in mid-August. Thank you for your interest!
If you are a senior or Elder in Squamish who would benefit from home delivery of library materials, please complete our Visiting Library Service Patron Registration Form below. If you aren’t able to apply on the computer, you can call the library (604-892-3110) to register over the phone or request a paper form.