Tales the Whale (left) is happy with Cameron Michalko’s suggestion of a name and presented him with a prize basket Wednesday.

Campbell River boy names the library’s whale

The Vancouver Island Regional Library’s mascot has a name

Library users, meet Tales the Whale.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library’s mascot has a name thanks to a Campbell River boy who has a way with words.

The library system held a contest to name the whale and 12-year-old Cameron Michalko came up with the name “Tales.”

Contest judges liked his suggestion out of 850 received. It wasn’t his only suggestion. He intially thought of Page as a name.

“Then it came to me – Tales,” Michalko said.

For his efforts, Michalko recieved a prize basket full of books, toys and other goodies at the Campbell River branch on Wednesday.

And the library system which serves Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii now has a name for their new mascot.