Public to be consulted on new Sayward library plans

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is moving forward with plans to build a new library in Sayward at the corner of H’Ksuam Way and MacMillan Drive.

Once built, this state-of-the-art new facility will offer:

  • 1,500 – 1,800 square feet of floor space
  • Professional landscaping
  • New books and magazines
  • A larger collection
  • An accessible parking lot
  • More public computers
  • Comfortable interior
  • Lounging area
  • Entrances for those with mobility challenges
  • Additional programming spaces

Construction is slated to start in 2018. In the meantime, the temporary library inside village council chambers will remain open until the new library is ready to serve the public.

Prior to construction, the public is invited to attend a consultation to provide feedback and ideas for their new library. The consultation will be held on Monday, Dec. 4 in the Kelsey Centre in Sayward from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

More information is available at

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