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The Library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th, and Easter Monday, April 21st.  

We will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 19th.  Happy Easter!

Travel Talk - May 7th

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Jim Ford returns with more Southeast Asia adventures on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm.  This travel talk is brought to you by the Friends of the Castlegar & District Public Library.

Castlegar Seed Library


Do you garden? Are you a seed saver? Become a grower for The Castlegar Seed Library project! The Castlegar Seed Library aims to develop a bank of regionally-acclimated, locally-grown garden seeds. Growers can borrow seeds for free and are asked to return a portion of saved seed at the end of the season. Please ask for seeds at the circulation desk now through the end of April.

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More Books for You!

Plus movies, music and audiobooks...

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Introducing Interlibrary Connect!


You can now place holds on items from other Kootenay libraries.

Here's how:

1.  Search the catalogue.  You will see all the items available in the region.

2.  Click "place a hold."  The item will be shipped here for you.

3.  That's it'!  You can request movies, music and audiobooks too!


Some restrictions apply, ask a librarian for details. 

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Ministry of Education Satisfaction Survey


Parents of students in grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 are invited to complete the Satisfaction Survey of BC Public School Experience from January 6 to April 30, 2014.

The library provides free computer access and wireless internet for parents who would like to complete the survey here.

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Click here to comlete the survey.  (Login code is available from your child's school).

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

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If you are not receiving your copy of our newsletter in your email account, you can ask to be added to our mailing list.  Keep up with news and events that are taking place at the library.  Simply add your email address in the "Subscribe to our Newsletter"  box (under the Facebook Link, and click "Subscribe.")

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Celgar BookCelgar's book, Working Together: Celgar's First 50 Years in the West Kootenay, is now available.  Get yours for $20 at the Castlegar Library.

All proceeds will be matched by Celgar as a donation to the library, and this money will be used to purchase new furniture for the library!

 It's not too late to register your child for one of our great fall / winter programs!

Kids ReadingMother Goose for babies, birth to 1o 12 months.  Wednesdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am.  Next session runs from January 22nd to March 12th. 

Preschool Story Hour for 3 to 5-year-olds. Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00, starting January 14th.

Toddler Story Time for 1 - 3 year-olds.  Tuesday mornings, 10:15 - 10:45 am.

Library Adventure Club for ages 6-8.  First Monday of each month. Sign up for one or all of the sessions.  More information...

Teen Advisory Board  for grades 6-8.  Third Monday of each month starting Oct. 21st.  More information...

Call 250-365-6611, email, or drop by the library to register.

Genealogy Resource Now Available at the Library!

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Discover your family history!
The popular Ancestry resource is available once again at the Castlegar Library.  This resource is available for "in-library" use only. 

Need Help With Your E-Reader?

If you would like help with checking out and downloading free e-books from the library, we are here to help!  Please email us at or give us a call (250-365-6611) to set up an appointment for some one-on-one assistance with your device.
CLICK HERE for online help.

Online Digital Magazines Now Available!

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We are very pleased to offer our newest Electronic Resource - Zinio - a collection of online digital magazines.  You can check out as many titles as you like, and keep them as long as you like!

Click here to access Zinio.

Zinio User Guide

OneClick digital Audiobooks and Ebooks

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More downloadable audiobooks  and ebooks are now available to Castlegar Public Library cardholders. 

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The Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science is teaming up with the Castlegar Public Library to offer a "Become a Member for 3 Weeks" program.  Ask at the front desk for more details.

Click here to place a hold.

Read stories, play games and learn with TUMBLEBOOKS!

The TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY is a searchable, customizable library of e-books for kids.


E-book and Audio Book downloads

Overdrive iconDownload audio books onto a variety of devices, including iPod, iPhone and iPod Touch, MP3 players and Zune player. E-books can be read on a number of devices.

Click here to download a book

Take the "Digital Books Tour" to find out more

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