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Summer Reading Club for Adults 18+!


 Summer Library Bingo! Cross off each completed square. Five in any direction is a BINGO!! Every Bingo wins a prize! Grab a Bingo sheet and get started!

Click here to download the Bingo sheet.

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One Book One Kootenay 2014

Choose the book you think everyone in the Kootenays should read in 2014.  Vote for this year's One Book One Kootenay between May 5th and August 9th. 

This year's shortlisted books are:


Blue Collar B&B


Blue Collar B&B

by Bobby Hutchinson



Africa's Unfinihsed Symphony

Africa's Unfinished Symphony

by Lucia Mann




South of Elfrida

South of Elfrida

by Holley Rubinsky




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Open Mic Nights at the Library Amphitheatre


Open Mic SingerCome out and share your talents or enjoy the talents of others at Opeh Mic Nights Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the amphitheater outside the Castlegar Library.  

For more information, contact


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.  Watch for information on donating seeds  this fall.

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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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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!

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.

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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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