Located on Main Street, The Whistler Public Library serves locals, tourists and second-home owners year-round in more than just borrowing books. Although it has only been in it’s current home since 2008, the library was formed back in December of 1985 in the basement of the Whistler Municipal Hall by dedicated locals. Coming a long way from those days, the new building is an architectural master piece which features an open concept that encourages a connection to the outdoors. Over the years, it has grown into an integral part of the Whistler community through offering a wide array of services, learning opportunities, events and youth support. We have gathered up what you need to know about the beloved Whistler Public Library
Services and programs
The Whistler Public Library has more services than helping those in need of a good read. There is everything from being able to download books to learning a new language to exam invigilation. There is even a number of programs available for people of all ages, for example:
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Singing with the Babies
Learn songs, tummy tickles, bounces, rhymes, and lullabies to soothe and entertain while encouraging early language development.
Parent Infant Drop-In
An opportunity to meet other new parents and listen to speakers on a range of topics.
Teen book and writing club
This program runs throughout the school year where program members will either read and do a little creative writing.
Every single week, there is a ton of exciting events that can be found at the Library. Chances are, there is something for you and your family. Examples of upcoming events are:
SFU Writer’s Studio Writing Consults
The SFU Writer’s Studio offers free one-on-one 45-minute consultations to get a professional opinion on your poetry or prose.
Craft Club Drop In
For school ages children, this event offers a chance for kids to learn new crafting skills and take something home.
Best Picture Series
Missed your chance to see a movie on the big screen? Don’t worry, now is your chance. During the summer months, you can join others in watching a nominated film in the community room.
The Whistler community has so much to offer, including the services and support of the incredible Whistler Public Library. If you are thinking of finding your dream home in Whistler with the aid of either Lynne or Tracey, add the library to your list of reasons why here is the perfect place to call home!