Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 2 Fall 2016 - Page 18

Fernie Heritage Library The Fernie Heritage Library has been a centre of the community of Fernie, providing library service and programs, for over one hundred years. Housed in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Fernie, the Library offers a welcoming and inviting space for discovery, inspiration, and recreation. A range of engaging programming suitable for all ages from toddlers to seniors is offered throughout the year both inside the library and out in the community. Programs include reading groups and book launches, children’s activities inspired by literature, and special events such as the Earth Day Celebrations and Lego Engineers Day.  Library programs are free and welcome to all, and library service is available to residents and visitors alike. The Library offers 3 floors of books, magazines, and reference materials, plus a research and study room, computer services, faxing, photocopying and scanning. The Library Book Bike is a regular sight at local events and gathering places throughout the summer and fall. The Library Gardens provide a relaxing spot for reading, with spectacular views of the Lizard Range and Mt Fernie. 18 As well as regular programming, the Fernie Heritage Library hosts community events such as the wildly successful Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series, a reading series which brings a number of Canada’s top literary talents to Fernie for popular receptions.  Fernie has a strong history of supporting the literary arts and has become a favourite destination among authors. Enthusiastic and informed audiences, complimented by the gorgeous heritage building in a beautiful mountain setting, make for a welcoming environment for authors from coast to coast. The library also hosts popular events for the community such as the Bibbity Bobbity Boo Children’s Festival, the Lemonade Social, and the Halloween Howler. 492 3rd Ave | 250-423-4458 fernie.bclibrary.ca