Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 6 - Fall 2017 - Page 28

Fernie Heritage Library The Fernie Heritage Library has provided library service and programs for over one hundred years to the community of Fernie. Housed in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Fernie, the Library offers a welcoming and inviting space for discovery, inspiration, and recreation. Over 50,000 people visit the library annually and the Library has been recognized for its excellence in community programming and engagement. 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 Ride with Librarians and Lego Engineers Day. All programs are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The Library offers three floors of books, magazines, and reference materials, plus a research and study room, computer services, faxing, photocopying and scanning. 28 Enjoy spectacular views from the upper level or enjoy the Library Gardens for a relaxing spot to read or have a picnic. The Library Book Bike brings the Library programs and service to the community and is a regular sight at local events and gathering places. As well as regular programming, the Fernie Heritage Library hosts community events such as the successful BOOKED! Fernie Writers’ Series, Bibbity Bobbity Boo Children’s Festival, the Lemonade Social and Halloween Howler. For more information visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. 492 3rd Ave  |  250-423-4458 fernie.bclibrary.ca