A different kind of library

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Photo by Dan Toulgoet, The Vancouver Courier
Volunteer Ryan Mason, behind the counter, helps out a member at the Vancouver Tool Library

Adapted from The Vancouver Courier
and The Vancouver Tool Library website by Nancy Carson
Level 2

Many people go to a library. They borrow books.
They read newspapers. They use the computers there.
The new library in Surrey is different.
You can borrow people at the Surrey library.
They are called “living books”. You can listen to their stories.


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The January issue is out!

Due to the holiday season, you may receive your newspaper
a little later than usual.

The front page of the January 2015 Westcoast Reader

The front page of the January 2015 Westcoast Reader

Please click on the image to enlarge.

Listen to “New to B.C.?”– Level 1
Reading by Jessica Heafey

Helpful links from the Vancouver Public Library

  1. New to B.C.? Library links for newcomers to B.C.
    Search the library in many languages
  2. Fiction for Newcomers to B.C.
  3. Subject guides such as “Computer Survival Guide”,
    “First Nations of Canada”, “Canadian History” and more
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. ESL Tours, ESL Book Clubs, ESL classes and more 

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