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Donated Materials

Last Updated September 1, 2021

Drop-Off Information (Updated June 9, 2021). Donations can now be dropped off at the library on the first Saturday of each month, from 1-3 pm. A volunteer will pre-screen your donations while you wait, and will accept those that meet donation guidelines (see below). You will be asked to please take back any items that

Suggest a Purchase

Last Updated July 6, 2015

Bowen Library Charitable Foundation

Last Updated January 11, 2018

The Bowen Island Public Library Foundation is a registered charitable foundation that supports the activities of the Bowen Island Library. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors and can issue tax receipts for donations of $50 or more made to the Library. For more detailed information about the Foundation you can read the

Contact Form

Last Updated July 28, 2015

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Last Updated December 17, 2020

Thank you to all our donors! Your contributions benefit the entire community. Donations can be made to the Bowen Island Public Library Foundation (the Foundation) by credit card by clicking on the “Donate Now” button below, or by cash or cheque through the mail or in person.  Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20

Friends of the Library

Last Updated June 9, 2021

The Friends of the Library are an advocacy and fundraising group for the Bowen Island Library who fund a variety of programs and purchases for the library. Their primary source of fundraising is the annual book sale known as BookFest. The Friends are credited with establishing the first official government funded library on Bowen Island

Strategic Plan

Last Updated February 23, 2021

Current Strategic Plan Strategic Plan 2021 Previous Strategic Plans Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020 Bowen Library Strat Plan Update 2015 Bowen Library Strategic Plan 2014 – 2016 Bowen Library Strategic Plan 2009 – 2014

Annual Reports

Last Updated August 3, 2021

Bowen Library 2020 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2019 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2018 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2017 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2016 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2015 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2014 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2013 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen Library 2012 Annual Report (PDF) Bowen


Last Updated November 4, 2013

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Job Opportunities

Last Updated June 8, 2021

Thank you for your interest in working at Bowen Library. There are no job opportunities at this time.