Renovation 2017

Reno iconBowen Library closing for renovations November 6 to December 11

We’re getting ready for our new addition next door! The Cove Commons will be opening in the next few months and the library will be refreshed, rearranged and spruced up in order to be ready for the opening of the new addition. Not only will we be getting a refreshed new look, we’ll also be adding a teen area, a bigger children’s area, more seating and a new entrance and circulation desk area.

The library will be closed during the renovation period of November 6 to December 11. We will re-open on Tuesday December 12th at 10 am.

We understand that this closure will create some inconveniences for you, and we’re making every effort to minimize disruption.

Extended Loan Period

The loan period for all items (except Interlibrary loans) is extended until December 17 and no fines will be charged for any items borrowed during this time.

Increased borrowing limit

In advance of the renovation closure you are welcome to check out as many materials as you would like.

Returning items

There is no need to return any Bowen Library materials during our closure. If you need to return interlibrary loans or materials borrowed from other local libraries the return slot will be moved to the east side of the library building during the closure.

Services During the Closure

It will not be possible to access the interior of the library building during the renovation. However, the following services will remain available to you.

  • Our digital library, where you can:
  • Story time
    • Friday morning story time will continue in the cozy Heritage Museum Cottage in the Orchard. This new location for story time will begin on Friday Nov 10 and continue until Friday December 8 at our usual time of 10:30 am.
  • Information and assistance via 

You are also able to use, free of charge, the services of other Lower Mainland public libraries belonging to Public Library InterLINK. Ask us for more details.

Contacting us during the closure

We will be working during the renovation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Check the following for regular updates on progress with the renovation.