McBride Public Library

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Library News

The McBride and District Public Library is open! Our current opening hours are as follows:

Tues: 10am-6pm

Wed-Thurs: 10am-5pm

Fri: 1-8pm

Sat: 1-5pm


Visiting the Library

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the library. We would be happy to deliver items to you instead. Please call us at 250 569-2411.

Following the most recent order of the BC Provincial Health Officer, all children and adults 12+ must wear a mask or other face covering. Visors alone are not compliant with the BC health order. Children 2-11 are encouraged, but not required, to wear face masks. If you have a mask exemption but wish to visit the library, please call us at 250 569-2411.

While in the library, physical distancing is to be maintained at all times. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If possible, please try to send one family member to collect items for your family, as our occupancy limit is 10 patrons at any time.

If you wish to handle library materials you will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizer, wash your hands in the washroom, or take a pair of single-use gloves.

Following BCCDC guidelines, we are no longer placing returned items into quarantine.

The computer lab is limited to 3 people at any time, and for adults only (15+).

You may return any library materials (including inter-library loans) in the dropbox outside the library, or in one of the blue bins inside the library.

We are still also offering a collection/delivery service. Call 250 569-2411 for details.

Thank you for following the guidelines and enabling us to stay open!


Check out our New Titles for this month!


Weather Station  

We’ve got a weather station at 521, thanks to Prof. Peter Jackson at UNBC’s Environmental Sciences Department!  And we have recently added a PurpleAir air quality monitor, thanks to the Fraser Headwaters Alliance, to our environmental data collection.  To see the current and past weather and air quality conditions for downtown McBride, check out:

Current Programs

At the moment, all our programs are online. Don’t have internet access from home or a suitable device? Call us – we might be able to help!


Sourdough Masterclass

On Feb 20 and 21 we facilitated a Sourdough bake along, via Zoom, with Sheilagh Foster. It was a roaring success! Here are some of the participants’ creations. Delicious! Thank you Sheilagh!






February is Black History Month

Join us in our facebook group for weekly book reviews by black writers led by our Library Director, Abi Ward, who is a former Professor of Caribbean Literature. Each week in February we will post a review of a different title from the library. Celebrate with us!








Week 1: Here is the youtube link to our first review, of Andrea Levy’s novel The Long Song (2010). Have you read it? What did you think?


Click the book to visit the library’s catalogue entry. You can also click here.






Week 2: Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved (1987):

Click on the book to visit the library’s catalogue entry. You can also click here.






Week 3: David Chariandy’s novel Brother (2017):


Click on the book to visit the library’s catalogue entry. You can also click here.






Week 4: Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam’s Punching the Air (2020):

Click on the book title to visit the library’s catalogue entry. You can also click here.






Weekly Programs

Wednesdays: 9.30-10 Mother Goose! Songs, rhymes and stories for children 0-5 and caregivers. In partnership with RVCS and Valemount Library.


Thursdays: 10-12 Fibre Artists’ Knit-Along! Come knit with us! Beginners welcome too!


Fridays: 12-1.30 Writing Group. Would you like an hour of dedicated writing each week, and the opportunity to meet other local writers? Join us!


Please call the library on 250 569-2411 or email for more details and the Zoom invitations.


Hours of Operation

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am6pm
  • Wed 10am5pm
  • Thu 10am5pm
  • Fri 1pm8pm
  • Sat 1pm5pm
  • Sun Closed

McBride & District Public Library

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Phone (250) 569-2411
Fax (250) 569-0000
521 Main Street
PO Box 489
McBride BC V0J 2E0
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