Library News


Welcome to the McBride and District Public Library!

521 Main Street, McBride, BC.

The McBride and District Public Library respectfully acknowledges that we stand on traditional territories of the Secwepemc people and the Lheidli T’enneh Nation.


Our regular opening hours are as follows:


Tues: 10am-6pm
Wed: 10am-5pm
Thurs: 10am-5pm
Fri: 1-8pm
Sat: 1-5pm


We are Hiring!

We currently have two vacancies at McBride Library: one for casual (on-call) library customer service staff, and one for a winter grounds maintenance person. Further details may be found on our Job Opportunities page.


Visiting the Library

We always look forward to seeing you at the library, but if you are not feeling well, please stay home. We would be happy to deliver items to you instead. Please call us: 250 569 2411.

You may return library materials (including inter-library loans) in the metal dropbox outside the library, or in one of the blue bins inside the library, with the exception of iPads and snowshoes: these need to be returned to the circulation desk.

Holds may be placed ahead of time for items you wish to pick up – please get in touch if you would like us to place holds on items for you, or if you need any assistance placing holds yourself.

Adults (15+) are welcome in the computer lab whenever the library is open, though we ask you to please vacate computers 15 minutes before closing. Children under 15 years of age are welcome to use the computer lab at the following child-friendly times:

  • Tuesdays 3-5pm
  • Fridays 3-5pm
  • Saturdays 3-5pm

Children under 8 years of age who wish to use a computer during these child-friendly times must be accompanied in the computer lab by a guardian.


Thank you for following the guidelines!


Library Garden in Progress

Thanks to grants from the Northern Development Initiative Trust, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and Healthy Communities Initiative, we have been working on our outdoor space. The formerly empty lot now has an outdoor events/meeting room space, a fenced children’s area and some new picnic tables and benches. Thanks to sponsorship from community members, we have added some trees too. Watch this space for updates!



Check out our New Titles for this month!


Tumblebooks e-books

We are excited to announce we now have access to Tumblebooks e-books for kids! No registration is required: just click below.



Weather Station  

We’ve got a weather station at the library, thanks to Prof. Peter Jackson at UNBC’s Environmental Sciences Department!  We also have a PurpleAir air quality monitor, thanks to the Fraser Headwaters Alliance.  To see the current and past weather and air quality conditions for downtown McBride, check out:

Current In-Person Library Programs


Programs for Adults


Join us in the third Friday of every month for Armchair Traveller, from 6.30-7.30pm. October speaker TBC. All welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Are you interested in being our next presenter? Please get in touch, if so.



Tuesdays: 5.30pm (every 6 weeks). We offer Free Legal Advice via Skype, with barrister Jesse Stamm. Private sessions are 15 minutes long, and on a first-come, first-served basis. They take place in our meeting room, online via Skype. The next session is TBC. Call for details: 250 569 2411.

For more information on Jesse’s law practice (Jesse Stamm Law Corporation), please visit his website:



Thursdays: 10am-12pm. Drop-in Fibre Artists Knit ‘n’ Crochet Group. Come craft with us! Beginners welcome. Would you like to join online, via Zoom? We can make that happen: please get in touch!




Thursdays: 1.30-3.00pm (monthly).The Book Discussion Group meets once a month – the theme changes each time. Next meeting is on Thursday 27th October at 1.30pm, with a theme of “Moving to a New Place”. Please contact us for more information.




Fridays: 1.30-3.00pm. Writing Group. Would you like an hour of dedicated writing each week, and the opportunity to meet other local writers? Join us!





Saturdays: 2-3.30pm (monthly). Scrabble at the library! Join us for a game or two – next session TBC. Boards and dictionaries provided!




Programs for Kids


 Tuesdays: 3-6pm, we host local D&D-playing teens in our meeting room space. If you’re a teen interested in joining them, get in touch.


Please call the library on 250 569 2411 or email for more details on any of these programs.

Returning Soon!

Wednesdays: 10.00-11.00am. Mother Goose! Songs, rhymes and stories for children 0-5 and caregivers. In partnership with RVCS. Program has finished for now. BACK SOON!




Wednesdays: 10.30-11.30am. Ready, Set Learn is a family early literacy program designed for parents and caregivers and children aged 3-5. Sessions include songs, a story time, crafts and a snack. Hosted by the Elementary School, it takes place every Wednesday morning from 10.30-11.30am. BACK IN THE FALL.