Children enjoy the fresh ocean air and free books this summer at the Open-Air Library in Sidney, BC!

Due to the recent Covid-19 Pandemic, we regretfully will not be able to host our beloved Open-Air Library program this summer.  As an alternative, we will be providing self-guided summer StoryWalks on the Peninsula.    

Open Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with Vancouver Raise-a-Reader, Decoda, The Town of Sidney, Peninsula “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, local libraries, Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood, SD#63 and many others.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings to select from a wide range of reading materials, relax with a good book on our cozy blankets, enjoy the fresh air and take home a book afterwards. Reading materials are available for all ages; there is no need to register, this is a FREE drop-in program.  Take ONE book home with you.

Spend your day at the park and enjoy the local amenities. 

Dates:  TBD
Time:   TBD
Location:  TBD
*we will not run the program in poor weather


To volunteer for this amazing program, please review the Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities SPL OAL Volunteer Roles
Contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator at

Book Donations

We will gladly sort through book donations on-site provided they are in good shape and not damaged.  Books we do not accept will be returned to you right away.  We do not accept textbooks or non-fiction books older than 10 years.  Books for all reading levels are considered.


July 2019 Seaside Magazine page 37
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