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

Open Air Library runs this summer on Tuesday mornings (weather permitting). Everyone is welcome to select from a wide range of reading materials, and relax with a good book on our cozy blankets.  Reading materials are available for all ages; there is no need to register, this is a FREE drop-in program.

Dates:  Every Tuesday between July 4th – August 22nd
Time:   10am – 12pm
Location: Beacon Park, Sidney BC (next to the outdoor amphitheatre)
*we will not run the program in bad weather

Read the Open Air Library Article on page 58 of this summer’s Island Parent Magazine

Read the Open Air Library Article in the Peninsula Review & Oak Bay News 

In addition to our regular Open Air Library schedule we have some great special events planned on the following dates:

July 4th – Kickoff event
Join Nancy Dobbs between 11-11:30am while she hosts an all ages song circle sing a long!  We will be celebrating the first Open Air Library of the summer, so come by to enjoy a fresh selection of books to read, a cup of Starbucks coffee and a visit from Sidney the Seagull!


July 18th – Cookies & Comics
If you enjoy eating cookies while reading comics and graphic novels, come see what we have to offer! We will still have all of our regular books available to read, so come one, come all!

August 8th – Coffee & Crosswords
A chance to challenge yourself with a wide selection of crossword puzzle books while sipping a Starbucks coffee.  We will still have all of our regular books available to read, so come one, come all!

August 15th – Booksmack All Ages!
Don’t miss the hilarious “Booksmack all ages” event, a joint partnership between the Greater Victoria Public Library and the Sidney/North Saanich Vancouver Island Regional Library.  Come watch library staff and community members as they race against the clock to tell you about their favourite books!  Booksmack event will start at 10:30am.  Watch this video to get a taste of the widely popular event.

The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, Sidney Girl Guides and many others.