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

Join us in the summer of 2019 for the fifth-annual Open Air Library!  The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, Peninsula “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, GVPL, Sidney / North Saanich Library, Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood, Sidney by the Sea Rotary and many others.

Everyone is welcome to visit us at Iroquois Park next to the putting green 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.

Spend your day at Iroquois Park where children can enjoy the splash pad, playground and nearby green space.  There is a tennis court and ball court as well as the Sidney Food Bank all nestled in nicely together to create a great community space for all to enjoy!

Dates:  July 2, 9, 16 & August 6, 13, 20. 2019
Time:   10am – 12pm
Location:  Iroquois Park (2295 Ocean Ave) Sidney, BC.
*we will not run the program in bad weather

In addition to our regular Open Air Library, we have some great things planned!

July 2 – Kick Off the Open Air Library with great new (to you) books, coffee, treats and a sing-song with the wonderful Nancy Dobbs!

July 16 – A fun-filled morning with community members Booksmacking about their favorite reads for all ages!  Jack Knox will be there to Booksmack!

August 20 – Finish off the Open Air Library season with a StoryWalk with the Greater Victoria Public library. Come and be ready to take a walk while you read.

To volunteer for this amazing program, please review the Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities and contact SPL OAL Volunteer Roles

Read the 2018 Article on page 12 in the July 2018 Seaside Magazine

Read the most recent article in the Peninsula News Review


For more literacy and learning fun, come join us for the Booksmack event in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library and Sidney / North Saanich Library. Library staff and community members are ready to race against the clock to tell you all about their favorite books!
Date: July 16th
Time: 10:30-11:15am
Location: Open Air Library – Iroquois Park (2295 Ocean Ave) Sidney, BC.