Library Hours

The hours posted here are subject to change depending on volunteer availability to staff the library.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday Closed

 

Contact Information

PO Box 293
Radium Hot Springs, BC
Canada  V0A 1M0

Phone: 250-347-2434
Email: radiumpubliclibrary [at] hotmail [dot] com
Website: http://radium.bclibrary.ca/

The Library is located at #2 Radium Plaza on Main Street West.

Public Library

Radium Hot Springs Public LibraryRadium Hot Springs Library was first established February 15, 1994 and was located at the Radium Elementary School.  The Library consisted of 1 wall of donated books from local residents. The Library quickly outgrew its space and on May 6, 1995 it relocated to the Radium Seniors’ Hall.  It was housed in a small corner room upstairs and a small room in the basement.  It was operated for limited hours by a few volunteers.

The Library has continued to grow.  In 2006, it became British Columbia’s newest Public Library.  At this time a Board of Directors was formed and a Librarian hired on a part-time basis.  Still we grew!  And a dream came true.  June 22, 2008, the new Library was officially opened.  The new premises are three times the size of the old space, thanks to the generosity of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, Instautor Group, the B.C. Government and many volunteers.

Fast foward to 2017 and the library is eagerly awaiting the construction of the new Radium community hall. The library will be moving into the new hall in the spring of 2018!

The Public Library offers the following services:

  • Membership is free for residents and property owners of Radium & surrounding area
  • BC One card for all B.C. Library members
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Internet Service
  • Patron computer 
  • Fun filled childrens area and reading section
  • Programs for children - Annual Teddy Bears Picnic, craft/story time
  • Radium Book Club open to all book lovers
  • Long weekend book sales
  • Family resources section
  • Timely new releases available

Radium Hot Springs Public Library is a member of the following:

  • Kootenay Library Federation
  • Columbia Basin Alliance Literacy
  • B.C. Public Library Service
  • Library Trustee Association
  • B.C. Directors Association

We are always looking for new volunteers. Everyone is welcome!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the librarian, Jane Jones, at 347-2434.

    

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