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 LibraryThe Radium Hot Springs Library was first established February 15, 1994 and was located at the Radium Elementary School.  The Library consisted of one wall of books donated from local residents. The Library quickly outgrew its space and on May 6, 1995 it relocated to the Radium Seniors’ Hall.  The Library 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 continued to grow and in 2006, it became British Columbia’s newest Public Library.  At that time a Board of Directors was formed and a Librarian hired on a part-time basis.  Still we grew and a dream came true!  On June 22, 2008, the Library reopened in its current space in the Radium Plaza. This move was facilitated by 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 summer of 2018!

Progress on the new library, October 2017

 

The Library warmly welcomes residents and visitors to Radium Hot Springs and the Columbia Valley!

The Public Library offers the following services:

  • BC One card for all B.C. Library members
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Internet Service
  • Computer access 
  • Childrens' area and reading section
  • Programs for children - Annual Teddy Bears Picnic, craft/story time, Summer Reading Program
  • Radium Book Club open to all book lovers
  • 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

 

Building for the Future: A Legacy for Sustainability

The Radium Hot Springs Public Library has established an endowment fund with the Columbia Valley Community Foundation (https://valleyfoundation.ca) to sustain its long-term development. The annual interest payments from the fund will enable the library to expand the services it offers to its Valley-wide patrons.

The “RHSPL Endowment Fund” will support the library’s programming and enhance its services when it movesin 2018 to a larger home in the new Radium Hot Springs Community Hall. As the fund grows through donations and bequests from permanent and part-time residents and patrons, the library will be able to offer expanded programs and services.

Donors can make a donation in memory of a friend or relative, or include an endowment bequest to the Library in their estate planning.

Donors will receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes.

Donations may be made by cheque to the Columbia Valley Community Foundation or by an on-line donation through Canada Helps:http://valleyfoundation.ca/donate-now/.

 

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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