General Inquiries – Radium Public Library
Library Director: Jacqueline Kozak
The Public Library offers the following services:
The Radium Hot Springs Public Library was established as a Municipal Library through bylaw in 2006. Prior to this, the library was operated as a volunteer-run reading room. The library is managed by a library board, and trustees are appointed by the municipality to a 2-year term. A member of the Radium Hot Springs Council also sits on the library board. The municipality is required to approve the library's annual budget.
The library is managed by Library Director, Jacqueline Kozak, as well as part time library assistants, and on-call staff.
The Radium Hot Springs Public Library has evolved from a 'reading room', to a vibrant, welcoming, community hub, connecting patrons with literature, programs, events and the world beyond! The library is located at 4863 Stanley Street (in the Radium Hot Springs Centre).
Some of the services provided by the library are:
- BC OneCard for all B.C. Library members
- Interlibrary Loans
- Internet Service
- Computer access
- Digitalization of slides
- Tech rental (ie. e-readers)
- Printing and photocopying (small fee applies)
- Children’s area and reading section
- Children’s programs: Annual Teddy Bears Picnic, craft/story time, Summer Reading Program
- Radium Book Club open to all book lovers
- Book sales
- Family resources section
- Law library
- Timely new releases available
- Tech Hub
- Movie night
- Seniors' programming
Radium Hot Springs Public Library Endowment Fund
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. As the fund grows through donations and bequests from permanent and part-time residents and patrons, the annual interest payments from the fund will enable the library to expand the services and programs it offers to its Valley-wide patrons. All donations over $20 will receive a taxable receipt. For more information and to donate, visit http://valleyfoundation.ca/donate-now/.
The Radium Hot Springs Library was first established on February 15, 1994 and was located in the former Radium Elementary School. The Library consisted of just one wall of books donated by local residents. The library quickly outgrew its space and relocated to the Radium Seniors’ Hall in 1995, where it was housed in a small corner room upstairs and a small room in the basement, and operated for limited hours by a few volunteers. In 2006, it became British Columbia’s newest Public Library. Two years later, the Library moved to a bigger space in the Radium Plaza, where it spent 10 years serving the community. In 2018, the Library was moved into its beautiful, spacious and high-tech home in the new Radium Hot Springs Centre