Central Children's Library Expansion
Fostering and encouraging a life-long love of learning and reading starts at a young age.
Central Library Entry Level Renewal
The revived main floor will serve as a dynamic gateway to the library.
Branch Early Literacy Spaces
Early Literacy Playgrounds are vibrant, interactive and multimodal spaces that engage children ages birth to five years in play-based learning.
Collections and Services
As the third-largest library system in Canada, VPL has over 3 million physical books available free of charge to patrons.
Delivers reading and listening materials in a variety of formats to elderly or disabled patrons at their home or care facility.
E-Book and Audiobook Collections
Passionate about histories? Love a good mystery? What excites you? Consider sharing your literary love with Vancouver by providing VPL with funds to build eBook and Audio Book collections!
Programs and Collections for Children and Youth
Alligator Pie provides valuable early literacy support by Library staff to vulnerable children in daycare centres in the Downtown Eastside, Strathcona, and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods.
Youth Digital Collections
The demand from young people for engaging materials that they can access from anywhere, at anytime continues increase dramatically.
Vancouver Public Library’s Mother Goose program is a targeted early literacy initiative for parents and caregivers who are facing challenges and require extra support.
Man in the Moon
VPL’s Man in the Moon program provides opportunities for fathers and other male identifying caregivers to learn about how to best support early literacy and language development in their children through playing, singing, talking and reading together.