Welcome to the VPL Foundation

VPL Foundation is grateful for the support of our donors – your generosity enabled over 272,430 cardholders to learn, engage and connect this year.

VPL Collections and Programs

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!

Print Collections

As the third-largest library system in Canada, VPL has over 3 million physical books available free of charge to patrons.

Digital Magazines with Flipster

Flipster’s online newsstand offers an easy, browsable reading experience from some of the top magazines in Canada for Digital Library users.

Video Streaming

With your support, VPL can enhance the Kanopy video streaming service - enabling cardholders to find and watch over 30,000 movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.

Programs and Collections for Children and Youth

Video Streaming for Kids

Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for children ages 2 and up, available for streaming to public libraries. Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series...

Interactive Online Literacy, Social Studies and Science Resources

The Scholastic Learning Package consists of three modules (BookFlix, TrueFlix, ScienceFlix) that engage youth on a journey of education, discovery and personal growth.

Roots of Reading Expansion

The Roots of Reading is a fun and appealing collection of YouTube videos designed to support adults with their ability to share engaging songs, rhymes, and stories with young children.

Mother Goose

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.

Youth Digital Collections

The demand from young people for engaging materials that they can access from anywhere, at anytime continues increase dramatically.

Alligator Pie

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.

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.

VPL Services

Digital Literacy Supports

VPL is committed to offering a range of programs, resources and lifelong learning opportunities so that Vancouverites can build the new skills and literacies they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Accessible Services

Delivers reading and listening materials in a variety of formats to elderly or disabled patrons at their home or care facility.

Spaces for Children and Youth

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.

Central Children's Library Expansion

Fostering and encouraging a life-long love of learning and reading starts at a young age.

VPL Spaces

Central Library Entry Level Renewal

The revived main floor will serve as a dynamic gateway to the library.

Central Library Digital Commons Renewal

More than 16 per cent of Vancouverites don’t have high-speed internet at home, and many others don’t have access to a computer.

Branch Improvements and Safety Equipment

With over 6 million people VPL’s 21 branches in 2019, library spaces are continually refreshed and renewed to reflect the evolving role that libraries play in our community.