Events & Programs

Thursdays, July 10 to August 21
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LEGO at the LibraryCalling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime
between 1:30 and 4:30 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms
and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children
10 and under.

No registration required.

Fridays, July 11 to August 8
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: Birth to 18 months

No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Fridays, July 11 to August 8
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: Birth to 18 months

No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Fridays, July 11 to August 22
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Bring the whole family to watch fun movies in our Program Room on Friday afternoons throughout the summer. Caregivers must attend with children under 10. No registration required, but space is limited.

July 11 – Babe

July 18 – Wall E

July 25 – Matilda

August 1 – Frozen

August 8 – The Shaggy Dog

August 15 – The Rescuers Down Under

August 22 – James and the Giant Peach

Mondays, July 14 to August 18 (no session Aug 4)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Families and friends are invited to drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 to play with some of your favourite board games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Snakes & Ladders and Sorry!

Parents/caregivers must participate with children.

No registration required. Suitable for kids ages 3 to 12

Mondays, July 14 to August 25 (6 sessions - no session August 4)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the library.  Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. There will be no session on August 4. This is a free, drop-in program with no registration required.

Tuesdays, July 15 to August 12
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Do you like to read? Do you like helping kids?

Contribute to your community!
Sign up to be a Reading Buddy at the McGill Branch Library.

Reading Buddies is a leadership program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading.

Interested teens must have strong
English-language skills,
lots of patience and enthusiasm,
and a desire to play an active role in the community.

Interested teens must be available:

Tuesdays, July 15 to August 12
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street

This program is open to Burnaby residents entering grade 10, 11 or 12 in September 2014.
Click here if you are interested in participating in the Metrotown Reading Buddies Program.

Click here for an application form.

Questions? Contact Rachel, Teen Services Librarian, at 604-297-4809 or email me

Note: All applications must be dropped off at any BPL branch by Friday, May 30. This is an unpaid position.

Tuesdays, July 15 to August 12
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

What is Reading Buddies?

Reading Buddies is a reading program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Younger children will gain practice reading with a caring teen mentor. Teens will develop leadership experience and community involvement.

How do I sign up?

Sign up in person at McGill Library or by phone at 604-299-8955 starting May 30th.

Questions? Please contact Vicki Donoghue at 604-436-5415/vicki.donoghue@bpl.bc.ca, or phone the McGill Branch Library directly at 604-299-4599 for more information

Tuesdays, July 15 to August 12
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

What is Reading Buddies?

Reading Buddies is a reading program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Younger children will gain practice reading with a caring teen mentor. Teens will develop leadership experience and community involvement.

How do I sign up?

Sign up in person at McGill Library or by phone at 604-299-8955 starting May 30th.

Questions? Please contact Vicki Donoghue at 604-436-5415/vicki.donoghue@bpl.bc.ca, or phone the McGill Branch Library directly at 604-299-4599 for more information.

Wednesdays, July 16 to August 13
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to walking

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

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