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Adult Basic Education

Helping people attain increased skills, employment and post secondary education.

Vancouver Island University
604-485-2878
Location: 3960 Selkirk Avenue
Email: N/A
Website: www.pr.viu.ca

Day/Time: See VIU course calendar for schedule.

Other information: Visit the website to find out more information about programs, services, and appropriate contact information for departments.

Adult Easy Reading

To provide an attractive and effective collection of materials that support adult literacy.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: 
Serving literacy tutors and students, independent adult learners and independent ESL learners.

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday, Thursday:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
10-6
10-8:30
10-5
closed
Author Readings/Illustrator Visits

To generate interest in books, writing, illustrating and publishing. To promote enjoyment of reading.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: These events are presented by Library staff, published authors and illustrators, and they take place at the Library, as well as at Public Schools and other venues around Powell River.

Basic Computer Skills Program

Helping adults to become computer literate for employment and independent purposes.

Vancouver Island University
604-485-2878
Location: 3960 Selkirk Avenue
Email: N/A
Website: www.pr.viu.ca

Day/Time: See VIU course calendar for schedule.

Other information: Visit the website to find out more information about programs, services, and appropriate contact information for departments.

Book & Materials Lending

To provide an extensive collection of materials that meet the recreation and information interests of Powell River.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday, Thursday:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
10-6
10-8:30
10-5
closed

The Library is jointly funded by the City of Powell River, the Powell River Regional District and the Province of British Columbia.

Book Lending (Sliammon Library Project)

A special collection of Library materials at Ahms Tah Ow School which supports reading for recreation, education and information. The aim is to raise awareness of literacy, and support school success.

Ahms Tah Ow School
604-483-9646 ext 232
Location: 6686 Sliammon Road
Email: gbrach@sd47.bc.ca (Gerry Brach: Head Teacher)
Website: www.ahmstahow.sd47.bc.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serving all Sliammon citizens.

Books on Wheels

To deliver bags of materials to the homes of homebound Library patrons.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serving all those who are homebound due to illness or age. Contact the library for more information.

Community Adult Literacy & Learning (CALL)

To provide adult literacy services in a community-based, non-institutional setting.

PREP Society
604-413-1021
Location: The Learning Centre (above the Bank of Montreal on Marine Avenue)
Email: call@prepsociety.org 
Website:
http://www.powellriverliteracy.ca/CALL.html

Day/Time: September - June

Other information: Serving all adults who need one-on-one tutoring to increase basic literacy skills, as well as numeracy, computer literacy, and other essential skills. For more information on being a tutor or learner, contact coordinator Deb Calderon.

Daisy Disc and Daisy Reader Loaning

To facilitate access to CNIB's specially formatted audiobooks, and the devices required to listen to them.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serves print-impaired people in Powell River and the Regional District.

Kindle Loaning

To provide easy access to e-books and e-readers; to provide a wider selection of large font titles to those with impaired vision.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: The Library has 17 Kindle e-readers with 543 pre-loaded books.

Kurzweil 3000 Software

To boost accessibility to electronic resources for those with disabilities.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serving all those with disabilities in Powell River.

Lending Library

To provide educational information on parenting, specific disabilities, and child development.

PRACL (Powell River Association for Community Living)
604-483-4042
Location: 7055 Alberni Street (Jean Pike Centre for Children and Youth)
Email: info@pracl.ca
Website: www.pracl.ca/pracl/infant.html

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serves families being served by PRACL or SCD, as well as the community at large.

Library Book Clubs

To provide a Library venue and support for book club discussion groups.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Contact library for more information.

Other information: N/A

Literacy & ESL Materials

To provide increased skills, employment, and post-secondary programs for ESL learners.

Vancouver Island University
604-485-2878
Location: 3960 Selkirk Avenue
Email: N/A
Website: www.pr.viu.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Funded throught AVED.

Literacy, Large-print & ESL Materials, CNIB Books-on-Tape and Daisy Discs

To provide materials that support the enjoyment of literature and information needs of people who are print-impaired.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serving people with vision, motor or cognitive disabilities that impair their ability to use print materials.

Literacy and Parenting Skills

To enhance parenting and adult literacy skills in an interactive format.

Powell River Family Place
604-485-2706
Location: Powell River Town Centre Mall #55-7100 Alberni Street
Email: familyplace@prepsociety.org
Website: www.prepsociety.org/familyplace.html

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: This program is provided based on parent demand.

Lund Library

To foster community involvement through educational, recreational, cultural and spiritual endeavours.

Lund Community Society
604-483-9000
Location: 9654 Larsen Road, Lund
Email: See this page for the appropriate email contact:
Website: www.lundcs.org

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Serves the residents of the Malaspina Peninsula.

Powell River Immigrant Services (PRIS)

To provide English language tutoring support to adult immigrant and refugee newcomers in rural and remote communities of BC in order to facilitate their social, cultural, economic and political integration into Canada so they may become participating members of Canadian society as quickly as possible.

PREP Society
604-485-2004
Location: The Learning Centre (above the Bank of Montreal on Marine Avenue)
Email: pris@prepsociety.org 

Day/Time: ongoing

Other information: For more information on being a tutor or learner, contact coordinator Kelli Henderson.

Powell River Slam

To promote spoken word poetry. To build an appreciation for poetry and encourage people to write their own poetry.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Check with the Library for the next scheduled Slam.

Public Access Computers

To provide free computer access in a variety of public spaces.

Powell River Public Library, Family Place, Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver Island University, Lund Hotel, Texada Library, Texada Credit Union, Community Resource Centre, Teow Shum (Sliammon First Nation)

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: N/A

River City Storytellers

To raise the profile of storytelling and encourage people to tell their own stories.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: N/A

Rosetta Stone

To provide access to a comprehensive online language instruction program.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: 4411 Michigan Avenue
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Ongoing

Other information: Call/email the Library to be put on the list for a one-month access to a wide range of languages.

Traveling Storytimes for Adults

To build an appreciation for language and literacy, to demonstrate and introduce caregivers to skills involved with language development and sharing books with cognitively delayed adults.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: PRACL Free Spirit Club and PRACL Community Living (7055 Alberni Street)
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Contact library for more information.

Other information: Serving cognitively delayed adults.

Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor Program

To develop skill level necessary to: attend ABE program, increase independence and self esteem, be employed

Vancouver Island University
604-485-2878
Location: 3960 Selkirk Avenue
Email: N/A
Website: www.pr.viu.ca

Day/Time: Contact VIU for more information.

Other information: Serving adults; this and the CALL program are closely linked.

Whoop-di-doo it Anyway: Storytelling for Grown-ups

To celebrate the tradition of storytelling and foster love for this form of literacy.

Powell River Public Library
604-485-4796
Location: Events are held in a variety of locations, depending on funding
Email: info@powellriverlibrary.ca 
Website: www.powellriverlibrary.ca

Day/Time: Contact library for more information on upcoming events.

Other information: N/A