Libraries and Reading in Blueridge

North Vancouver District Public Library 

There are three branches of the North Vancouver District Public Library: Capilano, Lynn Valley, and Parkgate. The closest branch for Blueridge residents is Parkgate, located at 3675 Banff Court (Google maps link) by the Rec Centre.

Library cards are available to district residents, and can be acquired either in person or online. The library boasts an extensive collection of adult fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and more. All are free to borrow using your library card. You can browse the collection online from home, or using the computers located within the library. Alternatively, ask a librarian! They are friendly,  helpful, and can assist with any questions you might have.

Did you know?

    • Your library card can also be used at public libraries throughout BC! When you visit another public library, you can get a “BC OneCard” decal which grants access to all the books & resources at public libraries throughout BC.
    • Because Parkgate is connected to the other branches, you are able to request books from other locations. This can be done online (by placing a hold) or by asking a librarian to order it for you. It will then be delivered to the most convenient location for you to pick it up.
    • There are a variety of book clubs led by library staff that are free to join & participate in.
    • The library also lends e-books (books that can be read from your electronic device). Using the free “Libby” app and your library card, you have access to free ebooks and audiobooks you can borrow.

For more information on what’s happening at Parkgate and all the district libraries, visit: https://nvdpl.ca/

For locations & hours, please visit this link: https://nvdpl.ca/locations-hours

Blueridge Little Free Libraries

You may have seen painted mini “houses” filled with books on a neighbour’s front lawn or the shelf of books at the Blueridge community garden. These are sharing libraries- also known as “Little Free Libraries”- and are free for everyone to use. Take a book or two, share them with friends, or return them to one of the little libraries. It is not necessary to always leave a book when you borrow or return a book to the same little library. The hope is that books will be shared, enjoyed, and shared again! So when you are able, drop some books off at one of these little libraries and share the joy of reading with your neighbours. 

Blueridge currently has four little libraries, listed below and marked on our Blueridge Map.

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Nearest intersection:
Hyannis Drive & Hill Drive

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In the Blueridge Sharing Garden, on Carnation Street, across from Seymour Heights Elementary

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Nearest intersection:
Layton Drive and Swinburne Avenue

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Nearest intersection:
Wyat Place & Walpole Crescent

We’re told more Little Free Libraries are being planned by local residents. If you spot one not listed here, or are building one yourself, please email webmaster@blueridgeca.org to get it added to this website.

To see all the little libraries throughout North & West Vancouver, visit this Google map. To learn more about little libraries on the North Shore and see news & events related to reading, follow @northshorelittlelibraries on Facebook or Instagram.

Book Clubs

There used to be a Blueridge Book Club, but at the moment it has stopped meeting. If that restarts, or if you encounter another book club, please notify us at webmaster@blueridgeca.org so we can add information about it here.

Interested in starting your own book club? There are lots of book lovers in our community, so be sure to ask your neighbours, friends, or comment on the Blueridge facebook page to get started. The librarians at our local library can help you choose a book for your club, get access to discussion questions, and give you some ideas to get started. The library has all that and more, here: https://nvdpl.ca/diy-book-clubs.


Many thanks to Crystal Cahill – Blueridge resident, library teacher, little library steward and book lover – who provided all the information and photos for this page.