New catalogue for library

October is Love Your Library month for Vancouver Island Regional Library and the local branch is set to celebrate.

  • Oct. 7, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Diana Hutton

Teresa Bird – Black Press

Love your Cowichan Lake library in October.

October is Love Your Library month for Vancouver Island Regional Library and the local  branch is set to celebrate.

Library users of all ages are invited to drop by the branch and pick up an I Love My Library button.

“They can pick up a button and share their love about what they love about their library,” says customer services librarian Kristen Rumohr. The love notes will be posted for others to see.

The library is also celebrating with a new cataloguing system that is currenly being installed island wide.

“we are celebrating by being trained and organized for the new system,” laughs Rumohr. During the switch, the library catalogue will unavailable from Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. to Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Customers will not be able to access their Library Accounts online or make payments during this time. VIRL branches will be closed Tuesday Oct. 13 to transition to the new catalogue. Branch staff will still be available by phone and email.

Rumohr says an average about 3,000 visitors frequent the Cowichan Lake library every month.

“It’s a pretty bustling little branch,” says Rumohr. “A little busier in the summer, slower in the winter, but busy.”

In addition to full library services, Cowichan Lake library also offers two weekly programs for children. Tuesdays at 11 am is the Mother Goose program for infants and toddlers up to age two. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Thursday, Family Story Time for four to seven year olds is at 11:30 a.m.

For more information on the Lake Cowichan branch, including hours and services, see

The library will be closed Tuesday Oct. 13


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