Nelson Public Library reaches into Slocan Valley

It’s not quite take-out, but it’s close. Slocan Valley residents can now request books, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs from the library stacks and have them delivered just a little closer to home.

It’s not quite take-out, but it’s close. Slocan Valley residents can now request books, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs from the library stacks and have them delivered just a little closer to home.

Public consultations leading to the development of a new five-year plan told the Nelson library that distances can be an issue for some residents. The Slocan Valley library delivery service hopes to address that by delivering pre-ordered library materials to the Heritage Credit Union (Slocan Valley branch) for pickup.

Library members with a wish-list in mind are asked to peruse the online catalogue, then place holds on materials that are in the library and reserves on items currently checked out. When the requested items are available, patrons will be notified.

At that point, a patron simply has to request delivery. For those who prefer the telephone, the library is happy to oblige.

Each Thursday, requested materials are sent to the Heritage Credit Union in sealed, confidential pouches. Picture ID and library card must be shown at the time of pick-up. Books checked out through the Slocan Valley library delivery service have an extended loan period, allowing extra time for return.

A secure book drop located outside the Heritage Credit Union accepts returns, which will be picked up on Wednesdays.

Says chief librarian June Stockdale: “We’re grateful to the Heritage Credit Union for their enthusiasm in partnering with us, and we’re delighted to be offering this service. Regardless of weather, distance, and road conditions, for Slocan Valley patrons, access to library materials just got a whole lot easier.”

The Heritage Credit Union is located at 3014 Highway 6 in Slocan Park. For more information contact the library at 250-352-6333 or go to

Just Posted

TELUS to install fibre in Nelson

New cable will be in place this year

Nelson wins first round of Strong Towns competition

Voting ends at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28

Vancouver choir with Nelson roots ‘will fill your heart’

Group directed by three Corazón alumni performs this week in Nelson

Nelson author launches Grocery Story April 7

New book about consumer-owned grocery stores pulls back the curtain on the grocery giants

Cottonwood Lake group applauds RDCK purchase but wants to buy more

Purchased forest covers 33 per cent of land to be logged

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

Most Read