If you think you may have been in contact with COVID-19, please call 811 for clear direction on how to proceed. Dial 911 for emergencies only. For urgent care, Pender Medical Clinic office hours, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, call first 250-629-3233 or after hours, 1-800-866-5602.
Pender Medical Clinic will only see registered clients unless it is urgent.

Pender Island Public Library

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The library is closed to the public, but many online resources are available -- go online and search for the Pender Island Library to visit our website and access free resources. Lots of free eBooks, eMagazines, audiobooks, language & music lessons, and educational resources for kids and teens. Call the library for Tech Tutor support on Tues-Wed-Thurs from 10-3 for help with digital resources or to get a free library card.  Free wifi from outside the library building 24/7.

History of the Pender Island Library

The Pender Island Public Library first came into being in November 1973, under the guidance of Marjorie Bailey and with the help of an enthusiastic group of colleagues.  At this time the library was located in the back room of the Pender Island Community Church and fondly called “The Pender Lender”. In 1976, the library moved to a building on the grounds of the Auchterlonie Centre, next to the Nu-To-Yu community thrift store. This small ‘old library’ building now houses the local Youth Centre.

In around 1989 a group of far-sighted individuals, led by June Hall as Chairperson, laid the groundwork for what in 1991 became the new Pender Island Public Library building. This building was designed by local architect John Roberts. The building is one of which the residents of Pender Island are, justifiably, very proud. After 20 yrs of serving the community, and with much fundraising from generous local donors, the Library underwent extensive renovations in 2012. The newly renovated space now has a large dedicated youth section, a new front desk, and a welcoming and bright interior. The library services have grown over the years, to include programs for adults and youth and digital services, and aspires to continue to meet the needs of the local community.

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