Libraries

Libraries are housed in donated portable trailers, modular buildings, and repurposed buildings. Britco has donated 12 trailers and is working with the Write to Read Project to develop the next series of libraries. Trained professionals and trades people contribute their skills and time to assist with construction and installation.

See a map here.

Already installed

1. Tl’esqox (Toosey) at Riske Creek
Sponsored by: Williams Lake Daybreak, Langley Central Rotary Clubs
2. Yunesit’in Government (Stone)
Sponsored by: Williams Lake, Sechelt & Commerce CityColorado Rotary Clubs
3. Halalt-Lyackson
Sponsored by: Steveston Rotary Club
4. Old Masset
Sponsored by: Langley Central Rotary Club Newsletter
5. Bella Bella – Heiltsuk Indian Reserve #1
Sponsored by: Steveston Rotary Club
6. Wuikinuxv Nation –
Sponsored by: Rivers Inlet North Vancouver Lionsgate
7. Malahat Nation
Sponsored by: South Cowichan Rotary Club
8. Fort Rupert
Sponsored by: Burnaby Metrotown, Port McNeil, Port Hardy Rotary Clubs
9. Ditidaht
Sponsored by: North Delta Rotary Club
10. Metlakatla
Sponsored by: Steveston Rotary Club
11. Lax Kw’alaams
Sponsored by: Steveston and Mission AM Rotary Clubs
12. Nooaitch
Sponsored by: Merritt Sunrise
13.Tsay Key Deneh
Sponsored by: Williston lake) (Prince George Yellowhead, Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary Clubs
14. Quatsino
Sponsored by: Steveston Rotary

Libraries to be installed in 2017

1. Ahousaht
Sponsored by: Vancouver Arbutus Rotary Club
2. Xeni Gwet’in
Sponsored by: Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Club

Libraries communities visited and designs drawn for a Learning Centre

1. Glen Vowell (Gitxsan) – http://www.sik-e-dakh.com
2. Laxgaltsap (Nass Valley) – http://www.nisgaanation.ca/laxgaltsap
3 Kyuquot/Chekleset (Northwest Vancouver Island) – http://www.kyuquotbc.ca
4. Bonaparte (Cache Creek) – http://www.bonaparteindianband.com
5.  Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo) (Young Professionals of Nanaimo) – http://www.snuneymuxw.ca

Communities that are on the Radar (yet to be visited or visited but no designs yet)

1. Tŝideldel (Alexis Creek, Chilcotin)
2.Tl’entinqox (Anaham Chilcotin)
3. Shakan Indian Band (Nicola Valley)
4. Splatsen (Okanagan Indian Band)
5. Pacheedaht (Port Renfrew)
6. Huayaht (Port Alberni/Bamfield – visited design meeting to be scheduled)
7. Yecooche (Fort St.James – visited design meeting to be scheduled)
8. Gitsegukla (visit and design meeting has been scheduled for April 5/6 2017)

Donate to the Write to Read Project

The Write to Read Project builds libraries in remote communities across British Columbia. Each library can cost $30,000 to $50,000 depending on the remoteness of the community in which it is built and the design which works best for the community. While the trailers, books and computers are donated in kind, funds are needed for transportation, installation, furniture and equipment, sustainability and communications.

To donate, please mail your cheque payable to the Rotary Club of Steveston Charitable Society.  Please note on your cheque, that you wish your donation to be used for the libraries/learning centres.  All donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt according to Canada Revenue Agency Regulations.

Rotary Club of Steveston-Richmond Charitable Society
12111 3rd Avenue
Richmond, BC
V7E 3K1