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LEAD GVPL CEO Maureen Sawa received the prestigious United Way of Greater Victoria Award for Collaboration and Partnership from Leadership Victoria in 2015. Maureen was recognized for her collaborative approach to library service and GVPL’s commitment to building community. Library staff and volunteers work in partnership with more than 100 groups and organizations in the region.

NURTURE GVPL established the Emerging Local Authors Collection in 2015 to highlight self-published, independent and small press books by local authors. Each spring, GVPL will launch a new collection of authors with print books showcased in the rotunda at Central Branch and ebooks online at gvpl.ca/ emerginglocalauthors

READ GVPL added another offering to its growing digital collection with Zinio for Libraries, featuring hundreds of popular magazines that span fashion, business, health, technology and more. GVPL cardholders can sign into the digital collection and instantly read an issue on their mobile device or their home computer. There are no holds required, no limit to the number of magazines you can check out, and no need to return them.

ENABLE No e-reader? No problem. The library now lends Nexus 7 Tablets so you can explore the library’s extensive digital collections including ebooks, e-audiobooks, movies, television shows, music and magazines.


GVPL Annual Report 2015