Literacy Resources

Last Updated 2021/01/25

Family Literacy Week The last week of January is Family Literacy Week (Jan. 24 – 31st)! PRPL will be celebrating with inspirational videos from local celebrities, Book Bingo, Early Literacy video, Early Literacy learning kits, writing prompts, and more! Our finale event will be an author reading with the international bestselling mystery author, Ian Hamilton

Search Our Catalogues

Last Updated 2021/02/08

We offer several online services to help you find exactly what you need, and Library staff are always here to support you in this endeavour from downloading apps to navigating our catalogue. For quick links to new material and popular search queries, visit: Catalogue Quick Links ​ Find and reserve books, movies, music, games, magazines that

Book Recommendations

Last Updated 2019/02/04

  Powell River Staff Picks – Read the latest book reviews from our staff. GoodReads – Includes reader reviews, trivia, reading lists, etc.  You can choose to sign up and share book lists, and enter the annual reading challenge. BookBrowse.com – Includes reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides, and more. Globe

Book Reviews & Best Sellers

Last Updated 2019/02/06

PRPL Staff Picks Kirkus Book Reviews | Best Seller List   Globe and Mail Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists   GoodReads | Listopia   Loan Stars Best forthcoming titles    New York Times Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists    49th Shelf |Canadian Book Lists  

Suggest a Purchase

Last Updated 2020/11/13

*It is advised to keep your own records of items requested and consider Interlibrary Loan, as we rarely purchase titles older than five years, besides replacing Classics. We aim to keep the collection current due to limited shelving space.

Recommended Reading

Last Updated 2022/01/08

Book Reviews & Best Sellers Recommended Reading for Kids Official PRPL Teen Reviewed Reads Most Borrowed List 2020


Last Updated 2021/02/08

Looking for… Books, Movies, Magazines, Music, Books on CD and more? Search our library’s catalogue. If it’s not at our library, find it at another library by searching through BC’s library catalogue, Illume Interlibrary Loan. Request it and have it delivered to our library. Visit our Interlibrary Loan Online Help pages for more information. Download