Services & Programs

Resources for High School Educators

Last Updated 2021/11/12

Class Sets High school class sets are a collection of books for teens readers available for teachers and educators to borrow for class room use. The books in these sets are by BIPOC or LGBTQ2S+ authors and are meant to supplement the titles available to teachers through the school system. To find out more or

Friday Afternoon Book Club

Last Updated 2020/05/14

The Friday Afternoon Book Club meets at the Library on the last Friday of the month at 1pm. There is a maximum of 15 participants, and space is currently available. Contact the library or email Mark Merlino at if you are interested in joining. See the schedule for upcoming titles: Friday Afternoon Book Club reading list

Radon Detection Kits

Last Updated 2019/08/01

  Is there radon in your home and do you know the health risks? Researchers at Simon Fraser University are conducting a study of radon levels on the North Shore and Sunshine Coast. Borrow a radon detection kit from the Powell River Public Library to test your home’s radon levels and participate in the study!


Last Updated 2017/12/19

Sphero SPRK (2) Teach your robot combine simple commands like roll, flip, spin, and color change to create more complex instructions for your robot to follow. Text-Based code viewer after combining commands, see the code and use this as a foundation to learn more about programming. Accessible for all ages the SPRK app is designed to appeal

Book Clubs

Last Updated 2021/03/04

The Library supports book clubs by bringing in multiple copies of specific titles for their members through Interlibrary Loan. Do you organize a book club or would like to start one? Contact us to get you started. Consider joining one of the Library’s Book Clubs: Book Club – Tuesday at 4:00pm Book Club – Thursday

Tech Help

Last Updated 2020/12/30

Need Tech Help? Contact Mark to schedule an appointment for one on one Tech Help. Curious about social media, computer software and digital library services? Join us for Tech Savvy, our ongoing series that explores a variety of tech topics. Check our Events Calendar or contact Mark to see what is coming up next.  

Board Games

Last Updated 2019/01/29

The Powell River Public Library’s  collection of board games is bigger and better and ready for you to play at any time! Simply ask to see the selection of games at the front desk and enjoy a game with friends and family here in the library, or bring your own. Castle Panic + Settlers of

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Last Updated 2021/06/17

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club meets at the Library every third Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm. For information about this book club contact Mark at See 2020 2021 Thursday Afternoon Book Club for the complete list of upcoming Book club book titles. See our Events Calendar for details of upcoming meetings.


Last Updated 2016/06/21

BC OneCard

Last Updated 2016/06/30

BC OneCard Policies: Powell River BC OneCard patrons may borrow regularly circulating items for 4 weeks with a limit of 30 items. New items and interlibrary loan items cannot be borrowed.