Murrayville's neighbourhood library has come a long way since its launch a decade ago.
The Township's fifth library branch opened its doors in October 2002.
Everyone is invited to join in the library's 10th Birthday Celebration, which will feature cake, children's crafts, music, and book draws.
"Our library services are tailored to our community. Surveys indicate that people visit the library for many different reasons. We try to accommodate them all," explained library manager David Thiessen. "The Murrayville area is still growing and we anticipate an increased use of the local library as a result. It's a place where residents get to know their neighbours in a friendly and relaxing environment."
Originally the site of a corner grocery store, the library has grown to become a hub of the community, attracting people of all ages to its varied resources.
Children and their parents come for Wednesday storytimes, young adults check out the latest teen novels, and adults participate in social and cultural programs. Residents of nearby seniors' residences enjoy the large print collection and books on CD, as well as e-books.
Since its opening, the Murrayville Library has circulated 1.5 million items - among them picture books, movies, magazines, mysteries, music CDs, car manuals, cookbooks and travel guides.
The festivities begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. Murrayville Library is located at 22071 48 Ave. Phone 604-533-0339 for more information.
Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 24 community libraries serving nearly 670,000 people in its service area.
Established in 1930, it is funded with taxes raised in the community it serves, plus a Government of BC operating grant. The governing board consists of elected officials representing 15 member municipalities and regional districts.
With its mission "To Connect People to the World of Information and Ideas", FVRL plays a prominent role in the communities throughout the Fraser Valley.