District celebrates half-century
November 21st, 2014
In celebration of 50 years of library service on the North Shore, North Vancouver District Public Library has published Fifty! With a Fabulous Future, written by Dave Obee (pictured).
The book chronicles the library’s transformation from a series of volunteer-run libraries set in private homes and community halls across the District of North Vancouver to the busy three-branch library system that exists today. The full-colour book boasts historical photos and original cartoons contributed by editorial cartoonist Adrian Raeside.
“This beautiful history book commemorates not only the history of the Library, but the history of the community,” says North Vancouver District Public Library Director of Library Services Jacqueline van Dyk. “We know that without the community’s support, there would be no library!”
“The library was created by dedicated people from the community, has served the people of the community, and continues to have a strong community focus,” says author Dave Obee.
In celebration of the book’s arrival and to celebrate the last 50 years, the Library will be hosting a Book Launch Soirée Fundraiser Event at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, at Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. We invite you to join us to celebrate how far the Library has come and raise a toast to the future!
Tickets for this gala evening cost $50 and include a copy of the book ($30 value), a drink and appetizers. Or, a couple can buy two tickets with only one book for $75. Tickets can be purchased online at booklaunchsoiree.eventbrite.ca or in person at any North Vancouver District Public Library branch.
Both Dave Obee and Adrian Raeside will be at the event, sharing stories from the Library’s history and the writing of the book.
Fifty! With a Fabulous Future will be available for sale for $30 at all North Vancouver District Public Library branches starting Monday, December 8, 2015.
For more information about the Book Launch Soirée, or about the Library’s 50 anniversary, visit www.nvdpl.ca.