About Kootenay Library Federation

Kootenay Library Federation is a federation of 20 libraries which work together to offer events and programs, receive discounts on supplies and materials through consortia ordering, and offer member support in a variety of areas of library service.

Ways That We Work with the Kootenay Library Federation

Below are some examples of how the Kootenay Library Federation has supported Creston Valley Public Library over the past few years:

  • Grant to support migration to Sitka Integrated Library System
  • Staff training and support through KLF Conferences and subscription to training software
  • Grant to support purchase of new library cards
  • Sponsorship of One Book One Kootenay and various author tours
  • Annual offering of Summer Reading Club facilitator training
  • Support for annual Board training through Trustees Orientation Propgram
  • Coordination of IT Assessment at all member libraries, in collaboration with BC Libraries Cooperative
  • Discounted prices on library supplies and database purchases
  • Shared purchase of Book Club sets to support area book clubs
  • Support for BC Books for Babies program, administered by the library in partnership with Success By 6 and Interior Health

Creston Valley Public Library is a proud member of the Kootenay Library Federation, and looks forward to building stronger ties with member libraries into the future.