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Public Library Reading



Fall Book Sale

Stock up on your autumn and winter reading at our annual fall book sale!


Thursday, October 5 | Early Bird Sale

Join us Thursday evening for the early bird sale. From 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. pay a flat entry free of $5 and snag as many books as you can carry.


Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8

Browse through the great selection of kids', teen and adult titles. There is plenty of fiction, non-fiction, and even some graphic novels & comics. All books are by donation with a suggested price scale.


Friday, October 6 | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 7 | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


We are looking for volunteers to help out during the book sale. Please contact Megan at to get involved!


Over 1000 food items donated during Food for Fines!
Thanks to everyone who made Food for Fines so successful yet again!

Library patrons donated over 1000 food items to the Yellowknife Food Bank during this year's Food for Fines and in return had over $2000 worth of library fines waived. A fresh start for a great cause!

Thanks for taking part and keep your eye out for our next Food for Fines event.

Book Lovers Never Travel Alone Contest

At Yellowknife Public Library we want to know where our books and e-books travelled this summer!


Take a selfie with your library book on vacation. This can be anywhere - even your backyard! Bring your picture to the library or email it to:

Make sure to tell us:

1. Your Full Name

2. Where you travelled with your book

3. If we have permission to display your picture and name in our promotional materials


All entries will be included in a draw to win a $30 gift certificate to the Yellowknife Book Cellar.

The contest is open to all ages and runs from June 1 - September 15, 2017.


 Holiday Hours Update 

Oops! If you checked out the latest Recreation Guide you might have noticed we are listed as closed for many of the upcoming summer holidays. But, we've got good news! The hours listed in the guide are incorrect. You'll be able to stop by your library for reduced hours on many of those holidays. See the correct times below.


Monday September 4 (Labour Day): 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8: 1:00 pm - 5:00pm

Monday October 9 (Thanksgiving Monday): 1:00pm - 5:00pm


See you at the library!