Virden's library fully staffed and ready for customers

New books

The library is back to regular hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

The library welcomes two additional staff members:

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Hello there everyone - I am happy to be here in Virden at the Border Regional Library as the Children's Library Clerk. I am looking forward to meeting with the Virden community’s children and their families. During these changing times, we are ready to carry forward with the Summer Reading Program virtually, so please come in and register your children ages 3 to 7, and 8 to 13 years.

Check out the website: I am excited to start reading with you, see you soon.  


I am Trista Hayward, the 2020 Summer Reading Program coordinator for the Border Regional Library in Virden. This is my second year working for the library in this position. I have also volunteered with the after school book club at the library for five years. I enjoy reading all types of fiction novels.

I am currently a VCI student going into grade 12. I have always dreamt of becoming an elementary school teacher and I plan on going to university to achieve a Bachelor of Education once I graduate.


The House of Kennedy by James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen. Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. Their name is synonymous with American royalty. Their commitment to public service is legendary. But, for all the successes, the family has been blighted by assassinations, fatal accidents, drug and alcohol abuse and sex scandals.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles. By turns savage, biting, funny, poetic, and heartbreaking, Megan Gail Coles’s debut novel rips into the inner lives of a wicked cast of characters, exposing class, gender, and racial tensions over the course of one Valentine’s Day in the dead of a winter storm. A Newfoundland Gothic story for the twenty-first century.

Redemption Point by Candice Fox. The second Crimson Lake novel. When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire's devastated father. Recommended for members who like James Patterson’s work.

Adult Non-Fiction
Creative Care by Anne Basting, PhD. A revolutionary approach to dementia and elder care. Anne pioneers a radical change in how we interact with people who struggle with dementia, showing anyone can use the creative lights to bring connection, light and joy to the lives of elders and those who care for them.

Crocodiles Need Kisses Too by Rebecca Colby, illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan. Crocodiles need kisses, porcupines need cuddles, tigers need snuggles. This rhyming tale reminds us that it doesn’t matter how prickly, ragged, or scratchy you are, every creature needs and receives love, especially you.

New Blu-rays
Frozen 2
Dark Waters
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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