Northeast Vancouver is in significant need of a library facility. To meet that need, FVRLibraries acquired a parcel of land in the Bowyer Marketplace, on 119th St just north of Prairie High School. The site can accommodate a library of up to 9,000 square feet.
- December 2021: FVRL is looking to begin fundraising for this project in 2022. Activities may include hosting community meetings to encourage input from area residents. Once we have some community input about the location and size, our next steps will be to hire an architect to create a conceptual design and determine a total budget for the project.
- January 2018: The FVRL Board of Trustees voted to purchase the Brush Prairie property from the Foundation for the same amount.
- Early 2018: Vancouver developer Killian Pacific sold a 0.96-acre parcel to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation for $200,000 plus closing costs—much less than the appraised value of $1.4 million.The Killian family said, "Public libraries have and will continue to be cornerstones of healthy communities—enabling access to information and resources and for facilitating literacy and improving the overall quality of life."
How you can help:
- Invest in the new library—gifts of any size are gratefully accepted by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation.
In the News:
- Bookmarked: Brush Prairie library location (The Columbian, 1/31/2018)
- Library district gets bargain on Brush Prairie location (The Columbian, 1/17/2018)