At the Library
The Library has a wide variety of materials available for loan, including:
- Large print books and Reader’s Digest Large Print magazine
- Audiobooks in a variety of formats (On CD, Playaway, streaming from the website and downloadable books)
- Victor Readers available to borrow for the vision impaired
- E-readers and downloadable e-books are available for loan
- Feature films, TV shows and documentaries on DVD and streaming from the website
Visit the Accessible Books page for more information on items available to borrow.
A Nelson Library librarian visits Mountain Lake and Lakeview Village with a selection of books on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The Mountain Lake visit occurs at 12:30 and the Lakeview Village visit occurs at 2:30. To request specific titles or materials please call Heather at 250-352-6333. Thank you to the Friends of Nelson Elders for the grant that makes this service possible.
In the Community
Learning in Retirement: Membership is open to all 50+ retirees who share a love of learning regardless of their formal education.
Cyber Seniors Computer Classes: Students will learn to manage files; create, edit and format documents, use email and explore the internet in a safe and friendly environment. For more information contact Joan at 250-352-3218 or visit the CBAL website.
Techboomers: a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites on the Internet.
Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society: Coordinates services for seniors such as grocery runs, home help, health and fitness programs, tax help, and an online directory for local Legal, Housing, Health and other services.
Kootenayseniors.ca: The Kootenay Seniors Project was created to improve access to services for seniors and their families, as well as service providers. It includes this website and activities that support the organizations and people who provide services to seniors.
Canada Benefits: Government of Canada benefits for seniors including Finances and Housing and Health, Personal Loss and Safety.
SeniorsBC.ca: A BC government site that covers a wide range of topics including Active Aging, Finances, Housing, Legal issues, Elder Abuse, and Pensions and Income Assistance.
Seniors Canada: A Government of Canada site providing information on subjects such as Veterans services, Care facilities, Wills and Estates, Travel and Leisure, and Scams and Frauds.
Scam Alert: An Royal Canadian Mounted Police site providing Fraud alerts, information on Identity Theft and Identity Fraud, Payment Card Fraud, Email Fraud, Mass Market Fraud, Internet Related Fraud, and Investment and Security Fraud.
Health link BC: Learn about health topics, check symptoms, or find health services and resources.
Health Canada: Find out about Health Advisories and Product Recalls, Drugs and Health Products, the Health Care System and more health topics.
Research : Visit the Online Database page for more great online resources. The library subscribes to databases that cover a wide variety of topics including, Auto and Small Engine Repair, Genealogy, Health, Language Learning, Legal information, access to Newspapers, Magazines and Journals, e-books and Audiobooks.
Thank you to the Osprey Foundation for the grant that made this Seniors page possible.