Name That Library!

Naming of New Library in James Bay

Thank you to everyone who submitted a name for the new library that is set to open in James Bay in early 2018. The submission period is now closed.

The Name That Library! campaign is not a vote or a contest. Suggested names will be submitted to Victoria City Council for consideration. The name of the new library will be announced in December.

Of the current 11 branches in the Greater Victoria Public Library system, four have commemorative names and seven reflect geographic locations. The new branch in James Bay will be the second in Victoria and the 12th in the Greater Victoria Public Library system.

By way of a survey or email, the community was invited to support the geographical name “James Bay Branch” or submit their own suggestion for a suitable name along with a short rationale.  

  • Names could be based on a local person or historical figure, a landmark, or a connection to the James Bay neighbourhood or Victoria.
  • The rationale was to explain the connection between your idea for a name and the new library in James Bay.
  • There was no limit to the number of names/rationales that can be submitted. One name/rationale per survey or email was requested.

DEADLINE: Midnight on Sunday, November 19, 2017.