Our regular hours:
Tuesday through Saturday
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


During the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

August 18 and 19, 2017 the laneway to the Music School and other cultural facilities will close to vehicles at 1 pm and you will need to walk up to the Reading Centre or take their golfcart shuttle, if it is available.  This should not be a huge problem, but if you wish to park at the Reading Centre, please come between 11 am and 1 pm on August 18 and 19, 2017.



READING CENTRE is operated by the Pender Harbour Reading Society as a non-profit society providing a limited library service to residents of Pender Harbour, Egmont, and Secret Cove.

The Centre is run entirely by volunteers, who purchase books, catalogue and bind those books, and provide service to the public several days a week. Our regular hours are:  Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This will continue until any future change is announced. Thank you to our volunteers for going above and beyond to make this possible!

PHRC’s collection contains both fiction, non-fiction, and a complete set of Harbour Publishing’s books.  The Board purchases books throughout the year based on the interests of the majority of the members.  Where possible, we attempt to fulfill special requests.  In addition to purchasing books, the Centre accepts book donations, which will be added to the collection where appropriate & possible, or sold in our book sales.  Our funding is based upon an initial bequest donated in 1982, other small grants, and donations which are always welcome.

Come in and check out our free books and books for sale… the result of our culling of old books in the Reading Centre!

Thanks to the devotion and hard work of our volunteers, the library has survived over many years, but we are always looking for additional volunteers.  Find out about volunteering at PHRC.

We welcome everyone to visit our location beside the Pender Harbour Music School in Madeira Park. If you are a summer visitor, you are welcome to use the library:  check out how.

Latest News


How to use our online catalogue, how to access Sechelt Library, how to download E-books and audio books.  Just leave your name and phone number with the volunteer on duty.


Once on the Library Thing site, you can view all the authors in a list if you wish, then look at the individual books of that author.  >  CLICK HERE

Featuring Harbour Publishing

Our own, award-winning Harbour Publishing, donates one copy of almost everything they publish to our Reading Centre. Look for the orange dots.