SWOVA  maintains an extensive print resource library which is open to the public from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Thursday.  Books are available for loan, free of charge to people in the Southern Gulf Islands.  A catalogue of our resources has been distributed to each school in School District #64 as well as community service organizations.  Our library focuses on education and information about abuse and violence prevention and is open to all – call for more information: 250-537-1336.

Thanks to a grant from B.C. Gaming, as well as receiving some donations, we have been able to keep our library updated.  We have added many new books, some of which are listed below.


Some of our Books:

Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times: What Good Causes Need to Know to Survive and Thrive – (Book) Kim Klein, 2009.  Most non-profits tend to engage in a form of wishful thinking about how to raise funds for their work. Although they know they need money, they don’t want to face the realities of how to raise it and so look for money in the wrong places. Klein explains the why’s and how’s of funding non-profits.

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment – (Book) Leticia Nieto Psy.D. A Powerful analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege, this book shows readers how to develop the skills that can promote social justice for themselves and those around them.

The Gifts of Imperfection – (book) Brene Brown, 2010. Practicing courage, compassion, and connection in our daily lives is how we cultivate worthiness. The key word is Practice! You get courage by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.

Cyberbullying – (book)  Heather E. Schwartz, 2013. If a classmate sends threatening e-mails to you, do you know what to do? Don’t worry if you don’t. This book is here to help! Learn tech-savvy ways to keep bullies out of your technology without taking away all the fun!

The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying –  (book) R. Lohmann, J. V. Taylor, H. Kilpatrick, 2013. A practical, skills-based teen self-help workbook that addresses both bullying and cyberbullying.

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral –(book) J. W. Patchin, S. Hinduja, 2013. Provides strategies for kids who are being bullied online.





Click on this link for a list of our books:

Book Catalog

Our DVD/video collection has been replaced by a list of streaming links, available in-house.