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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

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Developmentally Disabled Services

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READ-Ability Book Club Kits

Kits include 10 high interest/low vocabulary books and a reading guide. To be used in the library or care facility by care workers and their clients.

Find READ-Ability Book Club kits in the library catalogue.

Stories for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Spoken and written word stories designed especially for teens and adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Check the events calendar for dates and times.

Learn more about what to expect at Stories for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

Library Visits

Clients love to be out in the community. Here are some guidelines to consider before visiting the library:

  • Develop a routine by scheduling regular self-directed visits to the library to borrow and return books
  • Talk to your clients before visiting about acceptable behaviour in the library
  • Remain with your group and support their use of the library
  • Allow clients to be flexible in their choice of reading material
  • Book a library tour! Call your local library to make an appointment.

A fun way to prepare clients for a library visit is to read aloud a story about the library. Find materials in the library catalogue

For more information contact Ilona Stachura, Manager of READ-Ability & Outreach Services, at or 604-598-7396.