The New Leaf Learning Centre is open year round (check our drop-in schedule for exact times.) It is 800 square feet of fun for any age learner. Besides many free books to take home, it has 6 workstation computers to check out the e-world! It is situated at the back of the historic Alexander Mackenzie Church, right next to the Bella Coola Elementary School Playground and is wheel chair accessible.


The New Leaf Learning Centre is the home of Literacy NOW. This initiative strives to bring together those working in the field of literacy to share information, expertise and the enthusiasm to improve the literacy services of the Bella Coola Valley. Once a month there is a Saturday Storytime with lots of costumes to dress up, puzzles, games, storytime kits and books to be read! 

It is also the home of the Community Adult and Family Literacy Program (CALP). Largely through trained volunteers, this program makes services available to those adults wishing to improve their skills in all of the areas known to improve quality of life; Reading, writing, numeracy, computer skills, oral , communication and problem solving. CALP is available to help with pre-ABE skills as well. There are many tutor resources and easy reading materials. 

Aside from our Computer Drop-In centre, we host many events and workshops.


International Literacy Day - "Literacy is the remedy". We put out 5 free book boxes around the valley and you responded! Over 200 books were put out into our community in five days.

Beginner Computer Classes  -  Please call us at 250-799-5822 for an up-to-date schedule.


StoryTime - The first Saturday of each month - 12:30pm - 2pm. For children 3 - 9 years old and parents who wish to join in the fun.

Tutor Training - No experience is required.  For more info., please call Janice at 250-799-5822.

D.E.A.R.  or DROP Everything and READ!

Reading is a beautiful thing…read twenty minutes everyday!

We will be putting out free Book Boxes again as it was so popular for International Literacy Day.