All branches of the Okanagan Regional Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labour Day. Regular operating hours resume on Tuesday, September 8th.

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Personalized Tech Training Sessions at your library.

Held throughout September and October.

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Fall Storytimes are starting!

Learn about how library Storytime can benefit children.

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Kids and Teens! Don't know what to read NEXT?

Tell us what you like to read and we will create a booklist just for you.

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Summerland Library is on the Move!

As the Summerland library prepares to vacate its current location at 9525 Wharton Street and move into its new location at 9533 Main Street, the Okanagan Regional Library wants to ensure the public is aware of the moving timeline and impacts to services:

Tuesday, September 1: Big wooden “book trucks” will have arrived at the current library location, and Nonfiction and Fiction books will have been moved onto the trucks for temporary shelving.

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Benefits of Storytime!

It’s that season again – as Summer Reading Club members get their medals and prepare for school, and libraries throughout the ORL gear up to begin fall storytimes for children five and under. And having served as a children’s librarian for almost three decades, the ORL’s Linda Youmans wants parents to understand the many benefits of storytime at the library.

“The live interaction of storytime, where we use songs and puppets and books, is still valid and perhaps even more important in this age of technology.

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Increase Your Digital Literacy

Having basic proficiency in computers and Wifi-enabled devices is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives, yet learning to use technology can be intimidating for new users. To address this, the ORL will be conducting free personalized technology training at its libraries throughout this fall.

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Lego at the Library: Building Blocks of Creativity

Each month dozens of boys and girls meet up at libraries throughout the ORL region, not to read or listen to storytime, but to play with Lego! The interlocking blocks were invented in Denmark over 50 years ago and the company's name translates to “play well”. Despite the rise of digital devices and games, the hands-on creativity of Lego remains popular with both boys and girls with most attendees in the 6-9 age group.

Kim Klonteig, Assistant Community Librarian at the Mission branch runs a popular Lego Builders Club.

“Parents tell me that when they buy Lego kits in stores, the children end up making the piece according to directions and then don’t want to take it apart.

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