Celebrate the Season at Free Holiday Events
Branches throughout the ORL region are getting in the holiday spirit and invite you to join any (or all!) of our special events. Find our what's happening near you with this quick reference guide:
Salmon Arm Branch – Piccadilly Mall:
- Teen and Tween DIY Holiday Gifts – make ribbon and pearl necklaces, chocolate mice, bath salts and more on Friday, December 4 from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.; registration required
- Children’s Winter Wonderland event – Thursday, December 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- For adults, destress from holiday season at the Adult Colouring Book Club on Tuesday evenings from December 8-22 from 5 p.m.
Design a New Library Card for the ORL!
Calling all artists and graphic designers - create new library cards for the ORL system! The ORL is holding a card design contest and inviting designers of all ages to submit their ideas for new library cards.
Full contest details and entry forms are available at any of the ORL’s 29 branches or online here at www.orl.bc.ca/cardcontest. Entries can be either handmade or digital, and have to be submitted by January 4, 2016 to a branch or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Four winning designs will be chosen and printed for use throughout the region, with each designer receiving a $100 cash prize.» Read More
Your Input Sought on Future of Library Services
As the next step in the ORL’s strategic planning process, members of the public are invited to “Idea Labs” throughout the ORL region to provide input and feedback on the future of library services.
“The world is changing, and so are we. Our library Board and staff working group have been working hard over the past few months developing ideas and themes for change”, says ORL CEO Stephanie Hall. “Now we want to hear the voices of our community – both library users and non-users.» Read More
Get Spooked (Safely) at your Local Library this Halloween
Branches throughout the Okanagan Regional Library system are ready to spook children this week leading up to Halloween festivities. Families are welcome to join any of the following free events:
The Revelstoke Branch is having a special Halloween Pyjama Song & Storytime on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM for children 5 years and under. Wear your PJs or costume and drop in for the fun!
The South Shuswap Branch in Blind Bay will host its Halloween Pyjama Song & Storytime on Wednesday, October 28 from 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.» Read More