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Year of the Wise

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One Hundred Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten

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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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Learn how to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from the ORL's online collections

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Poppy Cove Mystery Tour!

In 2003, friends Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff visited the ORL's downtown Kelowna branch and began discussing ideas for a cozy mystery series. Before they left the building, the duo had created an imaginary town set in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s complete with a cast of characters.

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ORL Hosting Town Hall in Salmon Arm

The Okanagan Regional Library will be hosting a public town hall on the evening of Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Salmon Arm library Branch in Piccadilly Mall.

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Okanagan Regional Library Board Receives Clean Audit for 2014

The Okanagan Regional Library Board of Directors reviewed and accepted a clean audit of the 2014 Financial Statements at their Board meeting yesterday. Auditors BDO reported that the ORL’s revenues and expenses were very close to what was budgeted and consistent with previous years, with the exception of costs associated with the construction of the new Summerland branch due to open in late summer.

Taking Summerland out of the equation, total revenues for the regional library system were slightly higher than the previous year, totaling $17,150,067. Likewise, expenses were slightly elevated to $17,613,159 with an increase in acquisition of electronic resources and modest wage increases.

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Visiting Kelowna Branch during Okanagan Centre for Innovation construction

Construction for the Okanagan Centre for Innovation is underway beside the downtown Kelowna Branch

Beginning May 13, there is an alternate route to access the library and parkade during the construction period, which is expected to last several months. Vehicle access to the library and parkade will be off Ellis St on a temporary driveway, the entire driveway will be one way entering from Ellis St and exiting onto Doyle Ave.

Please be very careful walking around the library during this period, as the only sidewalk will be the one right against the curved wall of the building.

View a map of parkade and library access during construction, on the Ke

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