Update: No Service Interruption for Sunday, March 9th
Telus has cancelled the upgrade for March 9th, 2014. All on-line services will be available as normal.
Downtown Kelowna Branch will still be closed for a major reshuffling of stock.
Vernon and Salmon Arm will be open as usual.
We apologize for the confusion.
Telus will be performing an upgrade between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm on Sunday, March 9th that will cause a service interruption for all ORL patrons.» Read More
Great News from the Vernon Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library!
Thanks to the great work by Stutter’s Restoration and the staff at the Vernon Branch, we are thrilled to announce a modified reopening to the public beginning Monday, February 24th.
“The ORL is committed to providing service to our patrons and the staff at the Vernon Branch is taking extraordinary steps to mitigate any inconvenience and disruption,” says Tara Thompson, Branch Head Librarian.
The Vernon Friends of the Library will be providing coffee, juice and cookies in the lobby on Monday to celebrate the partial opening.
Linda Wills is the chair of the VFoL. “I didn’t understand the devastation the flood had caused until I was able to tour the library on Monday.» Read More
A New Library Building for Summerland!
The Okanagan Regional Library and the District of Summerland are pleased to announce the selection of a site for a new library branch in Summerland. The current building is less than half the recommended size and the construction of a new branch has been on the books for several years. The space crunch at the branch has reached record proportions during recent library programs, with some attendees having to peer between bookshelves to see the speaker.
Summerland library goers, who last year borrowed over 130,000 items from the branch, won’t have to travel far to the new location, as it will be just across the street along Main Street at Kelly Avenue. The new building will be more than double the current size, at about 8,000 square feet and will sit on a 2» Read More
Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights from February 19th, 2014
Vernon Branch Update
On February 10th a pipe burst in the unheated book drop of the Vernon branch. Book drops are not heated because of the high cost to do so with openings to the outdoors and limited library budgets. The pipe was insulated, but apparently this was not sufficient for the rapid freeze and thaws that occurred at that time.» Read More