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Box 116 (Mailing Address)
2250 Shields Avenue (Location)

Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0
(250) 547-9528

The Lumby Branch is located in the Lumby Community Centre.

When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located on the side of the walkway entering the building.

Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches closed on statutory holidays

Free public parking is available in front of the library.


Meet the Artist for February

Garth Kuraoka

Monashee Arts Council Member



Artist Statement:

My interest in wood started many years ago.
As time permitted, I experimented with wood, making frames and features for family and friends. My main interest is barnwood.  It intrigues me how nature weathers the wood, exposing a range of colors  while enhancing the grain. The nail holes, knots, and saw curves give a historic and antique appearance.
Barnwood and antique hardware compliment each other, making it eye catching art.
The biggest challenge of my art is deciding what door knobs and plates suit the color of  the wood grain. In  my custom made frames, the appearance of a picture is enhanced by the earthy barnwood tones.
Notice that each frame, mirror and door knob feature is unique and hand made as one of a kind.
The excitement of giving new life to weathered wood satisfies my inner self.


 Coming in March!

Thread a Rainbow

This is an exciting opportunity to learn how to bead with "Granny Blake." Granny Blake is an elder in our community who is an amazing beader. We will be running sessions beginning in March and running through to May. There will be a total of 5 sessions and they are by REGISTRATION ONLY. Sessions are scheduled for March 10th and 24th, April 14th and 28th and May 12th will wind it up. These are after school times from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Come learn an exciting new skill and have fun doing it!


New Lego Club -

This is a monthly program - REGISTRATION IS LIMITED

Registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month

 2:45 to 3:45 PM

Use our Lego collection to create a different structure each month.

Geared for age 5 to 12,  but younger children are welcome with a helper.


Lego donations gratefully accepted at our library.

Here is a link to October's "Things that might fly" creations:


 Here is a link to November's Lego Club creations:


 Here is a link to December's Lego Club creations:


Here is the link for January Lego Club creations:



Story time


Story times are sessions filled with wonderful stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, puppets, songs and fun geared toward children from two to five years of age. Storytimes are free, no registration is required. Just drop in and enjoy the fun on Thursdays at 11 am!

Storytimes start January 15th to April 2nd.



Summer Reading Club was a great success last year! 

Thank you for the generous donations from Marjorie Unterberger ($50), Len Anderson ($100), the Kelly family who did a bottle drive to raise $75 toward supplies for this program and to Gordon's Grandpa Jim for $150. The Lumby Thrift store provided us with much needed pencil crayons, pencils, crayons, felts, erasers and scissors. We thank you for valuing this wonderful community literacy program.



  • Borrowing books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and books on CD are FREE.

  • Great selection of online resources including free eBooks.

  • You pay for the library in your taxes

  • All residents are eligible for a card with two pieces of ID showing a permanent address

  • We have 29 libraries in our regional library system that share a floating collection.

  • You can borrow items for 3 weeks at a time with 2 renewals if no holds are on those items [except the Quick Read collection and Feature Films– 1 week loan]

  • We have FREE Internet

  • Our hours are set to accommodate most work schedules

  • We have a convenient dropbox for after hour returns


So, what is holding you back from using the local library? We would love to see you here; it is your library.




We welcome tours and visits. Please contact us to set a date and make your library visit great!

To book your free tour contact Lumby Branch at 250-547-9528.