#285 Piccadilly Mall
1151 10th Ave. SW
Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1T3
The library has two book return bins - one behind the library, next to the Canadian Tire loading dock and open 24 hours, and one inside the mall next to the library entrance and open during mall hours. Book drops are locked during extended closures (Easter and Christmas).
Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.
|Monday:||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*|
|Thursday:||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday:||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday:||12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Oct. 19 to Apr. 19|
|*The library branch will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st, for the Canada Day holiday.|
Free parking is available in the mall parking lot.
To register for the club online, please click HERE.
To register for Summer Reading Club programs, please click HERE.
(This link will take you to all the events in the ORL. To get Salmon Arm's programs:
*Your child must be registered for the club to take part in the programs.
**Registration for programs opens 3 weeks before each event.
***For a comprehensive list of Summer Reading Club programs, scroll down to Youth Services on this page.
Reference / Information Assistance
Whether you want suggestions on a good book to read, or need assistance with in-depth research, our Reference staff can help you. We can draw upon our Reference collection, which includes many print and digital resources not freely available on the internet (such as vehicle repair manuals, legal reference works, and directories). Drop by, give us a call (250-832-6161, ext. 5821) or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Ask our staff for suggestions on good books or authors to read, movies or TV series to watch, or music to listen to. If you’re browsing in the library, we also always have displays on various topics.
Basic eBook Assistance
If you need assistance downloading eBooks to your tablet or eReader, we can help! Phone us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com and we can schedule an individual, one-to-one appointment with you.
Click here for more information about our digital resources, such as eBooks, or magazines you can download to your tablet for free!
We have 7 Internet stations you can use for free; you just need an ORL library card to log on the computers.
We also have a printer (25 cents/page, black and white copies).
Our computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Earth, and access to subscription services such as Ancestry, Alldata (vehicle repair), BC Codes (BC Plumbing and Fire Codes), and Grant Connect (a fundraising/grants website)
Photocopying and Scanning
Our photocopier does double-sided copying, as well as enlarging/reducing. Copies are 25 cents/page, and are black and white.
The photocopier also scans, so you can scan a document, and email a PDF copy. Scanning is free, but you have to deposit a quarter to activate the menu. Staff are also available if you need assistance.
If you are taking a course, and need to have an exam invigilated/proctored, one of our librarians can do this. Click here for more information on exam invigilation. Call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Children and Teens
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment. Contact us today to see how we can help your class.
To book a free tour for kids call us at 250-832-6161ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library too! ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact us for further information.
To book a free tour for adults call us at 250-832-6161ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salmon Arm Branch invites you to join our Saturday Afternoon Book Club! Discuss the book of the month and enjoy a refreshment!
4th Saturday of the month, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m in the Young Adult room in the Library.
Drop-in, no registration required. Every time you attend a Book Club session, enter your name for a book draw at the June 27 meeting.
Book Club dates and titles:
January 24 Deafening by Frances Itani
February 28 Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
March 28 City of Thieves by David Benioff
April 25 A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart
May 23 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
June 27 Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
For more information please contact the library at 250-832-6161, Ext. 5829 or Ext. 5821
Saturday, June 20 (2:30 - 3:30)
Area book club members are invited to share their favourite and recommended titles, converse and network with other book club lovers. Learn how the ORL can serve book clubs. There will be book draws, coffee and refreshments. For more information, contact Alice Richards at 250-832-6161 ext. 5829 or email@example.com
List of Programs:
SRC Launch: Thursday, July 2 from 10:00 – 12:00
Come register for Summer Reading Club, pick up your Reading Record and take part in fun activities and crafts.
Light snacks provided.
Magic Show: Wednesday, July 8 at 3:00
Enjoy a special SRC magic show by Leif David.
Registration and free tickets required.
Tickets can be picked up at the Information Desk after June 23.
Japanese Calligraphy: Wednesday, July 15 at 3:00
Must be able to write cursive for this program.
Build a Band: Tuesday, July 21 from 11:00 – 12:30
Make homemade musical instruments and learn to play a song.
Light snacks provided.
SPCA: Companions for Life: Thursday, July 23 at 2:00
Come meet a dog and learn how to care for pets.
Dr. Recycle: Friday, July 31 at 4:00
Make wacky stuff out of common junk with BC’s Mad Junkologist.
Structure Spectacular with OSC: Friday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 and 12:00.
Learn the secret to strong, stable buildings and participate in a building challenge.
Please only register for one show.
Mystery Theatre: Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 10:30 – 12:00
Build and prepare a Puppet Play for the SRC Celebration. All participants need to attend the SRC Celebration on Aug. 13.
SRC Celebration & Mystery Puppet Play: Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10:30.
Those who have completed their Reading Record will receive their SRC medal at this time. We will also watch the top 3 movies from the Stop-Motion LEGO Movie Contest and vote for the winner.
SRC LEGO Story Time: Every Saturday in July from 10:30 – 11:45.
Come listen to fun stories and build a LEGO creation based on the stories, or use this time to work on your Stop-Motion LEGO Movie.
SRC Story Time & Puppet Making: Saturday, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at 10:30.
Listen to fun stories and then make simple puppets.
Stop-Motion LEGO Movie
Create a short stop-motion movie based on a scene from your favorite story or your favorite character. Email your name, the title of your story and a link to your short clip to Ardie at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00PM on August 8th. The top 3 clips will be shown at the SRC Celebration and the audience will vote for the winner.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that: stories, singing, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter for kids of all ages and stages. All library storytimes are free - just drop in!
For more information about our children's programs, please contact the Salmon Arm Branch at 250-832-6161, or email Ardie at email@example.com
No Toddler Time in June.
Toddler Time summer schedule is every Thursday at 10:30 from July 9 through August 13.
No Story Time in June.
Summer Story Time at the library will be every Saturday at 10:30 from July 4 through August 15.
Wednesdays from June 24 to August 19 at 10:30.
Locations are listed below:
June 24 - Field of Dreams Park at Little Mountain Sports Complex- 250 - 30 St. SE
July 8 - Blackburn Park- 681 - 10 Ave. SW
July 15 - Fletcher Park- 450 - 2 Ave. NE
July 22 - Klahani Park- 6391 10 Ave. SE
July 29 - North Canoe Beach- 7720 36 Street (in Canoe)
August 5 - Kin Park at the Scout Hall- 2460 Auto Road SE
August 12 - North Canoe Elementary School- 7310 50 St NE (in Canoe)
August 19 - Drum Park at OK College- 2552 Trans Canada Hwy NE, Salmon Arm
If it's raining hard, Story Time in the Park will be held in the library.
Returning in the Fall. Check back in August for more information.
Returning in the Fall. Check back in September for dates.
Pictures from past programs and Summer Reading Club events can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at http://salibrarykids.wordpress.com. Teens can access our Library Services 4 SA Teens blog at http://salibrary4teens.wordpress.com. Our new Youth Services Librarian, Ardie, will be regularly updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising, such as organizing two book sales a year, in January and June. Book sale proceeds help sponsor library programs such as author visits and special children's programs and contests. The Friends have donated several furnishings for the library,including our lounge chairs and the loveseat in the children's area. Friends also volunteer with the library's Homebound delivery program. Meetings are held 5 times a year on the third Monday of January, April, June, September and November.
In 2014, Friends of the Library helped fund:
The Friends are actively looking for new members who would like to support the Salmon Arm and South Shuswap ORL Branches. If you love the library, and have time to help, contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The June Book Sale will take place outside the Library entrance on Friday, June 19 (9AM - 8PM) and Saturday, June 20 (9AM - 4PM).