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Salmon Arm

#285 Piccadilly Mall
1151 10th Ave. SW
Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1T3
(250) 832-6161

Email:  salmonarm@orl.bc.ca

The library has two book return bins, one behind the library,next to the Canadian Tire loading dock and open 24 hours a day, and one inside the mall next to the library entrance and open during mall hours. Book drops are locked during extended closures.

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. to Mar. only
All branches closed on statutory holidays

Free parking is available in the mall parking lot.

 Teen Summer Reading Club

Click HERE to register.

If you want to take part in a BC wide online Teen Reading Club, check out www.TeenRC.ca.


Registration starts Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Click here for online registration.

Week 1. Pun & Games

  • Thursday, July 3 at 10:00-12:00 - SRC Launch: Registration and Retro Games. Drop-in.
  • Saturday, July 5 at 10:30 - Pun & Games: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.


Week 2. Funny People

  • Tuesday, July 8 at 1:00 - Enjoy magic, jokes and balloon animals with Uncle Chris the Clown. Drop-in.
  • Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 - Whose Line Is It Anyways?Take part in hilarious Improv Games. Drop-in.
  •  Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 - Clowning Around: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.


Week 3. Tales with a Twist

  • Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00 - Funny Business Origami with Eiko. *Registration Required. Limit of 25.
  •  Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 - Funny Fractured Fairy Tales: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.


Week 4. Reading on the Floor Laughing

  • Tuesday, July 22 at 3:00 - Lego Building #1: Funny Business. *Registration Required. Limit 25. (Lego provided)
  • Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 - Lego Building #2: Funny Business. *Registration Required. Limit 25. (Lego provided)
  • Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 - Reading on the Floor Laughing: Stories, Activities &Games. Drop-in.


Week 5. That’s Gross!

  • Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 - Mad Scientist & Crazy Experiments. *Registration Required. Limit 30.
  • Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 - That's Gross: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.


Week 6. Funny Pages

  • Thursday, August 7 at 11:00 - Funny Pages: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.
  • Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 - Comic Drawing Workshop with Sean Ridgway, the Animation Department Head of the Centre for Arts and Technology. *Registration Required. Limit 25.


Week 7. Something Funny is Going on Here

  • Tuesday, August 12 at 11:00 - Pretty Tricky: Illusions, Brainteasers and Magic. Drop-in.
  • Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 - SRC Celebration with Magician Leif David! Drop-in.


Contests & Draws 

  • Book Draw at every program for kids registered in SRC.
  • Weekly Book Draws for all registered kids.
  • Reading Record Draw- Submit your name into the draw for every 7 days of reading for a chance to win a grand prize!
  • Create a digital booktrailer based on a book you read this summer. Booktrailers must be submitted to Ardie by 5:00pm on Saturday, August 16th. The creator of the best booktrailer wins three Passbooks to the Salmar Theatres.
  • Write a short story based around the theme Funny Business. Short stories must be submitted to Ardie by 5:00pm on Saturday, August 16th. The writer of the best short story wins three Passbooks to the Salmar Theatres.



Adult Book Club  

The Salmon Arm Branch invites you to join our Saturday Afternoon Book ClubDiscuss 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.


Book Club dates and titles:

July 26                    Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

August 23              The Golden Spruce:  A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant

September 27      The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet

October 25            Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende

November 22        Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

*  Please note the Book Club will not meet in December


For more information please contact the library at 250-832-6161, Ext.  5829 or Ext. 5821



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 aburnham@orl.bc.ca

 Summer Storytime:

Saturdays at 10:30 from July 5 through August 9

Storytime in the Park Schedule:

Thursday, June 26 at 10:30 - under the tree at the Art Gallery

Wednesdays at 10:30 as follows:

July 2 – Blackburn Park

             681 10 Avenue Southwest

 July 9 – Fletcher Park (by City Hall)

              450 2 Avenue Northeast

 July 16 – TRUE in the Trees Park (Near the College)

              2552 Trans Canada Highway NE

 July 23 – Field of Dreams Park (by Little Mountain Sports Complex)

              250 30 Street Southeast

 July 30 – Marine Peace Park (by the wharf)

              750 Marine Park Drive Northeast

 August 6 – Jackson Park (in Canoe)

               Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE

August 13 – Jackson Park (in Canoe)

               Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE



Toddlertime will resume in September.


Family Storytime

Regular Family Storytime will resume in September


Salmon Arm Kids and Library Services 4 SA Teens Blogs

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!


Friends of the Library 

Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising. The group organizes 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 for 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. 

The Friends are actively looking for new members who would like to support  the Salmon Arm and South Shuswap ORL Branches. you love the library,have time to help, contact Sherry at sherrius@telus.net  for more information.