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Salmon Arm

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

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 will be closed April 18th through 21st for the Easter holiday

Free parking is available in the mall parking lot.


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 at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Young Adult room.

Drop-in, no registration required.


Book Club dates and titles:

January 25          Major Pettigrew's  Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

February 22        The Tiger: a true story of vengeance and survival, by John Valliant

March 22             The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Stephen Galloway

April 26                Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie

May 31 *               Dear Life, by Alice Munro 

June 28               The End of your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe


 * Please note that the May Book Club is on the 5th Saturday of the month.

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



Fun for School Kids:

2nd & 3rd Tuesday

2nd Tuesday:

Retro Games Day- from 3:00-4:30 pm. Drop-in

Bring a friend and enjoy a classic board game or two.


3rd Tuesday:

Lego Club- from 3:00-3:45 pm. Registration required.

April 15-Transportation. Registration opens April 1.

May 20-Legends. Registration opens May 6.


To register your child for Lego Club, please email aburnham@orl.bc.ca or call 250-832-6161 ext. 5828. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.



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



A storytime designed to appeal to the very young or young at heart.

Thursdays at 10:30 am 

January 16- May 29


Family Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30 am & Saturdays at 11:00

January 15- May 31


PJ Storytime

Last Friday of each month at 6:30 pm from January through May

Come dressed in your PJs with your stuffies in tow, and sing your way to dreamland.


Puppet Plays

Last Saturday of each month at 11:00 am from January through May

Come take part in puppetry fun for all.

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.