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Box 1198 (Mailing Address)
9533 Main Street (Location)
Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0
(250) 494-5591

Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street. 

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

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches are closed on statutory holidays

Parking is available at the west side and directly in front of the library in Summerland. (Wheelchair/walker ramp is accessible from this point.)

Event Details:

Library BookclubMarch 17, 2012

This month's selection is "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Join us for a cup of coffee and what's sure to be a lively discussion as we explore this unique piece of writing.  Everyone welcome!



Preschool Programs

Registration for the winter sessions is underway.   Storytime for 3 1/2 -5 year olds, Toddlertime for 2 & 3 year olds (with an adult) and Rhymetime for babies 2 & under (with an adult) Please call or drop in to the library to register for these free programs.


Coming up... 

Thursday, February 11   Poetry in the Afternoon  2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join us for a sampling of poems read aloud.  Bring your favourite poem to share with the group.  A little something for everyone - dramatic, funny, romantic or silly poems to make you smile.  Tea served - Everyone welcome.  (content is mostly for adults though some children's poetry is occasionally included)     


BOOK CHAT  Tuesday, February 16th at 6:45pm   

Join us for a reader's gathering.  Bring your favourite most recent read to share with other book lovers.  Find a new author or discover an unfamiliar genre.  BookChat is sure to engage - pitch your newest 'best read' in 5 minutes and hear what everyone else has been reading.    Refreshments served.  Bring a friend! 


Library Bookclub

The bookclub meets monthly during the winter and spring to discuss a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and biography.  The choices range from popular fiction to classics to Canadian selections.   The fall session of the bookclub has concluded.  We will meet Saturday, February 20th  at 11am to discuss "Brain on Fire" by Susanah Cahalan.  The winter reading list is available at the library desk. 

 If you build it ..... They will read!      

Tuesday, February 23rd 6:45 pm   -   in the Meeting Place

Join us as we take a photo journey with John Topham to Mozambique.  Along with Rotary Summerland, John has helped to build a school library in the village of Chimoio.  Get a glimpse into Summerland's connection with this unique African culture.  All welcome.


Crochet Club is back!  Wednesday afternoons 3:15 in the Community Room.

Bring supplies if you have them.  We have some supplies on hand.  Loads of great books, help with basic stitches and refreshments.  Learn to crochet - it's fun!


KNITTERS GROUP - Meets every Saturday afternoon in the Community Room 2 - 4pm 

Come share you latest project with other knitter's.  Bring your own supplies, scan the shelves for new  pattern books and make new friends.  Refreshments served.



This volunteer group has been active at the Summerland Library since 1999.  Volunteers bring library materials to those that are homebound and cannot get into the library.  If you are interested in joining this group of dedicated volunteers please ask at the circulation desk.





The Friends of the Summerland Library mission statement:

 "To encourage and support literacy for all".  The Friends of the Library advocate awareness of library services through their support of programs, presenting author visits and hands-on participation in literacy-based activities.  The directors of the FOSLS meet the first Thursday each month downstairs in the library basement viewing room.