All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
Book return slots are located on the parking lot side of the library and are always open except for Halloween night and during our Easter and Christmas closures.
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Preschool Story Time at the Library
Join us for a fun and FREE hour of stories, songs, puppets, crafts and more!
Friday from 10:00am- 11:00am. Ages 3-5.
Starting Friday September 28.
Join us for a fun, FREE, interactive time with your toddler. A half hour of simple stories, songs, bouncy rhymes and fingerplays. 3 and under with a caregiver.
Wednesday from 10:30am-11:00am.
Starting Wednesday October 3.
Let Loose with Lego
Unplug and Play
Join us every 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00 - 11:00 am for our free Lego program. Build, create and have fun when we let the library Lego loose! Duplo blocks are available for the younger set. Children ages 4-12 are welcome to participate.
Kids bring your parents into the library and play some board games. New games and old games for you to enjoy. Join us ever 1st, 2nd, and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 11am. Everyone is welcome.
Starting Saturday September 29.
Junior S.T.E.A.M Adventures
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month (Starting September 22) for fun and interesting STEAM programs.
Registration is required as space is limited.
For ages 6-10.
Join Carissa Halton for an afternoon discussion about her new book LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood.
Carissa is a master storyteller and you will be inspired to find beauty and community in the most unusual places.
Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday October 10 @ 6:00 pm
Have you expressed your wishes for end of life care?
Does someone know what you would want?
Has your physician been informed?
Learn about the steps to make your personal Advance Care Plan.
Follow up Hands on Workshop: (Must have attended the presentation)
Wednesday October 24@ 6:00pm
If you are a writer or a “wannabe” writer, you may want to join this new writing group. The Oliver Scribblers meets on the first and third Thursday of every month @ 9:30 in the library. We will focus on various aspects of writing including grammar, punctuation, word usage, phraseology, style and more. If you are seriously interested in writing, please come and join us!
This month's artist is Enid Baker.
Come drop in, relax and sit a spell and work on our puzzle.
If you have a talent or topic you would like to share with the community at the library, please drop in or call us at 250-498-2242. We are happy to host any information session.
Our new lock and charge station individually stores, charges phones, small tablets and mini Ipads. Easy to use and works like a hotel safe. Lock it, leave it, come back to a fully charged device. It's easy and convenient.
The Oliver library offers free internet access on our 8 designated library computers. Patrons are allowed up to one hour of free internet per day.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available all day for people with their own devices.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. Scanning to email is available and free of charge.
Are you looking for somewhere to take an invigilated exam, either written or online?
The library can help you out. Basic information can be found on the Exams in the Library page.
Please come by or call us for more details at 250-498-2242
The Oliver branch’s “Books to Your Door” service is a volunteer program offered by the library that matches homebound readers with a volunteer who will pick up book selections at the library and deliver them.
If you would like to be part of this program either as a volunteer or a recipient please call the library for more information.
The Oliver Branch has a very active Friends of the Library group.
They hold their Annual Book Blast Sale on the first Saturday of July each year.
Donations for their book sale can be dropped off at the Oliver Branch from January to July each year during our open hours or you can call the library to arrange for one of their members to pick up your donations.
The Friends of the Oliver Library are always looking for new members, if you are interested in joining them; please ask at the circulation desk for one of their membership pamphlets.