All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Starting the second week of September our weekly children's programs are back! Join Jeff, Cherie and Diana from 10:15-10:45am for stories, songs, rhymes and more!
Babytime (0-18 months): Tuesdays, Sept 11th to Dec 11th
Toddlertime (18 months-3 years): Thursdays, Sept 13th to Dec 13th
Storytime (3-5 years): Fridays, Sept 14th to Dec 14th
Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for an evening of Hearthstone from 5:30-7:30pm.
To learn more about Hearthstone and register for a FREE account visit http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/
Bring your own device (Android or Apple phones/tablets, Windows or Mac laptops) and come on in! No registration necessary.
If you require assistance setting up a free Battle.net account ask for Jeff at the front desk.
Join us at the Rutland library for the greatly anticipated return of the Rutland LEGO Club, now hosted by Lee!
Sign with Me Story Times
Family Free Drop-in
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Every third Saturday of the month; 10:30-12 noon in the Community Room
Join us for tea and great conversation. Meeting held second Wednesday of each month from 6:15 - 7:45 pm.
Oct. 10 The Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Nov. 14 The Pearl who Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Dec. 12 Seasonal Party with book swap
Join us for a great afternoon of knit and chat.
When: Every Wednesday afternoon
Time: 1-3 pm
The Rutland Branch has a meeting room available for rent during open hours.
The room has 50 chairs and 6 tables.
You may rent it for $20 an hour for the first 3 hours, and then $10 for each additional hour.
Please contact the front desk of the library for more information at 250-765-8165 Extension 5611.
The Rutland Branch also has a small study room that holds 5 people. You may use this room by it at the front desk of the library.
Free computer access & wireless hotspot
All computers have access to a printer (except wireless)
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act.
Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches through our fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babes to toddlers to teens plus guest speakers & events for adults; and enhanced facilities at the three branches. Towards their various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books to their sorting house at 1898 Barlee Road, Kelowna. Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house on Fridays, 9am to noon.
Kelowna Friends major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October each year. The Kelowna Friends sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation.
For volunteer and donation information, please visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on their latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's AGM is held on a Saturday in late November.
For further information, please email email@example.com.