All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
Dates: Friday, June 21 (9:00 am to 8:00 pm) and Saturday, June 22 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Location: Piccadilly Mall - 1151 10 Ave SW, Salmon Arm
Support your local library and discover great books for all ages at the annual Friends of the Library book sale!
The library has two book return bins - one behind the library, next to the Canadian Tire loading dock and open 24 hours; and one inside the mall next to the library entrance and open during mall hours. Book drops are locked during extended closures (Easter and Christmas).
Free parking is available in the Piccadilly Mall parking lot.
To find and register for any of our programs, please see the Salmon Arm Branch Calendar of Events or browse the tabs below:
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
June 26 - August 14
Wednesdays at 10:00AM
This summer, enjoy stories and activities at a different park each week.
If it is raining hard, we will meet at the library in Salmon Arm. (A light rain won't stop us from going to the park!)
June 26- Blackburn Park, 681 10 Ave. SW
July 3- Elks Park, 3690 30 St. NE
July 10- Salmon Arm West Elementary, 4750 10 Ave SW
July 17- Marine Peace Park, 750 Marine Park Drive NE
July 24- Canoe Beach, 3799 Canoe Beach Drive NE
July 31- Kin Park, 2460 Auto Road SE
August 7- Klahani Park, 6391 10 Ave. SE
August 14- South Broadview Elementary, 3200 6 Ave NE
This program is sponsored by Shuswap Children's Association and in partnership with Shuswap CCRR.
Lego, Keva Planks, Meccano, Magformers and more!
For ages 5 - 12.
Registration is required. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Go to our online calendar of events or call our branch to register.
Tuesday, May 14 at 3:30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is geared for newborns to 18 months, but all children and caregivers are welcome.
Spring Baby Time will run from April 1 - May 13
This program is geared for ages 18 months to 2 years, but all ages are welcome.
Spring Toddler Time will run from April 4 - May 23.
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Spring Family Story time will run from April 3 - May 22.
This program runs one Friday a month at 6:00PM and is geared for ages 3 to 6 years. All ages are welcome.
Spring dates are:
Pictures from past programs and Summer Reading Club events can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at https://salibrarykids.wordpress.com/
Our Youth Services Librarian, Ardie, will be updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Friday evenings starting at 5:00 pm
Join our great group of board gamers for our weekly board game night! Our friendly and welcoming group plays all kinds of games from light social games to in-depth strategy games: Catan, Dungeons and Dragons, Monopoly, Chess, card games, you name it we play it. People are welcome to bring their own games as we're always looking to try new things. All ages are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Please contact Chris Hamlin Gravells at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
Tuesday, May 28, 1:00-4:00 pm
Back by popular demand, we are offering another FREE beginner ukulele course with Jackie Bland from the Shukuleles and In My Orange Kitchen. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun, sing and strum. It's easier than you think and more fun than "uke" can imagine!
Online registration is required: http://orl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails
Please bring your ukulele and a music stand if you have one. No ukulele? No problem! We have a limited number of ukuleles available to use during the workshop, so please let us know if you need one.
Questions? Please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 am
Concerned about climate change? What are the developments? Not sure if solar energy is a feasible option for you? Would you like to know more about the benefits of solar energy? Joost de Bruijn from the Shuswap Solar Energy Society will be discussing the bountiful future of solar energy. Not only is it a great way to reduce your carbon emissions, but your electricity bill too! This event is free and drop-in.
Thursday, July 4, 10:30 am
Join Nicole from BTrueByou for a gentle introduction to yoga, breathing exercises and meditation. Chair yoga is for everyone who would like a gentle introduction to yoga. We will be using the chair for support with all poses. This program is free!
Registration required: http://orl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails
Thursday, July 18, 1:00 pm
Come and hear the fascinating history of one of Salmon Arm's Heritage properties! Originally named Dilkusha, it is better known to present day residents of Salmon Arm as The Orchard House Restaurant, Minos Greek Restaurant or The Heritage Chophouse. This elegant building had a rich and vivid history from 1912 until its demolition in 2017.
"The Story of Dilkusha" is all that presently remains to capture the legacy of that property. The Col. Bernard Scott family built this circa 1912 British India Colonial style bungalow in which, during later years, hundreds of people throughout the valley enjoyed the special ambience of dining at the heritage house restaurant, “A Special Place to Dine”, celebrating many special family events and weddings there.
Presenter Maureen Shaffer, Secretary of Dilkusha Heritage Society of BC, is a recently retired International Relief Nurse, turned researcher & local historian.
Take an afternoon break and join us for a lively discussion of the featured title. We have a limited number of copies set aside for participants, so drop by the Salmon Arm Library to pick up your copy today! Please note: many titles are also available in ebook and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue. Refreshments will be served. Meetings start at 1:00 pm. Drop in, no registration required.
February 27: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
March 27: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
April 24: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
May 22: Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear
June 26: The Undertaker’s Daughter by Katherine Mayfield
July 24: An casual chat about the books you have read (and want to read) this summer! BYOB (Bring Your Own Books).
August 28: An casual chat about the books you have read (and want to read) this summer! BYOB (Bring Your Own Books).
For more information about the book club, please contact the Salmon Arm Branch at 250-832-6161, or email Kristy at email@example.com
Tuesday evenings starting at 6:00 pm
If you spin or would like to learn to spin, join the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Tuesday nights. If you need a spinning wheel you can rent one from the guild. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information or visit their blog: http://shuswapspinnersweavers.blogspot.ca/
Friday evenings starting at 6:00 pm
Informal drop-in knitting group for all experience levels. Come share your projects and your ideas!
Coming soon! Stay "tuned" for more information.
Fall session will begin in September 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:15-1:15 pm
Saturdays, 3:00-4:00 pm
Free one-on-one tutoring sessions for seniors who have never used computers or have a very basic knowledge of computers. Decide what devices, programs and skills you want to work on.
To register as a learner or tutor, contact Sierre Allison at email@example.com or 250-463-4555. This is a LASS (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society) initiative.
For more information about our programs, please call 250-832-6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have an idea for a library program that you'd like to attend or host? We'd love to hear your suggestions!
Whether you want suggestions on a good book to read, or need assistance with in-depth research, our Reference staff can help you. We can draw upon our Reference collection, which includes many print and digital resources not freely available on the internet (such as vehicle repair manuals, legal reference works, and directories).
Drop by, give us a call (250-832-6161, ext. 5821) or send us an email at email@example.com.
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Ask our staff for suggestions on good books or authors to read, movies or TV series to watch, or music to listen to. If you’re browsing in the library, we also have displays on various topics.
We display art work from local artists and artist groups in the community. Please contact the Branch Head Librarian if you are interested in displaying your work in the library.
If you need assistance downloading eBooks and other digital content to your tablet or eReader, we can help!
Phone us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule an individual, one-to-one appointment with you.
Click here for more information about our digital resources, such as eBooks, or magazines you can download to your tablet for free!
We have 7 Internet stations you can use for free; you just need an ORL library card to log on the computers.
We also have a printer (25 cents/page, black and white copies).Our computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Earth, and access to subscription services such as Ancestry, Alldata (vehicle repair), BC Codes (BC Plumbing and Fire Codes), and Grant Connect (a fundraising/grants website).
Our photocopier does double-sided copying, as well as enlarging/reducing.
Copies are 25 cents/page, and are black and white.
You can also scan documents with our photocopier, and email as a PDF copy. Scanning is free, but you have to deposit a quarter to activate the menu.
Staff are available if you need assistance.
If you are taking a course, and need to have an exam invigilated/proctored, one of our librarians can do this.
Click here for more information on exam invigilation.
Call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com.
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment. Contact us today to see how we can help your class. To book a free tour for kids call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library too! ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact us for further information.To book a free tour for adults call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com.
Piccadilly Mall - 1151 10 Ave SW, Salmon Arm
Friday, June 21 (9:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Saturday, June 22 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Support your local library and discover great books for all ages at the annual
Friends of the Library book sale!
Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising, such as organizing an annual book sale in 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 the tables and chairs in our meeting room. Friends also volunteer with the library's homebound delivery program.
Meetings are held in April, September and November.
Click below to read the minutes from the 2019 Annual General Meeting:
Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 2019)
Friends of the Library have recently helped fund:
The Friends are actively looking for new members who would like to support the Salmon Arm and South Shuswap ORL Branches. If you love the library, and have time to help, please contact Branch Head Librarian Kristy Woodcock at 250-832-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org