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Come to the library on Tuesday, June 20 or any time after to register for summer reading club. The club options this year are:
All clubs are free to join.
Registration is required for each event and opens 2 weeks before the event. Register online or at the information desk . Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult . All programs are FREE.
Unless otherwise indicated, these programs are geared for ages 5 and up.
Book Smack and Marshmallow Toss
Yard Wars and Seed Bombs
PICO Puppet Palace
CSISS: What’s Invading Your Neighbourhood?
Book Smack & S.T.E.A.M.
SPCA: Bite free & Talk Dog
SRC Celebration: Pirates vs. Sea Creatures
Drop by the library each week to participate in our In Library contests for a chance to win a book.
Book Trailer Film Festival
Create an original 2 minute book trailer or write a short fan story based on a book you love. Best entry wins an exclusive prize basket! email entries to email@example.com or drop them off at the library before Saturday, September 2.
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 ages 18 months to 2 years but all ages are welcome.
There is no Toddler Time program over the summer. It will start up again in September.
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Summer Story Time at the library is on Saturdays at 3:30PM. It runs from June 3 through July 29.
This free, drop-in program is at a different park each Wednesday at 10:30am.
July 12 - Community Garden, 5921- 30th Street NE
July 19 - Klahani Park, 6391 10 Ave, SE SA
July 26 - Drum Park at OK College, 2552 Trans Canada Hwy NE, Salmon Arm
Aug 2 - Jackson Park, Across from 7210 – 51 Street NE (North Canoe Hall)
August 9 – Fletcher Park, 450-2 Ave NE SA
August 16 – Badger Park, 1611 20th Ave SE
If raining hard, Story Time will be at the library.
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 regularly updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Take an afternoon break and be part of the discussion for these books. Drop in, no registration required. We will have some copies of the books available to borrow, but we can't guarantee a copy will always be available. Refreshments will be served. Meetings start at 2:30.
June 17 @ 2:30 - The Spawning Grounds by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
The latest from local best-selling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Set in the fictional North Shuswap/Thompson community of Lightning River, this is a blend of magic realism and First Nations mythology that the Globe and Mail calls " a coming-of-age story with a very strange supernatural twist".
Our current Governor-General has culled together 50 letters he has written over his lifetime outlining his ideas of Canada, with subject ranging from first nations issues, to education to (of course) hockey.
In honour of the Boys of Summer, we present this highly-acclaimed novel about a single off-kilter baseball pitch that ends up adversely affecting 5 different people.
Colour inside or outside the lines at our Colouring Book Nights. Drop in Tuesday evenings between 5:00 and 7:30; we'll have colouring sheets, pencil crayons and markers ready to go!
Or feel free to bring in your own colouring books and crayons. Kids and teens are welcome too! And if you want to display your finished picture, we'll be happy to put it on display in the library.
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.
Art exhibit Love is in the Air by local artist Jadranka Zizak
Salmon Arm Kids Fishing Derby
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.
Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising, such as organizing 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 in the children's area. Friends also volunteer with the library's Homebound delivery program.
The next Book Sale is Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17
The next meeting is Monday, June 19 at 2:00PM, in the Piccadilly Mall Boardroom (down the hallway past InView Optical).
Meetings are held 5 times a year in January, April, June, September and November.
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 James Laitinen at 250-832-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org