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Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street.
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The fall session of Storytime, Toddlertime and Rhymetime will conclude November 23. The winter session will begin January 9, 2019. Registration for these free programs will begin December 4th. Please call the library to find the best program for your little one.
The library bookclub has begun for the Fall session. We will gather in the Meeting Place Saturday, November 17th at 11:00am, to discuss "Euphoria" by Lily King. Request your copy at the front desk. Join us for coffee, goodies and a lively discussion. Everyone welcome.
Three fun and informative sessions on the basics of genealogy research, how to use the library's Ancestry database and an introduction to DNA testing. Call or drop by the library to register for this free workshop.
Learn how to access eBooks, eMagazines and other library eResources on your tablet. Join us in the Meeting Place, Tuesday September 18th, October 16th and November 20th from 3:00-4:00 pm. Technical troubleshooting not available during this time. All ages welcome to drop in.
Read, Bake Sample! Pick a date and open the door to reveal your cookbook. Choose your favourite cookie recipe and get baking. Bring the cookies to the library on your date and let the sampling begin. Tea and recipe swap Thursday, December 20 at 2pm. Everyone welcome to participate. Don't wait - just 14 days of baking in this crazy cookie event!
In the Community Room Wednesdays at 2pm. Meet other crochet-lovers and discover new patterns. (Some supplies available) Advanced crocheters welcome - help someone learn the basics. Join us and start a new project or refresh your interest in this classic handicraft.
Meet in the Community Room every Saturday at 2pm. Bring your own supplies and see what others are creating with stitches. Share your knitting knowledge with others. Very casual group - come enjoy a cup of tea and see the newest pattern books at the library.
The Summerland Branch has a room available for rent during or outside of library open hours. The Meeting Place has 6 tables, 50 chairs, access to washrooms and a large screen which may be used to show presentations. The rental rate is $20 per hour for the first 3 hours, then $10 per hour. A reservation application must be completed and payment for the rental made at least one week prior to your event. Please call the library or stop by the desk to pick up an application.
The Summerland Branch has 3 study rooms available during library open hours. The rooms may be reserved for 2 hours, a maximum of twice per week. Please call the library or stop by the desk to reserve a study room.
The Summerland branch began a seed library in the fall of 2015. Seeds may be 'borrowed' with a library card much as a book would be. We ask borrowers to sign the seeds out, take them home and grow them, enjoy the harvest and save some seeds from every batch grown. Then, return the dried seeds to the library.
The seed library has been extremely popular and we look forward to everyone returning seeds - it's not too late! Pre-labelled envelopes are available at the library to return seeds in - please ask at the desk.
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.
A small but dedicated group of people who volunteer to help out with library events and programs as well as maintain the used book cart. Proceeds from the sale of donated books are used to help fund children's and adult programs as well as to support the "Books for Babies" program and the popular Summer Reading Club for kids and adults.