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Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street.
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Please register for these free programs at the library beginning December 6th.
Stories, puppets and rhymes for your preschooler
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:15 am, January 18 to March 8
Toddlertime for ages 2 & 3 with an adult.
A fun, interactive time with your toddler including simple stories, songs and fingerplays.
Thursdays 10:15 - 10:45 am, January 19 to March 9
Rhymetime for ages 2 & under with an adult.
Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of songs, bouncy rhymes and fingerplays. A lively half hour with social time afterwards.
Fridays 10:30 - 11:00 am, January 20 to March 10
Next session: Tuesday, January 17th at 3pm in the Meeting Place.
Everyone welcome to this casual group to share tips, tricks and the tried & true of iPads. Bring your fully charged iPad or iPhone, your Apple ID and your Library card. Share what you know and learn something new. We regret specific technical issues cannot be addressed at this informal session.
The library bookclub meets next on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 AM in the Meeting Place. We will discuss "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Request your copy today or stop in to the library. Join this lively discussion, enjoy a cup of coffee and meet other book-lovers.
Come celebrate Family Literacy Day with us and you could win a great prize! Canada is turning 150 years old and we'd love to hear where in Canada you would like have your very best 'dream birthday celebration'. Draw it in pictures or write a paragraph and drop off your entry to the library. Prize draw Saturday, January 28th.
In the Community Room Wednesdays at 3:15pm. 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 in the fall. 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.
The Friends of the Summerland Library mission statement: "To encourage and support literacy for all".
The Friends of the Library advocate awareness of library services through their support of programs and through the "Books For Babies" program.
Thank-you to all the FOSLS members who have supported the library through their membership. The group will not be taking any new memberships but welcome donations to support library programs for all ages.