While ORL locations may be closed until further notice, we are here for you online!
Have questions? Email us at email@example.com or chat with library staff right from our website. Chat hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
All Okanagan Regional Library branches are closed until further notice, effective Tuesday, March 17th. Based on the direction and recommendation of the public health officials and out of care and concern for the public, our customers and our staff.
The book bins are CLOSED, please enjoy the library materials you have out right now. Don't worry, you won't be charged fines or penalties.
All of our online resources will still be available 24/7 and can be accessed remotely using your library pass.
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Pilkey Palooza Reading Challenge
It's time for the Spring Break Reading Challenge
Print the Pilkey Palooza challenge sheet from the link below to earn awesome prizes!
Don't worry, prizes will be rewarded when the library opens again. Keep reading!
Three free programs for ages 7-13 years old. Registration is required. (FULL)
Space is limited to 10 participants for all three programs.
Tuesday January 21, 3:30-4:30pm - "Hour of Code" Learn programming basics and intermediate concepts with Lightbot and dive into the adventurous world of Ozaria!
Tuesday, February 18, 3:30-4:30pm - "Circuits Creations" Discover the fun of circuitry, play with Squishy Circuits and Makey Makey boards, create the unique remote control applications.
POSTPONED Tuesday, March 31, 3:30-4:30pm - "Command the Robots" Your wish is my command! Get the experience of manipulating robots, learn how to pre-program and make them do what you want.
Call the Library at 250-494-5591 for more information.
We will gather in the Meeting Place for a coffee, treat and a lively discussion.
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 (plus GST). 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 at 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.