All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street.
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Join Colleen O'Hare from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as she takes us on a tour of the universe to celebrate Science Literacy Week.
Pre-school Storytime: Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:15am September 20 to November 22. This program is designed for preschoolers aged 3 1/2 - 5 years. Stories, puppets and songs for your little one.
Toddlertime: Thursdays 10:15 - 10:45am September 21 to November 23. Rhymes, songs and stories to start your toddler's day. For 2 & 3 years old with a caregiver.
Rhymetime: Fridays 10:30 - 11:00am September 22 to November 24. Join us for bouncy rhymes, fingerplays and songs. For babies 2 and under with a caregiver.
Please call or drop in to the library to register for any of these free programs.
The library bookclub will meet Saturday, October 21st to discuss "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. Join us for coffee and a lively discussion - beginning at 11:00 am in the Meeting Place. Place a request on your copy today - this is a high demand item.
The iPad Club will meet Tuesday, October 17 at 3:00 pm in the Community Room. Please bring your fully-charged iPad or iPhone, your Apple ID and your library card. Help with downloading e-Books, e-Magazines and using online library resources. Come for tea and trade tips and techniques with others.
BOUNTY OF THE ORCHARD pie-baking contest Saturday, September 30th 2-4pm Celebrate Culture Days by baking the best pie ever. Harvest a bounty of Okanagan fruit and bake the pie from scratch using your favourite pastry recipe. Bring the final result to the library after 2pm for judging at 3:00. ( Entry forms and contest rules may be picked up at the library desk) Prizes for both adult and family entries. Join us after 3pm for coffee, tea and a slice of pie for just $3.00. Proceeds to the Friends of the Library.
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 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.
Thank-you to everyone who donated gently used books to the book sale. The summer sale was a great success. The Friends of the Library fund their "Books for Babies" program with the proceeds as well as contributing to the Summer Reading Club and other library programs. The next booksale will be in January 2018 but a shelf of used books for sale is just inside the main library doors.
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 FOSL 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.