Due to construction on Wharton Street, access to the library parking lot may at times be unavailable. Parking is available along Main Street at the front of the library.
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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Register today and all summer long for Summer Reading Club!
For school aged readers 5-12
Read to Me club for preschoolers
Challenge Tracker for kids aged 11-13
What does an accessible public bathroom in your library sound like?
UBCO researchers are looking for Focus Group participants to talk about their experience with accessibility and the sounds of automatic fixtures [like taps, toilets, hand driers] in public bathrooms.
Date: The Focus Group will meet on Wednesday, July 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, in the Community Room.
Register: Sign up at www.ce2lab.org/public-bathrooms.
This is a research project undertaken by the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. The title of this project is The Enabled Environment: Understanding Bathrooms as Sensory Inclusive Public Spaces [H19-00118].For more information about the study, contact Dr. Fiona P. McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.