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Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street.
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Andy the Musical Scientist - Tuesday, July 25th 6:45pm
Join us for a fun family event at the library. Andy the Musical Scientist brings together his love of science technology, recycling and music into this unique performance. 6:45pm in the main library - Family area. No registration required - everyone welcome.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Summer Reading Club 2017 is almost here. This popular program for school-aged readers will take you on a trip to the Wild Side. Register at the library desk beginning June17th Pick up your reading log and sign-up for some fun programs in the summer. The SRC is intended for children who have finished kindergarten. Preschoolers with an adult are welcome to enjoy quiet activities in the Community Room from 7-7:45pm during Summer Reading Club programs.
Trouble finding just the right thing to read? Be inspired to read all summer long. Weekly themes for you to enjoy from our FAV 150 Staff Picks list. All 150 titles read and recommended by our staff. Simply read (or listen to) a book and share your thoughts to enter the draw for prizes. Register at the library desk for this FREE program beginning June 20th.
The library bookclub - 'Summer Light' version will continue to meet informally over the summer months. Please ask at the library desk for details. Regular monthly club meetings at the library will resume in September. The reading list will be available at the desk later in the summer.
The iPad club will resume meetings in September.
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 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.