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The new EBSCO database, Home Improvement Reference Center, is now available to use – all you need is your library card and pin number! This database features a variety of full text articles from reference books and home improvement magazines, as well as how-to videos. You can find information for subjects covering such areas as maintenance, plumbing, woodworking projects, remodeling, and more!
To view this new resource, please click on "View All Digital Resources" button on the ORL Home Page and scroll down to the Home Improvement Reference Center Link.
Available 24 hours a day from your home computer, or during open hours at your local branch.
If you don’t have a library card or pin number, visit your closest branch to get one for free today!
There will be new hours at the Oyama Branch effective July 2nd, 2013.
Tuesdays - 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursdays - 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
See you at the library!
Do you love listening to audiobooks? Okanagan Regional Library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the launch of OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to download a wide range of digital audiobooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.
ORL customers have free access to the OneClickdigital collection at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and a mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. All you need is a library card to get started!
You'll find the OneClickdigital collection by clicking through to the “View all Digital Resources” page and scrolling down to the OneClickdigital link.
If you would like to learn more about how to get started with OneClickdigital, click here.
“There’s a great variety of titles, something for everybody, and no waiting lists for most of them!” says Fern Teleglow, Branch Head at the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.
Try out the OneClickdigital collection today, with over 4,000 titles available, you won’t be disappointed!
Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights for May 15, 2013
Summerland – New Branch Report
The Board heard an update about the status of the Summerland Plaza Development, where the board has been in discussions with the developers regarding a new location for the Summerland branch. The project has been unavoidably delayed due to a serious health issue with one of the developers. This unfortunate occurrence has set the project back by some months and the Board has agreed to defer further discussion until the fall meetings. The Board looks forward to being able to reach agreement with the developer by the fall to provide the residents of Summerland with a brand new library facility.
2012 Financial Statements - Auditor’s Report
BDO Canada has provided a clean audit to the Okanagan Regional Library Board for its 2012 Financial Statements. The significant items in the statements were related to the building and completion of the new Vernon branch
The Board voted to make changes to the Facilities Guidelines based on input from the Policy and Procedures Committee. The new guidelines recognize location differences for urban neighbourhood branches and also address branch size requirements and hours of operations. The guidelines will be used over the long-term to further improve equitable library access in all the member communities.
2012 Executive Summary
Executive Director Stephanie Hall presented the 2012 Executive Summary to the Board. The Summary can be found at http://www.orl.bc.ca/assets/files/About%20Us/Agendas/BOD%20Agd_15May13.pdf beginning on page 83.
Trustee Lisa Cameron, representing Lake Country, was acclaimed to the board of the BC Library Trustee Association at their recent conference. She will hold the position for a two year term and looks forward to being in an advocacy role for library patrons within the Okanagan Regional Library system and the rest of British Columbia.
Executive Director Stephanie Hall has been elected to the board of the Association of BC Public Library Directors to the position of Vice-Chair and Chair-elect. Congratulations to both Lisa and Stephanie.
An Enderby customer recently noted, "By moving to a small town I thought I would have less choice at my library. But the ORL & the website (requesting items from home) are amazing! I love it!"
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