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  • Kelowna Friends of Library: Winter Book Sale, Sunday February 24

    Funds raised support year-round baby, children's & teens programming and Summer Reading Club; programming for adults, book clubs, guest speakers & author events, special new facilities and more ... at Mission, Kelowna and Rutland branch libraries of the Okanagan Regional Library.
    February 20, 2019
  • ORL's Westside Learning Lab Grand Opening on February 23rd

    Okanagan Regional Library is officially opening the doors to the Westside Learning Lab serving the Westbank and West Kelowna community on February 23rd at 10am.
    January 16, 2019
  • Okanagan Regional Library is opening a second location on the Westside.

    The focus of this new location is on learning, technology, and community partnership and will benefit many people and organizations on the Westside. The Westside Learning Lab will feature bookable community space and meeting rooms for events, programs and gatherings.
    December 12, 2018
  • Service at the Salmon Arm Library to be limited due to renovations.

    Starting Monday, December 17th, customers are welcome to pick up holds, browse from a small selection of items, and return their materials. Majority of the library will remain closed due to the renovations. We apologize for any inconvenience but look forward to seeing you when we reopen on January 10th.
    December 11, 2018
  • Holiday Closure: December 22 through January 1

    All branches of the Okanagan Regional Library will begin their annual holiday closure period beginning Saturday, December 22 and will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
    December 10, 2018
  • 30th Great Okanagan Book Sale

    Kelowna Friends of the Library are holding their 30th Annual Book Sale from November 8th-10th. FOLs foremost commitment is to support children’s literacy via Summer Reading Club, with funding ($5,945 in 2018) for contests, prizes, crafts, workshops & guest presenters. Funds are also devoted towards year-round programming for children, teens and adults to keep our libraries lively & relevant.
    November 05, 2018
  • Sign With Me an ASL Story-Time at the Library

    Okanagan Regional Library received a $7,400 grant from the Central Okanagan Foundation for a Sign With Me Story Time. The ASL story-time is a 90-minute library program for preschool to early elementary children and their families.
    September 11, 2018
  • ORL Board Meeting | September

    At the September 5th meeting of the Okanagan Regional Library Board of Trustees, the Board was introduced to Jeremy Sundin, ORL's new Chief Financial Officer. Sundin comes to the Library following several years as the Director of Finance for the Village of Lumby.
    September 06, 2018
  • Do you love Listening to Free Classical Music?

    Naxos Music Library added to the Okanagan Regional Library's digital offerings. Now available for streaming at the click of a mouse! Naxos Music Library – is the world's largest online classical music library. As of September 2013, it offers streaming access to over 87,000 CDs with over 1.275 million tracks. On average, over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
    June 18, 2018
  • Don Nettleton Appointed New CEO of Okanagan Regional Library

    Okanagan Regional Library has announced the appointment of Don Nettleton as their new CEO. After Stephanie Hall resigned her position as CEO for personal reasons, Nettleton was selected by the board of directors to become an Interim CEO while ORL looked for a new leader. Nettleton became the successful applicant for the CEO position and has officially assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018.
    May 23, 2018
  • ORL Board Approves Annual Report Highlighting Increasing Library Usage

    he Library Maker Crew showed off the newly acquired 3D Printer and introduced the exciting potential of this new technology and its possibilities. The Library Maker Crew will visit all 29 branches of the ORL beginning in June and will run through to September allowing all communities to have equal access to this fantastic technology. Details and date of each branch visit will be provided once finalized.
    May 17, 2018
  • New Head Librarian at the Kelowna Branch of the ORL

    Chris Stephenson is no stranger to the Okanagan. On the way to his last position as Head Librarian of the Bancroft Public Library in Ontario, Chris drove through Kelowna and said to himself, “One day I’d like to work for the Okanagan Regional Library system.” And two years later, here he is.
    April 05, 2018
  • New Hours for the Lumby Library

    In response to patron feedback, the Lumby branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will have new open hours. Effective Tuesday, March 6th 2018, the new library open hours will be as follows:
    February 27, 2018
  • New Hours for the Okanagan Falls Library

    In response to patron feedback obtained in person and through a locally distributed survey, the Okanagan Falls branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will have new open hours. Effective Thursday, March 1st, the new library open hours will be as follows:
    February 19, 2018
  • Silver Creek Library New Hours

    In response to patron feedback and funding limitations, the Silver Creek branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will have new open hours. Effective Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, the new library open hours will be as follows:
    January 22, 2018
  • Keremeos Library New Hours

    The Keremeos branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will have new open hours effective Thursday, February 1st 2018, the new library open hours will be as follows:
    January 22, 2018
  • The Okanagan Regional Library’s CEO is sailing away

    Stephanie Hall has been the CEO since February of 2013, but come March, she will be resigning in order to sail around the world on the tallship Picton Castle. This is not the first time Hall has taken an offshore sailing voyage, having sailed from Seville, Spain to Victoria BC aboard the topsail schooner Pacific Swift at the age of 20. “It was a difficult decision”, said Hall, “as the team at the ORL has been stellar, and the work our staff do in communities is so important. But I’ve wanted to do a total circumnavigation for a long time, and the best time to pursue your dreams is never ‘in a few years’.”
    January 10, 2018
  • Library Open Hours Survey | Okanagan Falls Branch

    The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is considering a change in Okanagan Falls Branch open hours. ORL is seeking community feedback on an optimum open time.
    December 04, 2017
  • Library Open Hours Survey | Lumby and Golden Branches

    Lumby and Golden Branches of the Okanagan Regional Library are asking for the public’s assistance in determining which open library hours would best serve the community’s needs.
    December 04, 2017
  • ORL Patrons, We Would Like to Hear From You!

    The ORL would like to know learn about what collections and resources you like using in the eLibrary, www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary, and to hear what you would like to see the ORL offer. Please helps us out by taking a short, 3-minute survey.
    November 20, 2017
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