This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
The Falkland Branch is located on highway 97 in the Falkland townsite near the Post Office and the Stampede Grounds. When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located near the accessibility ramp.
Diana McCarthy is the Community Librarian at this branch. Stop by and introduce yourself when you get a chance- Diana enjoys meeting new people; reading (shocking eh?,) getting crafty; and of course working at one of the best libraries in the world!
As per guidelines from the BC Health Ministry, Masks are now mandatory when visiting our library. If you have concerns or questions please speak with staff. Thanks for your continued cooperation and support.
The Internet/Catalogue computer is available for use during open hours - 15 minute sessions only.
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Grab your acrylic painting supplies and join us online for a paint-along! This event will be recorded so you can log-in anytime afterwards to watch and paint at your leisure. The link to use (in Facebook) is: https://www.facebook.com/watch/OKRegLibraryVE
For ideas to help keep kids and teens busy while Social Distancing; check out our calendar. Many events, programs, and workshops are available for patrons to enjoy virtually from all over our service area. So have some fun, perhaps make some new friends, and check out the amazingly talented staff at the ORL!
Starting November 10th 2020, Diana will have some craft-kits available for kids/adults/seniors to pickup at the library. There will be instructions, supplies, and some book recommendations included. These will be available while supplies last, so stop by on Tuesdays or email Diana at email@example.com to reserve a kit.
Kits for: November 10th, 17th, 24th and December 1st will be to make a Scandinavian Folded Fabric Star (see examples below).
For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be notified of upcoming programs and events please ask to be added to our Youth Programming mailing list (send an email to address listed above!)
For ideas to help keep all of us busy during Social Distancing; check out our calendar. Many events, programs, and workshops are available for patrons from all over our service area. So have some fun, perhaps make some new friends, and check out the amazingly talented staff at the ORL!
Starting up again in February 2021, Diana will have some craft-kits available for kids/adults/seniors to pickup at the library. There will be instructions, supplies, and some book recommendations included. These will be available while supplies last, so stop by on Tuesdays or email Diana at email@example.com to reserve a kit.
Our next meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday January 19th from 1-2pm (and will continue every 2nd week until further notice. To join us please send an email to Diana McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can add you to the online meeting group (we are using MSTeams for this.) Bring yourself, something you are working on, and/or a completed project you would like to share with the group. All knitters, crocheters, or yarn-crafters are invited to attend.
At this time we are unable to attend a meeting or visit with your group or organization unless it is using a Virtual Platform. If this is an option for you; please contact Diana at 250-379-2705 ext 1811 or at email@example.com. Otherwise, when things normalize, we can arrange for something then! If you have any questions, or would like some info- please do not hesitate to contact Diana.
Computer and Internet
One Internet/Catalogue computer is available for use during open hours - 15 minute sessions only.
WIFI is available inside and outside of the branch from approx. 7am to 10pm daily.
We do not have a Fax machine available in the Falkland library; and there does not appear to be any available for public use in the community. If this service is requested by a business/organization; you should contact them to see if the requested materials can be scanned and emailed. Library staff are happy to assist you with this alternative.
Seating space is limited in the library as we are adhering to a strict limit of 4 persons in our branch at any time (including staff.) Please speak with staff if you need any assistance or have questions. We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times.
With the challenges we have faced with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the library has been focused on altering our services in order to comply with the BC Health Minister's Directives and offer as much of our "normal" library services as possible. We appreciate your support and look forward to offering more of our important services as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Many initiatives and some of our services have been temporarily halted as we grapple with the effects of COVID-19. Staff from all over our service area have been working hard to provide safe alternatives to many beloved programs. We encourage you to check out our Events Calendar to see what is being offered via social media; and as restrictions lift...hopefully locally, and/or in-person.
Please contact Diana if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 250-379-2705 ext 1811.
Please email or contact Diana by phone if you would like more information. All yarn-loving Falklanders are encouraged to join us to share ideas, give advice and generally show-off your talents. With the virtual group we are able to bring in others from all over our area and beyond - so please feel free to contact Diana if you would like to join us.
Meeting dates are available on the Events Calendar (Tuesdays from 1-2pm.) Diana has an email-group set up for this group so if you would like to have email reminders about meetings; ask to have your email address included.
We have some wonderful new Library book bags here in the branch. The price is $5.00 per bag. Pick one up next time you are in the branch. (There are also a few of the older style available for $2.00!)
We have had an A.E.D. device installed here in the library thanks to the PAD program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Unlike those at the Community Hall and the Curling Rink, this one is only available during the open hours at the Library. This device may be taken off-site during an emergency; please speak with staff if you have questions.
We have a Youth Services email list that parents/caregivers may sign up for so that they can be kept informed about upcoming Children's programs and events. See staff to sign up or send us an email asking to be added: email@example.com!