All ORL Branches are closed on Statutory Holidays.
The Lake Country Branch is located inside the Lake Country Municipal Hall.
There are two external book returns located two meters to the right of the main entrance. These are open 24 hours a day, except during the Christmas and Easter closures.
Lake Country Branch is now open 7 days a week!
Lake Country Branch Tween & Teen Programs
Tween & Parent Book Club
For tweens 8-12 and a parent or adult caregiver.
Tween and adult read the book together, then join the group for a discussion.
Drop by the library for a copy of this month's book!
* Online registration is required.
Program registration opens approximately one month before the program.
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30-7:15 PM:
Stealing Home by J. Torres
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-7:15 PM:
The Barren Grounds by David Robertson
Wednesday, March 27, 6:30-7:15 PM:
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Lake Country Branch Children's Programs
Fun for little ones!
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Stay and Play 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Newborn to 24 months)
January 12 to March 22
Intended for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome.
Free & Drop-in!
Family Story Time
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Stay and Play 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(2 to 5 years)
January 11 to March 28
Intended for ages 5 and under, but everyone is welcome!
Free & Drop-in!
Saturday Story Times
Weekly starting January 27
Stay and Play 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday morning story times for the whole family! Join us for silly songs, funny puppets, and wonderful stories.
Wednesday Night Pyjama Story Times
Weekly starting Jan 31
Cozy Wednesday evening pyjama storytimes for the whole family. Relaxing stories and gentle songs. Come in your pjs and bring a stuffie!
Board Game Saturdays
Saturdays 1:00-4:00 PM
This is a self directed program, bring a friend or three!
You can use one of our board games or bring your own.
Open to all ages. FREE & Drop-in!
Sunday Afternoon Lego Builders
Sundays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Children 5 to 12 years and an adult caregiver are invited to spend a relaxing afternoon together building with our Lego.
This program is FREE & Drop-in!
Young Children (0-5 years)
Looking for some great stories to read to your little one?
Check out our new
100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten 100 Books to Read booklist
Print copies of the booklist are available at the Library!
Complete this reading list and your child will get a
bookbag backpack and a book prize!
Place your requests for picture books and other library materials on the
ORL website www.orl.bc.ca
then pick up your holds at Lake Country Branch!
Mondays 1-2:30 PM
Drop in to Quiet Club for silent reading or working on puzzles or crosswords.
Feel free to bring a snack to put out for sharing, then enjoy the silence.
FREE & Drop-in!
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 AM
Seniors' coffee, cards, and chat.
Drop by for some cards or cribbage, a hot coffee, and a talk.
Bring a friend and meet your community neighbours.
Intended for seniors, but all adults are welcome.
Lake Country Writers' Group
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Writers, join this group for inspiration and encouragement
and to share your writing. All writing genres and skill levels are
welcome in this supportive atmosphere.
Participants are welcome to bring their own beverage with a lid.
FREE & Drop-in.
Lake Country Knitting Group
Meets Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Share you love of knitting, crocheting or needlework!
This group welcomes creators of all types of needlework and skill levels
to share patterns, techniques, and conversation in a relaxed environment.
Bring your current project, start something new, or simply enjoy the company of others!
Chess Club at Lake Country Branch
Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM
This is a self directed program, bring a friend or three and enjoy an afternoon of chess!
This program is open to all ages and all skill levels.
Lake Country Seed Library
Lake Country Seed Library is a FREE program to promote food security in our community. We ask that any surplus food that you grow be shared with others who may be facing food insecurity.
Simply register and you may check-out (have) up to 10 packages of seeds per household, per year.
In the fall, consider donating non-GMO seeds back to the Library.
We have seed envelopes we can provide you with, to keep the program sustainable.
This program is in partnership with #food4all
If you have questions, please drop by the Library.
Lake Country Book Club
The Adult Book Club meets September to April.
Please contact Wendy at the Lake Country Branch for details.
All Ages (children must be with a caregiver)
The Lake Country Library will host two climate cafe events:
Saturday, February 24, 1:30-3 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
An informal space to discuss feelings and actions around climate change. We'll talk openly, learn, and empower each other to make a positive impact on the planet.
Facilitators: Alison Beaumont and Pippa Dean-Veerman, Climate Psychology Alliance members.
Please register on the library website: SignUp | Demco Software (evanced.info)
The Lake Country Branch has 6 internet stations with word processing capabilities available during branch open hours.
Wi-Fi access inside the branch is available, with limited seating.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. You can print from your own device using our app (cash or card), or from our public computers (cash only). Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
We can provide tours to school classes / groups free of charge.
For students, we can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project or assignment.
For adult groups, we can provide a tour of the library and ORL's many resources!
Contact us up to two months in advance to book your tour!
Public use of the Group Study Room is intended for use by group gatherings of two or more people for educational, cultural or civic purposes.
Library events and programs will take precedence.
The room accommodates approximately 10 people and is available for booking on a first-come-first-served basis one month in advance.
Please contact the library at 250-766-3141 for assistance.