All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
There is an inside book drop during open hours. The outside book return is open 24/7 with the exception of holiday closures.
Our new makerspace, The Tech Hub, is now open and features equipment and tools for hands-on projects, digitization, and exploring and learning new technology.
To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:
Complete a Maker Agreement
Complete a Maker Waiver
Verify your identity to staff with valid library card and photo ID.
This space is primarily for users 14 and up. Users under 14 must be actively accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a certified Makerspace user. Users between 14 and 18 must have their legal guardian sign their Makerspace Agreement and Makerspace Waiver.
Generously funded by Valley First Credit Union, Regional District, and Monashee Community Forest.
Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday:10:30 - 2:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 2:30 - 6:30 PM
Please call us at (250) 547-9528 to book a maker station.
View Certification Courses and Tutorials
Preserve your memories by digitizing your old photos (negatives, slides, photographs), video tapes (VHS tapes and other formats if you bring in your own player device such as a camcorder), and tape cassettes.
Use our Cricut Cutter, a high tech and precise cutting, drawing, and scoring machine. You must be Maker Certified to use the Cricut Cutter - Get certified online from home or in branch on one of our internet terminals.
Use our VR headsets to explore new technology and experience an adventure!
To reserve our Maker technologies, please call (250) 547-9528 or visit us in person.
Browse our online events calendar to view upcoming programs.
Join Connie and Michelle for stories, rhymes and songs promoting early literacy skills.
Friday, September 15 - Friday, December 15 | 9:15-9:45 am
Preschool | Drop-in
Bring your 18mth-3 yr old down for loads of songs, stories and action in this new program presented by Connie. This trial program will run every second week for the fall session.
Thursdays Oct 5 | Oct 19 | Nov 2 | Nov 16 | Nov 30 | 1:00-1:30 pm
Ages 18mths - 3 yrs | Drop-in
Guest presenter Marianne Butler will share herbs in season and guide us in a hands-on project. This is the first class in a limited series that will be ongoing over the year.
Tuesday, October 17 | 3:00-4:30 pm
Ages 7-12 yrs |Drop-in
This STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) family series will feature a microscope activity, felt poppies, a homemade holiday gift, and more! This event is intended to spark imagination and build familial relationships.
Saturday, November 4 | 10:30-12:30 pm - Felt Poppies
Saturday, December 2 | 10:30-12:30 pm - Holiday Gifts
Family Activity (aimed at ages 6-12 yrs with adults) | Registration required
Do you love escape rooms and puzzles? Then you're going to love a break-in bag! Think "Escape Room", except instead of trying to Break Out, you're trying to Break In! Solve 3 puzzles to find the numeric code that will open the lock and free your loot. We'll have a new puzzle each month.
September 15 - December 15
All Ages | Drop-In
The Sanderson Sisters need one more ingredient to complete their magical potion. Your mission is to sneak into the Witch House to steal their spell book to thwart their evil plans once and for all! Can you find and execute the spell in the book that will make them disappear forever? You have one hour to find the ingredients for the spell and save the residents of Salem!
Warning: This escape room contains themes of witches, magic, and a pentagram. Player discretion is advised.
Tuesday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 31 | Various time slots available
All ages | Registration required
Join a community of knitters, needleworkers, and crafters to learn new patterns, share tips and tricks, and form lasting connections with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion.
This program is open to all skill levels, and keen attendees of all ages.
Thursdays (starting October 12) | 5:30-7:00 pm | Ongoing weekly
Join our new Book Club for engaging discussions about a wide range of literary works. From classics to contemporary fiction, participants will explore different genres and share their thoughts and opinions with fellow book lovers. We'll meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00-7:30 pm.
Oct 5 | Nov 2 | Dec 7 | Jan 11 | Feb 1 | Mar 7 | Apr 4 | May 2
Pop into the library for a take-and-make kit made just for you!
November 1-30 | While supplies last
Are you working on a novel, poem, or song? Bounce ideas off the group, share your work or practice with creative writing ideas with facilitator and published author Connie Rose. All levels of writers are welcome.
Fridays, Sept 29 | Oct 27 | Nov 24 | Dec 15 | 3:00-4:00 pm
Teens & Adults | Drop-in
Tuesday, October 10 - Saturday, October 14 | Drop-in
Saturday, November 18 | 10:00 - 12:00 pm | Registration Required
Visit the Lumby Tech Hub this autumn to learn some new skills and unleash your creative genius!
We'll show you how to order e-books, e-audiobooks, read newspapers and magazines, conduct research, learn a new language, and access library services while travelling - all through your library account!
Wednesday, October 11 | 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, October 12 | 6:00-7:00 pm
Seniors | Drop-in
Do you have an event or a special date planned? We'll teach you how you can use our Cricut machine to cut out beautiful cards. Teens ages 14+ yrs welcome with a guardian-signed waiver.
Wednesday, November 15 | 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, November 16 | 6:00-7:00 pm
Teens & Adults | Registration Required
We'll guide you through the use of virtual reality headsets and play a game! Teens ages 14+ yrs welcome with a guardian-signed waiver.
Wednesday, December 6 | 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, December 7 | 6:00-7:00 pm
The library is pleased to be partnered with local talent and strives to display a new artist each month. On the last Saturday of the month the artist will be available from 12:00 to 1:00 to either demo their techniques or speak to the public about their processes.
We have three Internet stations available for the public to use, each with a 1 hour time limit.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. Scanning to email is available and free of charge.
Are you looking for somewhere to take an invigilated exam, either written or online?
The library can help you out. Please come by, email email@example.com or call us at (250) 547-9528 to book your invigilation.
We welcome class tours and visits. Please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-547-9528 to set a date and make your library visit great!
The library hosts a collection of locally collected seeds which are available at no charge to our patrons.
Anyone interested in contributing seeds to the library is asked to please place prepared seeds from each plant into it's own envelope with plant, variety, size, and colour (if applicable), and date collected to be dropped off at the front desk. We are grateful for your assistance, so we can continue to offer this service to our community.