View our guidelines for safely using your library during Step 3.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays and during Christmas and Easter holiday times. The book drops are closed on these days.
We are located at the Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive, in the south end of Kelowna beside the H2O aquatic centre. Our friendly staff are ready to help you. Parking is free! All programs at the Mission library branch are also free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
View the full Events Calendar for Mission library branch, or see event descriptions below and register.
Visit Mission Branch to see many diverse suggestions for creating a better Canada, courtesy of our thoughtful patrons. Take a minute to add yours, then enter our draw for a gift certificate from Mosaic Books. We have also created a book display that may both inform and challenge your ideas about Canada and its future.
View the full Events Calendar for Mission library branch, or see the event details below, including registration information.
Due to COVID-19, parents and caregivers attending programs with children must agree to the following conditions:
Registration in advance is required and will begin ten days before each program session. Attendance will be taken at the event to create a list for contact tracing should there be a COVID-19 exposure at the library.
Baby Time is a popular early childhood literacy program for children 24 months and younger and their parent or caregiver. The program introduces them to rhymes, lap play, singing, music, puppets, flannel boards and picture books.
Weekly on Tuesdays | 10:15 am – 11:00 am
October 12 to December 7
Register: October 12 | October 19 | October 26 | November 2 | November 9 | November 16 | November 23 | November 30 | December 7
Enjoy some lively interaction with your toddler! We encourage learning through stories, action songs, dancing, finger-plays, and puppets.
Weekly on Wednesdays | 10:15 am – 11:00 am
October 20 to December 8
Register: October 20 | October 27 | November 3 | November 10 | November 17 | November 24 | December 1 | December 8
Have fun while helping your preschooler to get ready to read. Come join us as we use puppets, felts, and books to tell stories, practice rhymes and sing songs.
Weekly on Thursdays | 10:15 am – 11:00 am
October 21 to December 9
Register: October 21 | October 28 | November 4 | November 18 | November 25 | December 2 | December 9
Come enjoy Pajama Story Time at the Mission Library! Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favourite stuffie as you join us for an evening of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes.
Weekly on Thursdays | 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Come to the Mission Library for a fun and interactive story time on Saturday mornings! Children ranging from toddlers to kindergarteners will enjoy stories, rhymes and songs promoting early language and literacy skills.
Weekly on Saturdays | 10:15 am – 11:00 am
October 23 to December 11
Register: October 23 | October 30 | November 6 | November 13 | November 20 | November 27 | December 4 | December 11
Due to COVID-19, those attending programs, including adults and children, must agree to the following conditions:
Registration in advance is encouraged, as space is limited. Attendance will be taken at the event to create a list for contact tracing should there be a COVID-19 exposure at the library.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Join us to learn programming basics and dive into the adventurous world of CodeCombat! Suitable for children aged 9-12.
Tuesday, October 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
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School Class Visits
Starting in the fall of 2021, we will be happy to provide library tours or tailor a visit around a class project or assignment. We can also conduct online sessions students to introduce them to library resources and research methods. Contact us to see how we can help your class by calling 250-764-2254, or e-mailing email@example.com
Capital News Centre and H2O
The library is a great resource to enjoy with your family or friends, before or after sporting events. Drop by the library on your next trip to the Capital News Centre or H2O! The Mission library branch is conveniently located inside the Capital News Centre, which features two arenas, two indoor soccer fields, a walking track, a gym and many outdoor playing fields. Next door is H2O, an aquatic and exercise facility with water slides, a wave pool, indoor river, lane swimming and a gym. Free parking!
Kelowna Friends of the Library are a non-profit organization formed in 1988, with a mission to raise funds to support Okanagan Regional Library, including the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches, to enhance the profile of our libraries in the community, and to increase awareness and use of library programs and services. Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support ORL through our year-round fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Up to 2019, Kelowna Friends were registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. Monetary donations should now be directed to the Okanagan Regional Library Admin Centre.
Kelowna Friends’ major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place typically in the Fall (November) each year.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babies to toddlers to teens plus book clubs, guest speakers & events for adults, and go towards enhanced facilities and maker spaces at all ORL branches. To support our various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books at our sorting base at #114 – 2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna next to Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, on Fridays 9am – 11:30am when volunteers are on duty to review and accept items (Friends acknowledge the support of Dr. Moshe Oz). You can donate books anytime in small amounts in drop-bins at the ORL Admin Centre (1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna) and at Parkinson Recreation Centre (Harvey Ave & 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna). For book sales, volunteer and donation information, visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our volunteer co-ordinators and interested volunteers hold formal meetings as necessary, rotatiing between the three branch libraries and our sorting base. No meetings are typically held in January, July & August.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on our latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
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