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 MNP Place (formerly 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 free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
Click the "Events Calendar" link below for details about the many programs at Mission Branch.
The informative and thought-provoking items on this list deal with topics related to international development, social justice, sustainability, globalization, feminism, economic development, foreign policy, decolonization, and climate justice. All the titles are held by the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) and many of them are also available in e-book or e-audio format. The list has been compiled by an ORL librarian with valuable input from the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). Their contributions do not constitute an endorsement of the books contained, nor do these books necessarily align with their perspectives, positions, or values. Readers are encouraged to critically evaluate the content before forming their own opinions.
Review the list online and put items on hold.
Come see our newly renovated spaces!
Please come by Mission Branch to see our re-opened spaces, which include new colours, programming spaces, comfortable seating, and study tables. The children's area is now toward the back of the library, with adult non-fiction near the front.
Bring your gang or just join in to play your favourite games at the Mission library! We have games for all ages, including chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, backgammon, UNO, cribbage, and kids' card games. We are also looking for Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts, including dungeon masters, to start new games of D&D.
Sundays | 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
All ages. Drop-in.
Master or beginner, sharpen your strategy and challenge your peers at this casual drop-in event every Wednesday evening. Some chess boards and pieces will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level! Starts January 10.
Wednesdays | 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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Baby Time at Mission Branch
A fun gathering of babies!
Join us at the Mission Branch for time to bond with your baby through song, touch, and rhymes. This early learning program will help teach parents/caregivers to stimulate a lifelong love of language.
Recommended for ages newborn to 18 months and their parents/caregivers.
Tuesdays | 10:15 to 11:15 AM
January 16 – April 2
Enjoy singing, dancing, and listening to stories with your toddler!
Toddler Time at the Mission Branch uses simple and fun songs, stories, movement, and rhymes to nourish early literacy skills. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent/caregiver.
Wednesdays | 10:15 to 11:15 AM
January 17 – April 3
Enjoy good times with rhymes and stories with your pre-schooler!
Preschool Story Time at the Mission Branch uses stories, songs, rhymes, and movement to continue to build your child's language learning skills. Recommended for ages 3 to 6 with a parent/caregiver.
Thursdays | 10:15 to 11:15 AM
January 18 – April 4