Phase 1 Re-opening Plan: Our phased re-opening plan starts June 2, with curbside holds pick-up & limited book drop open hours. Find out how it works.
Connect with library staff: Email email@example.com. Chat from website or phone 1-844-649-8127: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9AM-5PM, Tuesday: 9AM-7PM, Saturday: 11AM-3PM (PT).
Regular hours for Curbside Holds Pick-Up & Book Drops start June 2. How it works.
Mission library branch will open their book drops for returns from 10AM-3PM on the following dates:
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays and during Christmas and Easter holiday times.
Visit us at the Mission library branch.
Please take some time to review our many programmed events. 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.
When the library is closed, there are book return drops located on the west side of the building, below the Library sign. The drops are open 24 hours a day, except during the Easter and Christmas closures.
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All children's programs are FREE. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
Develop your baby's language and literacy skills with songs, rhymes and finger plays. Suitable for parents with children up to two years old.
Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
January 7 - April 28, 2020
Toddler time is a fun and active story time that includes books, songs, flannel board and puppets! Engage with your toddler in a memorable library experience. Suitable for children 18 months to 3 years of age.
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
January 8 - April 29, 2020
Feel free to wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffie as you join us for an evening of interactive stories, songs and rhymes.
Wednesday evenings from 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Join us January 9 through April 30 for Preschool Story Time. Have fun with your preschooler and help them get ready to read with stories, songs and rhymes.
Thursdays, 10:15 AM -10:45 AM
January 9 - April 30, 2020
Children from toddlers to kindergarteners will enjoy stories, rhymes and songs promoting early language and literacy skills.
Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
January 11 - April 25, 2020
Bring your imagination and develop your building skills. The library will supply large amounts of LEGO, larger Duplo blocks, and hundreds of wooden KEVA blocks for you to work with. Each creation will go on display at the Mission Branch until next time. Drop-in.
Tuesday March 24, 3:00 -4:00 pm.
Build and program some awesome robots, including Ozobots, Cubelet Robots, Code & Go Mouse mazes and Electronic Snap Circuits. Suitable for inventive kids ages 5 to 85. Drop-in.
Thursday, March 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Each month will feature a new creative project involving coding, robots or work with circuitry. Suitable for ages 7 to 13. Sessions are free, and materials are supplied. Registration required.
Teens & 'Tweens
All youth programs are FREE.
Bring out the artist within you with the Zentangle Method. An easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This session is free, and materials will be provided. Suitable for ages 9 to 16. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
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In this unprecedented time, we are going to continue with the book club virtually. We are reading 'Dual Citizens' by Alix Ohlin.
We have two meetings - you can attend either or both!
Thursday, May 14 at 2pm
Thursday, May 21 at 2pm
Please email me (Luanne) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate, or if you have any questions.
Just keep knitting!
Mission library branch is happy to welcome class visits to the library for children and teens. We can provide an introduction to the library, or tailor a visit around a class project or assignment. Contact us to see how we can help your class. To book your free class visit, call Mission Library at 250-764-2254.
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!
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia. Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches through our fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babes to toddlers to teens plus guest speakers & events for adults, and enhanced facilities at the three branches. Towards their various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books to their sorting house at #114 - 2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna (next to the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital). Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house only on Fridays, 9:00 to 11:30 am, except on public holidays and book sale Fridays. There is no book drop-off at other times.
Kelowna Friends' major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in November each year. The Kelowna Friends sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation.
For volunteer and donation information, please visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at email@example.com.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on their latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy
Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's AGM is held on a Saturday in late November.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.