This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays and during Christmas and Easter holiday times. The book drops are closed on these days.
Mission Branch is open to the public as part of the Okanagan Regional Library's Phase 3 "Browse and Borrow" stage of service. We are located at the Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive, in the south end of Kelowna.
Due to the continuing risk of COVID-19 infection, there are several changes to branch services:
We regret the inconvenience that these restrictions will cause, but join you in hoping that we will be able to return to full service soon.
Mission Branch Head Librarian
Our friendly staff are ready to help you. 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.
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Up for an active outdoor reading adventure? Enjoy StoryWalk® At the
Mission Recreation Park, beside the library!
Hop, jump, roll or walk your way through the park while reading
individual picture book pages that are posted along the path.
StoryWalk® is a self-directed activity allowing you to participate
when it is convenient for you.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT
and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Mission staff have created Storytime Kits in a bag, to help you read and do crafts with your children at home. Each kit contains early reading story books, a felt craft to make your own puppet show, colouring sheets, and optional music CD. Note that the books and CDs must be signed out before you leave. The kits are available at the Mission Branch, while supplies last.
Please let Luanne know if you would like a copy of the book by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Zoom invitation will be sent to those interested in participating.
Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30pm or Thursday, February 18th at 2pm
Tuesday, March 16th at 6:30pm or Thursday, March 18th at 2pm
Just keep knitting!
Download our Safety Plan and Risk Assessment [PDF]
School Class Visits
At this time, Mission library branch is unable to host events for school groups. Once the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are listed, we will be happy to provide library tours or tailor a visit around a class project or assignment. In the meantime, we can conduct online sessions for high school-level 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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