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All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays and during Christmas and Easter holiday times. The book drops are closed on these days.
Welcome to Mission Branch
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 free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
Masks are no longer mandatory in indoor public spaces, including the library.
The Mission Branch will be closed Thursday, October 6 for customer service training.
Please come by to see our re-opened spaces, which include new colours, programming spaces and comfortable seating and study tables. The children's area is now toward the back of the library, with adult non-fiction near the front.
Explore & download hundreds of free at home printable activity, instruction, and crafting sheets - all created to help you and your little ones make the most of stay-at-home days: https://libraryplus.ca/
September 13th to November 29th
Join us at the Mission Branch for time to bond with your baby through song, touch, and rhymes. This early literacy program will help parents and caregivers plant the seeds that will bloom to a lifelong love of language. Recommended for newborns to 18 months with parents/caregivers.
No registration required
September 14th to November 30th
Toddler Time at the Mission Branch uses songs, stories, movement, and rhymes to nourish early literacy skills. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent/caregiver.
No registration required.
September 15th to December 1st
Preschool story time uses more songs, rhymes, movements, and stories to continue to build your child's language learning skills. Recommended for ages 3 to 6 with a parent/caregiver. No registration required.
September 17th to December 3rd
Join us at the Mission Branch for a time where the whole family can sing, move, listen, and learn together. Recommended for ages 3 to 6 with parent/caregiver, but all children are welcome!
No registration required.
Get creative with materials that show the fun side of science and technology. Materials will be provided.
School Age | Registration Required - follow links to register (opens two weeks prior to the event).
Tuesday, October 4th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 15th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 29th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Does the written language make your heart sing? Do you have something to say? Do you think this writing stuff might be something you enjoy and are good at? Short stories, novels, poems, essays...join other teens for time and space dedicated to write, to share, and to be inspired.
Held every other Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM in the study room at the Mission Branch. Previous attendance not required - each session is a new experience, a new opportunity! Drop on in!
Next session is Wednesday, September 28th.
There are copies available in the branch. Please email Connie Dickson at email@example.com, or call 250-764-2254, if you have any questions. Happy Reading!
Fibre enthusiasts rejoice! Join a group of fibre enthusiasts for time and space to work on projects and share tips and tricks. Bring your needles and hooks, your yarn and threads!
Drop on in! No registration required.
Class visits to the Mission Library will resume in September, 2022. We can also conduct online sessions to introduce students to library resources and research methods. Contact Richard to see how he can help your class by calling 250-764-2254, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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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 email@example.com
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.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org