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 free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
Come see our newly renovated spaces!
Please come by Mission Branch 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/
Build and play with the library's BOXES and BOXES of LEGO and KEVA blocks. Your best creations will be put on display!
Wednesday, April 12 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 10 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 7 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Play, create, and learn by using interesting and exciting technologies at the library. Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.
Tuesday, April 18 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM
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Tuesday, May 16 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM
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Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, April 20 at 2:00 pm.
The meetings are in person, in our brand new meeting room, on the Tuesday and Thursday of the third full week of each month.
There are copies available in the branch or as a downloadable ebook. Please email Connie at email@example.com, or call the library at 250-764-2254 if you have any questions. Happy Reading!
Fibre enthusiasts rejoice! Join a friendly group 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.
Weekly on Tuesdays | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
This is a conversational English group for people with beginner to intermediate English language skills. Meet others and improve your English through conversation. Everyone is welcome.
Adults | Drop-In
Begins on April 18, 2023.
Saturday, April 29 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Have you ever wondered what people mean when they talk about colic or how to support your partner during the first months of parenthood? Join nurse Karissa Connolly for a presentation and question session about wake times, calming fussy babies, effective feeding, and sleep schedules for newborns.
Friday, May 5 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Why does my baby seem to be awake more and sleep regressions seem to be so frequent? Join nurse Karissa Connolly for a dive into the science of sleep and how it affects our infant kiddos! We'll be chatting about sleep associations, regressions and what independent sleep means. Questions and conversation are always welcome!
Saturday, May 13 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oh, the strong personality of a toddler! This age brings so much energy to your life as well as some new challenges. Join nurse Karissa Connolly for a group chat about boundaries, schedules, sleep environment, and common developmental milestones that affect toddler sleep.
Your class is welcome to visit the Mission Branch library for a tour. 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 program 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 Fall/November each year. Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club, year-round programming for babies to toddlers to teens, book clubs, guest speakers & events for adults, and enhanced facilities and maker spaces at all ORL branches.
To stock the 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. Donations can be made at this location on Fridays 9am – 11:30am when volunteers are on duty to review and accept items, or anytime in small amounts in drop-bins at the ORL Administration Centre (1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna) and at Parkinson Recreation Centre (Harvey Ave & 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna). Friends acknowledge Dr. Moshe Oz and Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving for their support with these operations and sales.
For book sales, volunteer and donation information, visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at email@example.com
Volunteer coordinators & interested volunteers hold formal meetings as necessary, rotating between the three branch libraries and our sorting base.
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