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All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
The Rutland Branch is located in Plaza 33, just off highway 33 in Rutland, a suburb of Kelowna.
There are book drops located at the rear of the mall just off Gray Rd
Read 100 books before your baby's first birthday! Receive a board book when you complete the challenge!
Babies are born ready to learn, and the single most important way to help a child prepare for reading and learning is by reading together. This program is self-paced. Consider attending our virtual Storytime's to get started.
Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
July 7 to August 25, 2021
Age Range: 0-5 (Families welcome) | Register Online
Presented by Rutland Branch. Email Rutland@orl.bc.ca for more information.
Enjoy story time while learning American Sign Language. Join in for stories, rhymes and games. Presented in both American Sign Language and English. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation. Presented through Zoom.
Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation
9:30-10:00 AM, July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Aug. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Age Range: 6-12 | Register Online
Don't let your signing get rusty. Practice your sign language skills in conversation with an experienced and skilled sign language instructor. New topics to be introduced each class.
Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
July 6 to August 24, 2021
Age Range: 12 to Adult | Register Online
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language. Presented through Zoom.
July 6 to August 24, 2021
Age Range:12 to Adult | Register Online
Second Wednesday Every Month
July 14 to December 13, 2021
Age Range: Adult
Presented by Rutland Branch. Email Rutland@orl.bc.ca or visit the Rutland Book Club Facebook page for more information.
We have a variety of bookable and rental spaces in the Rutland Branch. All meeting spaces have free Wi-Fi. Some have presentation equipment available.
Available during branch open hours only. Room as is - no office supplies, A/V equipment or additional furnishings provided.
This room is free, and can hold up to 10 people, and can be booked up to 1 month in advance.
Setup and take-down (exception of A/V equipment) is the responsibility of the renter.
Rutland branch has a Community Room available for rent. With a theatre style set-up, the room has a maximum seating capacity of 50.
Please contact the branch at a 250-765-8165 for further information or to book a room.
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment.
Contact us today to see how we can help your class.
Daycares/Preschools must register if they wish to attend a story time.
To book a free tour for kids contact Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library as well!
ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact the branch for further information.
To book a free tour for adults contact the Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at email@example.com
The Rutland Branch has 13 internet terminals with word processing capabilities available for one hour daily.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available during open hours with you own device.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only.
Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
No fax services are available.
The Rutland Branch in partnership with The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan will be showcasing local artists in our branch on a rotating basis. For information on the Artists showcased please contact the ARTSCO curator at 250-861-4123 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act.
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 1898 Barlee Road, Kelowna. Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house on Fridays, 9am to noon.
Kelowna Friends major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October 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.