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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.
Ages: 0-5 | drop-in
Every fourth Saturday | 10:30am to 11:00am
September through November with a special session December 10th.
Everyone is welcome! Enjoy family story time while learning American Sign Language. Join in for stories, rhymes and games. Presented in both American Sign Language and English.
You do not need to know any ASL to attend!
Ages: school age | registration required
Mondays | 4:00pm to 5:00pm
September 12 to October 24
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.
There is no meeting on October 24
If you're a teen or adult, please sign up for the program below.
Ages: Teen/adult | registration required
Every second Saturday | 9:30am to 10:30am
September 10 to December 3
Tuesdays from 10:15AM to 10:45AM
Sept 13 to Dec 13
Age Range: 0-18 Months | drop-in
Join us at the Rutland Library for fun songs and rhymes, bounces, tickles, fingerplays, instruments, and short picture books for babies!
Baby Time is our joyful early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of songs and rhymes!
This program is recommended for babies, newborn - 18 months and their caregivers.
Thursdays from 10:15AM to 10:45AM
Sept 15 to Dec 15
Age Range: 18 months to 3 years | drop-in
Join us at the Rutland Library for fun songs and rhymes, bounces, tickles, fingerplays, instruments, and short picture books for toddlers.
Toddler Time is our interactive literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your toddler through play time, songs, books, and dance.
This program is recommended for toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age. Caregiver participation is required.
Saturdays from 10:15AM to 10:45AM
Sept 17 to Dec 17
Age Range: 3-5 years old | drop-in
Join Us at the Rutland Library for interactive stories, songs, rhymes & games! Come spark your child’s love of reading: talk, sing, read, write, and play with us!
This Program is recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years and their caregivers.
Story Time provides little ones with opportunities for independent learning. In addition to stories, music, rhymes, flannel board stories, and fingerplays reinforce the fine motor skills they are rapidly acquiring.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Age Range: School Age | Drop-in
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8-12 | Register Online
Dive into the basics of the tech world with us! Learn about coding, engineering, 3D design, physics, circuitry and more, with hands on projects.
Last Saturday of the Month | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Ages: School Age
Come visit the Rutland Branch for "Science Saturday"!
Explore the world of Science with fun and creative programs provided by volunteer groups.
Registration is required for this event.
Every Tuesday | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm.
A conversational English group for people with beginner to intermediate English language skills. Everyone welcome. Meet others, and improve your English with engaging conversation.
Every other Friday | 10:15 am - 11:00 am or 11:15 am - 12 pm.
Get help from our experienced Tech Assistant to solve the library related problems your mobile device may encounter.
Second Wednesday Every Month
Presented by Rutland Branch. Email Rutland@orl.bc.ca or visit the Kelowna Book Friends Facebook page for more information.
October 8 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us in celebration of culture days to create your own masterpiece. Then, mix, mingle and trade your card with your fellow artists. Watercolour paper and ample art supplies will be provided by the library. While intended for teens and adults, all ages are welcome.
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. Staff can give limited assistance to technical inquiries.
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. This branch now offers wireless printing using your own device via Princh.
Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
No fax services are available.
The Rutland Branch can provide exam invigilation.
Branch Librarians and/or Supervisors will be available to invigilate exams Monday – Saturday at designated times.
If interested in writing an exam on site, contact the Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in learning how to use a Prusa 3D printer or a Vinyl Cutter the Rutland library can help!
New user? Your first appointment will be a certification appointment. This takes roughly 90 minutes to get you trained up on how to use the equipment.
Certified users of other ORL makerspaces are welcome to jump right in and book time right away.
Please note that makerspace users 13 and under require adult supervision for the duration of their appointment. Additionally, makerspace users under 19 years old require a guardian to co-sign the makerspace waiver and agreement.
Makerspace bookings are made by calling the Rutland library at 250-765-8165.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 7:45pm. Suitable for Cricut usage or Makerspace Certification, or very small 3D prints.
Every other Saturday, 10am-2pm. Suitable for 3D printing and Cricut usage, as well as Makerspace Certification (10-12)
To check dates and availability, check our online calendar.
Visit our Makerspace page for more information, and to view what other Maker technologies the ORL offers.
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 email@example.com
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 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.
For further information, please email email@example.com.