All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
The Rutland Branch is located in Plaza 33 Mall, just off highway 33, in the Rutland suburb of Kelowna.
There are book drops located at the rear of the mall just off Gray Rd.
Age Range: 3-5 years old | Drop-in
The 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Join Us at the Rutland Library for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, games and crafts! Come spark your child’s love of reading: talk, sing, read, write, and play with us!
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.
This program is recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years and their caregivers.
Ages: 0-5 | Drop-in
The 3rd Saturday of the Month | 10:30 to 11:00 AM | View All Dates
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!
Age Range: 0-18 Months | Drop-in
Tuesdays from 10:15 to 10:45 AM
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.
Age Range: 18 months to 3 years | Drop-in
Thursdays from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
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.
Age Range: 7 and up | Drop-in
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Have fun learning basic knitting techniques. Experienced knitters also welcome!
Ages 7 years and older. Please bring knitting needles and yarn if you have
them. Supplies provided. Free! Drop in!
Age Range: School Age | Drop-in
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
The Rutland Lego Club returns! Join us and unleash your imagination brick-by-brick!
Use the Branch's extensive Lego collection to build a amazing creation. Guides, books, and optional themes available.
Junior Engineering Club (Ages 5 to 8 ) - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Senior Engineering Club (Ages 9 to 12) - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dive into the basics of the tech world with us! Learn about coding, engineering, 3D design, physics, circuitry and more, with hands on projects.
Ages: School age | Fall session are now full!
Stay tuned for future dates!
Ages: Teen | Drop-in
Every 3rd Friday from ~3:45 to 5:00 PM
Join us for good books, snacks, and a great conversation! Come when you can after school, connect with fellow teen readers and talk about books we love and want to read. Check with the library for each month's theme and book recommendations!.
Register online | Wednesday Jan. 17 to Wednesday Feb. 10 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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, and immersive way.
Register online | Saturday Feb. 24 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Gather a team of two and enter our puzzle contest! The first team to finish their 500 piece puzzle wins a literary prize. Please have one person register for the team. Maximum of 6 teams competing.
Ages: Adult | Drop-in
Tuesdays | 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.
Drop-in | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Join us for a good book and great conversation! This is a great opportunity to connect and read with fellow book lovers. Copies for the upcoming month are available at front desk. For more information, email us at email@example.com.
Register online | Wednesdays Jan. 17 to March 20 | 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Revitalize and renew yourself with an introduction to Tai Chi at the Rutland Library. Tai Chi is a gentle, ancient practice used by millions to improve balance, focus and overall health. We will explore the basics of healthy movement with a group of foundation exercises and a set of 17 Tai Chi moves. Wear comfortable clothing and indoor shoes with low heels. Registration required or drop in if room permits.
Instructors provided by the Canadian Tai Chi Academy.
Drop-in | Weekly Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us for needle craft and company. Knitters, crocheters, and stitchers, of all abilities are welcome. Please bring a project to work on. Drop in!
Register online | Every other Friday | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM & 11:15 AM - 12 :00 PM
Experiencing problems accessing the library's digital offerings? Get help from our knowledgeable Tech Assistant! Register for a 45 minute appointment for help with navigating Libby, Kobos, and other library eResources.
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 features 13 public internet terminals with word processing capabilities available for 1 hour of internet time. Use your library card to log in or speak with staff to receive a temporary computer pass. Extensions may be granted provided there are enough free terminals available. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com