This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
The Rutland Branch is located in Plaza 33, 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.
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Saturdays, 9:30-10:00 AM, October 3 to November 28
Age Range: The Entire Family
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.
2020 Back-to-School Raffle
2020 BACK-TO-SCHOOL RAFFLE Kids Collect a ticket each they check-out material. Each ticket enters them into a draw for a prize. Awesome Prizes! Rutland Branch Presents: The First Annual "Back-to-School Raffle"! Check out materials at the Rutland Branch to receive a Raffle ticket. Fill out your info | Circle your preferred prize | Return ticket to the Front Desk.
Ongoing until December 1st.
Fall Into Reading Teen Bingo
Middle and High Schoolers - come into the Rutland Library this fall to pick up your Fall Into Reading Bingo Card!
Enter to win a prize by filling out any rows (down, across, or diagonal). Get a second prize entry for completing the whole card.
Ends November 30th.
Ask staff for details.
We have a variety of bookable and rental spaces in the Rutland Branch. All meeting spaces have free wifi. Some have presentation equipment available.
Group Study Room: Temporarily Unavailable
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.
Community Room: Temporarily Unavailable
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.
For Children and Teens:
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.