This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
Welcome back into the branch! You are welcome to come in and choose your materials! We ask that you sanitize your hands before you browse. Two of our computer stations are available to use with a 30 minute time limit.
The library has two book return bins - one behind the library, next to the Canadian Tire loading dock and one inside the mall next to the library entrance and open during mall hours. Book drops are locked during extended closures (Easter and Christmas).
Free parking is available in the Piccadilly Mall parking lot.
To find and register for any of our programs, please see the Salmon Arm Branch Calendar of Events or browse the tabs below:
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Starts February 1st. Click HERE for more information!
Take part in our System-Wide reading/activity challenges for Preschoolers, Schoolers and Teen-ers starting in January 2021 to March 31, 2021. There will be gift card prizes!!
School Age & Teens will have a Winter Challenge Bingo.
Preschoolers will have a Hot Cocoa Colouring Challenge.
Winter Story Times begin January 12 and run through March 31.
Stories, songs, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter for all ages and stages.
Picture Book Read-alouds
Songs and Rhymes
More stories, songs and rhymes will be added each week.
Grab your stuffies and snuggle in for stories, songs and rhymes.
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on December 8 & December 15, and January 12 - March 31
This virtual Pyjama Story Time will be brought to you through ZOOM. Registration is required.
Enjoy a traditional Hanukkah song and fun story on the ORL YouTube channel.
Our Christmas Puppet Show is now posted on YouTube.
Check our the ORL YouTube channel for more fun holiday stories and songs.
Go to our Events Calendar to see the full list of online activities, details and dates.
Pictures from past programs, Summer Reading Club events, and library updates can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at https://salibrarykids.wordpress.com/
This blog is not frequently updated.
All programs and events at the Salmon Arm Library are FREE to the public. Please take careful note of registration requirements. For more information about our programs, please call 250-832-6161 or email email@example.com
Do you have an idea for a library program that you'd like to attend or host? We'd love to hear your suggestions! Please speak with the Branch Head Librarian or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions!
Please check out the ORL Events Calendar to see what we're offering virtually for kids, teens and adults.
Meets Thursdays, January 7 to March 11, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Online registration required: https://orl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=50676
Welcome to Classics Weekly, a virtual book club where we tackle a classic novel together and meet online every Thursday to discuss what we’ve read.
Middlemarch is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and, according to Virginia Woolf, "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people." We will be meeting online every week to discuss Eliot's novel of provincial life.
Middlemarch is available in a variety of formats from the ORL catalogue.
We will be meeting virtually via Zoom. You will need a computer, smartphone or tablet and Wi-Fi connection to participate. Please ensure your email address is entered correctly, as we will be sending you the Reading Schedule via email. You will be emailed the link to participate a few days before the event.
Whether you want suggestions on a good book to read, or need assistance with in-depth research, our staff can help you. We can draw upon our Reference collection, which includes many print and digital resources not freely available on the internet (such as vehicle repair manuals, legal reference works, and directories).
Drop by, give us a call (250-832-6161) or send us an email at email@example.com.
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Ask our staff for suggestions on good books or authors to read, movies or TV series to watch, or music to listen to. If you’re browsing in the library, we also have displays on various topics.
We display art work from local artists and artist groups in the community. Please contact the Branch Head Librarian if you are interested in displaying your work in the library.
If you need assistance downloading eBooks and other digital content to your tablet or eReader, we can help!
Phone us at 250-832-6161 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information about our digital resources, such as eBooks, or magazines you can download to your tablet for free!
We have 7 Internet stations you can use for free; you just need an ORL library card to log on the computers.
We also have a printer (25 cents/page, black and white copies).Our computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Earth, and access to subscription services such as Ancestry, Alldata (vehicle repair), BC Codes (BC Plumbing and Fire Codes), and Grant Connect (a fundraising/grants website).
Our photocopier does double-sided copying, as well as enlarging/reducing.
Copies are 25 cents/page, and are black and white.
You can also scan documents with our photocopier, and email as a PDF copy. Scanning is free, but you have to deposit a quarter to activate the menu.
Staff are available if you need assistance.
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. To book a free tour for kids call Ardie Burnham at 250-832-6161 ext. 5828 or email her at email@example.com
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library too! ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact us for further information.To book a free tour for adults call us at 250-832-6161 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are held in April, September and November. The next FOL meeting is at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 20th in the Piccadilly Mall Board Room.
Click below to read the minutes from the 2019 Annual General Meeting:
Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 2019)
Friends of the Library have recently helped fund:
Have you considered giving the gift of time by joining our Friends of the Library group? The Friends are actively looking for new members who would like to support the Salmon Arm and South Shuswap ORL Branches. If you love the library and would like to help, please contact email@example.com for more information.