View our guidelines for safely using your library during Step 3.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
Have a question? Call us at 250-832-6161 during open hours. For eBook, resource or reference help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-649-8127.
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:
Wednesday, November 10 @ 9:30AM
Recommended for Grades 1-3
Registration Required. Click HERE to register.
Join local author, Jess von I for an online visit. Together we will explore the awesome world of Kevin the Unicorn. Jessica take you behind the scenes and share funny stories of what could have happened - but didn’t. Perhaps she’ll open her sketchbook and show you her messiest sketches! We’ll talk about her journey working with Disney, Marvel, DC, and a few other studios. We’ll read, laugh, and draw…it will be magically awesome!
Classes or Homeschoolers that register will be entered to win a Kevin the Unicorn Book Bundle for their class or library.
Go to our Events Calendar to see the full list of online activities, details and dates.
Stories, songs, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter for all ages and stages.
Yes, you read that right. At the Library!
Registration is required, and mask must be worn for those age 5 and up.
October 7 - December 11
Space is limited.
Online Fall Story Time
September 21 - December 1.
Songs and Rhymes
Grab your stuffies and snuggle in for stories, songs and rhymes.
This online Pyjama Story Time will be brought to you through TEAMS. Registration is required.
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 a complete list of our ONLINE events for kids, teens and adults.
September 20 to December 23, 2021
Explore your creative and crafty side with a craft kit-to-go from the library! Different skills and themes await! While supplies last. One kit per adult.
October 1-29, 2021
Are you needing some quilting inspiration? Or to clean out some of your quilting fabric stash? Gather between 1-2 square metres of your quilting cottons (mixed patterns and multiple pieces are great!), put them in a ziploc and drop them at the Salmon Arm Branch between Oct 1-15. Please include your name in the package, so you will be able to claim a new-to-you ziploc of quilting fabrics from October 18-29. The new fabrics may take your next project to a whole to place! If you want to drop off more than one ziploc, you will be eligible the same number of new-to-you ziplocs.
Online registration required: https://orl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar
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.
Faust - September 9, 16 and 23
Faust is considered by many to be Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature. Join us September 9, 16 and 23 to discuss Goethe's groundbreaking dramatic work.
One Hundred Years of Solitude - November 4, 18, 25
This landmark 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded the town of Macondo. Join us November 4, 18 and 25 to discuss this seminal work of magical realism.
Titles are available in a variety of formats from the ORL catalogue.
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.
Friday, October 15 11:00am-12:00pm
Recycling old books into beautiful art projects! Join us to explore one of the many ways you can re-use old books to make new projects. Online registration required: https://orl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar
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 Services Supervisor 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
Meetings are held in April, September and November. The next FOL meeting is TBA.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.