View our guidelines for safely using your library during Step 3.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
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:
Go to our Events Calendar to see the full list of online activities, details and dates.
Our Summer Teen Challenge dares youth to read, be creative, to write and more! Click ON THIS LINK for more information.
Join our Teen Writing Contest! Submit your best poem, short story, or song lyrics for a chance to win a 75$ gift card! Click ON THIS LINK for more information.
Spring Story Time begins April 6 - June 26.
Story Time is cancelled on Saturday, June 19. Leif David will be kicking off Summer Reading Club with an online magic show at 10:30 that morning instead.
Summer Story Time runs from July 5 - August 20.
Stories, songs, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter for all ages and stages.
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
This virtual Pyjama Story Time will be brought to you through TEAMS. Registration is required.
Check our the ORL YouTube channel for more fun stories and songs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with your suggestions!
Please check out the ORL Events Calendar to see what we're offering virtually for kids, teens and adults.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.