Phase 1 Re-opening Plan: Check your library branch webpage for their Curbside Holds Pick-up & Book Drop open hours. View Phase 1 Re-opening details.
Connect with library staff: Email email@example.com. Chat from website or phone 1-844-649-8127: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9AM-5PM, Tuesday: 9AM-7PM, Saturday: 11AM-3PM (PT).
Hours for Curbside Holds Pick-Up & Book Drops start June 2. How it works.
Please continue to hold on to your items until then! Thanks for your understanding.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
The Summerland branch is beginning a phased re-opening plan on June 2.
Curbside Holds Pick-Up will allow library customers to once again borrow physical materials from our branches.
During this phase, library buildings will remain closed and staff will fill holds requests for curbside pick-up at most of our branches.
Our book drops are opening for returns with limited hours. As we are expecting a very high volume of returns and will be quarantining materials for 72 hours, we want to remind everyone that materials currently checked out are not due back until June 15.
Please respect the open hours of the book drops and do not leave any material outside of the library.
All of our online resources will still be available 24/7 and can be accessed remotely using your library pass.
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Learn something! Try something! Do something!
Sign up for our FREE Online Programs!
Starting June 15, you can keep track of your reading online and earn a medal!
Register online at https://www.bcsrc.ca.
Challenge yourself this summer by being inventive, creative, and active. If you are up for the challenge, you could win a GRAND PRIZE!
Download the Challenge Tracker [PDF]
The deadline to enter is Friday, September 4. Winners will be announced Tuesday, September 15.
Submission and prize details can be found on the Challenge Tracker.
Check out the Summer Teen Challenge for ages 13 and up
Check out Summer Reading Blast Off for ages 0 to 5.
Are you missing Book Club? Come join us virtually to discuss "Moon of the Crusted Snow" by Waubgeshig Rice. Available FREE through ORL e-books or on the ORL website.
Click here to access "Moon of the Crusted Snow"
Register today, can't wait to see you!
Click here to register for Adult Book Club
The Summerland Branch has a room available for rent during or outside of library open hours. The Meeting Place has 6 tables, 50 chairs, access to washrooms and a large screen which may be used to show presentations. The rental rate is $20 per hour for the first 3 hours, then $10 per hour (plus GST). A reservation application must be completed and payment for the rental made at least one week prior to your event. Please call the library or stop by the desk to pick up an application.
The Summerland Branch has 3 study rooms available during library open hours. The rooms may be reserved for 2 hours, a maximum of twice per week. Please call the library or stop by the desk to reserve a study room.
The Summerland branch began a seed library in the fall of 2015. Seeds may be 'borrowed' with a library card much as a book would be. We ask borrowers to sign the seeds out, take them home and grow them, enjoy the harvest and save some seeds from every batch grown. Then, return the dried seeds to the library.
The seed library has been extremely popular and we look forward to everyone returning seeds - it's not too late! Pre-labelled envelopes are available at the library to return seeds in - please ask at the desk.
This volunteer group has been active at the Summerland Library since 1999. Volunteers bring library materials to those that are homebound and cannot get into the library. If you are interested in joining this group of dedicated volunteers please ask at the circulation desk.
A small but dedicated group of people who volunteer at library events and programs as well as maintain the used book cart. Proceeds from the sale of donated books are used to help fund children's and adult programs as well as to support the popular Summer Reading Club.