Vernon

Phase 3 Re-opening: Browse & Borrow 

This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.


 

Open Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Jan 10 - Mar 28)
  • Book Returns are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, excluding the Easter and Christmas closures.

Location


2800 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC. V1T 8S3
(250) 542-7610

We are currently open full hours with limited seating that must be booked either at the library or by phone. Details below. Internet access is available.

Have a question? Call us at 250-542-7610 during open hours. For eBook, resource or reference help you can also email help@orl.bc.ca or call 1-844-649-8127.

Browse & Borrow Phase of re-opening

The library is open to browse and borrow books, ask for information, or use the Internet. Masks are mandatory. In compliance with BC CDC guidelines we can only offer very limited seating. Seating can be booked up to one day ahead, and can be used for a maximum of two hours per day, per group. Group size can be no larger than two people from the same bubble. Call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to book a table, or inquire in person at the upstairs information desk. Limited services and spaces are available for your safety.

Returning Library Items

There are three book drop bins located on the east side of the building. They are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, except during our Easter and Christmas closures. 

 

The Inspiration Lab

Coming in spring of 2021, we will be opening Vernon branch's brand new creation space, The Inspiration Lab. Featuring equipment and tools for hands-on projects, digital media creation, and exploring and learning new technology. Our recording studio will not be available until a later date due to COVID 19, but our Creation Stations, Cricut cutter and Digitization Stations will open in the spring. For more information please visit https://www.orl.bc.ca/using-the-library/our-services/orl-makerspaces. 

 

Programming

Please check out our Calendar of Vernon Branch Events to see what we're offering virtually for kids, teens and adults. 

 

A Reading by Ivan Coyote

Wednesday, April 14th, 6:00-7:00pm
 

All Ages. Registration Required HERE

Join us online for a reading by Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote.
 
Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller who was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. In 2019 Ivan marked 25 years on the road as an international touring storyteller and musician, and released their twelfth book, Rebent Sinner. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Ivan's stories manage to handle both the hilarious and the historical with reverence and compassion, and remind us all of our own fallible and imperfect humanity, while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

When you register you will receive the information for how to connect on Zoom. 

 

Ivan Coyote Book Club

Saturday, April 10th, 11:00am-12:00pm

Teens and Adults. Registration Required HERE

To accompany the ORL’s upcoming online author visit from Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote, we invite you to read any one of their books and join us online for a lively special edition book club meeting. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit.

You can find all of Coyote’s books in our collection HERE

 

Hard Cover - A zany, informative podcast about books, libraries and librarians

Want to find new reading material, hear about library stuff, and have a chuckle at the same time? Join us once a month as we talk genres and crack dorky jokes.

Listen online at: https://anchor.fm/orl-podcast or on Spotify

 

Online Board Game Design Workshop

Thursdays in March, 7:00-8:30pm PST TIME ZONE

Ages 14+. Registration Required HERE

Want to learn how to design your own board games? Join us online for this virtual workshop series.

At this workshop series you will learn the ins-and-outs of board game design with local board game designer Jonathan Thwaites from OOMM Board Games. Each week he will cover a different topic that anyone can learn from no matter their experience or stage of design.

You'll be sent an email with instructions on how to connect to the Zoom Meeting when you register. 

  • March 4: Taking an idea and making your first prototype
  • March 11: Rapid Iteration and interpreting feedback
  • March 18: Making professional quality prototypes and Talking to Artists
  • March 25: Self Publishing or Working with a Publisher

 

Online Vernon Reads Book Club

3rd Wednesday of the Month | 7-8 PM | Online

The book club is open to all interested adults. Registration Required for each date HERE

Vernon Branch invites you to read the suggested titles and to join us for a lively, facilitated discussion of the featured title.

2021 Book Titles 

You are responsible for placing a hold on a copy of the book. There are usually some copies available at Vernon Upstairs Desk. Please call ahead for availability. Please note: Many titles are also available in ebook and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.

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The parkade is open during library hours.
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