View our guidelines for safely using your library during Step 3.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
There are book return chutes located beside the front door and inside at the circulation desk.
Celebrate your special day with Westbank Library, stop in to claim your special birthday surprise today!
Birthday bags are available during your birthday month.
CLICK HERE to view a special birthday video from us to you!
Happy Birthday from Okanagan Regional Library!
Join us and make a spooky Halloween craft in October and something for your Christmas tree in December.
Ages: 9 and up
Wednesday October 27th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday December 15th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and maybe some dancing!
Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:00am
October 5th - December 7th
Enjoy special bonding and play time with your baby. This program features books, circle time, puppets, songs and rhymes.
Ages: 0 - 18 months
Thursdays 10:30am - 11:00am
October 7th - December 9th
Wear your jammies, bring your teddy, and join us for a few cozy stories, songs and yoga!
Wednesday September 29th 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday October 27th 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Covid-friendly Lego program! Each child will get a small amount of Lego to create something and take it home after.
Ages: 5 and up
Wednesday October 20th 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday November 17th 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Join Krista on the last Friday of the month for an exciting new arts or craft project!
Friday October 29th 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday November 26th 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Parents will learn fun ways to interact with their child during this two hour oral early literacy program. Snack time and play time are included in each session. In partnership with The Clubhouse Childcare Centre, and funding by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Ages: Newborns - 4 years of age.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, please contact Sheree at 250-762-4476.
Join our dedicated group of knitting ladies to learnt he useful arts of knitting and crochet. Good for beginner and intermediate crafters.
Ages: 7 years and older please
Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Starting October 5th
The Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce a wonderful way to make sure your child enjoys some of the best children’s books available at the library! Pick up your copy of 100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten.
A brand new edition of the 100 Books to Read before Kindergarten booklist is here! Pick up your copy today!
Celebrate Pride Month with Okanagan Regional Library by testing your Rupaul's Drag Race knowledge! Start your engines and may the best Superfan win!
CLICK HERE TO PLAY
Join us on the last Tuesday afternoon of the month at 2:00 PM for a lively discussion of each months title.
Come pick up your copy today along with author information and discussion topics about the next book.
Book List 2020
**Books for the next month will be handed out at the meetings, those who attend the meeting will have priority on the books**
Keep an eye out for our monthly cook book recipes!
Through you could use another type of cheddar, the extra-old orange colored variety provides the ultimate in flavor and appearance.
½ cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts
Cheese Ball Base:
2 cups shredded extra-old cheddar cheese (about 8 oz / 225g)
1 pkg (250g) cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp tawny port, white port, bourbon, whiskey or whipping cream (35%)
1 tbsp dry mustard
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Cheese Ball Base: In food processor, puree together cheddar cheese, cream cheese, port, mustard and cayenne pepper until smooth. Scrape into plastic wrap-lined bowl; cover and refrigerate until firm but still pliable, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days or overwrap and freeze for up to 1 month.)
Place pecans in shallow bowl ; peel plastic wrap off cheese. Using hands, mold cheese into ball (or a melon baller) Roll in nuts, pressing to coat all over. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Writers’ Group meets at the Westbank Library in our Meeting Room. They focus on Independent Self-Publishing; facilitating authors and would-be authors to publish their own work. In addition, the Writers' Group schedules different guest speakers who are involved in various aspects of writing and publishing. New members are welcome!
Learn more about the Writer's Group by visiting their website: www.westbankwritersgroup.ca.
Do you knit or crochet? Come meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc. Some supplies will be available.
Mondays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DROP-IN — All abilities welcome!
Do you need some assistance with your mobile devices? We can help with minor troubleshooting on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Have any questions about downloading an eBook or our other online resources? We are happy to help you learn.
Call the Westbank branch to book your appointment: 250-768-4369
Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm
By appointment only - drop-in not available.
We are once again offering exam invigilation for Food Safe Only. Students must book 1 week in advance and follow all health and safety regulations as described by our policies and BC health officials. The library will provide a computer with internet access as needed.
We offer 1 hour timeslots in the following days and times:
Please speak with Westbank staff to book a time. Restrictions apply.
Westbank branch has a meeting room available for rent. With a theatre style set-up, the room has a seating capacity of 20-25.
The room is available on open days and rents for $40.00 + tax for the first 2 hours and $10.00 + tax per hour for each additional hour. Bookings are not confirmed until the rental fee has been paid.
Please contact the branch at 250-768-4369 for further information or to book a room.
Use our new study room for free. It has a seating capacity of up to 10 people.
The room is available during branch hours for a duration of 2 hours. It can be booked up to 2 days in advance.
The Westbank Friends of the Library, formed in February 2001, actively support the work of the library and its staff.
The monies raised from their book sales are used to buy non-budget items and to sponsor various programs and events that take place in the library.
The Friends also organize the popular Wednesday Evening Speakers Programs that take place in the library once a month during the winter/spring months.
If you would like more information or would like to attend a Friends of the Westbank Library meeting please contact the library at 250-768-4369.
Details about our Speakers Series program are posted on our branch calendar.