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.
Click here to try your luck at escaping the library!
Join us online and pick up the supplies in the branch the week before!
Ages: 9 and up
Join us for stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and maybe some dancing!
10:15am - 10:45am
Enjoy special bonding and play time with your baby. This program features bookc, circle time, puppets, songs and rhymes.
Ages: 0 - 18 months
Fun for the whole family! Come to the library to share stories, talk to puppets, bounce around to silly songs, and make a craft! Join us the last Saturday of the month until April.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Build amazing LEGO creations in a busy, creative, and fun atmosphere! LEGO will be provided.
Ages: 5 and up
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Earth Kids unite! This program will feature fun, eco-friendly projects, crafts and learning. Projects will be announced closer to the date.
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
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Register in person, by phone, or online.
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.
Click here to place a hold on this book today!
Early Grey Cupcakes - Makes 16 cupcakes
Bring the coffee shop home with these decadent cupcakes inspired by Earl Grey tea. We infuse both the cupcake batter and the buttercream with steeped Earl Grey tea for a bold and fragrant flavour that is comparable to a London fog - warm Earl Grey tea paired with vanilla and just the right amount of sweetness.
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Please 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
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.
The Friends of the Westbank Library organizes local experts to speak on engaging diverse topics on Wednesday evenings. Speakers will be announced closer to the dates.
6:30 to 7:30 PM
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Do you knit or crochet? Come meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc. Some supplies will be available.
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
Last Wednesday of the month
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Learn how to use the library's Ancestry.com database for genealogy research within a small group setting.
On the last Wednesday of the month a member of the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society and a Librarian from the Westbank Branch are ready to help you with your Ancestry questions.
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 if 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.