Story Time


This Fall, we are offering both in-library and online Story Times.

Sign up for all Story Times using the registration links below, or view all in-library or online Story Times and register for them on the ORL's Events Calendar.

Story times at the Library

Many library locations are offering in-library Story Times and other programs once again!

Check in with your nearest library branch to see what they may be offering, and to view registration details and the guidelines for attending safely.  


Online Story Times

Join in for these online programs no matter where you live! Register online to get the Microsoft Teams link information. Please include your email!  Need help getting started with Teams? Download our Teams Help Sheet [PDF] or, view our help tutorial.

Virtual Family Story Times

September 21 to December 1

Register Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 to 11:00 AM PT

Register Online | Wednesdays | 11:00 to 11:30 AM PT

Story times for all! Wonderful stories, rhymes and songs will keep the family dancing, singing and learning together! Each week, join the fun online from the comfort of home. 


Virtual Pyjama Story Time

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays, September 21 to November 30 | 6:30 to 7:15 PM PT

Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time! Featuring longer books, songs and rhymes. Don’t forget your Stuffie! Recommended for children 3 to 6 years but all are welcome!


Virtual Read Woke Story Times

Eastern Voices

Register Online | Monday, October 4 | 3:15 to 3:45 PM PT

A celebration of Asian authors. Experience picture books featuring characters and traditions with Asian or Middle Eastern heritage.


Black Voices

Register Online | Monday, October 18 | 3:15 to 3:45 PM PT

Family time celebrating Black authors. The picture books will feature Black characters. Representation matters.


Latinx Voices

Register Online | Monday, October 25 | 3:15 to 3:45 PM PT

A family event emphasizing Hispanic authors. Picture books will celebrate characters and traditions of Hispanic heritage.


Indigenous Voices

Register Online | Monday, November 1 | 3:15 to 3:45 PM PT

Family storytelling through picture books from Indigenous authors. Enjoy an emphasis on Indigenous characters and culture.


Women's Voices

Register Online | Monday, November 8 | 3:15 to 3:45 PM PT

Experience picture books by female authors as a family. Celebrate strong female characters as role models.


Diverse Ability Voices

Register Online | Monday, November 15 | 3:15 to 3:45 PM PT

Stories for families featuring characters with diverse abilities. Picture books with positive outlooks on the potential to succeed with disabilities.


Winter Celebrations

Online registration coming soon | Wednesday, December 8 | 3:30 to 4:15 PM PT

Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, and more! Enjoy seasonal stories that celebrate Canada's rich December traditions. Presented by Salmon Arm Library


Enjoy Story Time anytime, watch our Oral Stories videos


Check out the Oral Stories Playlist on the ORL's YouTube Channel.

Story Time celebrates the joys of language and story through the use of music, puppets, picture books, storytelling, and more!

Story Time programs...

  • Are fun! 
  • Build social skills
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Strengthen parent-child bonding
  • Strengthen language, listening and visual skills