Story Time

Join us for in-library and online Story Times

Sign up for 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

Check in with your nearest library branch to see what they may be offering for Story Times, and to view registration details.  


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.

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Indigenous Peoples Day Story Time

Register Online | Tuesday, June 21 | 10:30 to 11:00 AM PT

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at story time with picture books by and about Indigenous people.


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Virtual Pyjama Story Time

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays | 6:30 to 7:10 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!


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Virtual Family Story Times

Online Registration Coming Soon | Thursdays, July 7 to August 18 | 10:30 to 11:00 AM PT

Picture books, songs and rhymes for early literacy fun! Presented by Vernon Library


More Online Fun for Families

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Mrs. Mole, I'm Home! A Puppet Show.

Register Online | Thursday, July 7 | 2:30 to 3:00 PM PT

Holy moley! Join us for a silly online puppet show based on the picture book Mrs. Mole, I'm Home! by Jarvis. Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library


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American Sign Language Basics for Kids

Register Online | Mondays, July 4 to August 15 | 10:30 to 11:30 AM PT

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language.

There are 8 classes in this program. As this is a popular program, please ensure you can commit to all classes before you register. No class on August 1. Presented by Rutland 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