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  • Beep boop! Borrow a robot!

    Borrow a robot from our Library of Things collection! We have Ozobots Evo and a Code & Go Robot Mouse kits that are great for kids ages 5+, and the Sphero Bolt for kids ages 8+, with a caregiver’s help.
    June 10, 2022
  • This April, join the ORL and libraries across the country for One eRead Canada!

    This April, hundreds of participating Canadian public libraries, including Okanagan Regional Library, will offer unlimited access to The Break by Katherena Vermette. It will be available in eBook and eAudiobook formats, in English and French, and without holds or waitlists! The book is made available as part of One eRead Canada, a month-long digital book club presented by Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) from April 1 to 30, 2022, with the support of CBC/Radio-Canada.
    April 01, 2022
  • ORL Board Meeting | February 16, 2022

    At the February 16 meeting of the Okanagan Regional Library Board of Trustees, the Board held elections for the Board Officer positions.
    February 17, 2022
  • In-library programs re-start January 18!

    Library programs will be restarting after January 18. Proof of Vaccination and Masks are required for participants of in person programs, as per the Public Health Orders. Contact your local library if you have questions.
    January 17, 2022
  • In-library programs are delayed until January 18

    As per the current Public Health Order, the ORL will not be holding in-library programs until January 18. We are looking forward resuming our planned programs as soon it is safe to do so.
    January 05, 2022
  • Enjoy your eLibrary over the Holidays

    All library locations are closed beginning December 24 and resuming normal opening hours on January 4. Though we may be closed over the holidays, your eLibrary is always open!
    December 23, 2021
  • Announcement of District of Lake Country Library Service Changes

    The Okanagan Regional Library provides Library services to the citizens of Lake Country. For over 30 years, the Okanagan Regional Library Board has had established policies to guide communities and staff expectations for branch placement, sizes and open hours. The District of Lake Country has historically been serviced from 2 locations – the main library, which is currently situated in the Lake Country Municipal Hall and from a tiny location in Oyama. This Oyama library existed for historical reasons and has not met Board standards or policies for branch size or location (due to the small population being served and the proximity of other nearby libraries).
    September 22, 2021
  • Every Child Matters

    After the announcement of the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children buried on the site of the former residential school in Kamloops, we wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and to all local First Nations - and to everyone impacted by residential schools in Canada.
    June 10, 2021
  • VANTAGEONE CREDIT UNION SUPPORTS S.T.E.A.M. PROGRAMMING AT FOUR LOCAL LIBRARY BRANCHES

    VantageOne Credit Union’s generous $4,000 donation to Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) has helped strengthen community programming in the communities of Peachland, Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby, BC. The charitable gift will support ORL in two vital ways: Improving public access to digital learning and tools and fostering the development of S.T.E.A.M. programming at four of our smaller library branches.
    June 07, 2021
  • May 19 2021 ORL Board Meeting

    At the May 19th, 2021 Meeting of the Okanagan Regional Library Board of Trustees, the Board was presented with a financial "clean bill of health" from auditors BDO Canada for the 2020 fiscal year. The Library system strengthened its balance sheet in 2020 with an increase in financial assets and decreased the overall net debt. It also posted a surplus for the year, most of which will be transferred to the building reserve to help to finance new branches such as West Kelowna.
    May 21, 2021
  • Come to our Makerspaces and Get Inspired!

    Our newest Makerspace, the Inspiration Lab at the Vernon library branch, will be opening on June1! It is a free space dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration, and storytelling.
    May 17, 2021
  • 100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten

    Do you have little ones at home, not yet school-aged? Have you noticed how they are growing up so fast? Well, what better way to get them prepared for the big wide world ahead than by reading together. We have an exciting new list of 100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten.
    April 20, 2021
  • Winter Challenge Winners!

    The Kids, Teen, and Preschooler Winter Challenges are now completed! Thank-you to all who participated! Gift card winners have received their prizes.
    April 16, 2021
  • This Spring, Lynda.com will be moving to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries!

    A change is coming to Lynda.com, the library’s source for video courses about business, project management, and popular software. On March 24, Lynda will be moving to a new site and changing its name to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries.
    March 10, 2021
  • ORL Board Meeting | Feb 17 | Welcomes & Election

    At the February 17 meeting of the Okanagan Regional Library Board of Trustees, the Board welcomed new members of the Board and held elections for the Board Officers positions.
    February 17, 2021
  • Get your favourite eMagazines & Digital Books All in One Place!

    Love the RBdigital Magazine collection? Now you can read RBdigital favourites like The Economist, Us Magazine, The New Yorker, and thousands more on the same site you get your digital books! Find them on the ORL's OverDrive collection at https://orl.overdrive.com the Libby App!
    February 08, 2021
  • West Kelowna Council Awards City Hall Project Design Contract and Establishes Equity Partnership with Okanagan Regional Library

    West Kelowna Council has approved Johnston Davidson Architecture as the design team who will work with the City and the Okanagan Regional Library to design West Kelowna’s first City Hall/Library Building.
    January 27, 2021
  • Increasing Access for Customers with Print Disabilities

    The Okanagan Regional Library has extra services for the approximately 10% of Canadians who cannot read standard books because of a print disability. If changing the format of a print book makes it possible to read, the library can help.
    January 25, 2021
  • Coming Soon: Get Your Favorite eAudiobooks All in One Place!

    On December 17, our digital books from our RBdigital collection will be moving to our ORL eBooks|OverDrive collection, so you can find your favorite books all in one place. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great eBooks and eAudiobooks you loved, but they will be available in Libby App and on the ORL eBooks website.
    December 09, 2020
  • Holiday Closure: December 24 through January 3

    All Okanagan Regional Library locations will begin their annual holiday closure period beginning Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3. Library branches will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 4, 2021.
    December 07, 2020
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