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  • Okanagan Regional Library Introduces Vision Tech Kits to Library of Things Collection

    Okanagan Regional Library proudly announces the launch of Vision Tech Kits, the latest addition to its Library of Things collection. These kits provide an immersive experience into the world of those with limited vision, making them accessible to patrons of all ages.
    December 01, 2023
  • 🌟 Unveiling the Financial Adventure: Dollars & Sense at Okanagan Regional Library! 🌟

    November 17, 2023
  • Fall Great Fall Book Sale 2023!

    November 01, 2023
  • Ready to Go: The Ultimate 72-Hour Evacuation Bag Checklist

    August 17, 2023

    The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is delighted to announce the return of our annual Summer Reading Club, a free and engaging program that encourages children and young adults to keep reading and learning throughout the summer season. This year, we're taking participants on a "Journey Through Time" with an awesome array of prizes, contests, and activities, for a fun-filled summer.
    July 13, 2023
  • Okanagan Regional Library Board Approves 2022 Financial Statements, Annual Report, and Announces Exciting Developments for Lumby Branch

    The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) held its quarterly Board meeting on May 17, 2023, where key developments and updates were shared. The board approved ORL’s 2022 financial statements, giving the green light for the continued growth and expansion of the library system. Additionally, the board approved the annual report, highlighting ORL's achievements and impact on the community in 2022.
    May 25, 2023
  • Okanagan Regional Library Announces Accessibility Committee Formation in Compliance with the Accessible BC Act

    In the lead up to National AccessAbility Week (May 28-June 3, 2023), the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is excited to announce the formation of an Accessibility Committee to improve accessibility and comply with the Accessible BC Act, which the BC provincial government passed in June 2021. The Act establishes a legal framework to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in BC. Over 926,000 people live with some sort of disability in BC who face various barriers.
    May 10, 2023
  • New Library Activity Guide Launched for Spring 2023 at Okanagan Regional Library

    The Okanagan Regional Library is proud to announce the release of our new Library Activity Guide for Spring 2023. This comprehensive guide showcases a wide range of programs and activities available for all ages, running from April until June.
    April 06, 2023
  • Okanagan Regional Library Receives $1.68 Million Provincial Funding Grant

    The Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1.68 million one-time provincial funding grant. This grant is part of the $45 million the Province of BC has dedicated to libraries this spring, and the ORL is excited to have the opportunity to use these funds to make a positive impact on its communities.
    April 05, 2023
  • Okanagan Regional Library Welcomes New Board Members

    The Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce the appointment of 15 new members to its board of directors. These dedicated individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience and expertise.
    February 21, 2023
  • Downtown Kelowna Library Hosts Fire Safety Story Time

    The Okanagan Regional Library is proud to announce its next program in the Community Readers series, Fire Safety Story Time, presented by the Kelowna Fire Department. Join us for a fun and educational experience that combines storytelling, music, and essential fire safety information for children.
    February 08, 2023
  • Okanagan Regional Library hosting a Drag Story Time at the Downtown Kelowna Library

    Attention all families in the Kelowna region! The Kelowna Downtown branch of Okanagan Regional Library is excited to announce our first-ever Community Reader Story Time Series. We're kicking it off with a special Drag Story Time on Saturday, January 28th, from 11 am to 12 pm.
    January 12, 2023
  • Okanagan Regional Library Reaches Record-Breaking 1 Million Digital Book Checkouts in 2022

    ORL announced today that it reached a record-breaking 1 million digital book checkouts in 2022. This milestone illustrates the continued growth and importance of library lending of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines, as well as the library's success in serving all members of the community.
    November 30, 2022
  • Danielle Hubbard appointed new ORL CEO

    Okanagan Regional Library has announced the appointment of Danielle Hubbard as their new CEO. After Don Nettleton retired from his position as CEO, Jeremy Feddersen, CFO, was selected by the Board of Directors to become an Interim CEO. At the same time, ORL looked for a new leader. Hubbard became the successful applicant for the CEO position and will officially assume responsibilities on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022.
    October 29, 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
  • 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’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
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