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Library Plans Approved for new Summerland Building!

Okanagan Regional Library has received official support from the District of Summerland Council for their plans for a new library building in Summerland.

After an extensive public consultation with patrons and other interested stakeholders in Summerland, an initial design was drafted by architects from Urban Arts Architecture. These plans were supported by district staff and the Summerland Design Committee, resulting in a successful presentation and adoption by council at their August 25th meeting.

Board Chair Catherine Lord was pleased with the evening’s results.

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ORL Photo Contest!

We are redesigning our Friends of the Library Book Bags and your photo could be featured!

Send in your photo, along with your name, phone number and the place where the photo was taken.

All entries must be in to by Friday, August 29th at 4 pm.

Digital photos must be 300 dpi at 8" by 10" with a maximum file size of 10 megabytes.

Entrants must be registered ORL library card holders. Photos must portray a location within the ORL service area.

Each entry will go into a random draw for a $50 gift card to the book store of your choice.

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Summer Reading Club Kicks Off With a Lot of Funny Business!

Branches throughout the Okanagan Regional Library district are now taking registration for the 2014 Summer Reading Club!

There will be a lot of funny business going on this summer for kids aged 5 to 12. Best of all – it’s free!


No need for kids to be bored this summer. Registration in the ORL Summer Reading Club includes an awesome reading log, chances to win great prizes, lots of special events including magician Leif David, and great programs in the library to help your kids enjoy the world of reading. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Club is “Funny Business” and our librarians have developed a summer full of opportunities for your kids to laugh out loud.

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Architect Selected and Open House Date Set for Summerland

ORL announces Architect for New Summerland Branch and Invites Residents to attend Design Open House.

Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce that Urban Arts Architecture has been awarded the contract for the new Summerland Branch library building.

Urban Arts Architecture (UAA) is an award winning Vancouver based architectural firm specializing in community and cultural projects across the province. Their projects include libraries, cultural facilities, advanced education facilities, community centres, childcare facilities, recreation, and other multi-use civic facilities.

The architect will be working closely with Tango Project and Construction Management, the project manager for the new building.

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