All branches of the ORL will be closed from Friday, April 18th through Monday, April 21st. Normal operating hours resume on Tuesday, April 22nd. Happy Easter!

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Vernon Branch Set to Reopen Main Floor!

Thanks to the efforts of the staff at the Vernon Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and Stutter’s Restoration, the library will be reopening in full on Wednesday, April 23rd!


A flood ran through the entire main floor of the library on Monday, February 10th and caused damage to carpets, walls, furniture and some books. The culprit was an insulated pipe that burst in the book return room. Staff and restoration crews worked hard to have service returned as quickly as possible even through the restoration process.


The library will be closed as usual for the Easter weekend (April 18 through 21) as well as an extra day, April 22, to allow staff to restock the shelves.

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The Big Orange Tent Inspires Stories - Enter the Writing Contests Today!

The Vernon Friends of the Library, the Vernon Writer-in-Residence and the staff at the Vernon Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library are pleased to present the silver lining to February’s flooding! It's time for the BIG ORANGE STORY TENT Writing Contest for kids and adults!


Kids Writing Contest: The Orange Story Tent

Prizes for 8 and under, ages 9-11 or ages 12-15

Deadline: 9pm, April 30th 

The Vernon Branch of Okanagan Regional Library is very orange these days. Big orange tarps cover most of the first floor.

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Update: No Service Interruption for Sunday, March 9th

Telus has cancelled the upgrade for March 9th, 2014. All on-line services will be available as normal.

Downtown Kelowna Branch will still be closed for a major reshuffling of stock.

Vernon and Salmon Arm will be open as usual.

We apologize for the confusion.


Telus will be performing an upgrade between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm on Sunday, March 9th that will cause a service interruption for all ORL patrons.

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Great News from the Vernon Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library!

Thanks to the great work by Stutter’s Restoration and the staff at the Vernon Branch, we are thrilled to announce a modified reopening to the public beginning Monday, February 24th.

“The ORL is committed to providing service to our patrons and the staff at the Vernon Branch is taking extraordinary steps to mitigate any inconvenience and disruption,” says Tara Thompson, Branch Head Librarian.


The Vernon Friends of the Library will be providing coffee, juice and cookies in the lobby on Monday to celebrate the partial opening.

Linda Wills is the chair of the VFoL. “I didn’t understand the devastation the flood had caused until I was able to tour the library on Monday.

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