All branches of the Okanagan Regional Library will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labour Day. Regular operating hours resume on Tuesday, September 6th.

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Summer Reading Club

Kids, join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy lots of fun activities and great books.

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Get your favourite newspapers and magazines through PressReader

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Learn how to enjoy digital books, magazines and more from the ORL's online collections.

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Kids and Teens! Don't know what to read NEXT?

Tell us what you like to read and we will create a booklist just for you.

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Westside Residents - Thanks for participating in our Future Library Services survey

August 19th was the last day for Westside residents to participate in our library services survey, and be entered into a random draw to win a $100 gift certificate from Save-On Foods. A  big thank you goes out to everyone who has responded! 

So far, over 450 responses have been collected and the confidential data will be valuable in shaping the future of library service in the Westside area.

In 2014, the ORL conducted an assessment on library usage in communities throughout its service area, and one of the key findings was that the growing Westside community is due for an increase in library services.

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ORL and COF Partner to Help Print-Disabled Members

A new pilot program at Kelowna library branches is bringing a wealth of new materials to members with print disabilities, thanks to funding from the Central Okanagan Foundation (COF).

The "iPad Accessibility Project" enables those who cannot read traditional print books - either due to a visual disability, an inability to manipulate books manually, or a cognitive disability - to use tablets for their reading pleasure and education. The project takes advantage of specially-created files designed by the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) that can convert books in text format to audio.

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Thousands of Children Reading this Summer!

The ORL's annual Summer Reading Club (SRC) is already a smashing success with thousands of children aged 5-12 year-old throughout the library district signed up! 5,000 reading records were distributed to the ORL's 29 branches earlier this summer and many locations are already running low. Stocks of more reading records will be coming to branches shortly.

This year's SRC theme is "Book A Trip" and each library branch is hosting special events, contests and prizes to encourage school-age kids to read during the holidays and keep their literacy skills sharp.

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2015 Annual Report

Hot off the presses - our ORL 2015 Annual Report highlights the library system's accomplishments over the past year. Learn more by clicking here.

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