ORL Endowment Established at the Shuswap Community Foundation
The ORL is pleased to announce it has contributed seed funding in the amount of $5,000 to establish a permanent endowment with the Shuswap Community Foundation (SCF). When the endowment reaches $10,000 income earned will be used to support library services and programs in the Shuswap region. The Foundation and the ORL look forward to working with donors who would like to contribute to the fund.
Currently there are five ORL locations in the Shuswap: the Salmon Arm Branch in Piccadilly Mall, the South Shuswap Branch in Blind Bay, the North Shuswap Branch in Scotch Creek, the Silver Creek Branch and the Sicamous Branch. Last year, these five branches welcomed 216,002 visitors and had 11,522 children attend story times.» Read More
Introducing PressReader - Free Online Newspaper and Magazines!
Your online experience with the ORL just keeps getting better with the addition of “PressReader”, the world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk.» Read More
Fraud Alert Update: Beware Callers Claiming You Owe Fines
UPDATE: April 5, 2016 - Please note that one of the people called in this scam is not a library member, and the ORL’s IT department can confirm there has been no compromise to personal information or the library’s data systems.
April 4, 2015
It has come to the attention of the ORL that some library members are being phoned by a scammer. In both cases, a caller identified themselves as "a collection agency working for the library" to collect overdue fees. PLEASE BE AWARE: The ORL only uses a collection agency in the event that a member has over $50 in fines due over 90 days, and ALWAYS follows up with a written account outlining the fees and methods of payment. Members are never asked to pay fines over the phone.» Read More
Free Lynda.com Online Tutorials for ORL Members
The ORL is again adding to its growing digital collection by adding free member access to Lynda.com.
Lynda.com is an online collection of instructional tutorials taught by industry experts, with thousands of videos that cover everything from animation to web design and accounting to writing. New tutorial videos are added to the collection regularly.
“Have you ever wanted to learn how to improve your photography skills, learn how to design a logo, or develop business and marketing skills? Now you can watch Lynda.com tutorials on these topics for free if you have an ORL card,” explains ORL’s Virtual Branch Librarian Chantelle McGee.» Read More