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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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Keep reading this summer!

Explore the digital books for kids available in 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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eBooks and Digital Resources

ORL eBooks Library to Go Tumble Book Library for Kids Tumble Book Cloud Zinio for Libraries Freegal Music


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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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Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights from May 21st, 2014

Audited Financial Statements
                The board received a report from Ken Carmichael of BDO Canada about the 2013 Audited Financial Statements. The ORL received a clean audit report and 2013 was consistent with previous years in the statement of financial position. The Board approved the 2013 Financial Statements as presented and approved BDO Canada as the financial auditor for 2014.

Summerland Building Committee Report
                The subjects have now come off the two properties that ORL is purchasing for a new library building in Summerland. Tango Management Group has been hired as project manager.

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