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5771 - Highway 97

P.O. Box 33

Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0

(250) 379-2705 Extension 1811

The Falkland Branch is located on highway 97 in the Falkland townsite near the Post Office and the Stampede Grounds.

When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located near the accessibility ramp.

Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches closed on statutory holidays

FREE parking is available in front of the library and in front of the gate.

The Falkland branch is open and ready to provide your library needs during the current fire near Bolean Lake. The air is a bit smoky at times in the downtown area, but we have cool A/C units helping to provide a nice respite from the heat! Stop by to find a great book or movie to help keep your mind off the fire. Or if you enjoy watching the helicopters and planes flying around the fire the deck at the front of the library is a great place to watch the show!



A public meeting has been called for Friday July 24th (see the information below copied from a public notice www.sepadvisory.ca )





DATE: Friday July 24, 2015

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: Falkland Community Hall

5706 Hwy 97, Falkland BC


The Community Meeting will provide residents of Falkland and the public with updated information regarding the Bolean Lake Wildfire situation. Representatives from the BC Wildfire Management Branch, Emergency Management BC, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and Shuswap Emergency Program will be in attendance.


For further information please contact

Emergency Operations Centre

T: 250.833.3350

Ryan Nitchie, EOC Information Officer, Shuswap Emergency Program

T: 250.517.8507


What would you like to see happening in our library branch?

We are looking for ideas of programs, crafts, seminars, discussions, etc. that we could have here in our library that are geared towards adults and those who have celebrated their 29th Birthday more than anyone can ever think is actually plausible... If you have something interesting to share with your neighbours and fellow Falklandites stop by and speak with Diana!  You can also send me an email at: falkland@orl.bc.ca if you think of something really great at 3am!

Some ideas that may come to fruition:

- Visit from a Notary Public to chat about estate planning, wills, and all the wonderful things a Notary can do!

- Visit from a local Bibliophile (book collector and book lover) to chat about what to look for on your own bookshelves or in those boxes that have been sitting in your basement for 15 years since Great Aunt Edna passed...

- A Games Night: Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Bingo, Crazy 8's, Cribbage...come...play...become the champion of the World!! (okay, maybe not- but it would be lots of fun!)

- Local crafters/painters/knitters/quilters...art/craft show. Perhaps recruit some more bodies for your hobby! And PS- the library has some good books to help you create something special or new!

- A repeat of the Ukarianian Eggs crafting day! It is was quite popular and there are a few more people that have expressed interest in this recently.

-...??? Let me know your ideas, or if you are interested in attending any of the programs mentioned above!


Build it SRC LogoSummer Reading Club 2015:

Registration for the Summer Reading Club program and activities begins on Tuesday June 23rd. This is a FREE summer-long program for kids ages 5-12 that focuses on encouraging children to read, explore their world, and to continue learning throughout the summer months. Registration is required for participation in this program as well as to attend the special events. Each week a new activity, project, or goal is introduced in the branch so kids are encouraged to visit the library as often as possible.

Every week a name will be drawn from the book draw and one lucky child will get a chance to select a book of their own to take home and keep! Other activities and goals also have exciting prizes to be won. If you would like any information about Summer Reading Club or any of our services please stop by or give us a call!


Special Program Dates/Times:


  • Duct Tape Creations: Saturday July 18th (2 sessions) 11am- 12pm or 1pm-2pm (max. 6 kids per session)
  • Just Bead It!: Friday July 24th @ 1pm
  • Prize Draws and Wind-Up Party: Saturday August 22nd @ 1pm


Weekly Activities/Projects:

Week 1: Crossword puzzle. Stop by the library and pick up a copy of the "SRC 2015 Build it!" Crossword puzzle. Kids should try to complete it on their own before asking for help from parents or friends. If any of the answers are elusive--use the link below to open up a PDF which shows the solved puzzle!


The Book Prize winner for this week is Lewis B. Congratulations!

...Don't forget to enter your name in all the draws when you visit the library (especially the weekly book draw.)


Week 2: Build It Word Search puzzle. Stop by the librayr to pick up a copy. Kids should try to do this puzzle on their own before asking for help from a friend, parent, or adult. If you still can't find the answers you can use the link below to open up a copy of the solved puzzle (PDF).


The Book Prize winner for this week is Amber D. Congratulations!

 ...Don't forget to enter your name in all the draws when you visit the library (especially the weekly book draw.)


Pom-pom spiders on children's heads!  Some fun from last year!


LEGO Mania 2015 Dates:

Unfortunately we will not be having any LEGO Mania programs through the summer as we have an on-going LEGO project inside the library as part of our Summer Reading Club. Kids are encouraged to visit the library and spend some time working on our LEGO construction site.  LEGO Mania programs will resume in September (with dates to be announced later in August!)

...keep checking for more dates! Don't forget to speak with staff about our Kids Programming email list!LEGO Blocks in a pile


Book Club:

For the time being we are taking a hiatus from our bookclub. Check back in the later part of August for more information on when, and how, we will be starting back up again.

If you are interesting in joining our group please stop by and speak with Diana. You can also send her an email at: falkland@orl.bc.ca if you would like more information or would like an email when the group starts up again! 

What's New:

  • Did you notice that the front of the library building has undergone a bit of a facelift? New paint for the walls, trim, door, and the signage over the deck! So don't worry- we didn't move or close down- our signs just took a few weeks to get painted.
  • We are offering some exciting adult and family programs this year- if you have any ideas of something you would like to see the library offer in the way of programming please stop by and speak with Diana.
  • Need some help figuring out your new tablet, smart phone, or E-Reader? Later this fall we will have a "Tech-guru" visiting our branch to help you use your devices. Stop by and speak with staff for more information or to put your name forward for a booking. Dates and times have not yet been set.
  • We have a wonderful selection of great Feature Film movies in our branch. So if you are bored with re-runs on TV or want to try something different; stop by and see what we have to offer. Don't forget that we also have many popular television seasons available to borrow!
  • We have a Youth Services email list that parents may sign up for so that they can be kept informed about upcoming Children's programs and events. See staff to sign up or send us an email asking to be added: falkland@orl.bc.ca!