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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.

What can a Notary Public do for you?

Join us on Saturday October 3rd from 11am-12noon for a wonderful discussion regarding Wills, estates and other things that a Notary can help you to accomplish. Local resident Debra Burden, who has an office in Vernon, has been in the business for a number of years and is a wonderful source of information. So if it has been ages since you updated your will, or you have never made one before; this is your chance to get some information! Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Diana at the library if you have any questions: 250-379-2705, falkland@orl.bc.ca

Dusty book-jackets and the treasures you might find in your attic/basement:


Join us on Saturday October 17th from 1-3pm to meet local business owner Bernie Spring. He will be here talking about his career in the world of books and also to give you some tips on how to spot books in your own basement or attic that might be a wonderful treasure! If you have any books that you would like Bernie to look at be sure to bring them with you. This is a FREE program. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Diana at the branch for more information 250-379-2705 or falkland@orl.bc.ca


Halloween Fun!

Diana is creating two fantastic Halloween programs to held on Friday October 30th. There will be an early-evening program for younger kids and then a program later in the evening for Tweens and Teens. Registration is not required for these programs, but parents should be aware that the program for older kids will contain some creepy ghost stories and could frighten some children. Please stop by and speak with Diana if you have any questions or concerns.


More details to come!..

FREE Tech-Guru Training Opportunity for Falkland residents!

Nearly all sessions have been filled at this time, so please speak with staff about reserving a session now! A wait-list is available- and there could be more sessions announced later.


Ereaders and tablets

The Falkland branch has made arrangements to have a guest librarian visit us from the Vernon library. They will be offering training sessions to local residents interested in getting started (or getting some help) with E-readers, iPhones, Tablets, and laptops( that they already own.) If you are interesting in getting some FREE help; please get in touch with Diana at the Falkland branch. Sessions will run on Thursday evenings between 4 pm and 6pm September 24th- October 8th. Registration is required (max. 3 persons per session.) Training will be offered on the following topics:

Setting up an email account

Searching the library catalogue or website

Searching the Internet

Using library databases

Researching a subject online

Help in downloading eBooks or audiobooks

Help in using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint programs (very basic instruction only)

Downloading an app

Help using Facebook


What we can’t help with:

  • Fixing software issues, virus issues, and operating system issues.  If the device has a technical problem that requires a computer tech- we can't help. We cannot retrieve lost passwords or data.
  • Programs other than basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  (Sorry, no CAD, accounting, or gaming help….)
  • Assistance with other devices like DVD players/VCRs, video cameras, go-pro cameras, scientific calculators etc.

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:

- 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!



LEGO Mania 2015 Dates:

Our Next LEGO Mania program will be held on Tuesday October 6th from 6-8pm. This program will run during the regular open hours of the library so it is important that parents attend this program as adequate supervision cannot be guaranteed. Minifigures and LEGO pieces will be provided so please be sure to leave your personal LEGO at home. The theme for this program is "Flying High." Hope to see you there!

...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: Hittin' the books again...

The Falkland Branch Book Club is once again getting started! Diana has taken the liberty of selecting the first title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin and she is working to have copies available on Thursday September 10th for those wishing to join the group. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday October 14th at 7:30pm inside the library. Coffee, Tea, and cookies will be provided…so please bring your enthusiasm, your thoughts on this title, and if you have some ideas of other titles we might read- bring those too!

This is an “open” group so anyone and everyone living in the Falkland area is invited to attend whenever possible. If this meeting won’t work for you, skip it and try next time! Our focus for the group is simply to expose ourselves to some different books and authors that we might never think to select on our own. Lofty and in-depth discussions can occur; but generally we keep our discussions fairly light on the technical, political, and other more “serious” aspects of the books.

If you are interesting in joining our group but have any questions please stop by and speak with Diana. You can also send her an email at: falkland@orl.bc.ca

Hope to see you at the next meeting!


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!
  • 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? This fall we have a "Tech-guru" visiting our branch to help to figure out how to 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 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!