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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.

Books and Mr. Sketch prize draw!

Be sure to enter your name everytime you visit the library for your chance to win one of the books or the felt pens set. DDraw will be held on Thursday December 17th at 6pm.


Our final program of 2015 will be held Thursday November 16th from 6:30-7:30pm at the library. The theme for this program is "Winter Wonderland" so put on your thinking caps (or a toque?) and come prepared to make something snow-amazing!  All participants will be entered to win a LEGO minifigure of their own. Please be sure to leave your own LEGO blocks and figures at home as the library will provide all that is needed. Hope to see you there!

Homemade Christmas Cards:

Adults: Sign up for a FREE Christmas Card making craft program here at the library on Friday December 4th from 10-12noon. Space is limited to 8 people so register early!

Kids & Parents: Sign up for a FREE Christmas Card making craft program here at the library on Saturday December 12th from 1-3pm. Space is limited to 8 so please get mom or dad to register everyone soon for this program!

Ornaments Galore: Saturday December 19th from 1-3pm


                                   Ornament example

This program is for kids ages 5-12. We will be making special handmade ornaments out of perler beads, origami, and the like. This is a drop-in program so registration is not required. Stop by the branch or speak with Diana if you have any questions or concerns.

 The last Open Day for Falkland branch will be Tuesday December 22nd- so be sure to stock up on items in advance! We will re-open on Tuesday January 5th 2016.

                         Merry Christmas spelled out in books


FREE Tech-Guru Training Opportunity for Falkland residents!

Unfortunately the training sessions are now over. If you would like to put your name forward for possible future sessions; please stop by the branch, give me a call 250-379-2705 ext 1811, or email me at falkland@orl.bc.ca

A big Thank You to Librarian Kristy H. from Vernon branch who did such an amazing job with this training!


Ereaders and tablets

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 programs that we have had over the past year include:

-several sessions of Ukrainian Egg Making (next one is set for November 14th --see above for details)

-LEGOmania! programs for kids

-Notary public visit by Debra Burden (office is located in Vernon BC)

-Book collecting discussion presented by Bernie Spring of Antiquarius Booksellers 

-MasterGardners discussion of composting and Q & A

-Valentines, Easter, Summer Reading Club, Halloween etc. kids programs with crafts

-Book Club meetings

-Pain Management workshop

...if you have ideas for other programs we might arrange, or would like to see a repeat of any of the above programs please let Diana know!


Book Club: Hittin' the books again...

The Falkland Branch Book Club is once again getting started! The title we are currently reading is:  The Ghost Field by Elly Griffith. Copies are now available at the branch- please speak with Diana. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday December 16that 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!


Our previous selection:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.


What's New:

  • We have some amazing new Library book bags here in the branch. The price has been lowered to $2.00 per bag with this new design. Pick one up next time you are in the branch (a few older style bags are still available and are now only $2.00)
  • We have had an A.E.D. device installed here in the library thanks to the PAD program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Diana will be receiving training on use of the device and is working on bringing in a local paramedic to talk about the devices and other important life-saving topics...keep checking back for more information.
  • We have a wonderful new rolling shelving unit to house our Junior Board Books. It makes arranging the library for special presentations so much easier!
  • Tyler (of Defining Decor- the other tenant in the same building as the library) has made up a beautiful Winter/Christmas display in the Foyer of the building. Stop by to check it out!
  • 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.
  • 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!