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Falkland

5771 - Highway 97

P.O. Box 33

Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0

(250) 379-2705 Extension 1811

falkland@orl.bc.ca

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.

 

FREE Tech-Guru Training Opportunity for Falkland residents!

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.

A big “Thank You” to all of the firefighters and support personnel that worked long and hot hours to get the Bolean Lake fires near our community under control. Another "Thank You" goes out to the volunteers from the Salmon Arm Emergency Preparedness group who did a great job of keeping all of us aprised of the situation and were there to offer help. It is much appreciated!


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:

The weekly activities and draws are now over for this year. Kids can still collect stickers, complete their reading records, and of course receive their medal until school starts up. Please see staff if you have any questions or comments. A special Thank You goes out to the Vernon Friends of the Library group for their generous donation towards Summer Reading Club this year in our community.

 

So far the following kids have received their Summer Reading Club Medals:

Congratulations to all of you for reaching your reading goals. Way to go!

 

Avery R.

Casey R.

Morgan R.

Avelyn K.

Judah K.

Amber D.

Katie D.

Max B.

Lewis B. 

 

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!

www.orl.bc.ca/assets/files/Branches/Falkland/SRC_Crossword_Answers.pdf 

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 library 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).

www.orl.bc.ca/assets/files/Branches/Falkland/SRC_Wordsearch_Answers.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.)

 

Week 3: Drawing Challenge. Stop by the library to pick up information on this fun challenge! Bring your completed drawing into the library for a draw ticket in the Special Challenges draw box.

The Book Prize winner for this week is Casey R. Congratulations!

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

 

Week 4: Recycling Bin Challenge. Take some time this week to dig through your recycling items to see what wonders you could build from them. There is an instruction sheet which includes some great ideas available now at the library.

The Book Prize winner for this week is Aevlyn K. Congratulations!

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

 

Week 5: Fill-in-the-blank story. Take some time this week to work on this story. See if you can make one that is really funny!

The Book Prize winner for this week is Avery R. Congratulations!

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

 

Week 6: Scavenger Hunt. Take some time this week to work on your scavenger hunt list that was provided when you registered. There are extra copies in the branch if you have misplaced yours! Complete 25 items on the list and you can enter your name in the "Special Activities draw."

The Book Prize winner for this week is Judah K. Congratulations!

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

 

Week 7: Come play in the sandbox. Take some time this week to come and play with the "Sands Alive" sand inside the library. Every time you do; you will get to enter your name in the "Special Activities draw!"

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.)

 

Week 8: Catch-up on all the activities this week. This is the last week to enter your name in the draws and submit your special activites sheets. Don't forget to come to the library on Saturday August 22nd at 1pm for the Wind-up party. There will be games, prizes, and a special summertime treat!

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

...Don't forget to enter your name in all the draws when you visit the library (especially the weekly book draw.) This will be your last chance!

 

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!