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Box 116 (Mailing Address)
2250 Shields Avenue (Location)

Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0
(250) 547-9528

The Lumby Branch is located in the Lumby Community Centre.

When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located on the side of the walkway entering the building.

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

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches closed on statutory holidays

Free public parking is available in front of the library.


Meet the Artist

 A partnership between the Monashee Arts Council and the Lumby Branch of Okanagan Regional Library


August's Artist is Olena Bramble,

Monashee Arts Council Member


Artist statement:

Twenty, or so years ago I saw someone drop some colored water onto paper and I was amazed at what I saw. The paint spread into a wonderful design and I wondered what else could be done to continue the magic of it all.  It wasn’t until 2007 that I found time to take some watercolor painting classes and so I was finally able to satisfy my curiosity in what happens when colored water hits the paper. And, I am still
 amazed at what can be done with this beautiful style of painting.

 Life-long-learning has always been a way of life for me so I am excited to make watercolor painting be one of my favorite learning past-times. Even when I get quite frustrated with a painting I am working on, I keep coming back to it because the challenge is always so interesting. Presently,  I am drawn to painting flowers
 which demand a delicate touch and for every  successful painting
 of the subject, five or so are piled up in a corner,
 showing me later, how much I have grown.

 They say that it takes passion to keep an artist interested enough to keep going. And that is how I feel. I enjoy the continuous wonder of the magic I saw so many
 years ago while watching someone drop some colored water onto paper.
 And now it’s me sitting with paper, colored water, and brushes
 watching my own magic happen right in front
 of me as I paint flowers.



Come in and browse through the library at the featured artwork. 







Summer Reading Club ~ register today at the library!


     July 10th Program #1 - That's Gross    1:00 - 2:30

During this program, we will explore some weird but true human and animal facts. We will have Kara Heal, Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS), talk to us about the invasive species we should be aware of. We will be doing some science experiments, playing games and solving puzzles.

Kara Heal from OASISS taught us about mussels and "rock snot".

We set out to make "fake snot"


Ella and Ava made theirs pink!

Samson and Tobin made theirs blue.


We learned about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and made animal scat.


July 24th Program #2 - Funny Pages     1:00 - 2:30

In this program, our focus will be on graphic novels; we will be creating manga or cartoon characters, writing our own cartoon script and trying our hand at some black out poetry. We will play games and do puzzles as time permits.



Thank you to Hannah Lowe, Paige Roelfsema and Brooklyn for coming out and helping teach our participants how to draw these amazing characters, We had so much fun!


August 5th Program #3 - Leif David ~ Funny Business Magic Show - 2:00 pm

Thank you Leif! We had 45 kids and 22 adults who enjoyed this amazing show.


August 7th Program #4 - Tales with a Twist      1:00 - 2:30

We will be exploring fairy tales and tales with surprise endings. We will try our hand at finishing some of the classic fairy tales with different endings. We will be playing related games.


Some great imaginations thought of interesting twisted tales. Great job everyone!




August 21st - Wind Up     1:00 - 2:30

All participants of the Summer Reading Club are invited to join us as we celebrate our summer successes. Hotdogs and a drink are included with prizes, certificates and medals being awarded.



Thank you for the generous donations from Marjorie Unterberger ($50), Len Anderson ($100), the Kelly family who did a bottle drive to raise $75 toward supplies for this program and to Gordon's Grandpa Jim for $150. We thank you for valuing this wonderful community literacy program.




Story time:


Story times are sessions filled with wonderful stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, puppets, songs and fun geared toward children from two to five years of age. Storytimes are free, no registration is required. Just drop in and enjoy the fun on Thursdays at 11 am!

Storytimes start September 11th  and continue until November 27th 2014.



Lego Donations gratefully accepted at our library!


  • Borrowing books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and books on CD are FREE.
  • Great selection of online resources including free eBooks.
  • You pay for the library in your taxes
  • All residents are eligible for a card with two pieces of ID showing a permanent address
  • We have 29 libraries in our regional library system that share a floating collection.
  • You can borrow items for 3 weeks at a time with 2 renewals if no holds are on those items [except the Quick Read collection and Feature Films– 1 week loan]
  • We have FREE Internet
  • Our hours are set to accommodate most work schedules
  • We have a convenient dropbox for after hour returns


So, what is holding you back from using the local library? We would love to see you here; it is your library.




We welcome class tours and visits. Please contact us to set a date and make your library visit great!

To book your free class tour contact Lumby Branch at 250-547-9528.