Home » Branches » Lumby


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.



New Lego Club -

This is a monthly program - REGISTRATION IS LIMITED

The first Tuesday of every month beginning in October

 2:45 to 3:45 PM

Use our Lego collection to create a different structure each month.

Geared for age 5 to 12,  but younger children are welcome with a helper.


Lego donations gratefully accepted at our library.



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.


Meet the Artist

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


September's Artist is Barb Articus

Monashee Arts Council Member



Artist statement:

Growing up in the Black Forest area of Germany, I found myself drawn to fibers already as a little girl. I learned to knit being 5 years old and over the years fell more and more in love with anything to do with fiber. This passion led eventually to the attendance of an Independent Art School where I studied particularly fiber arts, but also sculpture, painting and drawing. A few years later, my love for the arts, but also for people, led me to the study of Art Therapy.

In 1991 I moved to Lumby, in the beautiful Okanagan. Where I eventually settled on a beautiful farm in the countryside. On this farm also live some of the animals that supply me with the materials used for my “wool works”. Involved in farm, work- and family life, the arts have always stayed an important factor. Getting involved in a creative process, in which I can immerse myself fully, is for me something as essential as our food we eat. To work with and get to know this creative process is nurturing spirit, soul and body, and brings balance into life. This process of creating something - both, beautiful and meaningful, is as important to me as the outcome.
Art has many faces. Not only the beautiful painting on the wall, but also the practical piece such as a piece of clothing or a toy can involve a creative process and further evoke inspiration, imagination and joy in the receiver of such a piece.




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








Summer Reading Club  


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






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. The Lumby Thrift store provided us with much needed pencil crayons, pencils, crayons, felts, erasers and scissors. We thank you for valuing this wonderful community literacy program.



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

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