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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 library branches will be closed Dec 24 through Jan 2 for the holidays.

Free public parking is available in front of the library.

 Meet the Artist for December

Gary will be in attendance on Saturday December 20 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Gary Whitley, AFCA, SCA
Member of Monashee Arts Council

Sparkling Water


Artist Statement:

For me, painting is an obsession.  I have been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1978 and have been influenced by many of the Senior members through attending countless workshops, and was awarded AFCA status in 1986.

Subject matter, color, composition and perspective are important in any painting; however a pronounced light source and atmospheric perspective are very important in all my paintings.  With these two elements, I am able to achieve a sense of the third dimension.  I always try to create a real sense of air in my paintings.  As one of my mentors put it, “We are painting shapes that have air between them, therefore paint air”.

I have lived in the North Okanagan valley of British Columbia for 27 years and many of my landscapes are of the area, however some are derived from long hours on horseback in remote high-elevation back country that few people have the opportunity to see.  My wife and I spend considerable time riding in the summer, all over B.C. and Alberta.  My florals are all a result of the extensive flower garden she has created.  I also paint subject matter that I simply find interesting.

Please come in and see the exceptional display that Gary has in the library until December 23rd.


Christmas Closure Dates:

The Lumby branch will close on December 23 at 7:00pm. 

The bookdrop will be locked during our closure. Please hold on to your items until we reopen in the New Year.

Lumby branch and bookdrops will open again on Saturday, January 3 at 10:00am.



New Lego Club -

This is a monthly program - REGISTRATION IS LIMITED

Registration begins two weeks prior to the program. - except January

The first and third Tuesday of every month (except January-we are not open the first Tuesday)

 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.

Here is a link to October's "Things that might fly" creations:


 Here is a link to November's Lego Club creations:




Story time: Will begin again in January


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 January 15th to April 2nd.



Summer Reading Club was a great success this year! 

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.