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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.



In May:

Artists Among Us

Showcasing Tuesday Art Classes 

For a number of years the Tuesday art classes in Lumby have been providing a creative outlet for children and adults. Over time these programs have been sponsored and supported by several different organizations, including the Monashee Arts Council, the White Valley Community Hall, Whitevalley Community Resource Centre and recently the Lumby United Church Wonder quest outreach. Cost is kept to a minimum and those fees are invested largely in providing materials for the class participants. Professional artists volunteer to provide a quality experience for students, with instruction in a variety of media including pencil, water color, acrylic and paper mache.



Please join us at the library to celebrate the works of art that have been created through the Tuesday Art Classes. These classes have been sponsored by Monashee Arts Council, Whitevalley Community Hall, Whitevalley Community Resource Centre and the Lumby United Church Wonder Quest Outreach. Professional artists volunteer their time to provide quality experiences for the students with instruction in a variety of media including pencil, water colour, acrylic and paper mache.

This show will delight all with the artists ranging in age from 6 to 76.

Robin Ledrew will be here on Saturday May 30th, from 12:00 - 1:00, to talk about how to become involved in the classes.



Upcoming Special Events

Pain Management Workshop

Friday June 5th 2:00 to 3:00 PM

This presentation is for anyone who would like to learn how to better manage pain. Whether your painful condition is recurring tension headaches, discomfort from repetitive movement, an old sport injury, recovery from surgery, or a more serious condition such as arthritis. Join Linda Wooster; a facilitator with the University of Victoria's Centre for Aging.




Meet the authors of the Poppy Cove Mystery Series

Thursday, June 11th at 4:00 PM

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. Their first novel in this delightful series is Strangled in Silk which features Daphne and Margot - two independent young California women in 1957 who own their own dress shop called Poppy Cove in the sleep oceanside village of Santa Lucia. When one of their top clients is strangled to death, the two women become embroiled in solving the crime. Margot's beau is the town's top cop, and Daphne is a master at using her flirtatious wiles to extract information from unsuspecting men! 


Lego Club

Registration begins two weeks prior to the program day.

This is a monthly program - REGISTRATION IS LIMITED


Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month

 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 the link for January Lego Club creations:


Here is the link for our Robot February Lego Club creations:


 Here is the link for our Dinosaur February Lego Club creations:


Here is the link for the Ninja March Lego Club:


Here is the link for the Viking Ship/horse March Lego Club:


Here is the link for the April Lego Club Turtle Theme:


Here is the link for the April Magic Hat Lego Club:


 Here is the link for the May Lego Club Volcano Theme:


Summer Reading Club 2015  

Get ready to build up a storm this summer!

Registration begins on June 9th

Lumby participants aged 5 to 12, will have 4 Exciting Programs to attend.

Thursdays- July 9 and 23 and August 13th and 27th


Built to Last will introduce architecture and structures, where a spaghetti building contest will take place. We also have Leif David the magician as a kick-off entertainer this day!


Build the Future will be based on sci-fi/futuristic technology. We will take registration for this program as we only have 30 spots for building bug robots.

Build it Yourself for Fun will focus on crafts and DIY books, puzzles, LEGO etc. The participants can use their imaginations to build an item that is useful to either themselves or interesting ideas of what their gadget could be used for by recycling kitchenware. The second part of the program, as a group, our participants will build a portion of a selected story that is read to them and using LEGO recreate the scene. This will be a group project that will remain on display at the library using the LEGO from the library.



Celebration Wind up - Gathering – We will try a science experiment, play a  game or two and prizes will be handed out. There may also be some treats.

 Each of the programs offered are educational, fun programs to keep up the interest.

We also find that the medals and novelty items continue to draw reluctant and avid readers to the programs.

The goals of the programs are to: 1) Promote regular reading which helps maintain reading skills. 2) Help increase literacy levels for our children. 3) Help children develop a lifelong love of reading. 4) Have fun!



Thank you to M. Unterberger, the Lumby Lions and Vernon Friends of the Library for supporting this literacy based program. 


Internet Training Sessions

 Offered on Wednesdays through July and August from 10:00 to 12:00. Please sign up at the library to secure your spot. We will show you how to search the Internet, sign up for an email address and how to use the library catalogue. __________________________________________________________________________________________

Basic eBook Training

We will be offering free training sessions two Saturdays in July, to help you learn to use our eBook collections; Check here to see if your eReader or Tablet is compatible with the library's eBook provider. These sessions will be held Saturday July 11th and Saturday July 25th from 10:00 to 12:00. Please sign up at the library.

For some tips on purchasing an eReader/Tablet please check out the ORL's Blog post that's loaded with tips. 



Thread a Rainbow


Thank you "Granny" Blake.  We really appreciated the time you took to teach beading. What a fantastic skill and art to share.




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.