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Salmon Arm

#285 Piccadilly Mall
1151 10th Ave. SW
Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1T3
(250) 832-6161

Email:  salmonarm@orl.bc.ca

The library has two book return bins - one behind the library, next to the Canadian Tire loading dock and open 24 hours, and one inside the mall next to the library entrance and open during mall hours. Book drops are locked during extended closures (Easter and Christmas).

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

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Oct. 19 to Apr. 19
All branches closed on statutory holidays

Free parking is available in the mall parking lot.


Adult Book Club  

The Salmon Arm Branch invites you to join our Saturday Afternoon Book ClubDiscuss the book of the month and enjoy a refreshment!

4th Saturday of the month, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m in the Young Adult room in the Library.

Drop-in, no registration required.


Book Club dates and titles:

September 27      The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet

October 25            Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende

November 22        Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

*  Please note the Book Club will not meet in December


For more information please contact the library at 250-832-6161, Ext.  5829 or Ext. 5821

 Youth Services:


A little bit of this and a little bit of that: stories, singing, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter for kids of all ages and stages. All library storytimes are Free!  Just drop in! 

For more information about our children's programs, please contact the Salmon Arm Branch at 250-832-6161 or email Ardie at aburnham@orl.bc.ca



Toddlertime will resume on Thursday, September 18 at 10:30.


Family Storytime

Regular Family Storytime will resume on Wednesday and Saturdays beginning September 17 at 10:30.

Please note the new 10:30 time for Saturday's storytime.  



Lego Builders Club

For ages 6-12


Fall's session of Lego Builders Club begins on Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00pm. It will then run twice a month from October through December. Here are the dates for those months:

Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, October 21 at 3:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3:00pm

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 3:00pm.


Space is limited so registration is required. You can register 2 weeks before each programby calling 250-832-6161, emailing aburnham@orl.bc.ca, or by registering at the Information Desk in the library.



Salmon Arm Kids and Library Services 4 SA Teens Blogs

Pictures from past programs and Summer Reading Club events can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at http://salibrarykids.wordpress.com.  Teens can access our Library Services 4 SA Teens blog at http://salibrary4teens.wordpress.com.  Our new Youth Services Librarian, Ardie, will be regularly updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!


Friends of the Library 

Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising. The group organizes two book sales a year, in January and June. Book sale proceeds help sponsor library programs such as author visits and special children's programs and contests. The Friends have donated several furnishings for the library,including our lounge chairs and the loveseat for the children's area. Friends also volunteer with the library's HomeBound delivery program. Meetings are held 5 times a year on the third Monday of January, April, June, September and November. 

In 2014, Friends of the Library helped fund:

  • Summer Reading Club programs and prizes
  • a set of wire mesh browsing baskets for library users to carry items while browsing our shelves
  • a large Canada wall map

The Friends are actively looking for new members who would like to support  the Salmon Arm and South Shuswap ORL Branches.  If you love the library, and have time to help, contact Sherry at sherrius@telus.net  for more information.       

The Winter Book Sale will be held Friday, January 16, and Saturday, January 17, just outside the library entrance.