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South Shuswap

#1 - 2676 Fairway Hills Road
Blind Bay, B.C. V0E 1H2
(250) 675-4818

The South Shuswap Branch is located in the Blind Bay Market.

When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located outside the main door.

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

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches will be closed April 18th through 21st for the Easter holiday


 South Shuswap Branch Lego Club                  


For ages 3 – 12 yrs old


Saturdays, starting March 22nd @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm


Wednesday, starting March 26th @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm


Come create something fun or spectacular with our lego while having some fun.


Limit of 15 kids, please register at 250-675-4818







Calling all budding fiction writers!

There will be a Writing Workshop

at the South Shuswap Library

on Saturday, May 3rd @ 1:00 - 3:00 pm


The South Shuswap Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to present a free fiction writing workshop geared for older teens, college or university students, and other interested adults.


Published author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will lead a writers in a discussion on how to turn fact into fiction.  Fiction writers find inspiration for their writing in both history and personal stories. However, fiction is not real life and real life often makes for dull or implausible fiction. In this informal workshop, Gail will help in finding ways to move those real-life stories into fiction, and to avoid common pitfalls and concerns like “What will Mom think?” 


Gail has several books including The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees which were both shortlisted for Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize and were international bestsellers.  She currently teaches fiction in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of British Columbia, and divides her time between Manitoulin Island and the Shuswap, the landscape found in so much of her writing.


The writing workshop is free, but registration is necessary.  To register please call 250-675-4818 or email southshuswap@orl.bc.ca.





Spring Pajama Song & Storytime

with Debbie & Christine


Wednesday, April 2nd, May 7th & June 4th @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm


At the South Shuswap Library


A themed evening of songs, stories, puppets & snacks for 0 - 5 year olds.


Join us for your bedtime snack & story at the library.



For more information call the South Shuswap Library @ 250-675-4818






Spring Mother Goose Session

at the South Shuswap Library


Friday, April 4th, 11th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th & 16th @ 9:45 - 10:45 am


A FREE program for 0 - 5 year olds & parents with songs, stories & a healthy snack


For more information contact: nsscr@live.ca or visit www.nsscr.ca                       
















Come & join our

Knitting/Crochet club


every Tuesdays @ 1 pm


at the South Shuswap Library












Will be having a meeting on


Monday, May 5th, 2014


in the Meeting Room of the Piccadilly Mall

at 2 pm




















FRIDAY, June 20th & Saturday, June 21st 2014


With setup on Thursday, June 19th @ 5:00 pm


at the Piccadilly Mall in Salmon Arm


Call South Shuswap Branch if you are interested in volunteering







Of the


South Shuswap and

Salmon Arm

Wish a sincere




to all who donated books

and time for the Book Sale.


The total the book sale brought in was $2,719.00

South Shuswap Branch’s proportion is $878.48






Friends of the Library

Sorrento Friends of the Library group was formed in 2002 under the umbrella of the Salmon Arm Friends of the Library group. There are 12 volunteers that help out with the Book Sales in Salmon Arm.  The Sorrento Friends of the Library is now call South Shuswap Friends of the Library.

The Book Sales are fundraisers for future purchases which include a special table to display a rock collection at the Sorrento Library. We have purchased 2 lounge chairs from the "Friends of the Library" fund which are situated in the magazine area. The group also provides funds for special library programmes. The amount of funds for Sorrento Library, gained from a Book Sale is calculated by the number of hours Sorrento volunteers work during that time.

Meetings are held 5 times a year on the third Monday of February, April, June, September and November

South Shuswap and Salmon Arm Friends of the Library will be holding their next meeting Monday, May 5/14 at 2:00 pm in the boardroom of the Piccadilly Mall.

We welcome all new members. For more information contact John Pattinson at 250-835-2270.