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Box 1198 (Mailing Address)
9533 Main Street (Location)
Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0
(250) 494-5591

Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street. 

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

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All ORL branches are closed on statutory holidays

Parking is available at the west side and directly in front of the library in Summerland. 



Coming up...                   

Fall Preschool Programs

Preschool Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years old.  Stories, puppets and rhymes for your preschooler. Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:15 am           September 14 to November 30.

Toddlertime for ages 2 & 3 with an adult.  A fun, interactive time with your toddler including simple stories, songs and fingerplays.         Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am  September 15 to December 1.

Rhymetime for ages 2 & under with an adult.  Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of songs, bouncy rhymes and fingerplays.  A lively half hour with social time afterwards.  Fridays 10:30 - 11:00 am  Fridays September 16 to December 2.

Please register for these free programs at the library.


iPad Club is back!  Tuesday, September 20 at 3pm. 

Everyone welcome to this casual group to share tips, tricks and the tried & true of iPads.  Bring your fully charged iPad or iPhone, your Apple ID and your Library card.  Share what you know and learn something new.  We regret specific technical issues cannot be addressed at this informal session.  

Seed Saving Workshop   Tuesday, September 20th 6:30 pm

Learn how to save seeds from your own garden.  Join us for this free program where we will demonstrate how to save a variety of seeds and how to pack and store them over the winter.  Bring your own seeds and veggies or flowers to process.  Labelled envelopes provided.  Help build up the Summerland Seed Library!


Tour of the Universe    Thursday,September 22nd at 1:15pm

Join Colleen O'Hare from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as she takes us on a Tour of the Universe to celebrate Schience Literacy Week.  Everyone welcome to this free program.

NEW!  Full of Steam  Thursdays afterschool - Grades 4 & up

Join us at 3:15 Thursdays in the Meeting Place for games, activities, building with Lego and Keva, booktalks and the newest great books.  Drop-in to this free program at the library.

Poetry in the Afternoon - Friday, September 30th 2:30pm 

Come share your favourite verse.  Enjoy some new and classic poems read aloud.  Everyone welcome to this free program - join fellow poetry-lovers for a cup of tea and some great rhymes.  (intended for teens and adults)

Library Bookclub 

The bookclub will meet Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 am to discuss "The Women" by T.C. Boyle.  Join us for coffee and an engaging discussion.  The Fall reading list is now available at the library desk.  Everyone welcome - drop in.

Crochet Club

Meet other crochet-lovers and discover new patterns.  Some supplies available and basic instruction for beginners. (advanced crocheters welcome - help someone learn the basics) Join us and start a new project or refresh your interest in this classic handycraft.              Wednesdays 3:15pm beginning September 21st. 


Meet in the Community Room every Saturdays at 2pm beginning September  24th. Bring your own supplies and see what others are creating with stitches. Share your knitting knowledge with others. Very casual group - come enjoy a cup of tea and see the newest pattern books at the library.

Seed Library

The Summerland branch began a seed library in the fall of 2015.  Seeds may be 'borrowed' with a library card much as a book would be.  We ask borrowers to sign the seeds out, take them home and grow them, enjoy the harvest and save some seeds from every batch grown.  Then, return the dried seeds to the library.  Pre-labelled envelopes are available at the library to return seeds in - please ask at the desk.  The seed library has been extremely popular and we look forward to everyone returning seeds in the fall.  Hope you are enjoying your gardens!



This volunteer group has been active at the Summerland Library since 1999.  Volunteers bring library materials to those that are homebound and cannot get into the library.  If you are interested in joining this group of dedicated volunteers please ask at the circulation desk.



The Friends of the Summerland Library mission statement:

 "To encourage and support literacy for all".  The Friends of the Library advocate awareness of library services through their support of programs, presenting author visits and hands-on participation in literacy-based activities.  The directors of the FOSLS meet the first Thursday each month downstairs in the library basement viewing room.