All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
Book return is located to the right of the main doors. Our book drops are open 24 hours except for Halloween night, Easter weekend and Christmas closure, when they are locked.
View the full Armstrong Branch Events Calendar, or click on an event below, to see additional details & registration info.
Summer Reading Club
Summer Reading Club registration began on TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH - come down to the library to register and pick up your Summer Reading Package.
Friday July 14th at 1:30PM Andrew Kim the Musical Scientist - registration required
Link to register for Andrew Kim the Musical Scientist
Tuesday July 18th at 11:00AM Astronomy - registration required
Link to registration for Explore the Galaxy
Tuesday July 25th at 11:00AM Wild about Fauna (Animals)!
Tuesday August 1st at 11:00AM Get wild about Lego! - registration required
Link to registration for Get wild about Lego!
Tuesday August 8th at 11:00AM What's the scoop on poop!
Want to do more with the SRC? Visit the bcsrc.ca website!
Kids can join Raccoon and Rat for a walk through the reading record, and across our amazingly diverse BC landscape. Links across the bottom include the Quiz, the Colouring Sheets, and the DIY t-shirt images. Scroll down to begin your walk across the reading record. With a click of the mouse, pop-up facts appear.
Did you know the Canada Lynx is nicknamed “shadow of the forest”?!
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
This is self-guided play based learning where participants can build, create and explore with littleBits.
Drop-in program that will be available during open hours August 29 - September 2, please bring an adult with you.
LEGO! LEGO! LEGO!
Armstrong LEGO activities continue on FRIDAY evenings 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
LEGO blocks are available for 6 to 12 year olds. DUPLO blocks are available for 3 to 5 year olds.
Children should be accompanied by an adult who can help and supervise if needed. Staff may not be able to closely supervise children during this activity.
Story time will resume in the fall.
If you like playing games, come and join our friendly group of gamers. Every skill level welcome. Bring your own favorite game or join in and try something new. We play a wide variety of games, everything from card games, board games, Catan, to in-depth miniatures games, Star Wars D6 role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.
Fridays starting July 7 - August 25
Adult Summer Reading Bingo Club
Premier Bingo Club for adults in Armstrong will be kicking off on June 3rd until September 15th.
Pick up your Bingo Cards and stretch your imagination and find new authors, topics to expand your world view.
Join the Club and enter to win! Yes there are prizes!
Ireland to Armstrong: Catherine O'Hare Schubert
Armstrong's sister city is Rathfriland, the home of Catherine's early years. Join Jessie Ann Gamble as she spins the tale of Catherine Schubert's (nee O'Hare) life before and after the Overlander months. She will also be discussing her recent trip to Rathfriland.
Armstrong Meeting Room Wednesday August 16th at 1:00 pm
Frank Townsley, author and photographer, will share the stories and images from his beautiful new book - British Columbia: Graced by Nature’s Palette.
Armstrong Meeting Room Saturday September 9th at 10:30 am
Tech Buddies Program!
Are you struggling with how to use your new electronic mobile device? Do you want to become more comfortable using technologies like the internet, e-mail, smartphones, social media?
Our teen volunteer is here to help you with whatever you wish to learn about. All you need to do is register and bring your device.
Register in person or by phoning us at 250-546-8311.
Join us at the library for books, great discussion, and good company in the meeting room!
Book club discussions occur the first Wednesday of each month and start at 1:00 pm.
July or August no Meeting
September 6th: Come and share a book you have recently enjoyed.
Six Internet stations
The Armstrong Branch has two rooms available for use during regular open hours free of charge. The rooms may be reserved for 2 hours a maximum of twice per week, up to 7 days in advance. Please call the library or stop by to reserve one of these rooms.
The same meeting space (Meeting Room and Study Room) is available for rent when the library is closed. The occupancy is 17 in the meeting room and 10 in the study room (although we can only provide a total of 15 chairs at this time). The rental rate is $30.00 for the first two hours and $15.00 for each additional hour. This fee includes the use of both rooms, access to washrooms and the kitchenette. A reservation application must be completed and payment for the rental made at least one week prior to your event. Please call the library or stop by the desk to pick up an application.
Are you looking for somewhere to take an invigilated exam, either written or online?
The library can help you out. Please come by and call us for more details.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
We welcome class tours and visits. Please contact Marita to set a date and make your library visit great! To book your free class tour contact Armstrong Branch at 250-546-8311.