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On hiatus for Summer Reading Club!
Babytime (0-18 months): Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 (Beginning July 2nd)
Summer Pajama Storytime (3-5 years) Wednesdays 6:15-7:45 (Ending July 31st)
Regular Story Times will resume in September. Drop-in & Free.
Saturday, June 22, 10am-5pm
Age Range: The Entire Family
Free & Drop-in
Description: Register all the kids for FREE fun at the library this summer by joining the Read-to-Me Club, Summer Reading Club, & Teen Summer Reading Club!
Highlights for Summer Reading Club 2019:
Sign with Me Story Times
Free & Drop-In
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Running the Third Saturday of Every Month. Beginning Saturday, September 21st.
Age Range: Children & Youth
Come join us at the Rutland Lego Club for some fun creative building with everyone's favourite building block. Themes are available and your creations are left on display the following week. Children and youth are welcome and no registration required, just drop-in!
Lego club will be returning in September
Age Range: Varies for EACH program
Free, Registration Required
Come to the Rutland Library and experience Science Saturday!
Like science? Join other kids who have a love of learning here at the Rutland Branch.
Saturday, September 21st: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday, October 19th: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday, November 30th: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Learn basic knitting techniques and complete a beautiful winter scarf or your own project. Experienced knitters also welcome! Ages 7 years and older please. Registration required.
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Group Study Room
Come out and play! Our friendly group features gamers of every skill level with a great variety of games played. Bring your own favourite or join us to try out something new. Teens and supervised kids are also welcome. Drop in.
Date: Tuesday January 22, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 7:45 pm
Location: Community Room
Learn American Sign Language and become exposed to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, and creative environment. Experienced teachers will use rhymes, stories, games, and even crafts to help you learn a new language. All ages. Registration required.
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Date: January 24, 2019
Join us for tea and great conversation. Meeting held second Wednesday of each month from 6:15 - 7:45 pm.
June 12 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Join us for a great afternoon of knit and chat.
When: Every Wednesday afternoon
Time: 1-3 pm
We have a variety of bookable and rental spaces in the Rutland Branch. All meeting spaces have free wifi. Some have presentation equipment available.
Group Study Room:
Available during branch open hours only. Room as is - no office supplies, A/V equipment or additional furnishings provided.
This room is free, and can hold up to 10 people, and can be booked up to 1 month in advance.
Available during branch open hours only. Setup and take-down (exception of A/V equipment) is the responsibility of the renter.
Rutland branch has a Community Room available for rent. With a theatre style set-up, the room has a maximum seating capacity of 50.
Please contact the branch at a 250-765-8165 for further information or to book a room.
For Children and Teens:
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment.
Contact us today to see how we can help your class.
Daycares/Preschools must register if they wish to attend a story time.
To book a free tour for kids contact Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library as well!
ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact the branch for further information.
To book a free tour for adults contact the Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at email@example.com
The Rutland Branch has 13 internet terminals with word processing capabilities available for one hour/day.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available during open hours.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only.
Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
No fax services are available.
The Rutland Branch in partnership with The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan will be showcasing local artists in our branch on a rotating basis. For information on the Artists showcased please contact the ARTSCO curator at 250-861-4123 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act.
Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches through our fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babes to toddlers to teens plus guest speakers & events for adults; and enhanced facilities at the three branches. Towards their various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books to their sorting house at 1898 Barlee Road, Kelowna. Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house on Fridays, 9am to noon.
Kelowna Friends major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October each year. The Kelowna Friends sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation.
For volunteer and donation information, please visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at email@example.com.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on their latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's AGM is held on a Saturday in late November.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.