Easter Holiday Closure: The ORL will be closed Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, April 23. Happy Easter!
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
We are freshening up the branch and building new meeting rooms and common areas to serve the community better. Patrons visiting the branch should expect an increased level of noise and construction related activity.
A few highlights:
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).
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For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Thursday, March 21 from 3:00-4:00
This program is geared for ages 5-12, but teens, as well parents of registered children, are welcome to attend. Registration is required.
Art therapist Eiko Uehara will teach children and their parents how to make some fun spring origami creations.
Children 9 and under must have a responsible adult stay with them at the program.
For ages 5-12
Does singing with others sound like fun? Then sign up to be a part of our new Library Children's Choir.
Registration is required. Go to our online calendar of events or call our branch to register. You are able to register at any time.
Children age 9 and under must have a responsible adult stay with them.
Parents or caregivers of registered choir members are welcome to sing with us.
We will have 8 practices from February through April. However, you do not have to attend all 8 practices is you are unable. You are welcome to register for the dates that work best for you.
We will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15. After a short practice on April 10, we will then have a mini concert for all family member and library patrons who want to attend.
Here is a list of our remaining practice dates:
Please note that the choir will not practice on and March 27.
Choir Director: Ardie
Lego, Keva Planks, Meccano, Magformers and more!
For ages 5 - 12.
Registration is required for each program. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Go to our online calendar of events or call our branch to register.
Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30
Thursday, April 18 at 3:30
Tuesday, May 14 at 3:30
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 email@example.com
This program is geared for newborns to 18 months, but all children and caregivers are welcome.
Winter Baby Time will be on Mondays at 11:00 from February 4 through March 19.
Spring Baby Time will run from April 1 - May 13
This program is geared for ages 18 months to 2 years, but all ages are welcome.
Winter Toddler Time is on Thursdays at 10:30, and will run from February 7 through March 21.
Spring Toddler Time will run from April 4 - May 23.
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Winter Family Story Time will run every Wednesday at 10:30 and Saturday at 3:30 from February 6 through March 23.
Spring Family Story time will run from April 3 - May 22.
This program runs one Friday a month at 6:00PM and is geared for ages 3 to 6 years. All ages are welcome.
Winter dates are:
Spring dates are:
Pictures from past programs and Summer Reading Club events can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at https://salibrarykids.wordpress.com/
Our Youth Services Librarian, Ardie, will be updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Tuesday, April 30, 1:00-4:00 pm
Join us for a FREE beginner ukulele course with Jackie Bland from the Shukuleles and In My Orange Kitchen. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun, sing and strum. It's easier than you think and more fun than "uke" can imagine!
Online registration is required: http://orl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar
Please bring your ukulele and a music stand if you have one. No ukulele? No problem! We have a limited number of ukuleles available to use during the workshop, so please let us know if you need one.
Questions? Please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday evenings starting at 6:00 pm
If you spin or would like to learn to spin, join the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Tuesday nights. If you need a spinning wheel you can rent one from the guild. Email email@example.com for rental information or visit their blog: http://shuswapspinnersweavers.blogspot.ca/
Take an afternoon break and join us for a lively discussion of the featured title. We have a limited number of copies set aside for participants, so drop by the Salmon Arm Library to pick up your copy today! Please note: many titles are also available in ebook and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue. Refreshments will be served. Meetings start at 1:00 pm. Drop in, no registration required.
February 27: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
March 27: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
April 24: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
May 22: Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear
June 26: The Undertaker’s Daughter by Katherine Mayfield
For more information about the book club, please contact the Salmon Arm Branch at 250-832-6161, or email Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday evenings starting at 6:00 pm
Informal drop-in knitting group for all experience levels. Come share your projects and your ideas!
Coming soon! Stay "tuned" for more information.
Friday, April 26, 10:30
Join Nicole from BTrueByou for a gentle introduction to yoga, breathing exercises and meditation. Chair yoga is for everyone who would like a gentle introduction to yoga. We will be using the chair for support with all poses. This event is free and drop-in.
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am
Author Keri Lefave will read from her new memoir, a work she contemplated writing for many years. In 2011, she began the five year project of putting her experiences into words. Unfinished is a moving memoir that looks at overcoming adversity and ultimately feeling complete. This event is free and drop-in.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:15-1:15 pm
Free one-on-one tutoring sessions for seniors who have never used computers or have a very basic knowledge of computers. Decide what devices, programs and skills you want to work on.
To register as a learner or tutor, contact Sierre Allison at email@example.com or 250-463-4555. This is a LASS (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society) initiative.
For more information about our programs, please call 250-832-6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have an idea for a library program that you'd like to attend or host? We'd love to hear your suggestions!
Whether you want suggestions on a good book to read, or need assistance with in-depth research, our Reference staff can help you. We can draw upon our Reference collection, which includes many print and digital resources not freely available on the internet (such as vehicle repair manuals, legal reference works, and directories).
Drop by, give us a call (250-832-6161, ext. 5821) or send us an email at email@example.com.
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Ask our staff for suggestions on good books or authors to read, movies or TV series to watch, or music to listen to. If you’re browsing in the library, we also have displays on various topics.
We display art work from local artists and artist groups in the community. Please contact the Branch Head Librarian if you are interested in displaying your work in the library.
If you need assistance downloading eBooks and other digital content to your tablet or eReader, we can help!
Phone us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule an individual, one-to-one appointment with you.
Click here for more information about our digital resources, such as eBooks, or magazines you can download to your tablet for free!
We have 7 Internet stations you can use for free; you just need an ORL library card to log on the computers.
We also have a printer (25 cents/page, black and white copies).Our computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Earth, and access to subscription services such as Ancestry, Alldata (vehicle repair), BC Codes (BC Plumbing and Fire Codes), and Grant Connect (a fundraising/grants website).
Our photocopier does double-sided copying, as well as enlarging/reducing.
Copies are 25 cents/page, and are black and white.
You can also scan documents with our photocopier, and email as a PDF copy. Scanning is free, but you have to deposit a quarter to activate the menu.
Staff are available if you need assistance.
If you are taking a course, and need to have an exam invigilated/proctored, one of our librarians can do this.
Click here for more information on exam invigilation.
Call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com.
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. To book a free tour for kids call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library too! ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact us for further information.To book a free tour for adults call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com.
Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising, such as organizing 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 in the children's area. Friends also volunteer with the library's Homebound delivery program.
Meetings are held in April, September and November.
The next meeting is Monday, November 12, at 2:00 in the Piccadilly Mall Board Room (down the corridor just past InView Optical).
Click the link below for minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting
Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 2018)
Friends of the Library have recently helped fund:
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, please contact Branch Head Librarian Kristy Woodcock at 250-832-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org