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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 ages 18 months to 2 years but all ages are welcome.
Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:30 AM from September 22 through December 8.
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Family Story Time is Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Saturdays at 3:30 PM from September 21 through December 10.
Next stop...Dreamland! Dress in you pyjamas and come down to the library for some stories, songs and rhymes.
This program is geared for ages 3-6, but all are welcome.
Pyjama Story Time dates are:
Friday, September 30 at 6:00 PM, Theme: Fall
Friday, October 28 at 6:00 PM, Theme: Halloween (not scary)
Friday, November 25 at 6:00 PM, Theme: Winter/ Hibernation
Friday, December 9 at 6:00 PM, Theme: Holiday Stories
Our after school clubs are on the first and second Thursday of each month at 3:30 PM. Registration is required. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
For ages 5-12.
Registration begins Sept. 8, 2016, click HERE to register.
Registration begins September 29, 2016, click HERE to register.
Registration begins October 27, 2016, click HERE to register.
Registration begins Novembre 24, 2016, click HERE to register.
For ages 9-14. Share a book in 30 seconds or less to avoid being pelted by marshmallows. We will play games after the book sharing.
October 6- Registration begins September 22, 2016, click HERE to register.
November 3- Registration begins October 20, 2016, click HERE to register.
December 1- Registration begins November 17, 2016, click HERE to register.
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/
Teens can access our Library Services 4 SA Teens blog at http://salibrary4teens.wordpress.com
Our Youth Services Librarian, Ardie, will be regularly updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Take an afternoon break and be part of the discussion for these books. Drop in, no registration required. We will have some copies of the books available to borrow, but we can't guarantee a copy will always be available. Refreshments will be served. Meetings start at 2:30.
Divided into four parts, the book follows girls born as the unwanted sex in Afghanistan, but who live as the socially favored male gender through childhood and puberty, only to later be forced into marriage and childbirth
A Shakespearean troupe clings to scraps of civilization after a deadly pandemic... "a brilliantly constructed, highly literary, postapocalyptic page-turner" (Library Journal)
This novel follows Nouschka and Nicolas Tremblay, 19-year-old twins struggling to forge their own identities separate from each other and their father, a famous but crumbling Quebecois folk singer.
Colour inside or outside the lines at our Colouring Book Nights. Drop in Tuesday evenings between 5:00 and 7:30; we'll have colouring sheets, pencil crayons and markers ready to go!
Or feel free to bring in your own colouring books and crayons. Kids and teens are welcome too! And if you want to display your finished picture, we'll be happy to put it on display in the library.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Shuswap Needle Arts Guild.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The next Book Sale is Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28
Meetings are held 5 times a year in January, April, June, September and November.
The next meeting is Monday, November 21 at 2:00PM, in the Piccadilly Mall Boardroom (down the hallway past InView Optical).
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, contact Sherry at email@example.com or 250-804-0936 for more information.