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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 January 26 through March 16.
Family Story Time
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Family Story Time starts up on January 21. Saturday programs are at 3:30PM and Wednesday Programs are at 10:30AM.
Pyjama Story Time
One Friday each month at 6:00pm.
Theme: Moon & Stars
Theme: Night Animals
Theme: Bedtime & Pyjamas
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all are welcome.
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 is required. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
*Please note the different day and time for the program in March.
Thurs. Jan. 26
Unplug & Play
Wed. Feb. 9
*Tues. March 21
Spring Break Adventures
Thurs. April 13
Wed. May 17
You have 30 seconds or less to tell the group about a book you have read. If you are still talking when the buzzer sounds...beware of flying marshmallows! Fun games follow the book sharing.
For ages 9 to 14. Registration is required. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Programs run from 3:30-4:30 except in March. *Book Smack runs from 3:00-4:00 on March 22. .
Book Smack & Marshmallow Club Dates:
Wed. Jan. 25- The whole family can register in January as part of Unplug & Play week.
Thurs. Feb. 16
*Wed. March 22 at 3:00
Thurs. April 20
Thurs. May 18
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 regularly updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Local legend James Murray will be in the library on Saturday, February 25 for an afternoon of stories (geared to adults and young adults), starting at 2:00. James is a much-lauded storyteller, and has won numerous awards, including the Jack Webster Award of Distinction, two Ron Miller Storytelling Awards, and a Best Newspaper Column of the Year Award from the Outdoor Writers of Canada.
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.
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout's latest novel was widely praised, and long-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Lucy is hospitalized in a New York hospital, and spends her time examining her life with her parents (particularly her mother) and her husband and children. Sarah Hampson writes in the Globe & Mail "It’s rare when this happens – when the words of a book hypnotize you. The experience doesn’t feel like reading at all. It’s like falling into someone else’s consciousness"
An examination of the benefits of being shy or pensive. Cain writes about successful introverts, and gives advice on how introverts and extroverts can better understand each other. Library Journal calls this 'a pleasure to read'
Rendell, who died in 2015, was a master of psychological suspense. Think of this as a modern-day and more mysterious Downton Abbey, as a group of servants meet in London to air grievances about their employers. Publishers Weekly says "this novel radiates tension, sweeping along as the clandestine gets exposed, and a killer and an accomplice brainstorm about stashing a body"
A timely examination on undocumented immigrants, and the struggle against racism and exploitation. Keita Ali is a marathon runner forced to leave his country, but must give up dreams of becoming a champion runner, to save his kidnapped sister. The novel "may help deepen our urgent dialogue about race and immigration" (Quill & Quire)
A sprawling novel, set in New England and London, and populated with academics, working class Brits, and middle-class African-Americans. Salon says "This one is a keeper. It’s the kind of book that reminds you of why you read novels to begin with."
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 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.
Shuswap Quilter's 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 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.
The next Book Sale is Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17
The next meeting is Monday, April 24 at 2:00PM, in the Piccadilly Mall Boardroom (down the hallway past InView Optical).
Meetings are held 5 times a year in January, April, June, September and November.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-804-0936 for more information.