Due to renovations, there will be limited services available at Salmon Arm library starting Monday, December 17. Customers can pick up holds, return items, and browse a small selection of items, but the rest of the library will be closed. Full closure of the library begins on December 22; it will re-open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
Book returns are located to the left of the main doors on Main Street.
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Winter Storytime: (3 1/2 to 5 yrs old) Wednesday mornings beginning January 9th - March 13th, 10:30-11:15am
Winter Toddlertime: (2 & 3 yr olds with an adult) Thursday mornings beginning January 10th - March 14th, 10:30-11:00am
Winter Rhymetime: (newborn to 2 yrs old with an adult) Friday mornings beginning January 11th - March 15th, 10:30-11:00am
Call the Library to register for these FREE programs at 250-494-5591
The library bookclub has begun for the Fall session. We will gather in the Meeting Place Saturday, December 15th at 11:00am, to discuss "Brother" by David Chariandy. Request your copy at the front desk. Join us for coffee, goodies and a lively discussion. Everyone welcome.
Read, Bake Sample! Pick a date in December and open the door to reveal your cookbook. Choose your favourite cookie recipe and bake a batch. Bring the cookies to the library on your date and let the sampling begin. Tea and recipe swap Thursday, December 20 at 2pm. Everyone welcome to participate and a prize will be awarded to all cookie bakers. Don't wait - just 14 days of baking in this crazy cookie event!
In the Community Room Wednesdays at 2pm. Meet other crochet-lovers and discover new patterns. (Some supplies available) Advanced crocheters welcome - help someone learn the basics. Join us and start a new project or refresh your interest in this classic handicraft.
Meet in the Community Room every Saturday at 2pm. Bring your own supplies and see what others are creating with stitches. Share your knitting knowledge with others. Very casual group - come enjoy a cup of tea and see the newest pattern books at the library.
The Summerland Branch has a room available for rent during or outside of library open hours. The Meeting Place has 6 tables, 50 chairs, access to washrooms and a large screen which may be used to show presentations. The rental rate is $20 per hour for the first 3 hours, then $10 per hour. 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.
The Summerland Branch has 3 study rooms available during library open hours. The rooms may be reserved for 2 hours, a maximum of twice per week. Please call the library or stop by the desk to reserve a study room.
The Summerland branch began a seed library in the fall of 2015. Seeds may be 'borrowed' with a library card much as a book would be. We ask borrowers to sign the seeds out, take them home and grow them, enjoy the harvest and save some seeds from every batch grown. Then, return the dried seeds to the library.
The seed library has been extremely popular and we look forward to everyone returning seeds - it's not too late! Pre-labelled envelopes are available at the library to return seeds in - please ask at the desk.
This volunteer group has been active at the Summerland Library since 1999. Volunteers bring library materials to those that are homebound and cannot get into the library. If you are interested in joining this group of dedicated volunteers please ask at the circulation desk.
A small but dedicated group of people who volunteer to help out with library events and programs as well as maintain the used book cart. Proceeds from the sale of donated books are used to help fund children's and adult programs as well as to support the "Books for Babies" program and the popular Summer Reading Club for kids and adults.