Due to construction on Wharton Street, access to the library parking is available from Main Street via temporary ramp over the curb. Parking stalls on Main Street in front of Library available.
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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This lively session is for children 3 1/2 - 5 years old Stories, puppets, felt-board tales and songs. (caregivers asked to remain in the library) Register for this free program at the library desk or by phone.
Toddlertime Fall Session Sept. 19 - Nov. 21
An introduction to stories for 2 & 3 year olds with an adult. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple stories. Register for this free program at the library desk or by phone.
Fridays 10:30 - 11:00 am
A busy session for all little ones 2 years old and under with an adult. Enjoy bouncy rhymes, fingerplays and songs. Social time follows program. Register for this free program at the library desk or by phone
Writing for Nature Saturday, August 24th 10 am - 1pm at the library Meeting Place. BC Poet Nancy Holmes leads this workshop on writing about - and for - our changing environment. $50
Writing from Experience Saturday, August 24th 2 - 4 pm at the library Meeting Place. A reading with award-winning Canadian nonfiction authors Aritha Van Herk and Lynette Loeppky. By donation.
For all the details on the many events in the 2019 Ryga Arts Festival, please go to the website rygafest.ca
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 (plus GST). 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 at 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.