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Princeton Branch Hours Survey January 15, 2015

In 2015, the Princeton Branch's hours will be changing. Due to budget constraints they will likely be reduced. Therefore it is critical that we retain the hours that are most important to you.

Please let us know when you would be most likely to use the library branch. 

Please fill out our online survey on or before February 10, 2015.  Paper copies of the survey will also be available in branch for those that need them.

Information about the Princeton Branch, its hours of opening, location, and programs may be found on the Princeton branch webpage.

Unplug and Play: Family Literacy Week January 12, 2015

Are your kids getting more screen time than playtime?  Celebrate Family Literacy Week by unplugging your children from the electronics and playing instead. It is important for families to make time for children to be creative, engage in play, get outside, and use their imagination. Beyond the physical benefits, play is essential to cognitive, emotional and social growth during the early years of childhood.  A healthy balance of unplugging and playing helps kids grow to be healthy, happy, and successful for life.

 

The central branches of the Okanagan Regional Library have plenty happening during Unplug and Play: Family Literacy Week January 25-31. Borrow some great books to share or join in the fun by attending our free events!   To see the full schedule of events that are hosted by other groups throughout Central Okanagan visit www.okanagan4kids.com/unplug-play.

 

SUNDAY, January 25

  • Library Jeopardy for Kids-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 1:00pm for children ages 8-12 years. Register: 250-762-2800

MONDAY, January 26

  • Baby Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 10:15am for children ages newborn-18 months with their caregiver. Drop-in!

TUESDAY, January 27

  • Toddler Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 10:15am for children ages 18 months-3 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Baby Time-Mission Branch at 10:15am for children ages newborn-18 months with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Teen Time Duct Tape Craft-Mission Branch at 6:30pm. Register: 250-764-2254.
  • Baby Time-Rutland Branch at 10:15am for children ages newborn-18 months with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Baby Time-Westbank Branch at 10:15am for children ages newborn-18 months with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Pyjama Story Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 6:30pm for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!

WEDNESDAY, January 28

  • Toddler Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 10:15am for children ages 18 months-3 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Puppet Show-Mission Branch at 10:15am for families. Drop-in!
  • Baby Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 11:00am for children ages newborn-18 months with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Duct Tape Craft-Westbank Branch at 3:30pm for children ages 8-12 years. Register: 250-768-4369.

THURSDAY, January 29

  • Story Time-Westbank Branch at 10:00am for families. Drop-in!
  • Story Time-Mission Branch at 10:15am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Toddler Time-Rutland Branch at 10:15am for children ages 18 months to 3 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Story Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 11:00am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Story Time-Peachland Branch at 11:30am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Lego Builders-Mission Branch at 3:30pm for children ages 6-12. Register: 250-764-2254.
  • Story Time-Mission Branch at 6:30pm for families. Drop-in!
  • Story Time & Craft-Oyama Community Center at 7:15pm for families. Drop-in!

FRIDAY, January 30

  • Story Time-Rutland Branch at 10:15am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Puppet Show-Mission Branch at 10:15am for families. Drop-in!
  • Family Scavenger Hunt-Downtown Kelowna Branch from 10:30am-4:30pm for families. Drop-in!
  • Story Time-Lake Country Branch at 10:30am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Story Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 11:00am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!
  • Lego Time-Peachland Branch from 3:00-4:00pm for children. Drop-in!

SATURDAY, January 31

  • Story Time-Downtown Kelowna Branch at 11:00am for children ages 3-6 years with their caregiver. Drop-in!

Holiday Closure at the Library December 3, 2014

All branches of the ORL will be closed during the holiday season beginning Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2, 2015.  Branches will reopen on Saturday, January 3 or thereafter depending on their normal operating hours.

Ensure you stock up on your books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and enjoy the extended loan periods that are in place.

Beginning Wednesday, December 3, all items that have a three week loan period will extend to a five week loan.  Starting December 15, items that normally loan for one week will be given a three week loan period. All book return bins will be locked during our closure, so please wait to return your items until our library branches reopen. 

Even though our doors and bins will be locked, our virtual library is open 24/7 where you can use the catalogue, as well as borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines from our digital collections.  Don’t forget to explore some of our amazing, always available online resources which can help you learn a language, fix a car, or tile a bathroom floor -- click here to check them out.  Please ensure you have a valid library card and know your PIN/password before we close so you can sign in to use these online resources.

The staff at Okanagan Regional Library wish all our patrons the very best during this holiday season and look forward to serving you in the New Year.

100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten November 28, 2014

The Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce a wonderful way to make sure your child enjoys some of the best children’s books available at the library!

Beautiful booklists of 100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten are available at all library branches for parents and caregivers.  

These booklists have a  literature-based activity and a small prize associated with them. Each book on the list was carefully selected by youth services librarians from across the region.

 

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to do the following activities with their children aged 0 to 5:

  • Read all 100 books listed and check them off as they do (there is no time limit).
  • Attend at least one storytime at your local library branch.
  • Get a library card for your child.

Once these activities are  completed, go to your library branch to show the booklist to a staff member and receive a small prize  for your family.

 

Early exposure to books and reading have a multiplying effect on children’s success throughout their school years. Why not enjoy reading with your child now and install that life-long love of reading in them!

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library who have generously covered much of the cost for this fun initiative.

Click here for more information about programs at the library for  babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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