Thanksgiving Day Closure: All library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9. Regular hours resume Tuesday, October 10.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
There are book drops located at the rear of the mall just off Gray Rd.
Age Range: 3-5 years old | Drop-in
Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:00 AM
April 15 - May 26
Join Us at the Rutland Library for interactive stories, songs, rhymes & games! Come spark your child’s love of reading: talk, sing, read, write, and play with us!
Story Time provides little ones with opportunities for independent learning. In addition to stories, music, rhymes, flannel board stories, and fingerplays reinforce the fine motor skills they are rapidly acquiring.
This program is recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years and their caregivers.
Ages: 0-5 | Drop-in
One Saturday a Month | 10:30am to 11:00am
Next Story Time is May 13th!
Everyone is welcome! Enjoy family story time while learning American Sign Language. Join in for stories, rhymes and games. Presented in both American Sign Language and English.
You do not need to know any ASL to attend!
Age Range: 0-18 Months | Drop-in
Tuesdays from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
January 10 - May 23
Join us at the Rutland Library for fun songs and rhymes, bounces, tickles, fingerplays, instruments, and short picture books for babies!
Baby Time is our joyful early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of songs and rhymes!
This program is recommended for babies, newborn - 18 months and their caregivers.
Age Range: 18 months to 3 years | Drop-in
Thursdays from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
January 12 - May 25
Join us at the Rutland Library for fun songs and rhymes, bounces, tickles, fingerplays, instruments, and short picture books for toddlers.
Toddler Time is our interactive literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your toddler through play time, songs, books, and dance.
This program is recommended for toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age. Caregiver participation is required.
Age Range: School Age | Drop-in
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
January 11 - May 24
Ages: 8-12 | Register Online
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
January 17 - May 16
Dive into the basics of the tech world with us! Learn about coding, engineering, 3D design, physics, circuitry and more, with hands on projects.
Ages: school age | registration required
This program will return in the summer! Stay tuned for dates!
Ages: Teen | Drop-in
Next book club is May 19th! -
Every 3rd Friday | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we are loving these books, just to name a few:
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto
Skim by Mariko Tamaki
Join us at the Rutland Library for a good book and a great conversation! Connect with fellow teen readers and talk about books we love and want to read.
Ages: Teen/Adult | Registration is full!
Saturdays | 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
May 20th - June 24th
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to Deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language.
Ages: Adult | Drop-in
Tuesdays | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
A conversational English group for people with beginner to intermediate English language skills. Everyone welcome. Meet others, and improve your English with engaging conversation.
Ages: Adult | Drop-in
2nd Wednesday of the month; 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Join us for a good book and great conversation! This is a great opportunity to connect and read with fellow book lovers. Copies for the upcoming month are available at front desk. For more information, email us at email@example.com
Our next reads are:
May 10th: What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
June 14th: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
July 12th: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Our Introduction to Tai Chi, taught by an excellent instructor from the Canadian Tai Chi Academy, will retun in the Fall! Stay tuned!
Join us in celebration of culture days to create your own masterpiece. Then, mix, mingle and trade your card with your fellow artists. Watercolour paper and ample art supplies will be provided by the library. While intended for teens and adults, all ages are welcome.
Every other Friday | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM & 11:15 AM - 12 PM
Experiencing problems accessing the library's digital offerings? Get help from our knowledgeable Tech Assistant! Register for a 45 minute appointment for help with navigating Libby, Kobos, and other library e-resources. Register here!
We have a variety of bookable and rental spaces in the Rutland Branch. All meeting spaces have free Wi-Fi. Some have presentation equipment available.
Available during branch open hours only. Room as is - no office supplies, A/V equipment or additional furnishings provided.
This room is free, and can hold up to 10 people, and can be booked up to 1 month in advance.
Setup and take-down (exception of A/V equipment) is the responsibility of the renter.
Rutland branch has a Community Room available for rent. With a theatre style set-up, the room has a maximum seating capacity of 50.
Please contact the branch at a 250-765-8165 for further information or to book a room.
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.
Daycares/Preschools must register if they wish to attend a story time.
To book a free tour for kids contact Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library as well!
ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact the branch for further information.
To book a free tour for adults contact the Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at email@example.com
The Rutland Branch features 13 public internet terminals with word processing capabilities available for 1 hour of internet time. Use your library card to log in or speak with staff to receive a temporary computer pass. Extensions may be granted provided there are enough free terminals available. Staff can give limited assistance to technical inquiries.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available during open hours with you own device.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. This branch now offers wireless printing using your own device via Princh.
Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
No fax services are available.
The Rutland Branch can provide exam invigilation.
Branch Librarians and/or Supervisors will be available to invigilate exams Monday – Saturday at designated times.
If interested in writing an exam on site, contact the Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in learning how to use a Prusa 3D printer or a Vinyl Cutter the Rutland library can help!
New user? Your first appointment will be a certification appointment. This takes roughly 90 minutes to get you trained up on how to use the equipment.
Certified users of other ORL makerspaces are welcome to jump right in and book time right away.
Please note that makerspace users 13 and under require adult supervision for the duration of their appointment. Additionally, makerspace users under 19 years old require a guardian to co-sign the makerspace waiver and agreement.
Makerspace bookings are made by calling the Rutland library at 250-765-8165.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 7:45pm. Suitable for Cricut usage or Makerspace Certification, or very small 3D prints.
Every other Saturday, 10am-2pm. Suitable for 3D printing and Cricut usage, as well as Makerspace Certification (10-12)
To check dates and availability, check our online calendar.
Visit our Makerspace page for more information, and to view what other Maker technologies the ORL offers.
The Rutland Branch in partnership with The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan will be showcasing local artists in our branch on a rotating basis. For information on the Artists showcased please contact the ARTSCO curator at 250-861-4123 ext. 105 or email@example.com
Kelowna Friends of the Library are a non-profit organization formed in 1988, with a mission to raise funds to support Okanagan Regional Library including the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches, to enhance the profile of our libraries in the community, and to increase awareness and use of library program and services. Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support ORL through our year-round fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Up to 2019, Kelowna Friends were registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. Monetary donations should now be directed to the Okanagan Regional Library Admin Centre.
Kelowna Friends’ major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place typically in Fall/November each year. Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club, year-round programming for babies to toddlers to teens, book clubs, guest speakers & events for adults, and enhanced facilities and maker spaces at all ORL branches.
To stock the various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books at our sorting base at #114 – 2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna, next to Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital. Donations can be made at this location on Fridays 9am – 11:30am when volunteers are on duty to review and accept items, or anytime in small amounts in drop-bins at the ORL Administration Centre (1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna) and at Parkinson Recreation Centre (Harvey Ave & 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna). Friends acknowledge Dr. Moshe Oz and Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving for their support with these operations and sales.
For book sales, volunteer and donation information, visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer coordinators & interested volunteers hold formal meetings as necessary, rotating between the three branch libraries and our sorting base.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on our latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
For further information, please email email@example.com