Our Re-opening Plan: View our guidelines for using the library safely. Check your library branch webpage to see services offered and open hours.
Connect with library staff: Email email@example.com anytime or phone 1-844-649-8127, Tuesday to Friday: 9-11AM, 1-3PM (PT).
This library branch is re-opened to the public. View the ORL's Phase 3 Plan.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
Phase 3: Browse and Borrow
Welcome back into the branch! You are welcome to come in and choose your materials! We ask that you sanitize your hands before you browse. Two of our computer stations are available to use with a 30 minute time limit. All returned materials will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours.
The library has two book return bins - one behind the library, next to the Canadian Tire loading dock and one inside the mall next to the library entrance and open during mall hours. Book drops are locked during extended closures (Easter and Christmas).
Adult Summer Reading Club is entirely online this year! You can download the bingo sheet and instructions here: https://www.orl.bc.ca/docs/default-source/hours_locations/salmon-arm/adult-summer-reading-club-bingo.pdf
Free parking is available in the Piccadilly Mall parking lot.
To find and register for any of our programs, please see the Salmon Arm Branch Calendar of Events or browse the tabs below:
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Congratulation to Logan for winning the Harry Potter Coding Wand and Landon for winning the wireless headphones!
Polyglots offers a fun, natural way for children to learn a language outside of regular school curriculum. Children learn through songs, stories, games, drama and play from a teacher who is fluent in the target language. Children have so much fun that they don’t even realize they are learning.
View a sample of some online classes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UJSe6mIXPU, or learn more about Polyglots by checking out their website at https://polyglots.ca/.
Go to our Events Calendar to register your child for these free classes.
Come play games using simple instructions in French. We will play Memory and learn/review the names of animals. Then we will play a short game of Pictionary using the animal vocabulary. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those currently enrolled in an immersion program.
Learn Spanish vocabulary about the body while also learning a simple choreographed dance routine.
Children will learn fun actions songs in different languages.
StoryWalk® in our parks.
Stay tuned for our next StoryWalk® dates and locations.
Fall Story Times begin September 16 and run through November 28.
Stories, songs, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter.
Check out our prerecorded stories, songs and rhymes on our ORL YouTube Channel.
Picture Book Read-Alouds
Songs and Rhymes
More stories, songs and rhymes will be added each week.
Grab your stuffies and snuggle in for stories, songs and rhymes.
Tuesdays at 6:30PM from September 22-November 24.
This virtual Pyjama Story Time will be brought to you through ZOOM. Registration is required.
Come enjoy a fun Halloween Puppet Show that's good for the whole family!
Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, and more! Enjoy seasonal stories that celebrate Canada's rich December traditions.
Christmas is just around the corner! Come enjoy a fun Christmas Puppet Show that the whole family can enjoy.
Do you love to sing? Then join the Library Children's Choir for 45 fun filled minutes of choral singing! You can join at any time.
Caregivers may join with their child.
For ages 5 and up.
For ages 5 and up.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Staff will not supervise children during this activity.
Pictures from past programs, Summer Reading Club events, and library updates can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at https://salibrarykids.wordpress.com/
This blog is not frequently updated.
All programs and events at the Salmon Arm Library are FREE to the public. Please take careful note of registration requirements. For more information about our programs, please call 250-832-6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have an idea for a library program that you'd like to attend or host? We'd love to hear your suggestions! Please speak with the Branch Head Librarian or contact email@example.com with your suggestions!
Please check out the ORL Events Calendar to see what we're offering virtually for kids, teens and adults.
Thursdays, Sept 10 - Nov 19, 1:00-2:00 pm
Online registration required: https://orl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=49526&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/09/10
Whether you want suggestions on a good book to read, or need assistance with in-depth research, our 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) or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you need assistance downloading eBooks and other digital content to your tablet or eReader, we can help!
Phone us at 250-832-6161 or email us at email@example.com.
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.
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 Ardie Burnham at 250-832-6161 ext. 5828 or email her 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 or email us at email@example.com.
Meetings are held in April, September and November. The next FOL meeting is at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 20th in the Piccadilly Mall Board Room.
Click below to read the minutes from the 2019 Annual General Meeting:
Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 2019)
Friends of the Library have recently helped fund:
Have you considered giving the gift of time by joining our Friends of the Library group? 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 would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.