Okanagan library system to celebrate 75 years of book lending

Open house March 19.

For the first time in its 75-year history, all 29 branches throughout the Okanagan Regional Library’s system will be open on Saturday, March 19 for an open house celebration in honour of the system’s anniversary.

The public is invited to join in the events at their local branch, including free entertainment, refreshments and speakers.

At the open house, a commemorative video about the ORL will be premiered and special booklists for adults and children will be available highlighting favourite stories of the past 75 years.

The ORL will also kick off its two-week Read Away Fines program for children, where young people can lessen any outstanding fees for overdue materials by reading over spring break.

The ORL was formed in March 1936 and has branches from Golden south through the Shuswap and Okanagan Valley to Osoyoos, and west to Princeton. These events have been sponsored by the ORL’s Friends of the Library groups. For more information about the Open House celebrations at your area, call your local branch or their webpage at www.orl.bc.ca/branches.

Just Posted

New multi-million baggage system up and running at YLW

Kelowna Airport’s $39 million outbound baggage system can handle 900 bags an hour

New safety doors aim to protect transit drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

Death and fire not treated as suspicious

RCMP has turned the invesigation of Monday’s fire on Gaggin Road over to the BC Coroners Service

Reworked plan for Kelowna’s Green Square development approved

After rejecting first version of residential development expansion, council says yes to new plan

Police searching for GoPro owner

Police are looking for the owner of a GoPro seized by police in Kelowna

One person sent to hospital after fire near Keremeos

Fire ripped through a shed and Winnebego at Sunkatchers RV Park Co-operative

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

Two types of civic engagement in PIB

Some voted in the byelection, others protested the polls, as Penticton Indian Band fissures continue

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

Pedestrian hit moments after receiving safety reflector from police

The Vancouver Island man was treated for minor injuries by police at the scene

FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

The shipment is part of a pilot project that could see more exports in the future.

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

Provincial government agrees to pay back more than $5.5 million in deducted fees

Locket and brooch turned into RCMP

Kelowna - locket has been engraved with an undisclosed name

Most Read