Two programs at Kelowna branches inspire youngsters

The Okanagan Regional Library Branches in the Kelowna area have created new free programs to engage and inspire elementary students this fall.

The Okanagan Regional Library Branches in the Kelowna area have created new free programs to engage and inspire elementary students this fall.

The Kelowna library branch, 1380 Ellis St., is starting the Lego Builders Club for those budding architects and artists.

Targeted to 6- to 12- year-olds, each Lego evening will focus on a theme and hold building challenges from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

• September 22, “Things that Go”

• October 20, “Spooky Things”

• November 17, “Pirate Things”

• December 15, “Holiday Things”

Space is limited in the Lego Builders Club, so register by calling the branch at 250-762-2800, ext. 1409, or check their branch webpage at for more information.

The Rutland Branch in Plaza 33 Mall is once again partnering with the Kelowna Chiefs Hockey team for special after-school “Reading with the Chiefs” events.

During each drop-in session, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., two Kelowna Chiefs players will visit the branch to read stories for 5- to-12-year-olds and answer questions about what it’s like to play junior hockey. Dates for the fall are: Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 23 (special Chiefs Christmas event), and Dec. 14. Call 250-765-8165.


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