The Okanagan Regional Library Administration Centre is located at 1430 K. L. O. Road in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Vernon Library closes amid COVID-19 concerns

The Library will be cancelling all programs indefinitely

The Okanagan Regional Library is closed effective Tuesday, March 17, due to growing coronavirus concerns.

All book drops were closed March 16.

“Please enjoy the library materials you have out right now,” the ORL said in a statement. “Don’t worry; you won’t be charged fines or penalties.”

All online resources are still accessible 24-7 and can be accessed remotely using a library card.

The library will be working closely with health officials and will continue monitoring the ongoing situation as it evolves.

“Thank you for your support, understanding and patience during this difficult time,” the ORL said. “Now is a critical moment when we must all work together to ensure the well-being of our communities and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

All libraries within the Okanagan Regional Library system, including the Vernon branch, will be closed until further notice.

READ MORE: COVID-19: No international flights at Kelowna International Airport

READ MORE: UPDATE: Coronavirus concerns prompt event cancellations across the Okanagan


Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com
Follow me on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

Partial closure on Cadder Avenue for utility upgrades

Traffic will be reduced to westbound traffic from Aug. 17 to Sept. 11

Kelowna Hells Angels prospect charged with assault, choking

Jason Townsend, 43, was charged after allegedly choking a woman last weekend

Crawford watering restriction lifted to Stage 2

Stage 2 means irrigation can now happen twice weekly in the area

Annual Arts in the Park returns to West Kelowna’s Grizzli Winery

The event is being held on Aug. 15. and 16.

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

South Okanagan restaurant ranked among world’s best by TripAdvisor

The Hooded Merganser was ranked within the top 10 per cent of all restaurants by TripAdvisor reviews

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Summerland council to examine meeting options

Present livestreaming has been plagued with sound quality issues

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

Floating concert to shake Shuswap Lake

Pair of bands booked to play floating concert at the Sea Store on Sept. 5

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigate drowning in Penticton

Incident occurred on afternoon of Aug. 11, 2020

Most Read