Salmon Arm Branch Renovation Closure: The Salmon Arm Branch is closed for renovations January 2-9. We will be open for limited services starting Thursday, January 10: Customers can pick up holds and return items, but the rest of the library will be closed. The library will RE-OPEN to the public on Monday, January 14. Find out more.
Lumby Branch Maintenance Closure: Due to building maintenance, the Lumby branch is closed and is expected to RE-OPEN on Tuesday, January 15.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
Book return slots are located on the parking lot side of the library and are always open except for Halloween night and during our Easter and Christmas closures.
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Preschool Story Time
Starting Friday February 1 @ 10 am
A fun and FREE hour of stories, songs, puppets, crafts and more. Ages 3-5. Drop-ins welcome. For more information call us @ 250-498-2242.
Junior S.T.E.A.M Adventures
Starting Saturday February 23 @ 10 am
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for fun and interesting STEAM programs. We'll create and experiment about the world around us. This is a FREE program.
Registration is required as space is limited.
For ages 6-10.
Friendship Force: Travel the world
Thursday January 24 @ 10:30
Do you like to travel? Enjoy meeting the local people?
Registration appreciated. Drop in welcome. This is a FREE presentation.
Basic Computer Instruction
January 3- March 28 @ 1- 4 pm. Each session is 1 hour. Registration is required.
Are you having trouble using your computer, laptop, phone or Ipad? Would you like to learn how to set up an email address, do on-line banking, up load pictures or just learn some of the functions of your device? Join us for FREE one on one training sessions. Please bring your device and questions. Sessions by appointment only.
Brought to you by DECODA and Desert Sun Councelling & Resource Centre.
If you are a writer or a “wannabe” writer, you may want to join this new writing group. The Oliver Scribblers meets on the first and third Thursday of every month @ 10 am in the library. We will focus on various aspects of writing including grammar, punctuation, word usage, phraseology, style and more. If you are seriously interested in writing, please come and join us!
This month's artists are Tom Desjardins and Judy Winter.
Come drop in, relax and sit a spell and work on our puzzle.
If you have a talent or topic you would like to share with the community at the library, please drop in or call us at 250-498-2242. We are happy to host any information session.
Our new lock and charge station individually stores, charges phones, small tablets and mini Ipads. Easy to use and works like a hotel safe. Lock it, leave it, come back to a fully charged device. It's easy and convenient.
The Oliver library offers free internet access on our 8 designated library computers. Patrons are allowed up to one hour of free internet per day.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available all day for people with their own devices.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. Scanning to email is available and free of charge.
Are you looking for somewhere to take an invigilated exam, either written or online?
The library can help you out. Basic information can be found on the Exams in the Library page.
Please come by or call us for more details at 250-498-2242
The Oliver branch’s “Books to Your Door” service is a volunteer program offered by the library that matches homebound readers with a volunteer who will pick up book selections at the library and deliver them.
If you would like to be part of this program either as a volunteer or a recipient please call the library for more information.
The Oliver Branch has a very active Friends of the Library group.
They hold their Annual Book Blast Sale on the first Saturday of July each year.
Donations for their book sale can be dropped off at the Oliver Branch from January to July each year during our open hours or you can call the library to arrange for one of their members to pick up your donations.
The Friends of the Oliver Library are always looking for new members, if you are interested in joining them; please ask at the circulation desk for one of their membership pamphlets.