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Morgan’s Visit

A beautiful Newfoundland dog by the name of Morgan attended our storytime on March 8th. After storytime, she and her owner gave several of the children cart rides around the library. Such a fun day! Thanks, Morgan and Dean for the cart rides!!

Spring Break Programs


Retro Board Games

  • available in the teen room from March 15-29
  • Drop in any time during the break to play games with your friends or family. 

There will be a book draw at each of the following events:

Lego Builders- Tuesday, March 18 from 3:00-3:45

  • Registration Required (email aburnham or call 250-832-6161 to register)
  • For ages 6-12

Scavenger Hunt- Wednesday, March 19 at 11:00

  • Drop-in
  • For all ages

Origami Workshop- Thursday, March 20 at 1:00

  • Registration Required (email aburnham or call 250-832-6161 to register)
  • for ages 6-12

PJ Storytime- Friday, March 28 at 6:30

  • Drop-in
  • For all ages

Puppet Play- Saturday, March 29 at 11:00

  • Drop-in
  • For all ages

Regular Storytime and Toddlertime programs will continue during this time. See below for dates and times. All ages welcome.

Did you know that a professional jockey from Hastings Park (in Vancouver) is coming to Salmon Arm? His name is Jeff Burningham, and he has raced over 700 winning horses. Another amazing thing about Jeff is that although he was seriously injured in an accident several years ago, he has worked hard to overcome his injuries in order to keep doing the profession he loves.

If you want to learn about Jeff’s inspiring story, or if you’re interested in learning more about the life of a professional jockey, come to the Salmon Arm library at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 25. All classes or school groups attending will be entered into a draw to win all 4 of Julie White’s books.

Those attending Lego Builder’s Club today had to deal with snowy and slippery roads to get here. I tip my hat to all you brave souls!

Our winners of the Building Challenge created a tower that was 73cm tall!


Now, here’s what the kids built using the theme “Prehistoric” as their guide. (We’re missing Aiden’s amazing T-Rex head. Somehow we didn’t get a picture of it. Sorry Aiden!)

After they finished building their prehistoric item, the kids were able to free play or build prepackaged creations.

Under the Sea Lego Building

This month’s theme for Lego Building was “Under the Sea”. The kids did a great job with their creations! We had such an imaginitive and fun group attend this event.


We always have a Building Challenge at the beginning of the event. The challenge is to build the tallest tower. The kids can work by themselves or as a team. The picture below is of the 2nd place winners. Their tower was 61cm tall. (Our first place winners’ tower tumbled before I was able to take a picture of it, but it was 62cm tall.)

Jan 21- Tallest Tower Challenge-2nd place winners

And here’s the whole group. (Sorry the picture’s a little blurry. I couldn’t get them to all stop moving.) Gotta love some of those funny faces! Jan 21- The Players

See you all next month. Registration for February’s Lego Builders open on Tuesday, February 4 and the program is on Tuesday, February 18th. The age limit is for children attending school and between ages 5-12.

Okanagan Reads for Kids

Check out this great event for ages 8 through 15:


Read one or all four Hillcroft Farm novels by local author, Julie White. Learn about the books.


Participate in fun activities at your library! See Olympic medalists, professional jockeys or dressage champions. View all events.


There are three fun contests to enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including iPad Minis.

ToddlerTime on January 30th will be cancelled due to our annual Salmon Arm Early Years Fair 2014 at the Downtown Activity Centre. I will be there doing face painting and telling stories, so be sure to bring your little ones to my booth.

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