ORL SA Branch books and activities for kids

First, congratulations to Piper for winning the week 1 Learning Challenge draw and to Max for winning the week 2 draw!

Now…here’s the challenge for week 3:

Learning Challenge #3

For all school aged youth.

Start Date: Monday, September 15

Due Date: Saturday, September 20 at 5:00PM

Challenge: True Heroes

What is the dictionary’s definition of ‘hero’?

Read about historical people who you feel have shown heroic behavior. (Ask an adult for help if you can’t think of anyone.)

Using what you learned, write a short paper or create a collage on someone you feel is a true hero. Explain or show why this person deserves the title of ‘True Hero’.

Be sure to drop your work off at the library before 5:00pm on Saturday, September 20.

All participants’ names will be entered into a draw to win a prize.

Monday, September 29 from 10:00-11:00am

Jeremy Tankard is the author and illustrator of several children’s books including Grumpy Bird, Here Comes Destructosaurus, It’s a Tiger, Piggy Bunny, Boo Hoo Bird and Me Hungry.

For Grades 2 – 4  (or ages 7 through 10) only.

Space is limited.

Registration is required for this FREE event.

Call 250-832-6161 or email aburnham@orl.bc.ca to register.

Fall’s session of Lego Builders Club begins on Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00pm. It will then run twice a month from October through December. Here are the dates for those months:

Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3:00pm

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 3:00pm.

Space is limited so registration is required. You can register 2 weeks before each programby calling 250-832-6161, emailing aburnham@orl.bc.ca, or by registering at the Information Desk in the library.

As promised, here’s this week’s Challenge:

Learning Challenge #2

For all school aged youth

Start Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Due Date: 5:00PM Saturday, September 13, 2014


Read about a famous artist (musician, painter, sculptor, etc.), and look at or listen to several of his/her creations.

Create your own ‘masterpiece’ in the style of the artist you studied.

Submit your creation to the ORL Salmon Arm Branch by or before 5:00PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

All participants’ names will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.


Are you looking for ideas of what to do while school’s not in session? Come to the library and take part in our Weekly Learning Challenge.

Here’s how it works. At the beginning of each week, a new Learning Challenge will be posted. It is open to all children and youth who are interested in taking part. The challenge will require participants to research various topics/subjects and create a specific visual report to go on display at the library. For example, the challenge could look something like this:

Start Date: Tuesday, September 2

Due Date: 5:00pm Saturday, September 6


Read about a scientific topic of your choice.

Create a poster about that topic to share what you learned.

Submit your poster to the ORL Salmon Arm Branch by or before September 6. 

Creativity in presentation is encouraged.

All participants’ names will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.

And that, my friends, is your first challenge! Get your thinking caps on. Decide what scientific topic you want to research, and get to work!

I’ll post next week’s challenge on Saturday, September 6. Good luck!

Congratulations to all those children who have completed their Summer Reading Club Reading Record! (If you haven’t finished yet, don’t worry. You have until school starts to finish.)

Here is a photo of a few of the children who received their certificate of completion and their medal at our SRC Celebrations yesterday. (Sorry to those of you who also finished yesterday but didn’t make it into the photo. I’m so pleased with you all!)

First to Recieve Their Reading Medals

Once again, Leif David gave an amazing magic show!  I love how he effortlessly ties the importance of reading into his performance.

Thank you Friends of the Library for making this fantastic program possible!!

Leif20 Leif18 Leif15 Leif14 Leif12 Leif9 Leif7 Leif3 Leif1 SRC Celebration & Magic Show

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