ORL SA Branch books and activities for kids

Award winning author, Chris McMahen, presented an exciting program at the Salmon Arm Branch to 3 lucky classes today. Thanks to everyone who made this wonderful event possible!

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October’s Lego Builders group was great! It was fun to see all the kids and parents interacting and playing so well. Some builders were inspired by the Zombie Attack theme, while others’ followed a different creative muse. Everyone built amazing creations. Sadly, due to technical difficulties with my camera, I was unable to post everyone’s creation. Here are the pictures that worked out:

Registration for November’s Just Joking themed Lego Builders begins Thursday, October 29. Go to the link in the post below to register online.

Fall 2015 LEGO Builders Club

Registration has become easier. If you want to register for this FREE program, please click HERE.

For ages 6-12

LEGO is provided.  


Zombie Attack

Registration starts September 24

Thursday, October 8

3:30 – 4:30


Just Joking

Registraton starts October 29

Thursday, November 12

3:30 – 4:30


Winter Wonderland

Registration starts November 26

Thursday, December 10

3:30 – 4:30

SRC TrophyWe had a Summer Reading Club School Spirit Contest this year. The deal was that the school with the highest percentage of students registered for SRC would win a ‘trophy’ of school supplies and playground equipment.

Well, the results are in, and the winner of this wonderful trophy is… Hillcrest Elementary School! Congratulations Hillcrest!

Here are the results of the top 3 schools:

Hillcrest at 37%

South Broadview at 32%

North Canoe at 26%

I look forward to next year’s School Spirit Contest.

Summer Catch-Up

It has undoubtedly been a fun and busy summer. My lack of posts for the past 3 months is testament to that fact. So, let’s get you caught up on all the summer fun at the library.

Story Time in the Park was a wonderful success. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Salmon Arm’s Early Childhood Development Committee for sponsoring this event and making it possible for me to take a little part of the library out of a building and into the parks.

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These photos are all out of order, and I don’t have pictures from every park we went to, but, as you can see, I had a great time!

Summer Reading Club this year was our best yet! We broke personal records in program registration and in the amount of children who earned their SRC medal. Congratulations, Salmon Arm kids!

Here are pictures of some of our programs.

Leif David put on another phenomenal magic show.

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We had a Japanese Calligraphy expert come all the way from Japan to instruct us in this fine art form.

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We had LEGO Story Time every Saturday in July.

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The SPCA came and taught us how to be good companions to our pets as well as how to keep ourselves safe from strange dogs. (Sorry, the pictures are pretty blurry, but they’re all we’ve got.)

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Dr. Recycle came and taught us all how to make cool stuff out of junk.

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And finally, the Okanagan Science Centre came and did a great program on building solid structures.

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Thanks for another exciting summer Salmon Arm!

May LEGO Programs

Due to time constraints, I’m combining both LEGO Builders Club and LEGO Story Time photos today. Such fun!

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April LEGO

For LEGO Story Time, I told The Girl Who Loved Danger from the Steve Light storybox and a ‘cut & tell’ story called Baby Bird.

Here are the creations the kids made after the stories…

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For LEGO Builders Club, our theme was “Lights, Camera, ACTION!” The idea was to build something from a movie. Or, better yet, to build something from a book that was turned into a movie. However, the kids were also welcome to just free-build from their imagination. Here’s what they came up with…

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