Library branches celebrate anniversary

Okanagan Regional Library’s 29 branches are preparing for a party and all residents are invited.

An open house will be held March 19 to mark ORL’s 75th anniversary.

“Members of the public are invited to join in the events at their local branch, including free entertainment, refreshments, and speakers,” said Marla O’Brien, public relations officer.

At the open house, a commemorative video about ORL will be premiered and special booklists for adults and children will be available highlighting favourite stories of the past 75 years.

“ORL will also be kicking off its two-week Read Away Fines program for children, where young people can lessen any outstanding fees for overdue materials by reading over spring break,” said O’Brien.

ORL was formed in March 1936 and it has branches from Golden to Osoyoos and Princeton.

For more information about celebrations in your area, call your local branch or go to