Libraries truly are amazing places, and we at Do the Okanagan absolutely love them. Libraries are gathering places full of resources and information, clubs and groups, stories and song. And most amazingly - they are free.

We encourage you to become better acquainted with your local library. You might be surprised at how many amazing classes, events and activities it has to offer. And if you’ve got (young) kids in the Central or North Okanagan, the following list of FREE drop-in programs is for you:


KELOWNA DOWNTOWN BRANCH

Visit here to double check the calendar to be sure your program is running

 
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MONDAYS

Baby Time - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Siblings are welcome!

  • Baby Time helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language, through the power of song and rhymes.

TUESDAYS

Toddler Time - 10:15 - 10:45 AM

  • Recommended for toddlers 18 months - 3 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Join in for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, games, songs and dancing.

Pajama Story Time - 6:30 PM - 7 PM

  • Recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time! Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme along. Don’t forget your PJs!

  • When a craft is included the program will be extended by 15 minutes.

WEDNESDAYS

Toddler Time - 10:15-10:45 AM

  • Recommended for toddlers 18 months - 3 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Join in for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, games, songs and dancing.

Baby Time - 11-11:30 AM

  • Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Siblings are welcome!

  • Baby Time helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language, through the power of song and rhymes.

THURSDAYS

Family Story Time - 11 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme for another season of Story Time.

FRIDAYS

Family Story Time - 11 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme for another season of Story Time.

SATURDAYS

Family Story Time - 11 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme for another season of Story Time.

OTHER KIDS’ EVENTS COMING SOON TO KELOWNA’S DOWNTOWN LIBRARY:


KELOWNA MISSION BRANCH

Visit here to double check the calendar to be sure your program is running

 
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TUESDAYS

Baby Time - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Recommended for babies up to 2 years old. Siblings are welcome!

  • Baby Time helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language, through the power of song and rhymes.

WEDNESDAYS

Toddler Time - 10:15-10:45 AM

  • Recommended for toddlers 18 months - 3 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Join in for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, games, songs and dancing.

Pajama Story Time - 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM

  • Recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time! Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme along. Don’t forget your PJs!

FRIDAYS

Preschool Story Time - 11 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Enjoy fun with your preschooler  - get ready to read with stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays. Siblings are welcome!


OTHER KIDS’ EVENTS COMING SOON TO KELOWNA’S MISSION LIBRARY:


KELOWNA RUTLAND BRANCH

Visit here to double check the calendar to be sure your program is running

 
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TUESDAYS

Baby Time - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Siblings are welcome!

  • Baby Time helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language, through the power of song and rhymes.

THURSDAYS

Toddler Time - 10:15-10:45 AM

  • Recommended for toddlers 18 months - 3 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Join in for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, games, songs and dancing.

FRIDAYS

Story Time - 11 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme for another season of Story Time.

SATURDAYS

Science Saturdays - 2 - 4 PM

  • If you've ever wanted to try your hand at writing computer code, Playing with the forces of nature, or enjoying a fun day out with your other scientifically minded friends. Join us at the Rutland Library.

  • This is a free drop-in program for school age kids. (Some programs may have limited space available)



OTHER KIDS’ EVENTS COMING SOON TO KELOWNA’S RUTLAND LIBRARY:


LAKE COUNTRY BRANCH

Visit here to double check the calendar to be sure your program is running

 
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THURSDAYS

Toddler Time - 10:30 - 11 AM

  • Recommended for toddlers 19 months - 3 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Join in for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, games, songs and dancing.

FRIDAYS

Baby Time - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Siblings are welcome!

  • Baby Time helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language, through the power of song and rhyme

SATURDAYS

Story Time - 10:30 - 11 AM

  • Recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years. Siblings are welcome!

  • Featuring longer books, children will sing, dance and rhyme for another season of Story Time.

OTHER KIDS’ EVENTS COMING SOON TO THE LAKE COUNTRY LIBRARY:


VERNON BRANCH

Visit here to double check the calendar to be sure your program is running

 
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MONDAYS

Story Time - 10:30 AM - 11 AM

  • Featuring books, singing, dancing and rhymes.

TUESDAYS

Story Time - 10:30 AM - 11 AM

  • Featuring books, singing, dancing and rhymes.

WEDNESDAYS

Story Time - 10:30 AM - 11 AM

  • Featuring books, singing, dancing and rhymes.

FRIDAYS

Toddler Time - 10:30 AM - 11 AM

  • Special story time for kids under 3 that puts more emphasis on rhymes and songs. Siblings are welcome!

  • Baby Time helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language, through the power of song and rhyme

SATURDAYS

Story Time - 10:30 AM - 11 AM

  • Featuring books, singing, dancing and rhymes.

OTHER KIDS’ EVENTS COMING SOON TO THE VERNON LIBRARY:


How to search the Okanagan Library calendar for events and activities:

  1. Click here to access the Okanagan Regional Public Library calendar. This will bring up a calendar for all libraries and all events.

  2. Filter your search by event types or age group (I do the latter), to make sure you get exactly the types of programs best suited for your family.

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Choose your local library, to find events at locations close to your home.

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Click “Search”

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Scroll through the events to find ones that interest you. Click on an event to pull up more information.

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