Friends Sorting base at Westlake Road will be closed indefinitely on Fridays for donations drop-off.

Also due to the closure of ORL branches and facilities, please do not drop off donations into the Friends bin at ORL Admin Centre on KLO Road. ORL staff are not in a position to clear that bin.

We will update by this website and Facebook when we are able to resume taking your donations.

Virtual Reading Series

Kelowna Friends of the LIbrary are excited to join in a special virtual reading series with Read Local Okanagan writers that are also supporting arts non-profits in our valley!

In the first reading on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm — and on the theme of ‘Survival’ you’ll hear from:

  • Alix Hawley, author of ‘All True Not a Lie’ and ‘My Name is a Knife’…
  • Helley Wood, author of ‘Quintland Sisters’
  • Francie Greenslade, author of ‘Shelter’

Plus, in a webinar-style format (Zoom), the audience gets to interact with writers via chat, polling and a live Q&A session at the end. A portion of the proceeds from the first reading will go to Kelowna Friends of the Library!


  • Tuesday, March 31 – Alix Hawley, Helley Wood & Francie Greenslade (Kelowna Friends of the Library)
  • Thursday, April 2 – Sharon Thesen & John Lent (non-profit TBD)
  • Tuesday, April 7 – Natalie Appleton, Patti Shales Lefkos & Michelle Doege (Caetani Centre)
  • Thursday, April 9 – Sean Johnston, Corrina Chong & Adam Lewis Schroeder (non-profit TBD)

Cost: $10 – Access to all 4 readings
Register Now


The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988. The Friends’ mission is to raise funds to support the Okanagan Regional Library in general and the three Kelowna area Branches in particular – Kelowna, Mission and Rutland – to enhance the profile of our libraries in the community and increase awareness and use of library programs and services.
Kelowna Friends of the Library Executive meetings are rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of most months (except January, July and August).
Our major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale takes place in Fall each year. The Kelowna Friends of the Library also host other sales, public meetings and author events throughout the year.
For our most recent newsletter, please click here.
Kelowna Friends acknowledge the support of Dr. Moshe Oz (Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital) in providing Friends with a space for our sorting base, at his Westlake Road premises and at a reduced rental.