2023 Book Sales
May Big Book Sale
Dates: Monday, May 22 – Wednesday, May 24 – Times TBA
Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Avenue, Kelowna
Stay tuned to our website, in the libraries and on our Facebook page for news of other book sale opportunities we are working on for springtime.
Kelowna Friends fundraising supports all branches of Okanagan Regional Library for Summer Reading Club plus children, teens and adult programming, maker spaces and other special facilities.
Friends acknowledge the support of Dr Moshe Oz (Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital) and Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving
Anyone interested to volunteer at Friends book sales should go to the Volunteers Application page. Please submit a form with your details and preference for tasks and availability.
You will then receive emails with links to the sign-up sheets for upcoming sale rosters.
Donations can be dropped to Friends sorting base (#114–2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna), next to Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, on Fridays between 9:00 am and 11:30 am.
Social distancing will apply and donations must be left on carts outside the doors. Please do not leave donations at any other time.
Friends drop-off bin at the ORL Admin Centre (1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna), has been re-opened for donations 24×7. Small amounts only; please do not leave items/boxes next to the bin. Bin is cleared on a semi-regular basis, weekdays only. Large amounts/boxes must be taken to our main sorting base on Friday mornings.
Friends now operate a second donations drop-off bin for small amounts of books in the car park of Parkinson Recreation Centre (Harvey Avenue/1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna).
Kelowna Friends of the Library are a non-profit organization formed in 1988, with a mission to raise funds to support Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) including the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches; to enhance the profile of our libraries in the community and to increase awareness and use of library program and services.
Up to 2019, Kelowna Friends were registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. Monetary donations should now be directed to the Okanagan Regional Library Admin Centre. Kelowna Friends major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place typically in Fall/November each year.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babies to toddlers to teens plus book clubs, guest speakers & events for adults; and go towards enhanced facilities and maker spaces at ORL branches.
Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support ORL through our year-round fundraising book sales and joint activities. Our volunteer coordinators and interested volunteers hold formal meetings as necessary, rotated between the three branch libraries and our sorting base.
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. Also Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving for their support with our operations and sales.