The B.C. government has proclaimed October 2012 as Library Month in British Columbia. Education Minister Don McRae made the announcement at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).
The idea for a month dedicated to library and information services was developed by library partners across Canada. The purpose is to help raise public awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in the lives of Canadians.
Local Librarian, Janis Winter is pleased to introduce the community to the latest features available at the Princeton Library and the newest additions to the library on-line.
On Wednesdays, Fall Storytime takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring your little one down to enjoy stories, fingerplays, board stories, crafts, rhymes, songs and lots of fun.
As part of the Canada Reads initiative in October, the Princeton Library is featuring Canadian authors, some of which are local such as: Geri Logan, Neil Anderson, John Sandness, Monty Raine and the late Nelson Lewis.
Special services for print disabled residents are available. Internet services, DVD movies, television series and music CDs are available at the local branch as well. Visit the library to find what you need in self-help books; cook books, automotive repair and home decoration. Holiday themed books are featured front and centre when you come through the door.
With your library card, you can access many new features on-line at www.orl.bc.ca.
Using the standard catalogue or the new enhanced version, access Freegal – download three free songs per week. The Sony catalogue is available for you to choose from. Learn to speak another language like; Japanese, Spanish, German, Italian and more using Power Speak. Download your favourite books onto your computer or mobile device using the E-Books selection. Choose your favourite magazine using Zineo and for children, select the TumbleBooks section.
TumbleBooks offers children the opportunity to read stories, participate in read-alongs, watch videos, solve puzzles and play games as well as the opportunity to learn a new language.
The Princeton Branch of the Okanagan Library is located at 107 Vermilion Avenue. Hours of operation are: Tuesday – 12 Noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday – 12 noon to 5 p.m., Friday – 12 Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.