Library Tours

Organizations, including school classes, can book a private tour of our libraries. Visiting your local library is a great way to introduce students, newcomers, and groups of all ages to the wide variety of resources available to them for free from the public library. With notice, visits can be customized to meet each group’s needs such as tailoring the storytime topic to
match a current unit of study or supporting students to locate materials for a specific research project. 

Available Tour Options

A tour includes a brief overview of the services the library provides and a walk around the whole library, focusing on the areas that are most relevant for the age group. Includes time to browse and check out items.

A short activity to engage the group and time to browse & checkout items.

Activity Options:

  • Storytime: One or more short stories, songs, and/or fingerplays based on the age of the group.
  • Library scavenger hunt: Working in pairs or small teams patrons will search for certain items or types of items in the library. Difficulty level is tailored to age. Recommended as a post-tour activity.
  • Book talks: Brief book recommendations based on the age of the patrons.
  • How to search the library catalogue: An overview of how to find items in the library catalogue. Can include teaching of recommended search strategies and an introduction to our online resources.

We currently offer 2 levels of robotics programming with Ozobots – designed primarily for Grades 2 and up. In the future we look forward to offering programs using Robot Mice, Edison, and micro:bits.

  • Level 1 (60 minutes): An introduction to coding, sequencing, and computational thinking using educational robots. Patrons will work in pairs or small groups to complete short challenges.
  • Level 2 (90 minutes): An intermediate program building on the skills learned in Level 1.

Available regularly at Kamloops & North Kamloops Libraries. Other libraries upon special request

Library Cards

We encourage groups to sign up for library cards, or update existing library cards, as part of their visit to the library. As part of your visit booking process you will be asked if you want to include this option. If you select Yes, you will receive a link to the downloadable application form in your booking confirmation email. 

Please have all visit attendees complete the application form, even if they have a library card already. This ensures that any existing library cards are up to date so that the attendees can fully participate in all visit options.

If you want the new/updated library cards to be given to the group as part of the visit, the completed forms must be returned to the library you are visiting at least one full week before the visit. Forms can be scanned and emailed to the library or delivered in person.  

Book Your Tour

If your library is not listed, please contact your library to ask about a tour.

Kamloops Library

North Kamloops Library

Merritt Library

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