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Bookworms to flood library

The Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will be fully reopened on April 23, more than two months after a flood severely damaged the building’s main floor.

An insulated water pipe burst on Feb. 10, causing a rush of water through the main floor of the library. It damaged the carpets, walls, furniture and even some books.

Stutters Disaster Kleenup helped take care of the mess, allowing the library to partially reopen on Feb. 23. And following the annual Easter weekend closure that will give staff a chance to restock the shelves, the library will be back in business next Wednesday.

Families can celebrate the library’s reopening by attending Unplug & Play events: 

  • "Elephant’s Child" (April 25 at 3:30 p.m.)
  • "Mashenka and the Bear" (April 26 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
  • Origami Workshop (April 29 at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Free Comic Book Day (May 3 all day).

Lego club and Toddlertime won’t be back until September.

However, Wednesday Storytimes and after school board games will resume until May 17th when they take a break, in order to get ready for the Summer Reading Club. 


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