TNRL to Launch Tiny Library in Aberdeen Mall

Kamloops, BC – August 22, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) is thrilled to offer a taste of TNRL to mallgoers starting late this fall.

TNRL’s 352-square-foot temporary library, which will be adjacent to the Aberdeen Mall Food Court, will provide new and exciting opportunities for the community to experience their library like never before in southwest Kamloops.

Reminiscent of the charm of a tiny home, the cozy space will invite visitors to browse and borrow from a range of new, popular, and bestselling materials for all ages. Fast, convenient, and fun, this tiny library will have a big impact.

The new library will be staffed during peak times only. Convenient self-serve solutions such as lockers for holds pickups, a book vending machine, and additional return drop boxes will be available during all mall hours.

Building upon the success of Summer Reading Club and Storytime pilot programs held at Aberdeen Mall during the summer, the TNRL will continue to offer programs in this mall space, including a weekly Storytime in October.

The TNRL has secured this library space for a one-year term. Additional costs for this initiative will be funded through grant monies received by the TNRL during the spring of 2023. More details about a formal launch date for this new library will be coming soon.

This will be the first additional library in Kamloops since 1974. The TNRL continues to seek land opportunities in southwest Kamloops for a full-service library.

About the TNRL:

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is a vibrant and dynamic library system, servicing diverse rural and urban communities across the Thompson-Nicola region with 12 library locations and the Mobile Library. Committed to enriching lives through learning, discovery, and connection, TNRL strives to provide innovative and accessible library services to its patrons. To start your library experience, visit:

Media Contact:

Margo Schiller, Manager of Kamloops Libraries & Engagement
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Tel.: 250 214-8267

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