Posted by Jim Taylor on Sep 09, 2020

Lake Country now has a second mini-library.

On Labour Day, September 7, members of the Rotary Club of Lake Country not only installed a new mini-library in front of the Oyama Community Hall, they stocked it with books.

The first of these mini-libraries was set up over the summer at the Lake Country Museum, on the waterfront in Okanagan Centre.

These mini-libraries operate on a take-one/leave-one system. Take any book you want to read, and leave a book for someone else in its place.

The libraries have been built by Rotary member (and current president) Sandy Wightman. Wightman takes joy in forming the bulging sides of the libraries, implying that the books within are simply bursting with enjoyment for a reader.

The mini-libraries are just one of many services Rotary provides to the Lake Country community.

Rotary took a leadership in providing a permanent home for the Lake Country Food Bank. Since then, Rotary’s promotion of Save-On Gift Cards has provided over $24,000 in operating funds to the Food Bank – without costing the people who use the gift cards to buy groceries even a single cent.

Save-On Gift Cards are available by email,

Rotary has also helped WALC, the Walk Around Lake Country recreation group build and maintain a network of trails, and has provided funding for about a dozen community organizations every year.

And until Covid-19 shut down larger gatherings, the Rotary food trailer was a familiar vendor of hot dogs and hamburgers at car shows, Canada Day celebrations, and the annual ArtWalk.