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The Native Nerds

Hooray for Battle of the Books!

Everyone’s talking about Battle of the Books 2014! Rick Lieder, co-author and photographer/illustrator of Step Out Gently, blogged about how much he enjoyed meeting our fantastic fifth graders. You can read his post here. Our first place team was The Native Nerds, who scored an incredible 100 out of 100 points! Second place went to […]


Tickets are now available for the Friends Gala!

The 2014 Friends of the Library Gala event will be here on Saturday, April 26th from 7 to 10pm. This year’s theme is the Road to Rome, and we are excited that tickets are now available online! Join us on April 26th at the Orion Township Public Library for our second annual Friends Passport to […]

Big Library Read - Febraury 17 through March 5

Big Library Read

This season’s Big Library Read selection is Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen.  Keys to the Kitchen is a cookbook by definition, but it’s much more than simply directions to get from page to plate.  Author Aida Mollenkamp provides helpful how-to information on everything from proper knife skills and […]

Librarians in the Digital Age Infographic

Librarians in the Digital Age

Stepping through the doors of a public library, you’ll find books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and other physical items that you can see, pick up, use, and in many cases take with you.  You’ll also see public computers, as well as personal laptops, tablets and smartphones.  Though physical items themselves, computers and other devices serve as […]

Orion Area Lighted Parade

2013 Year in Review

2013 has been an exciting year here at the Orion Township Public Library.  Some highlights included the first annual Passport to Spring Gala hosted by the Friends of the Library, another hugely successful Summer Reading program, a non-last place finish in the Dragon on the Lake Dragon Boat Races, and our first Little Library Box […]

Michigan Libraries for Life

Michigan Libraries for Life Campaign

Monday, October 7th through Saturday, October 12th The Orion Library will be taking part in this year’s Michigan Libraries for Life campaign with the goal of educating patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and to encourage them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue, and eye […]


September is Library Card Sign-up Month

During the month of September, the Orion Township Public Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that students have the most important school supply of all  -  a free library card. Resources at the Orion Library are available to anyone who has a library card.  Students can turn to […]

Orion Today on ONTV

OTPL Featured on ONTV

The Orion Township Public Library recently revamped and launched a new, user-friendly website.  Highlights include: Personal online account information to see the status of books on hold, pay fines and checkout history A new Questions?Ask! tab on the homepage for immediate assistance through texting, email or live chats Event details and online registration Ebooks and downloads and […]

Summer Reading PSA

Summer Reading So Far

We’re just a shade over a month into this year’s Summer Reading Program and as usual, the stats are pretty amazing. Early Literacy (Ages 0 – 5): 169 participants with 82 activity sheets completed Youth (Grades K – 5): 652 participants have logged 2986 books / 1262.5 reading hours Teens: 253 participants have logged 3693 […]


Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations.  The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts […]