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Upland Hills Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Enjoy a day at the farm, and support the Friends.  Present the Participation Donation Form and the Friends will receive a portion of your entry fee from Upland Hills.  For more information about the festival, see this flyer.


Final Days of Fall Used Book Sale

Today is half off day until 4:30.  Tomorrow, Saturday, is bag of books day from 9:30 – 1:30.  Fill a bag provided by the Friends for $5.  There are 1000’s of books to choose from.  All proceeds benefit the library.

Upcoming Events

Sample from previous auction - Cocktail Party Basket

Holiday Silent Basket Auction

Monday, November 7 through Friday, December 2

The Holiday Auction baskets are each themed around, and include, a book. Baskets make a wonderful gift, so come check them out and get a start on your holiday shopping! Be sure to check back to make sure you will win the baskets you want.

Help the Friends Help the Library


Proceeds from “Friends” merchandise support the funding of library programming. Samples are on display at the library’s front desk.

  • Book Bags – $ 2.00 – $ 15.00
  • Friends T-Shirts – $ 10.00

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

Sign up for Community Rewards and a portion of your shopping bill will be donated to the Friends of the Orion Library when you use your Kroger Plus Card.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile - You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Orion Township Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

About the Friends

The Friends are a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that was started in 1985 “to promote public support of the Orion Township Public Library and the library in the community, to promote reading, literacy and lifelong learning, and to maintain an association of persons interested in the library.” Friends act in cooperation with the library board and staff, serving as a liaison between the community and library. All money raised by the Friends, except for minimal administrative costs such as postage and printing, is donated directly to the library in the way of program funding, material purchases and monetary contributions.

Friends of the Orion Township Library Bylaws – Amended April 25, 2016

Friends Board of Directors

Friends Board Members - August 6, 2015

Rob Zielinski, Bob Bambach, Diane Griffiths, Christine Martinico, Pat Belanger

  • President – Diane Griffiths
  • Vice President – Pat Belanger
  • Secretary – Rob Zielinski
  • Treasurer – Christine Martinico
  • Deputy Treasurer – Bob Bambach
  • Book Sale Chair – Linda Jezuit
  • Fundraising Chair – Mary Duenow
  • PR / Marketing Chair – Vacant
  • Membership Chair – Carla Tousley

Friends Board Meeting Schedule

Friends Board Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

  • Tuesday, Nov 1 at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, Nov 28 at 6:30 PM