Youth Services

Battle of the Books 2016 is On!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books, the reading competition for teams of local fifth graders is back. Teams of 3, 4 or 5 read 15 books selected by our Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format.

Battlers and coaches can check out 2 books per card, each for one week with one week renewal.

February 1st Deadline – All teams need to have their team names chosen by February 1st. If you have not verified all of your team information with Ms. Debra, email her at drefior@orionlibrary.org to verify we have everything correct. Please notify the Youth department if your team has decided not to compete.

Battle of the Books 2016 will will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am in the Scripps gymnasium.

For more information and the list of this year’s titles, visit:

Battle of the Books

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Love a Surprise?

Pick up one of the Youth red and white wrapped books from the display by the magazine alcove. There are some clues about the story on the cover including genre and a short description but what’s inside is a surprise. The librarians would love to hear how you liked the book when you are done.

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Doggone Readers Maggie

Doggone Readers – Mutt Club

Maggie and Midas have a new friend coming to listen to stories from our beginning readers. Griffin will be here one Saturday a month, Maggie comes on Wednesday afternoons and Midas on Tuesday nights. Read 4 times to any of the dogs and receive a free book. Call the Youth desk and sign up to […]

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Preschool Newsletter

Looking for some new songs, books and ideas to share with your preschooler? Look no farther than the library webpage where you can sign up for our Preschool eNewsletter. Our latest eNewsletter features winter animals with great ideas for reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing with your child.

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OverDrive for Kids

Explore Overdrive for Kids

Not sure you’ll like a book? Try a sample online before you check it out. Worried about a long wait time if you put a book on hold? Look for the starburst A with a check mark, the library has copies of these titles and your wait is shorter. Looking for the most popular books? […]

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This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Mother Goose

Monday, February 15 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Monday, February 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Doggone Readers with Midas

Monday, February 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Midas and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, February 16 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Game On!

Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

Babytime

Wednesday, February 17 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Doggone Readers with Maggie

Wednesday, February 17 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice when you have 4 stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, February 18 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Thursday, February 18 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Doggone Readers with Griffin

Saturday, February 20 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Griffin and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Math Gone Wild! K-2

Saturday, February 20 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

A totally new kind of math club, where you’ll build stuff, make music, make a mess, and discover just how much fun math can be!

Sign Up

Math Gone Wild! Gr3-5

Saturday, February 20 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

A totally new kind of math club, where you’ll build stuff, make music, make a mess, and discover just how much fun math can be!

Sign Up