What our patrons are saying:

My grandchildren enjoy the children's section. There are plenty of books and a lot for them to do. [...] My grandchildren also enjoy the children's programs.

Battle Preparation Has Begun!

Battle of the BooksThe 2018 5th Grade Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Waldon Middle School. For those who don’t know, Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local 5th graders. Each team consists of three to five students. Teams read 14 books chosen by Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format.

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Preschool and Child Care Fair 2018

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All licensed area preschools and child care providers are invited to participate in our annual Preschool and Child Care Fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 4:00 PM t0 7:00 PM. Meet and greet parents and promote your program!

There is no charge to participate in the Fair or be included in our Preschool and Child Care Information Directory. The updated directory will be available online beginning February 22, 2018 on our Resources for Parents & Teachers page.

We would appreciate all information to be returned by Friday, December 29, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Tison, Youth Services Library
stison@orionlibrary.org
248-693-3002 x342

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"Read Aloud Gather a Crowd" sculpture

“Read Aloud Gather a Crowd” Sculpture Donated

The Orion Library has received a second anonymous donation of a life-sized, one-of-a-kind, bronze sculpture. “Read Aloud Gather a Crowd,” created by local sculptor Suzanne Young with the Fine Arts Sculpture Centre, depicts a little girl carrying a book and school bag and is currently on display in the entrance to the library’s Youth Department. […]

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The 2017 Dragon Award Winner is…

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper! Big thanks to all of the kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year-we had 160 votes. Runners-up were The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tullane by Kate DiCamillo, Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeff Brown, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, and Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Look for the coveted golden Orion […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – September and October 2017

In this episode: Our upcoming Orion History Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Makerspace programs, STEAM programs for kids, the 2017 Dragon Award, Outside the Lines, the World War I and America series, and more.

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Beach Fun

Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

Ready for a break from the cold weather? Listen to a story and play with sand and water!

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Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, December 13 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty.

Sculpture Reception

Wednesday, December 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • All Ages

Please join us in celebrating "Read Aloud Gather a Crowd," our newly received anonymous sculpture donation. "Read Aloud Gather a Crowd" is a life-sized, one-of-a-kind, bronze sculpture depicting a little girl carrying a book and school bag. The sculpture was created by local sculptor Suzanne Young with the Fine Arts Sculpture Centre and is on display in the entrance to the library's Youth Department.

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Wednesday, December 13 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • Adults

Ages 21+: Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host trivia nights. Call 248-693-3001 to register your team of 2-6 people. There is a limit of 10 teams. Gift cards to the C-Pub will be awarded to the top three teams along with a trophy and future bragging rights for the first place team. The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, December 14 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Be a Lifesaver! Donate Blood @ the Orion Library. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation/ and enter the sponsor code: orionlibrary. Appointments can also be scheduled via email or phone at 248-693-3000 x324. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, December 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Elf Workshop

Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Be an elf and make presents for your loved ones! Decorate an ice-cream cone tree and visit with Santa. The whole family is invited.

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Teen Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 16 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Teens

Looking for something sweet and tasty to do for the holidays? Join your fellow teens for a delicious gingerbread house decorating program and holiday themed movie! All ingredients and supplies will be provided. Register online.

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Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, December 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

We will be discussing  The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan. All are welcome!

Geek Club

Tuesday, December 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Teens

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video games, crazy YouTube clips and more! Even if you're curious, stop by and meet some new friends. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!