What our patrons are saying:

OTPL has done an outstanding job of keeping itself relevant and connected with the community. From the technology upgrades to the programming I hear about, I see the library always working to improve and provide services the community needs.

Adult Battle of the Books

The Orion Township Public Library in partnership with the Auburn Hills Public Library and the Clarkston Independence District Library will hold its first Adult Battle of the Books program on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm and will take place at C-Pub in Canterbury Village.  Teams will read four books and participate in a trivia tournament covering the titles.  Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top teams!

2019 Tax Forms

2019 Federal and State Tax Forms have arrived and are now available in our Adult Services Department.

Tax forms, instructions, and schedules are also available for download from the IRS and Michigan Department of Treasury.

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Bookbike decorated for the holiday parade with staff and volunteers.

Looking Back at 2019

2019 was filled with activity for Lake Orion library patrons of all ages! Enjoy this photographic year in review featuring some of our favorite moments, both inside and outside our library building. We look forward to sharing 2020 with you! Cookies with Cops – January5th Grade Battle of the Books – MarchVolunteer Luncheon – MarchFandom […]

Are you curious about which books and movies were most popular with your fellow Orion Library patrons last year? So were we, so we analyzed the check-out statistics for some of our most popular collections and compiled a few "Top Five" lists.

Patron Favorites of 2019

Are you curious about which books and movies were most popular with your fellow Orion Library patrons last year? So were we, so we analyzed the check-out statistics for some of our most popular collections and compiled a few “Top Five” lists.

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – December 2019 through February 2020

In this episode: The Friends of the Orion Township Library’s Basket Auction; Cook the Book; MI Works; Alzheimer’s Caregivers Group; Community Conversation; Red Cross Blood Drive; Winter Workshop; All About Colors; Pick Up STEAM; Life During the Civil War; Family Place Free Play; Family Book Bingo; Orion Gladiators; Fun with Puppets; Magic & Comedy with […]

David Kaufman and Lori Morris with newly added puzzles.

Eagle Scout Donates Unique Puzzles

On October 7, David Kaufman presented his Eagle Scout project to the Orion Township Public Library. David is part of Troop 186 out of St. Joseph’s in Lake Orion, under the leadership of Scout Master Steve Anderson. David’s project included ten beautiful and unique puzzles, plus a wooden shelving unit to store them. His project […]

This Week's Featured Events

Coloring and Coffee with the Classics

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

Location: Orion Center Library

Treat yourself to some free time, color a page or two, and enjoy a cup of coffee while socializing and listening to calming classical music. Adult coloring sheets and pencils will be supplied.



Senior Moments Activity Hour

Thursday, February 20 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Join our weekly conversation group for some trivia, games and fellowship. Any senior is welcome to this fun, casual program.


No meeting December 26 or January 2

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, February 20 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults


  • March 16 - "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean
  • April 16 - "What the Eyes Don't See" by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • May 21 - "Garlic and Sapphires" by Ruth Reichl

Drop-In Tech Help

Thursday, February 20 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Lobby

  • Adults

Our "IT Guy" is available to help you with your electronic device from 6 pm-8 pm every Thursday.  No sign up is necessary for this program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss any issues.  First-come, first-served basis.

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • High School Age

Get ready for test day! If it's your turn to take the SAT's, let Orion Library guide you in preparation for the start of the 2020 SAT tests. Sign up to take a practice test and come back a few days later to view your results, all courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center of Troy. Test results and presentation Wednesday, February 26th, 7 pm-8 pm. 

Grow with Google

Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Participants will learn applied digital skills using the "Grow with Google" curriculum.  Course topics will include internet security and safety, creating and editing shared documents, internet searching, and more.  This is a series of 3 introductory level online classes. *Registration is required.

Geri-Fit Exercise Program for Seniors

Monday, February 24 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Mondays and Wednesdays @1:30pm, January 6-February 26. No class January 20, 22, and 27.


This exercise and strength training program was designed exclusively for older adults by  Geri-Fit, and helps rebuild strength that's been lost through the aging process to help ensure a higher level of function as we age. Following videos and coached by a trained coach, the classes combine strength and balance training. Have fun with others while exercising mainly in a chair with weights; there's no dancing or floor work. Bring 2 or 3 lb weights if you have them; some will be provided. Registration required, please register for the first (January 6th) session only, which signs you up for the whole series.

Think Link After School

Monday, February 24 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Middle School Age
  • Teens

LOCS 6th-8th graders can register with their school and receive a special bus pass to come to the library Mondays after school. Middle schoolers can socialize, study, use the library, and participate in the day's planned activity like art projects, video games, book discussions, makerspace, and more! *Special registration required with school secretary.

Ask Again, Yes book cover

Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, February 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

Dine, Drink & Discuss fourth Mondays @ 7 pm at CJ's Lakeside Grill in Downtown Lake Orion. No December book discussion. 

  • Monday, January 27: The Dry by Jane Harper
  • Monday, February 24: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

One-on-One Technology Help for Seniors

Wednesday, February 26 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Wednesdays, beginning 10 am at the Orion Center Library Branch, by appointment only 


 Seniors, do you need help with your computer, tablet, cell phone or other technical device? Do you need assistance with email, texting, surfing the internet or ebooks? Our volunteer technology expert, Dr. Bob Hazzard can help! Call the Orion Center Library Branch at (248) 639-6840 for more information or to make an appointment.

Geri-Fit Exercise Program for Seniors

Wednesday, February 26 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Mondays and Wednesdays @1:30pm, January 6-February 26. No class January 20, 22, and 27.


This exercise and strength training program was designed exclusively for older adults by  Geri-Fit, and helps rebuild strength that's been lost through the aging process to help ensure a higher level of function as we age. Following videos and coached by a trained coach, the classes combine strength and balance training. Have fun with others while exercising mainly in a chair with weights; there's no dancing or floor work. Bring 2 or 3 lb weights if you have them; some will be provided. Registration required, please register for the first (January 6th) session only, which signs you up for the whole series.

Coloring and Coffee with the Classics

Thursday, February 27 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Treat yourself to some free time, color a page or two, and enjoy a cup of coffee while socializing and listening to calming classical music. Adult coloring sheets and pencils will be supplied.



Senior Moments Activity Hour

Thursday, February 27 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Join our weekly conversation group for some trivia, games and fellowship. Any senior is welcome to this fun, casual program.


No meeting December 26 or January 2

Drop-In Tech Help

Thursday, February 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Lobby

  • Adults

Our "IT Guy" is available to help you with your electronic device from 6 pm-8 pm every Thursday.  No sign up is necessary for this program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss any issues.  First-come, first-served basis.

Orion Quilting Group

Thursday, February 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

All quilters or needle artists are welcome to drop in to work on and share their projects, expertise, and each other's company! Meetings will be held in the cozy warmth of the James Ingram Room. The group meets on the 4th Thursday each month.