What our patrons are saying:

I think the inclusion of board games was an excellent one. As someone who regularly attend ROBA (Rochester Oakland Boardgaming Association) I am well aware of the value of board games to bring families together.

Author & Illustrator Fair

Our annual Author & Illustrator Fair will be held on Saturday, December 9. If you are a local author or illustrator who would like to apply to participate in this event, please contact authorfair@orionlibrary.org. You can download an application at https://orionlibrary.org/author-application.pdf. Applications are due by Tuesday, October 31. Authors will be notified the following week. Please note that participation is by application only and the library reserves the right to accept or refuse applications due to space limitations or other considerations.

The 2017 Dragon Award – Vote for Books!

Grades 3 – 5: Vote for the 5th Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite in the comments section. Starting the week of October 30, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on Wednesday, November 8.

See the Nominees

Preschool and Child Care Fair 2018

Cartoon children

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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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.

Orion History Museum Display

Orion History Museum Display

The Orion Township Public Library recently unveiled a new Orion history museum exhibit on display in the Friends Reading Room at the library with pictures and artifacts related to Lake Orion’s origins as a resort town. The exhibit includes pictures and information about Park Island, taxi boats, and the Detroit United Railway. Some of the […]

Library Bookbike parked in front of the library building.

Our Library Bookbike

Thanks to generous donations, the Orion Township Public Library has been able to purchase a Bookbike! The Bookbike delivers materials and markets the library on trails, safety paths, and sidewalks all over Orion, and at parks and community events. We can check out books, issue library cards, demonstrate how to download ebooks, and answer any […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

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Haunted House

Monday, October 23 - All Day

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Drop in October 23-26 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori Morris at lmorris@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Toddler Time

Monday, October 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, October 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

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Haunted House

Tuesday, October 24 from 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • All Ages

Drop in October 23-26 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori Morris at lmorris@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Needle Arts

Tuesday, October 24 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults
  • Seniors

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

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Haunted House

Wednesday, October 25 - All Day

Location: Meeting Room A

  • All Ages

Drop in October 23-26 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori Morris at lmorris@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

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World War I and America Book Discussion Series

Wednesday, October 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • High School Age
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Join Oakland University's Dr. Karen Miller as she moderates a series of three discussions of readings drawn from the book World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It. In compiling World War I and America, distinguished scholars were invited to write brief essays related to World War I. The writers - soldiers, airmen, nurses, diplomats, statesmen, political activists, journalists — provide unique insight into how Americans perceived the war and how the conflict transformed American life. This evening the readings and discussion will follow the following themes:

  • America on the World Stage
  • At Home / Coming Home: The Toll of War
Register for the whole series or any of the evenings online, and stop by the library to pick up the readings being discussed so that you can read them ahead of time. Discussions will also include other forms of media related to each evening's themes.

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Haunted House

Thursday, October 26 - All Day

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Drop in October 23-26 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori Morris at lmorris@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, October 26 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.