Author Archive | Karen Knox

We need YOUR help!

Four years ago, the Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) created a Strategic Plan, with help from the community. That plan ends this year in 2017, and OTPL is proud to say that many initiatives from that plan have been completed. Interior renovations, the addition of self-checkout, and the creation of new collections and programs, among […]

Federal funding for MeL and MeLCat at risk

The state of Michigan receives federal funding that provides everyone in the state with access to MeL and MeLCat. This funding comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the form of Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) grants, which is now at risk of being eliminated, based on the proposed federal […]

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Community Conversation Consensus

The Orion Library held a number of Community Conversations last year to gather “public knowledge” about our residents’ aspirations for the community. Visit https://orionlibrary.org/documents/conversation-consensus.pdf for a summary of what we heard at these conversations which we want to share with you. We have scheduled one more meeting, somewhat of a wrap-up session, on Wednesday, March […]

Adult Services Renovation Underway

If you visit the library in the next couple months, you will see that we have started the renovation of our Adult Services space. Similar to our renovation of the Lobby and Youth Services spaces a couple years ago, this renovation will involve removing wallpaper and painting, adding some electrical, replacing the carpeting, and installing […]

Library Board works to provide timely equal access to shared materials

Earlier this year, the Library Board of Trustees analyzed its finances in order to ensure they are maximizing use of the public tax dollars. In doing so, they learned that there is over $40,000 in outstanding fines and fees that is owed by patrons to the Library. The Library Board decided it was time to […]

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Bike Bookmobile Fundraising

The Orion Library is raising funds to purchase a Bike Bookmobile – a traveling library that will allow us to transport adventure, knowledge and fun! With the Bike Bookmobile, we’ll check out books and other library materials, hold outdoor book discussions, pop-up story times, and educate community members on how to search the library catalog […]

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Orion Community Conversations

As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library believes we play a role in bringing our community together and making it better. We are hosting Community Conversations as follows: Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Crates Coffee House 1472 Lapeer Rd Saturday, September 10, 2016 […]

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HVAC Install April 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, we installed 6 new rooftop HVAC units at the Library. Below is a collection of photos from the event. The crane workers and the guys from Lake Orion Plumbing Heating and Cooling all did an excellent job!

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Library Lobby Reopens!

After 3 weeks (and a day), we have reopened the regular front entrance and lobby for the library this morning! We appreciate all of your patience with us, as we used a side door as the main entrance for the library during our renovations. This enabled us to give our contractors full access to the […]

Interior Renovations Underway

If you have visited the library in the past couple of weeks, you have already seen that we have begun our interior renovations in the lobby area. Our project will intensify over the next few weeks, with contractors coming into the lobby to do work with the electrical, walls, and flooring. Therefore, beginning on Monday, […]