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Call for Artists!

The Orion Township Public Library and the Orion Art Center are excited to partner together on the Little Free Libraries Art Project. Little Library at Friendship Park Little Free Libraries are a great way for the library to bring books out into the Lake Orion community. Visitors can take a book to read and keep […]

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500 Books by 5th

September 4th marks the start of our new “500 Books Before 5th” reading program.Continue your reading journey after 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Set a new goal for elementary school to read 500 more books before finishing 5th grade! Stop by the library at each 100 book milestone for a prize. More Information

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Pack 128 Den 10 Helps with Little Libraries

Cub Scout Pack 128 Den 10 from Webber Elementary school recently completed a volunteer service project with the Orion Library’s Little Libraries. After learning about how the library gives back to the community, each cub scout took gently used books to a Little Library in the community to stock them up. Great job boys!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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Cutting the Cord

The library hosted a Cutting the Cord program this past Saturday. Due to popular demand, the library will be repeating the program this fall. In the meantime, if you have questions on the subject, please refer to this Cutting the Cord PDF which contains all of the information presented at the program. Stay tuned for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]