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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]