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Holiday Basket Auction

The Friends of the Orion Township Library will be hosting its annual Holiday Silent Auction at the Orion Township Public Library from Monday, November 18 through Saturday, December 7. Items will be displayed with bid sheets on the tables in the Friends Reading Room off the library lobby throughout the auction dates.

Winning bidders can pay with cash, check, or credit card at the library service desk beginning at 4 pm on Saturday, December 7 at the close of bidding. Items must be claimed by Thursday, December 12.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

Tuesday, January 21 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

During Friends Member Day, members of the Friends get a special first look at the thousands of books available for sale. Not a member yet? Memberships can be purchased that the door.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, January 22 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale at very reasonable prices: hardcover and large paperback books are $1, paperbacks and childrens books are $.50 cents.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale at very reasonable prices: hardcover and large paperback books are $1, paperbacks and childrens books are $.50 cents.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, January 25 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale and get a bagful of books for $ 5.00. (Bags supplied by the Friends)

Help the Friends Help the Library

Merchandise

Proceeds from “Friends” merchandise support the funding of library programming. Samples are on display at the library’s front desk.

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards -

Sign up for Community Rewards and a portion of your shopping bill will be donated to the Friends of the Orion Library when you use your Kroger Plus Card.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile - You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Orion Township Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

About the Friends

The Friends are a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that was started in 1985 “to promote public support of the Orion Township Public Library and the library in the community, to promote reading, literacy and lifelong learning, and to maintain an association of persons interested in the library.” Friends act in cooperation with the library board and staff, serving as a liaison between the community and library. All money raised by the Friends, except for minimal administrative costs such as postage and printing, is donated directly to the library in the way of program funding, material purchases and monetary contributions.

Friends of the Orion Township Library Bylaws – Amended April 17, 2017

Friends Board of Directors

Friends Board Members Walker, Duenow, Thomas, Wheeler, and Tousley
Don Walker, Mary Duenow, Jan Thomas, Marty Wheeler, Carla Tousley

  • President – Jan Thomas
  • Vice President – Don Walker
  • Secretary – Shae Smith
  • Treasurer – Carla Tousley
  • Deputy Treasurer – Bob Bambach
  • Book Sale Chair – Dale Bell
  • Fundraising Chair – Mary Duenow
  • Membership Chair – Michelle Jerome
  • PR / Marketing Chair – Jan Thomas

Friends Board Meeting Schedule

Friends Board Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

  • Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 PM - Friends of the Library Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM - Friends of the Library Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 PM - Friends of the Library Board Meeting
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