Outreach, Senior, & Homebound Services

Services Available

Homebound Delivery

The Outreach Services Department delivers library materials to people who have no other access to the library for as long as the service is necessary. We can provide:

  • Regular or Large Print books, fiction or non-fiction, in hardcover or paperback
  • Audio Books
  • Music CDs

For more information, please call 248-693-3001

Orion Center

For a slower pace and a smaller venue, the Orion Center houses a library branch that caters to senior citizens. There are over 1,000 Large Print books, 200 audio books, and a “Put & Take” collection of paperback books that does not require the use of a library card. There are also four computers with internet access for patron use.

Computer Classes @ the Orion Center

A variety of computer classes are offered for seniors, from beginner level to intermediate. Learn how to get an email address, surf the internet, play online games, and more. Please contact the Orion Center at 248-693-6840 for more information and to register for a class.

Outreach Services Staff

Kate Kloor

Kate Kloor

Outreach Coordinator

Kate graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English Literature. She got her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University with a focus on technology and reference. Kate likes to read - everything from Faulkner to Sedaris. She enjoys growing orchids and painting in watercolor.

Mary Gleason

Mary Gleason

Outreach Services Clerk

Mary is the Outreach Services Clerk at the Orion Center branch.  She has the privilege of assisting seniors and other residents who visit that branch of the library.  Mary has lived in Lake Orion for 15 years with her husband and two boys.  She loves going to concerts, doing yoga with friends, reading and running.  In her spare time, Mary helps train runners for 5Ks and half marathons.

Monica Zalewski

Outreach Services Clerk

Monica moved to Michigan from Syracuse, NY in 2013.  Her experience working with seniors and the homebound has given her a passion to provide support and services to those in need of Outreach services.  In her spare time, Monica enjoys cooking, hiking, skiing, and painting furniture.  She loves exploring Michigan with her husband and three children, and learning all the great things it has to offer.

Programs & Events for Seniors

English as a Second Language (ESL) Morning Class

Monday, January 22 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • All Ages

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, and meet 8 times January 22-March 19. Class fee of $60, due by January 22.

Community ConversationsUnderstanding Gender Identity in Children and Teens @ Lockhart's BBQ

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Adults
  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

The Orion Township Public Library and the Lake Orion United Methodist Church have formed a partnership to bring you a series of lectures on various Social Justice Issues, presented by experts in each topic.  Join us at the upstairs of Lockhart's BBQ for each presentation! 

This event:

Understanding Gender Identity in Children and Teens: Presented by Dr. Dan Shumer of The University of Michigan Gender Clinic, who specializes in the care of transgender patients.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, January 24 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Evening Class

Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, and meet 8 times January 22-March 19. Class fee of $60, due by January 24.

Dine, Drink & Discuss

Wednesday, January 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the CJs, located in downtown Lake Orion. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Quilting/ Needle Arts Group

Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

All quilters or needle artists are welcome to drop in to work on and share their projects, expertise, and each other's company! Meetings will be held in the cozy warmth of the James Ingram Room. The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

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