The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

Outreach, Senior, & Home Delivery Services

Services Available

Home Delivery Services

If you or someone you know lives in Orion Township and is unable to physically visit the library, even short term, let us know.  We offer delivery services for books, audiobooks and music—give us specific titles or let us know what you like and we can introduce you to new authors.  Material is delivered on your schedule so we can bring a lot or a little and come only as frequently as you need.

Please contact:
Beth Sheridan, Outreach Services Coordinator
(248) 693-3000 x411

Orion Center Library Branch

For a slower pace and a smaller venue, the Orion Center Branch caters especially to senior citizens, and is located in the Orion Center at 1335 Joslyn Road. Large print books, audiobooks, movies, and put and take paperbacks, puzzles, and magazines are available for all to check out and enjoy. There are also computers and printers available.

We offer a variety of programs specific to the Orion Center Library Branch. Book discussions, computer classes, and other social programs for seniors are available. See our Events Calendar for more information or call the Orion Center Library Branch directly.

Hours & Contact
Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
(248) 693-6840

Programs

We encourage non-native English speakers to drop in at the main library for our weekly ELL conversation group. Special needs adults can join us for Special Needs Adult Programming (SNAP), and weekly Next Chapter Book discussions held at area restaurants. Other programs are offered at the main library. See our Events Calendar for a complete list of scheduled programs.

Library Bookbike parked in front of the library building.

OTPL Book Bike

Be on the lookout for the OTPL Book Bike promoting reading and giving away books at community parks, trails, and events!

Little Library at Orion Oaks Dog Park
Orion Oaks Dog Park

Little Free Libraries

Our Little Free Libraries are stocked with books for you to take and read; bring them back when you’re done or add some more books to share with others. Look for our Little Free Libraries at parks and trails throughout the community! Through a partnership with the Orion Art Center, many of our Little Libraries have been beautifully and creatively decorated by local artists.

Community Resources

Oakland County Health Division

Oakland County Health Division is provides an annual Senior Resource Directory as a service to the community.  Many low- or no-cost programs and services were identified to assist with specific areas of need for senior citizens, their families and caregivers.

2018/19 Chapters:

Adult Day Care Services
At Home Assistance Resources
Crisis Intervention and Counseling Services
Dental Services
Disease and Wellness Information and Support Groups
Driving Safety and Resources
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Emergency Preparedness
Financial Assistance
Food, Clothing and Shelter
Geriatric Assessment Centers and Case Management
Guardians/Conservators

Home Delivered Meals
Home Repair and Weatherization
Home Safety and Medical Equipment
Hospitals and Physician Referral
Housing – Assisted Living
Housing – Downsizing, Relocation, Organization
Housing – How to Select the Right Housing
Housing – Independent Living
Housing – Nursing Homes
Housing – Resources and Assistance
Legal Assistance
Medicaid and other Michigan DHS Programs
Medical Care, Home Health and Hospice Services

Medicare and Social Security
Medication Disposal
Oakland County Health Division Services
Pests and Nuisance Animals
Prescription Resources
Senior Centers
Senior Resource Information
Sharps Disposal
Transportation
Utility Assistance
Vaccines and Immunizations for Older Adults
Veteran’s Services
Vision and Hearing

Oakland County Talking Book Service

Oakland County Talking Book Service is a service where people with visual or physical impairments that prevent them from reading standard text can receive a free digital book player and cartridges mailed to their home. It is located in the Rochester Hills Public Library, but serves all Oakland County residents. Visit OTBS.rhpl.org for more information and an application. Paper applications are also available at the Orion Township Public Library.

OLHSA

Call (248) 209-2600 or (248) 542-5860 for help.

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is the largest private nonprofit agency delivering human services to Oakland and Livingston Counties. They welcome those in need with a comprehensive set of services, focusing on meeting the basic needs of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and people suffering from economic hardship. Some of the services they offer include:

  • Emergency shelter and food, emergency utility assistance, emergency financial assistance, foreclosure counseling, referral services.
  • Enrolling in Medicare, safety aids for your house, weatherizing your home, help with errands or household chores.
  • Tax preparation and assistance signing up for signing up for State benefits you may be eligible for, including SNAP, LIHEAP, TANF, child care subsidies, SCHIP, Medicaid, and EITC.
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