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

Gina Crowther

Outreach Coordinator

Gina received her Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Michigan University and her Master's Degree from Wayne State University. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and playing board games. As Outreach Coordinator, Gina oversees all of the outreach programs and works to bring library services to those who otherwise would not use the Library. She is always exploring new avenues and ways to share the Library with the Orion Community.

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

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Daytime Classes

Monday, September 25 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 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 in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced instructor and will begin September 18th and run through November 13th (no class on October 9th). Class fee is $60 and is payment (cash or check) is due by September 18th, 2017. Class must have a minimum of 5 students to run.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, September 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 26 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 27 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.

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Evening Classes

Wednesday, September 27 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 in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced instructor and will begin September 20th and run through November 15th (no class on October 11th). Class fee is $60 and is payment (cash or check) is due by September 20th, 2017. Class must have a minimum of 5 students to run.

Animal Communicator

Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Reverend Kathleena will communicate with your pet whether living or no longer with us. She’s not a pet psychic but an intuitive, telepathic healer/medium or pet “communicator.” Please bring one photo, or other article used by the pet. Please, live pets are not allowed at this program.

Quilting Group

Thursday, September 28 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

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