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) Classes

Monday, March 27 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 teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 27 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, March 27 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 28 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 28 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • 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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

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