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

Make your own a MI Pillow

Saturday, July 22 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

  • Adults
  • Teens

At this makerspace workshop you will learn how to use a Cricut machine to create a Michigan themed pillow. The library will provide materials but you can bring your own fabric for a personalized touch. Registration is required.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, July 24 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, July 24 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 24 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 24 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 24 from 3:30 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. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 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.

Past and present US-Russian relations

Tuesday, July 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Teens

Join Wayne State History Professor Aaron Retish as he discusses the recent history of US-Russian relations and outlook for the future.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 26 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.

SNAP Stories

Wednesday, July 26 from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Adults with special needs and their support staff can join us for a fun storytime, including music, stories, movement, and activities.

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Intro to Calligraphy

Thursday, July 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

The library is excited to welcome Leah Moss, a professional calligrapher. This hands-on class will teach participants the basics of calligraphy using a variety of different tools. Participants will make and take a final decorative piece incorporating lettering. Teens and adults register online.

Quilting Group

Thursday, July 27 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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