Home Delivery Services by Car or Books by Mail
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 either by car or through our Books by Mail program, a new program in which your books can be delivered and returned through the United States Postal Service.
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 – Beginning April 12, 2021
Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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). Other programs are offered at the main library. See our Events Calendar for a complete list of scheduled programs.
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 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.
- Atwater Park
- Camp Agawam
- Civic Center Park
- Children’s Park
- Downtown Parklet
- Friendship Park
- Green’s Park
- Jesse Decker Park
- Orion Center
- Orion Oaks Dog Park
- Paint Creek Trail
- Polly Ann Trail
Oakland County is pleased to offer this collection of resources as a guide for older adults who are looking for information about aging well. Many resources are available for housing, health, medical, legal issues, and local services as well as other valuable information.
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.
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.