May 2014
Mother's Day Hanging Basket Sale
Friday, May 9, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 10, 10:00 am - sold out

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Hanging Basket Sale in the library parking lot, offering begonias, fuchsia, ivy geraniums, impatiens of various kinds, petunias and Boston ferns. Flowers are $17 per basket and ferns are $20. Be sure to come early to get your pick of flower and color. By purchasing a basket you are supporting our popular Summer Reading Program and helping children in our community Blast Off with Books!

We Read!
A Celebration of Books and Community
In celebration of Orrville's Sesquicentennial, National Library Week in April and our love of reading, we have been gathering 150 of YOUR favorite family titles, and it's not too late to join the team! Once our collection is complete, we will post an album with photos of your family and friends holding their "We Read" recommendations! Each family who submits a title and has a photo taken will receive a We Read window cling and a complete list of the compiled recommendations. If you'd like submit a title and photo, please call the library at 330-683-1065 or email Our appreciation goes to the Rotary Club of Orrville and the Orrville Public Library Friends for supporting this program!

Perennial Exchange
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 am - noon

Bring a plant; take a plant! Come and go as you are able any time from 10:00 until noon and see what treasures await, and how you can give away starts of your own. Master gardener Ann McPeek will be on hand to answer plant and flower questions, with a short and informative "plant chat" at 10:15 and 11:15.

Ready to Learn
Tuesday, May 20, 6:00 or 7:00 pm
Children entering kindergarten and a parent will enjoy an evening of FREE activities that will help children prepare for school.Each child will receive a packet containing:
  • A picture book
  • Kindergarten pencil & scissors
  • Fun summer workbooks & learning games
For more information and to register, please call 330-683-1065.

Summer Reading Opening Day
Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am - noon

Our annual celebration kicks off the start of the Summer Reading Program. This year’s children's theme is Blast Off with Books! There will be free cotton candy, popcorn, balloons, face art and games. Costumed book characters will be on hand, so be sure to bring your camera. Also, there will be a police car, a fire truck, and a utility truck on site so children can get an up-close look at these vehicles. But all the fun isn't just for kids! Adults will have opening day incentives and prizes as well, so stop by and get started reading!

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Orrville Public Library
230 North Main Street
Orrville, OH  44667