December 2014

Food for Fines
November 28 - December 12
Now through December 12, patrons may bring in non-perishable food items that have not expired to receive credit for overdue fines on Orrville library materials. Each item is worth 50 cents, with a maximum of 20 items ($10.00) per day. Please note that this credit is for overdue ORRVILLE fines only and cannot be applied to charges for lost or damaged items. Bring your items to the circulation desk any time during library hours

Polar Express
Thursday and Friday, December 4 & 5
Alllllllll aboard! The Children's Department invites all those who "truly believe" to board the Polar Express and experience this favorite book by Chris Van Allsburg. Several sessions are taking place this week but some are full and there is limited space left so be sure to call or stop by the Children's Department for your free ticket right away!

Reindeer Games
Tuesday, December 9, 9:30 or 10:30
Children are invited to come celebrate Santa's special friends, the reindeer! Two sessions are being offered. Advance registration is required, so call or stop by the Children's Department and get ready for some reindeer fun!

E-Media Help Session
Thursday, December 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Do you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eBook device and have questions on how to use it? Our technician will be available on Thursday, December 11 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to help you find answers to those questions. Also, learn how you can borrow books and magazines from the library and download them to your device using your library card! To register, call us at 330-683-1065. Bring your own device or come play with one of ours. Please note that we will be hosting an e-media help session on the second Thursday of each month on a continuing basis. We may be able to accommodate a limited number of walk-ins depending on how many people have registered in advance.

Gingerbread Houses
Saturday, December 13, 11:00 or 1:00
What is fun, cute AND tasty? Gingerbread houses, of course! Children in grades K-4 are invited to join us as we build gingerbread houses. We will have everything they need to make this fun holiday treat! Please call or stop by the Children's Department to register.

Book Club
Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 pm

All adults are invited to join the OPL Book Club! All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is the book to read this month. Call or stop by the library's information desk to sign up for email reminders and to reserve a copy of the book, or place your hold in the catalog.

Rainbow Bracelets
Monday, December 29, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Bring your imagination and your friends to Orrville Public Library any time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29 to make a colorful Rainbow Bracelet. This free drop-in program is for kids in grades K-4. The library will provide the necessary supplies, but you are welcome to bring your own loom.

Candy Cane Golf

Tuesday, December 30, 1:00 and 3:00
Children ages 4-6 are invited at 1:00, and ages 7-12 at 3:00, to join us as we turn the Children's Department into a golf course. We will test our skills as we try to putt with oversized Candy Canes! Please call the Children's Department to register or for more information.

Special Holiday Hours
Wed, 12/24 (Christmas Eve): closed
Thurs, 12/25 (Christmas Day): closed
Wed, 12/31 (New Year's Eve): open 10:00-2:00
Thurs, 1/1 (New Year's Day): closed

We Read!
A Celebration of Books and Community
We are continuing our celebration of Orrville's Sesquicentennial by gathering 150 of YOUR favorite family titles! 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 to 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!

Did You Know?
One CLEVNET member library specializes in providing free services to Ohio residents who are blind or physically disabled. The Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled provides braille and audio materials to eligible CLEVNET members. Visit their website or stop by the Information Desk to learn more.

Your feedback and comments are always welcome at
Orrville Public Library
230 North Main Street
Orrville, OH  44667