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July 17, 2023

A Reminder: Library Planning Survey

If you have not already completed this anonymous survey, please consider doing so now. Responses will be used with information gathered from other planning tools to refresh our services to OPL members and Ontario residents.

Working with OWWL System we seek your input to determine priorities and plans for the future. Library Trustees, staff, and members will work together to update our library long-range plan.

You do not have to sign-in to Google to complete the survey! Responses to this survey will be collected for the next two weeks. Thank you for your help.

Note: Multiple choice questions require a response. Please select the response that most closely matches your actions.

Take Library Survey

Our 2023 Summer Reading youth program in collaboration the Wayne County Fair Committee encourages all to Read to Win!

Look for Reading Rewards opportunities to win free Wayne County Fair passes for you and your family, and other prizes, too. This program is part of OPL Summer Reading and is open to youth including teens.

Family Fun Day @

Wayne County Fair with OWWL Libraries!

OPL and OWWL Libraries are participating in the

Saturday, August 19 at the Great Wayne County Fair.

Didn't win a free pass? No trouble! Admission to the Fair on this special day will be Free from 9am - 2pm with use of special coupon code. (Code to be provided soon).

Enjoy family friendly events all day featuring storytelling, historic music, performers, re-enactors, heritage craft demonstrations and community mural painting. More info to come!


Drop-In Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga returns in September. Plan to join Kathy and friends for a relaxing time of gentle and restorative yoga.

Speaking of Friends: With their very generous support, the Friends of OPL have funded this program. We are fortunate to have their support. Thank you, Friends!

Classes resume Thursday, September 7. Watch for more details.

Medicare 101: Biweekly on Fridays

Drop in : 10:15am-1:15pm

Friday, July 21, 2023, also August 18, September 1, September 15

Be a well-informed and in-control health consumer. Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for several years, drop-in and talk with Helen to better understand your options.


Storytime on Tuesday

Toddlers and preschoolers, age 18 months+ with their parent/caregiver come together for Storytime. Miss Anne welcomes all for stories, sing along time and fun.

Summer Reading Rewards for Adults

During these last weeks of the Summer Reading program we encourage you to connect with any of the many books from the shelves in the Main Room. Earn a chance for a prize when borrowing books. More information available in the library.

Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, July 18 @ 1:00

This month the Mystery Book Club discusses The NIght Shift by Alex Finlay.

The Magic Joe Show

Friday, July 21 @ 11:00

Kids, 4 years old and up, register for this magic show. Be wowed by the fast-pace magic.

Registration for each person attending is required.


Book Tasting

Wednesday 7/25 @ 2:00

Youth of all ages come on in and find your new favorite book.

No registration; just drop-in

Field Day Games

Wednesday 7/26 @ 11:00

We're getting together to play field games and silly games, too Bring your friends for an especially good time! The more the merrier!

No registration required. Plan for the weather. This is a Shine Only Program

Shine Only Program: If raining or too hot (over 92 degrees) at time of program, program will be cancelled.

Registration required.

Registration for those 8+ yrs @ 2:00pm

Register 8yrs+ :  2pm

Space Escape Room

Monday, July 31, Two Sessions 

Work together to solve the puzzle to escape. Bring your brain power and detective skills.

Register each person attending by their program age group

Registration required.

Registration for those 10+ yrs @ 4:00pm

Register 10yrs+ : 4pm

All Together Now: Finale Day

Thursday, August 3, 11:00

All ages get together for prizes, pizza and Bingo

Registration required. Register each person attending


More New Reads

Enjoy newly published books now, online or in print. Here are only a few titles:

  • American Ramble: A walk of Memory and Renewal by Neil King, Jr.
  • The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams
  • The Best Strangers in the World by Ari Shapiro
  • A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu
  • Happy Place by Emily Henry
  • Such Kindness by Andre Dupus III
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