Ontario Public Library News

February 1, 2023

1850 Ridge Rd., Ontario NY  14519   315-524-8381   OntarioPublicLibrary.org

What's New?


hoopla is Here!

We have a new collection for you to LOVE! Use your OPL Card anytime to download or stream all kinds of digital resources: movies, TV series, music, digital and audiobooks, magazines and more. Set up your account, then explore the titles. Have your library card number and PIN to login.

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Enjoy Winter Walks at NYS Parks: Empire Park Passes 2023 are here!

Avoid entrance fees: borrow an Empire Pass from us. NYS Parks in the Finger Lakes--open year round--are exciting places for walks, hikes, sledding and more. Take a look at your calendar, then plan an adventure at an area state parks. How about February school break. OPL passes circulate for one week.

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What to Read Next: Get Suggestions

Interested in ideas for your next book selection? Take this quiz sponsored by Penguin Random House. Suggestions for what you may enjoy reading are returned with your immediate results.

Hint: Your quiz results reflect the cost of individual books, so feel free to answer the quiz question "How much you spend on books" with an estimate of the value of books you borrow from OWWL Libraries - both print and digital. An average cost for estimating is $20.00 per book.

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RRH Mobile Mammography Center

Wednesday, February 8: 11:00 - 4:00

Walk-ins allowed as time permits. Schedule your appointment online or call

585.922.7465. Insurance not required.

2022 Tax Filing Assistance

Finger Lakes Community Action representatives will be here to assist with preparation of your personal 2022 IRS and NYS income taxes. They are here weekly on Wednesdays through April 1, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Introduce yourself and drop off your documents during these times. Be sure to click the "More Information" button, review the list, and bring all necessary documents for the filing preparation services.

This service is made available with grant funding and managed by collaborative efforts of Finger Lakes Community Action, Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), its volunteers and staff, as well as the OPL staff.

More Information

Embroidery Craft for Adults

Come in for post-Valentine Day fun. Sign up for craft time for Wednesday, February 15, 1:00p.

All supplies provided. Class limited to 15. Beginner's welcome. Register early. No walk-ins.


Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, February 21st at 1pm, join our monthly Mystery Book Club for a discussion of the book, The Maid by Nita Prose. Discussion held in Library Community room.

2023 Book List

More information coming soon

Chair Yoga

Weekly drop-in

Thursdays, 3:45p, Community Room.

  • Arrive 10 minutes early to settle in
  • Refreshing 45 minute session
  • Registration not required
More Information

Kids' Programming

Weekly Storytime


Toddlers and preschoolers, age 18 months and older, and their parent/caregiver join Miss Anne for stories, sing along songs and more in the Community Room. 

School Break Week begins February 20. Check OPL website or Facebook for more on events!


COVID-19 rapid test kits

Free COVID-19 rapid test kits available to residents. Ask at the front desk. Test kits are provided by the WC Dept. of Public Health. Tests are available as long as supply lasts. Limit two boxes (2 tests per box) per family.

Medicare 101

Helen Pleszewicz,

Licensed Medicare Specialist

Be a well-informed health consumer. Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for several years, get more information to help you better understand your options.

Ms. Pleszewicz, while an employee of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, discusses NYS options. Participation as an Excellus Member is not required. No purchase or company commitment required.

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