Welcome to the Ontario Public Library!

Libraries are more than just books today.  Check out the pages of our website above to find out what’s happening at the library. Click on the WRLSWEB link on the left to search our catalog and the other links to find information on other topics.

Upcoming Library Events.

Summer Reading Programs- Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00-2:30pm June 6-29. Children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for active programs at the library and in the garden.

Join us at the Talent Show on Sunday, July 3 at 7:00pm.  We will selling concessions as a fundraiser for the library.

The Library will be Closed Sat. July 2 and Mon. July 4 for the Independence Day weekend.

Exercise Your Mind is our Adult Summer Reading Program.  Fill out our review form on a book you have read or listened to, place it in the jar at the library and you could win a prize.  We will have 6 weekly random drawings of review forms beginning Monday, July 11.

Book Group Discussion on Wed. July 13 at 2:00pm..  We will be getting in the mood for the Olympics by reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  Stop by the library for a copy, if you would like to join us.

Community Garden.   A Garden Work Day is scheduled for Mon. June 27 at 8:30am, weather permitting.  Watch the website or give us your email for updates on the gardening schedule.

Hat Luncheon at Wilmer Pearson’s residence on July 27, 28, & 29 at 12:00 noon each day.  Join us for our annual fundraiser for the library.  Watch for this year’s yummy menu.

Vernon County Reads. Libraries in Vernon County invite you to pick up a copy of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Join our discussion of the book on Wed. Aug. 10 at 2:00pm.  The author will give a presentation at the Viroqua Elementary School Cafetorium on Thurs. Aug. 25th from 6:00-8:30pm.

Sock ‘em is for knitters interested in trying more challenging sock patterns.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30am at the library.  The group will meet monthly to share new techniques and answer questions.  Stop by the library for a copy of the first pattern and list of needed supplies.

Can You Help Us? There are many ways to support the library.  Consider these opportunities and give us a call: Deliver books to the homebound. Donate gently used children’s books. Help with the Shared Stories project. Help with the Community Garden. Organize and add books to our two Little Free Libraries. Bake cookies or help serve at a fundraising dinner.


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