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.

Patriotic Pallets are on sale at the library.  Decorate your lawn and help support the library.  Free delivery available within a 10 mile radius.  The pallets are $10 each and proceeds will benefit the library.

The Class lists are here.  Kids, stop in the library and find out who your teacher and classmates will be. Why not check out a book while you are here?

Winter Pantry by Lauren West. Friday, Sept. 16 at 12:00 noon. Join us for a light lunch and Lauren’s program at 12:30pm. Lauren says, “We will discuss various techniques for long term food storage including freezing, fermentation, canning and more.  Recipes and my favorite winter pantry items will be shared.”

Community Garden.   Garden work days are Mondays at 8:30am, weather permitting.  Watch the website or give us your email for updates on the gardening schedule.

The Library will be Closed Sat. Sep. 3 and Mon. Sep. 5 for the Labor day weekend.

Book Group Discussion on Wed. Sep.14 at 2:00pm..  We will discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  Stop by the library for a copy, if you would like to join us.

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, September 14 at 8:30am at the library and we will be doing a Toe Up sock. Bring 3 size 7 or 8 needles and worsted weight yarn to practice the cast on. You can also bring 100g of sock yarn and size 1 or 2 needles. The group will meet monthly to share new techniques and answer questions.

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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