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

Fill Out Our Survey. Click on the link below and tell us what you like about the library and how we can provide a better service. Copies of the survey will also be available at the library and will be sent out in the water and sewer bills in March. Paper surveys can be returned to the library or the village office. Library Survey

The WRLS Echo Project: Exploring Cultural History Online is live and ready to be searched.  You may recall that we have been collecting local pictures from the past and scanning them into a database that can be searched online.  That collection is now available to be searched at WRLS Echo. There are some fascinating pictures from the past.  Additional pictures will be added as photos become available.

Knit Wits Raffle. The Ontario Knit Wits are selling raffle tickets for a variety of craft items.  The proceeds will benefit the library.  Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6.

Shared Stories offers a time to share stories of growing up in and around Ontario.  This month we will be sharing School Stories.  Bring your stories, either written or to tell, on Wed. April 22 at 1:00pm. Some may even be included in a collection of stories that will be kept at the library. If there is interest, we will meet monthly to share memories.

Play Group on Wednesdays at 10:00am. Preschool children are invited to join us for stories, activities, crafts and a snack.  If school is cancelled, there is no Play Group. If there is interest, Play Groups will continue each Wednesday at 10:00am.

Peace Education Program: Wednesday March 4- May 6 from 5:30-7:00pm. The purpose of the Peace Education Program (PEP) is to help participants discover their own inner resources—innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, and hope—and the possibility of personal peace. The program is sponsored by Echo Valley Hope.

Book Group: Join us for a discussion of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn on Wed. May 13 at 2:00pm.   Stop by the library for a copy of the book, if you would like to join us.

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 & Community Book 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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