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.

Stop in next Wednesday or Saturday and wish Anne well in her new job. Anne is leaving the library for a full-time position. Congratulations to Anne.

Library Assistant Position:  We are taking applications to fill her position. The position currently averages 11 hours a week, but may increase to 15 hours a week next year. Hours include some evening and Saturday hours. The position requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to use a variety of computer systems. Assistance with programming for all ages and with general operation of the library will also be a part of the job description. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to troubleshoot tech devices and/or are bilingual in Spanish and English. You may contact the library for a complete job description. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to the library at ontlibr@wrlsweb.org. Applications will be taken until the position is filled.

Upcoming Library Events

The library will be open Fri. Nov. 27 from 10-6pm and Sat. Nov. 28 from 9-12pm.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend.

Shared Stories on Wed. Dec. 2 at 2:00pm. We will share Holiday stories on Wed. Dec. 2 at 2:00pm.  Bring your stories (written or oral) of a memorable holiday and we will share them over Holiday treats.

Holiday Treats on Wed. Dec. 2. Stop in the library between 10am and 5pm for a holiday treat in appreciation of your support of the library this past year.

Needle Felting with Jan Kenyon on Fri. Dec. 4 from 1-3pm.  Come learn how to make the most adorable needle felted animal and other creations.

Cookie and Holiday Treat Sale on Fri. Dec. 11. The Knit Wits are selling cookies, holiday treats, ornaments and other holiday items.  Stop in and get ready for the holidays.  Proceeds will benefit the library.

Santa Shop for Children at Old Fashioned Christmas on Sat. Dec. 12. The Knit Wits will be holding a Santa Shop for children at the Old Fashioned Christmas at the Community Hall.  Children can purchase a small gift for a family member for a small fee.  Proceeds will benefit the library, but the purpose of the shop is to provide an opportunity for children to be able to give a gift to a family member. If you have new or like new items you would like to donate to the Santa Shop, they can be dropped off at the library during our open hours.

Knit Wits Holiday Luncheon on Wed. Dec 16 at 12:00pm. Bring a dish to pass and a food item for the Food Pantry.  We will eat lunch at noon and then pack cookies for the Old Fashioned Christmas.

Holiday Teas at Wilmer Pearson’s Dec. 18-21. Marvel at the Dicken’s Village Holiday village that Wilmer Pearson has created in his home.  He is having an open house each day from the 18th-21st.  Free will donations will benefit the library. There will also be cookies for sale.

Play Groups are offered each Wednesday at 10:00am for children ages 3-5 years old.  Join us for stories, activities and crafts

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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