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

Community Garden Work Days Mondays at 8:30am.   We will meet at the garden each Monday at 8:30am until the garden season is over, weather permitting.  Whether your an experienced gardener or don’t know a dandelion from a tomato plant, come and share your garden tips or learn from others. We need YOU to make the garden a success! Extra Garden Work Day Wed. May 20 at 2:15 pm. Meet at the garden and we will finish planting the garden.

Writing Your Memoirs by Larry Scheckel on Wed. May 20 1:00.  Learn some tips on writing your memories.  This is the part of the Shared Stories program. The group offers a time to share stories of growing up in and around Ontario. Some may even be included in a collection of stories that will be kept at the library.

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.

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.

The library will be closed Sat. May 23 and Mon. May 25 for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Needle Felting Class on Fri. June 5 from 1-3pm.  Jan Kenyon will demonstrate how to create needle felting objects.  With one needle, a piece of pillow foam and small bits of wool, transformation takes place, whimsy abounds and small creatures appear. All ages welcome. No experience or equipment required. Just come join the fun. For more information, contact Jan at 337-4578.

Echo Valley Hope, Inc will host the “Peace Education Program,” beginning May May 27th at the Ontario Public Library. This is an innovative educational program produced by The Prem Rawat Foundation consisting of ten videos, each focusing on a particular theme. The themes include: peace, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, clarity, understanding, dignity, choice, hope and contentment. There is no cost to the program. Each session will be one hour.

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.

Book Group: Join us for a discussion of Pelican Brief by John Grisham on Wed. June 10 at 2:00pm.  There was also a movie made from this book.  The movie will be shown at the library at 11:30am, immediately before the book discussion.  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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