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.

Paint Party Fundraiser on Sat. January 27 from 1:00-4:00pm.  Come and enjoy an afternoon of painting with Patti Holte, Brookwood art teacher. She will lead us as we create our choice of canvas painting. The cost is $35 which includes all supplies and refreshments.  Seating is limited so call the library at 337-4651 to reserve your spot. Proceeds will benefit the library.

Raffle Tickets on Sale NOW.  The Ontario Knit Wits are holding a raffle for a handmade quilt and 7 themed prizes with proceeds benefiting the library. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available now at the library or from a member of the Knit Wits. The drawing will be July 6, 2018 at 11:00am at the Ontario Library.  The raffle license number is R0033220A-93906.

Media Conversion Lab is Coming Back! Do you have VHS or audiocassettes you would like to convert to a digital format? The media cannot have a copyright, but all those old family videos or cassettes can be transferred. We will have the machines and instructions at the library so that you can convert your VHS tapes to DVDs and audiocassettes to CD’s or thumb drives.  The machines will be available from Jan. 6-Mar. 5 during our open hours. Contact the library for more information.

TIME CHANGE: The PBS Ken Burns 10 part series: The Vietnam War will be shown at the library on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm from Nov. 1-Jan. 24. We will watch and discuss one part each week.  Join us for any or all of this important series.

Preschool Play Group on Wed. Jan. 24 at 10:00am. Preschool children are invited to the library for stories, activities and crafts.  The program is presented by the NOW Preschool Options program and promotes school readiness.  The next Play Group will be February 21.

Book Group Discussion on Wed. Jan. 10 @ 2:00pm. We will discuss Braving It by James Campbell. This is true story of a father, a daughter and a journey in to the Alaskan wilderness.  Stop by the library for a copy, if you would like to join the discussion.

Sock ’em. Wed. Feb. 7 @ 8:30am. Do you love to knit socks. Join us to start a new sock using a mosaic pattern.  Bring one dark and one light yarn and size 1 circular needles.

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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