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

Hat Luncheon Fundraiser. Our annual Hat Luncheon fundraiser for the library will be held on Wed., Thur., and Fri. July 22,23, & 24 at noon each day. The luncheon will be at the Wilmer Pearson residence on 302 Park Street in Ontario. For reservations call the library at 337-4651 or Wilmer Pearson at 337-4432.  The suggested donation is $15.00.

The Summer Reading Program begins Wed. June 17 at 1:00pm.  Children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for a summer of exploring Every Hero Has a Story. Programs are offered each Wednesday from 1:00-2:30pm from June 17-July 22.  There will also be programs on Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 1:00-2:30pm.  All programs are open to children in grades K-6.  Come to any or all.

The Library will be Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday.  Come and see us at the Talent Show where we will be serving concessions and at the parade.

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!

Shared Stories: Wednesday July 15 at 10:00am.  Please note the time change due to the Summer Reading Program in the afternoon.  Bring any stories about living in and around Ontario.  Pictures are also welcome.

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.

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.

Book Group: Join us for a discussion of The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough on Wed. July 8 at 10:00am.  Please note the morning meeting time due to our summer reading program in the afternoon.  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 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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