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Orrville Public Library

Contact Information –230 N. Main St., Interim Director – Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft Hours – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year the Orrville Public Library is celebrating its 90th Birthday! In 1925 the library began with a collection of 600 books in a vacant room at the high school. The present building was dedicated in 1941 with additions to the building in 1977 and 2000.

• Books in a box, Play & Learn Kits and special teacher cards • Homebound services • Hold-That Book & DVD reservations • Free digital magazines- Zinio • Book-A-Librarian

2014 FAST FACTS

Number of Registered Borrowers...................................11,774 Number of Items Owned.................................................70,000 Number of eBooks available.........................................124,395 Yearly Reference Questions........................................... 32,968 Attendance per Typical Week ..........................................2,242 Total 2013 Programs offered............................................... 651 Total 2013 Attendance at Library programs.................17,260 Total circulation .............................................................512,702

On any given day the Orrville Public Library iis a h hub O i d h O ill P bli Lib b off busy activities. Whether you are looking for a quiet place to read the newspaper, a computer to search for a job, a fun program to attend with your family or a recommendation of a great book, the library has something for everyone. Orrville Public Library staff works hard to meet the needs of the community with friendly, accurate and timely public service. We look forward to providing library services that will foster a culture of literacy that supports our local schools and creates opportunities for the entire community. In 2014, we enrolled over 550 children in our Summer Reading Program. The library also offers the following programs and services: • Story Times (Ages 9 months. – 2nd grade) • Meeting rooms & Quiet Study space

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Above photo courtesy of Orrville Public Library First Building: The quaint Georgian style building located at the corner of North Main and Church Streets was dedicated as the first Orrville Library in 1941.


Orrville Today: The 2015 Community Guide