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Youth Services

Youth

Take the youth BINGO adventure as you collect spaces by logging your reading and participating in library-related activities. All finishers will earn prizes, a free book, and a chance to win a showcase prize. 

Teens

Teen explorers will win free books and gift cards for participating in OTPL's Teen BINGO adventures and challenges. Completing one book opens registration for the Summer Reading Parter at Water Warrior Island.

Adults

Participate in weekly reading adventures and library challenges to win prizes throughout the summer by logging your activities in the Beanstack Reading Tracker. Win free books, gift cards, or a brand new Kobo eReader.

Seniors

Participate in weekly reading adventures and library challenges to win prizes throughout the summer by logging your reading activities on a reading log; be entered to win a Grand Prize. This program is not tracked online. Please contact the library for more information.

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Reading Challenges

Check out one of our reading challenges based on appropriate grade level. Log the books you read online to win prizes while growing your child's literacy skills.

Storytime

Early Literacy

Check out some of our early literacy resources, including a preschool directory, storytime FAQ, and kit suggestions.

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What to Read Next

Having a hard time figuring out what the next best book might be? Check out our librarian curated lists based on popular genres and topics of interest.

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Orion ThinkLink

Expanding the educational opportunities and enhancing the academic achievement of local students.

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Online Resources

With a valid Orion Library card, you have 24 / 7 access to a variety of subscription online resources such as databases and other eLearning platforms.

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Downloads and Streaming

Access content such as ebooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines, music, movies, and TV shows.

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Download our app

Search our catalog, see our calendar of events, and even pay fees and check out items! Available for FREE on Android and iOS!

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Storytimes

Storytime teaches the foundations of reading, social skills, and creative skills.  Bring your child to storytime and enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and activities.

Youth Events

We offer a wide range of youth focused programming at the library, from Doggone Readers, crafting, STEM, and other topics. Select the link below to check out upcoming events.

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5th Grade Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local 5th graders. Each team consists of three to five 5th graders. Teams read nine books chosen by Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format. This year’s battle will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Waldon Middle School.​

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