The Orion Township Public Library is the
information hub of the community, providing open
and easy access to resources and services for
the enrichment of the life in our community.
The general library objectives of the Orion
Township Public Library shall be:
- To serve the community as a center of reliable information.
- To provide a place where inquiring minds may encounter the original,
sometimes unorthodox and critical ideas so necessary as
correctives and stimulants in a society that depends for its
survival on free competition in ideas.
- To support education, civic, and cultural activities of groups and organizations.
- To provide opportunity and encouragement for children, young people, men, and women to educate themselves continuously.
- To seek continually to identify community needs, to provide programs of service to meet such needs and to cooperate with other
organizations, agencies, and institutions which can provide programs or services to meet community needs.
- To provide opportunity for recreation through the use of literature, music, films, and other art forms.
Orion Twp Public Library: 1926 - 1940
The Orion Township Public Library, established by the Lake Orion Women's Club in 1926, was first located on the second floor of
what is now the Village Hall.
Orion Twp Public Library: 1940 - 1965
In 1940 it was moved to the Hemingway House on Lapeer Street in the Village of Lake Orion
and grew until the floor boards sagged.
Orion Twp Public Library: 1965 - 1989
In 1964, the first formal library was built on M24 where the Michigan Catholic Credit Union
now stands. Opening in 1965, this building met the community's needs for the next 23 years.
Orion Twp Public Library: 1989 - Present
In 1986, the Orion community passed a bond to create the new Orion Township Public Library to serve the next generation of Orion
residents. The 29,000 square foot building opened at its current location on Joslyn Road in February of 1989. Designed to serve a
population of 30,000 and house a collection of 100,000 volumes with a capacity for a 200,000 items per year circulation, the new Orion
Township Public Library was spacious and inviting, offering quiet study areas, comfortable seating, meeting rooms for community
gatherings, and the latest titles, as well as state-of-the-art computers and other new technologies.
For more information about the Orion Township Public Library, see our
Annual Report (PDF).