Brain Freeze

Students in Grades 5-8 can read year-round and earn a treat coupon or small prize for every 300 minutes of reading completed. Pick up a log sheet from the Information Desk to track your reading minutes and book titles.  Turn your completed log sheet in to the Information Desk and draw from the Brain Freeze Jar.  You have a chance to win a prize from Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Orr Valley Creamery, or Taco Bell (limit of 3 prizes per month.)

Adult Summer Take & Make

Beginning June 1, adults can pick up a kit at the Information Desk to make a paperbag album.  We will show you how to use basic paper lunchbags and photos, sayings, embellishments of your choosing to make a simple and unique gift.  Kits will be available while supplies last.

Summer Story Time

Registration begins Tuesday, May 30th for our Summer Story Times. 

Story Times are available for babies through grade 2.  Story Times are held weekly and begin the week of June 12, concluding the week of July 24. 

There will be no Story Times the week of July 3.

Register by clicking on the appropriate age group on our website calendar or by contacting the Children's Deparatment at 330-683-1065.

Star Wars Day

Visit the Orrville Public Library Thursday, May 4th as we celebrate Star Wars day with activities and cardboard cutouts of your favorite characters throughout the library. 

Will it Waffle?

What can you make in a waffle iron? Cinnamon Rolls? Pizza? Cookies? Come find out on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Open to those in Grades 6-12. Registration begins May 1st on our website calendar, or stop by the Information Desk.

*Please be aware that food items may contain allergens. By registering for this program parent/guardians waive OPL responsibility for any allergic reactions.


StoryWalk┬« is a fun, educational activity that places a children's storybook along a walking trail within the community. This project was created to help build children's interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for all. Stories along the Storybook Trail will change monthly, April-November, with a break during winter months.  The Storybook Trail is located east of the dog park with parking available off Ella Street.

The 2024 StoryWalk® monthly books & sponsors:


Kids in grades 3-6 will enjoy using a variety of creative techniques and media as part of our monthly first-Friday Crafternoon series.  On Friday, July 7th at 4 p.m. we will be using collaborative art: radiant layers.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, June 19th.  Register by clicking on the activity in our website calendar or by contacting the Children's Department at 330-683-1065.

Seed Exchange

Have you been dreaming of warm days and being in your garden?  We are once again offering our popular Seed Exchange.  If you have leftover seeds or are maybe looking for something new to try, this is the place to go!  Stop in anytime to check out our display area of free seeds.

If donating seeds, please be sure to label the container with the type of plant and the year of the seed.  Bags and tags will be provided, if needed.  Anyone can participate, whether you donate or not.

Seed saving and gardening books will also be on display.