Orr library Zoom stories start Jan. 18

Orr library Zoom stories start Jan. 18

Join Orrville Public Library children’s staff on Zoom for four weeks of interactive story time. Each week will include stories, songs and rhymes for children of different age groups.


The Orrville Public Library is offering the following programs. For more information call the library at 330-683-1065.

Zoom stories

Join Orrville Public Library children’s staff on Zoom for four weeks of interactive story time. Each week will include stories, songs and rhymes. Register for story times through the calendar at www.orrville.lib.oh.us or by calling the children’s department at 330-683-1065. Registration will begin Monday, Jan. 18. When registered, you will receive the Zoom link information a few days before story times begin.

Zoom story times will be held for four weeks, beginning Feb. 2-3. Sessions for 2- and 3-year-olds will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. The 4- and 5-year-old sessions will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. The Wednesday 9:30 a.m. session will be for Bubbles & Books (birth to 24 months) participants. As times might not work for everyone, a link will be shared so the recorded story times can be viewed around your schedule.

Story time craft kits will be available to pick up starting Monday, Jan. 18. The kits will contain crafts for all four weeks of story time. These kits are available to all and can be picked up either in the library or at its drive-up window. Videos with instructions for the craft projects will be posted on Facebook weekly.

Winter Reading Challenge

The cold winds of January make it a perfect time to snuggle up with a good book. It’s also the perfect time to join Orrville Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge. The program runs through Jan. 31. Adults, teens and children can log their reading online through the Beanstack platform, available at http://orrville.beanstack.org. The more you read, the more you have a chance to win a prize. Further details are available on the calendar at www.orrville.lib.oh.us.

If you need things to read, call 330-683-1065 and staffers will pull books for you to pick up at the drive-up window.

Database Showcase

If you are working on your family history, one of your first stops should be Orrville Public Library’s website to access the free online databases. From the drop-down menu on the website’s Adult tab, click on Research Databases.

One of the databases listed under the Genealogy heading is HeritageQuest. This site can be accessed from home. There is a wealth of information available including U.S. Census records as far back as 1790. City directories are available from 1821-1989. There also are military and immigration records, along with wills and probate information.

The Research Aids tab will lead people to tips and tricks on where to begin and also offer new research ideas.

Dog license

All it takes is $16 to give your dog a ticket home if it becomes lost. Orrville Public Library is once again a satellite location to purchase 2021 Wayne County dog licenses. All dogs over the age of 3 months and that have been owned for more than 30 days are required to have a license. The library will accept cash and checks for the license and requests people bring their renewal form with them.

If your dog becomes lost, the license can make all the difference in returning them to you. With a license on their collar, your dog can be held for up to 14 days while the dog warden tries to contact you. According to state law, a dog without a license can only be held for three days.

Tags can be purchased during regular library hours and will be available until Jan. 30.

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