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News-September 2015

Library hours, Lego® Camps, TumbleBook of the Day, ABCmouse.

Public library hours are 2:00 - 6:00 pm weekdays. Saturday 10:00 am - Noon. Contact the public library after school hours at 641.337.5061 X124. Check out the Facebook page (search for Public Resource) and Pinterest page (Orient Public Library).

 Snow & Ice: Winter weather will soon be here and students and parents should be aware of the public library policy for weather closings. The public library is closed whenever the school is closed due to snow and ice. If there is an early out due to weather conditions the public library is closed. Also closed Saturday morning if the roads are snow-covered.

 The public library has Season 1, 2, and 3 of the Nashville TV series on DVD. The public library has two copies of Harper Lee's new book, Go Set a Watchman. Check them out!

 TumbleBook of the Day is now available from the public library website. Navigate to the library homepage,, then click on Books & Reading. Click on the TumbleBook icon to read the picture book of the day online. The book changes daily.

 Lego® Camp dates set for 2015-16 school year. Children in grades 2 - 8 are invited to attend any or all of the monthly Lego® Camps starting in November. Dates are all on Wednesdays, November 4, December 9, January 27, February 24, March 23, and April 27. Please RSVP for the first session in November at or call the library after 3:15 pm. Snacks will be provided from 2:15 - 2:30. Lego® time will be from 2:30 - 3:45 pm. Then from 3:45 - 4:00 pm children will be telling the others about the projects they created and cleaning up. Parents/caregivers should pick up children at 4:00. Lego® camp will not be held if school dismisses early for snow or ice or if the roads are treacherous due to snow or ice. “Like” the library Facebook page (search for Public Resource) for announcements. Please be sure the public library has an emergency contact number when the November reservation is made. (Contact Director Sharon Mensing if a child plans to stay at the library after 4:00 pm. There are a few computers available for the public from 4:00 until 5:45. The library closes promptly at 6:00 pm). Parents save the library phone number with extension number 124 in your personal cell phone. That’s 641.337.5061 X124.

 ABCmouse is available on four computers at the Orient public library. Just click on the icon on the desktop and set up an account. ABCmouse provides online learning activities for 2-6 year olds at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels in the areas of reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. There are more than 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons, including online books, interactive learning activities, games, puzzles, songs, art activities. And it is all free at your local public library.

 Holiday Boutique & Candy Sale November 19 - 21
Homemade candies, such as fudge, peanut brittle, divinity, peanut clusters, and more will be for sale at upcoming Holiday Boutique at the Henry Wallace Country Life Center in November. This is a fundraiser for the public library and parental support is much appreciated.

 Adopt-A-Book: Support the public library by purchasing a book on display at the library during November and December. A variety of adult fiction and children’s picture books will be waiting to be adopted. These are the newest and best books of 2015.

P.O. Box 182, 201 School St., ORIENT, IOWA 50858   641.337.5061 X124