Orillia Public Library

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Record #: ORI1220 Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 15 Jan 2013
Location, Telephone & Internet
Address36 Mississaga St W
Orillia, ON L3V 3A6
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Office Phone705-325-2338
Contact Information
Primary ContactSuzanne Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Alternate ContactKelli Absalom, Director of Information Services
Volunteer CoordinatorJayne Turvey, Coordinator of Community Services
Primary ExecutiveAmanda Hodgkinson, Director of Children's Services
Alternate ExecutiveSusan Dance, Director of Technical Services
Description & Services
DescriptionThe library offers a book collection of over 125,000 volumes covering every interest * eight newspapers * approximately two hundred magazine subscriptions * computer data bases online * 15 internet stations * public wifi *automated local newspaper index * trade directories and other information resources for business * telephone directories from across Ontario *career and job search information * consumer information, including car buying guides and auto repair manuals * publications from federal, provincial & municipal governments including legal & statistical materials * local history & genealogy resources, including back issues of Orillia newspapers on microfilm from 1867 to the present.  
A Community Outreach service is available for those unable to come to the Library.  
From our website, using your library card, you may access the information on 53 databases to which the library subscribes, providing specialized information in medical health * literary criticism * poetry * newspapers * general reference * many others 
A scanned version of the William Sword Scrapbook provides a pictorial history of early Orillia. And you may link to the OurOntario database to see many photos of early Orillia. Visit us at www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca 
The Children's Department serves families and children up to the grade eight level.  
Available to browse or borrow are books * magazines * music tapes * CD's * CD-ROMS * Books on CD * children's videos and DVD's.  
The variety of programmes offered includes: Book Babies * Tales for Two's and Three's * Preschool Stories * Drop-in Family Storytime.  
For school-age children the library hosts the Explorer's Club * summer and March break programs * PAWS to Read, a canine reading buddy program. 
We are also an Active Fun Kit location, providing hockey sized bags, or Active Fun Kits, supplied by the Simcoe County Good for Life committee, filled with various physical activity equipment (basketballs, parachutes etc) that families and/or community groups can loan out for free to use at a birthday party community picnic family reunion or just for fun.
HoursMon-Thu 10 am-8 pm, Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm; Sun 1 pm-4 pm from the first Sun after Thanksgiving to the last Sun in April
DatesYear round
Areas ServedOrillia ; Oro-Medonte ; Severn
ApplicationCall or drop in for more information
FeesNone - for Orillia residents and those in contracting municipalities
Other Details
AccessibilityFully Accessible