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PHONE

906.884.4411

E-MAIL

OntLibrary
@OntonagonLibrary.org

ADDRESS

311. N. Steel St.

Ontonagon, MI 49953

HOURS

M: 11-8

Tu: 11-5

W: 11-8

Th: X

F: 11-5

Sa: 10-2

Su: X

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The library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, May 2nd due to elections being held in the Township Building.
 
LEGO Club is CANCELLED for Monday, May 1st due to voting machine setup in the meeting room. The final meeting of LEGO Club will be held on Monday, May 8th as scheduled. Parents, if you'd like to send along a treat to share for our last session, please do so!
 
The May 2017 Library Board meeting will be held on Monday, May 8th, but will be pushed back to 5:00 PM to accommodate LEGO Club.

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN EXCITING NEW EXPANSION OF LIBRARY SERVICES...

 

Starting Monday, March 20th, 2017, Carp Lake Township Library patrons can use their memberships to check out items here at Ontonagon Township Library...

 

... and...

 

Ontonagon Township Library patrons can use their memberships to check out items at Carp Lake Township Library (located at the Mineral River Plaza in White Pine)!

This innovative collection sharing initiative facilitates the immediate, in-person use of interlibrary loan priveleges, adding value and convenience to memberships at both libraries. All told, the collection sharing program gives residents of Ontonagon, Carp Lake, Bohemia, Greenland, and Rockland townships direct access to over 40,000 print materials and nearly 2,000 video units.


A picture of you, literally buried in books because of your unprecedented access to library materials throughout northern Ontonagon County!

Our Super Science Day with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum was super successful! Check out some photos below (just click on the picture for a larger image.)

 

A big thanks goes out to Andrea from AAHOM, and also to our friends at the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts for letting us hold the workshops in their fancy Chandelier Room! It was a perfect setting for the "Crime Lab" mystery that the older kids solved!


Did you enjoy our Super Science Day? Would you like to see more science workshops next summer? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page!

Using statewide library data from the previous fiscal year, we ran a report to compare the Ontonagon Township Library to similar Michigan libraries. For this report, we looked at all libraries with a service population of 3,999 or less, and a total operating income between $25,000 and $100,000.

 

Using these criteria, we found that there were 41 libraries in Michigan that serve similarly small populations on a budget comparable to ours.

 

Here is how OTL stacked up against the other 40...

 

 

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #5 in physical audio units on-hand (e.g., music CDs and audiobooks) with 748 items.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #4 in total circulation with 28,116 items circulated.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #4 in items loaned to other libraries with 1,280 items sent out on interlibrary loan.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #3 in total number of print materials on hand with 30,944 books and periodicals available.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #2 in Children’s Materials circulated with 8,063 items checked out from juvenile, board book, and easy reader categories.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #2 in total collection size with 37,793 items available.

 

  • And the Ontonagon Township Library was #2 in total library visits, with an estimated 22,776 in-person instances of library use. (That’s almost 13 people for every hour we were open!)

 

Thanks to all of our friends and visitors for helping us achieve these numbers!

Please note that we have officially entered "summer hours" where computer use is concerned. Computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes; no exceptions. If there are available computers after you have signed out and given others a reasonable chance to log on, additional sessions may be available.

If these rules are not followed, it may result in computer priveleges being restricted or revoked. If everyone follows the rules and uses common sense and fairness, we can keep our public computer system simple and accessible.

Thank you for your help in ensuring that all of our patrons and visitors are able to get online during this busy time of year.

"We are all getting along and sharing the computers fairly! Hooray for the library! Hooray for summer! Hooray for stock photography!"

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out for our summer programs. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did!


The Super Mega Hardcore Fancy Acoustic Concert a couple weeks ago was a great success. Here are some pictures of the action...

 

 

 

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