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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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We are no longer distributing eclipse glasses as of 8/16. You people have ripped through 950 pairs of them already. Monsters. Here are your options:
 

1. Pay $100 for 10 pairs on Amazon and probably end up with the weird imports that are not ISO certified and made out of asbestos and BPA.

 

2. Share. Seriously, there are 950 pairs out there. You might check with the Carp Lake Township Library or the Rousseau Bar, where some pairs were sent to serve the far reaches of our patronage, but I imagine they're both running low by now too.

 

3. Maybe just don't worry about it because it's probably going to rain anyway?

 

or...

 

4. Come to the library the day of the eclipse, Monday, August 21st, where we will distribute our last 48 pairs of glasses on a first-come, first-served basis at precisely twelve o' clock noon, EST.

 

GOOD LUCK!!!

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'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...

 

 

 

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!

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