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Ontonagon, MI 49953


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The full schedule for 2018 Summer Programming has been released!


The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party will be on Tuesday, June 19th, at 1:30 and the fun doesn't end until the wrap-up party on August 14th. Some of the fun coming at you in 2018 includes hands-on musical activities, STEM building challenges, a slime workshop, and live birds! With so many great activities, awards, and surprises this year, be sure to download our printable schedule and keep a copy on hand!


(And for adults and teens, don't miss our fundraiser on June 20th, and a new session of Four Week Finn starting in July!)


Category: Programs & Events

On Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00 P.M, the Ontonagon Township Library will host a special fundraising event featuring a presentation on the hottest crime and mystery writers from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and beyond by Marlene Broemer (PhD, University of Helsinki.)


Midsummer is an important holiday in Finland, and our fundraiser is being held on the eve of the Summer Solstice in accordance with that celebration! The night will feature some delicious refreshments, great door prizes, and wine will be available for those of age.


Nordic Noir will be a 100% donation-based event, with a suggested donation of $10 per person (but any amount you're able to give is appreciated.) Proceeds raised will go towards purchasing a dry-erase whiteboard for library programs and other occurences in the Township meeting room. (Any money raised beyond the cost of the whiteboard will go to the library's general operating fund.)




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Help us deck our halls—and win Christmas presents!

Here's how it works:

  1. Make a donation to the Ontonagon Township Library in any amount between now and Friday, December 22nd, and receive a blank (paper) ornament for our Deck the Halls challenge!

  2. Decorate your ornament at the Christmas Crafting Station inside the library, or take it to decorate at home, but it must be returned by Friday, December 22nd to be eligible for the contest.

  3. Put your name and phone number or e-mail on the back of your ornament, and include your age if entering the “12 and under” category.

  4. Entries will bedeck the bulletin board in the hallway near the bathrooms.

  5. When the library closes on Friday, December 22nd at 5:00 p.m., a photograph of each entry will be posted to the library's Facebook (

  6. The winner will be determined by number of Facebook “likes” collected, with the “voting” ending at 11:59 p.m. On Sunday, December 24th. (Heart reacts, wow reacts, etc., will also be counted as “likes”.) Entrants are encouraged to hack the democratic process by flooding social media with links to your contest entry.

  7. Winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via phone or e-mail. Prizes can be picked up during normal library hours beginning Wednesday, December 27th.

The contest is open to all ages, with separate prize packages for youth and teens/adults!

The Prizes!

All books are in new or read-once condition. Other items are new-in-box. All prizes are donated items, duplicates of items already in the library's collection, or prizes left over from other programs. No library funds were used to purchase prizes for the Deck the Halls contest.

Open/Adult Division

12 & Under Division

  • Louise Penny – The Long Way Home (hardcover, signed edition)

  • Karen Kingsbury – A Baxter Family Christmas (hardcover)

  • Henry Kisor – Season's Revenge (paperback, signed edition)

  • Henry Kisor – The Riddle of Billy Gibbs (paperback, signed edition)

  • J.D. Robb – Festive in Death (CD audiobook)

  • Bill O'Reilly – Killing Kennedy (CD audiobook)

  • Michigan Rocks” puzzle (550 pcs.)

  • J.K. Rowling – Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (hardcover)

  • The Goonies (DVD, rated PG)

  • Al Seckel – The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions (paperback)

  • Rachel Renee Russell – Dork Diaries: OMG! All About Me Diary (paperback)

  • Rachel Renee Russell – Dork Diaries: How to Dork Your Diary (paperback)

  • LED fidget spinner

Category: Programs & Events

Federal and State forms for paying your 2017 income taxes are now available at the library! 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, as well as Michigan state 1040s with or without home heating credit.



In 2017, most libraries have phased out the use of VHS and other cassette-based media for obvious reasons. One common problem with this is that certain vintage, local-interest films may not exist on DVD or streaming formats. To that end, OTL began transferring our local-interest VHS collection to a digital archive this fall.


Thanks to the magic of YouTube, we are able to easily share the first two films we were able to save as part of this endeavor.


Local interest VHS transfers will eventually be available to check out in the library on DVD format.

Category: New Materials

Lopultakin! Our popular Four Week Finn program will be back for another "semester" Monday afternoons in April 2018!


Classes will be held 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, and 4/30. All sessions are at 5:30 P.M.


The program costs $20, due at the first class session. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the library or by calling 884-4411. 

Four Week Finn 2018 flyer

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