Orion Township Public Library receives 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Award

The Orion Township Public Library has received the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Award from the Michigan Department of Education for helping children learn to read.  The award was presented to the Library’s Head of Youth Services Deb Refior by the Michigan Center for the Book (MCB), in conjunction with the National Center for the Book, at a recent Orion Township Public Library board of directors meeting.
“We are so honored to receive this outstanding award,” said Refior, who wrote the application.  “We will use the child-friendly tablet in our youth programs.” 
In addition, the Orion Township Public Library received $500 to use for youth programming. 
The Orion Township Public Library was selected by peer libraries and MCB affiliates. It edged out other applicants for having consistently excellent programming, a partnership with local schools, and pairing of innovation with technology. A librarian liaison is assigned to each school in its district, and they help to fulfill requests from teachers and students during the school year.
For more information, patrons can visit orionlibrary.org, by call 248.693.3000.  The Orion Township Public Library is located at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, and is open 9:30a-9:00p Monday through Thursday and 9:30a-5:00p Friday and Saturday.