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Orrington Old Home Week

JULY 15-24, 2022 • ORRINGTON, MAINE • INCORPORATED1788

Find "Oceans of Possibilities" at the Library

Back-To-School Supply Drive

Let's fill the bin many times over with paper, pens, pencils, markers, notebooks, rulers, boxes of tissue, folders, backpacks... anything the students and classrooms need!

The Orrington Public Library is again home to many Old Home Week events. Their most popular event is back. The annual Used Book Sale will fulfill your beach reads, fill your bookshelves, or stock up for those cold winter nights. The sale runs July 15-23.


The annual Old Home Week Photo Contest and Display will feature photos taken of Orrington, ranging from scenes, animals, objects, etc.  The top 3 vote-getters and another 10 winners will be printed into sets of notecards. You can view all the entries and purchase the notecards during special Old Home Week hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and, Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


The Library's Children's Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Opportunities,” is underway. Readers vie for weekly prizes and will have a chance for the grand prize drawing on August 10.


The ocean theme continues with an exciting fundraiser for the Public Library... a Painted Paddle Auction sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Creative students and adults are busy decorating wooden paddles with paint and other embellishments. These will be displayed and auctioned off to the highest bidder during Old Home Week!


The Story Walk will be set up along the Center Drive School XC Trail for adventurous readers to enjoy the outdoors… exercise both our mind and body.


Limited quantities of the “Food for Thought” Community Cookbook will be available for sale. It is the original Orrington Public Library recipe book published in 1978 with some new recipes from current Orrington cooks.


The Center Drive School PTG is sponsoring a Back-To-School Supply Drive all week long at the Public Library. Drop off much-needed school supplies for both students and teachers in the specially marked bins during regular Library hours.


There will be community exhibits on display outside the Library on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by and learn more about the Orrington Garden Club, Eastern Maine Camera Club, Orrington Conservation Commission and McKnight Wildlife Control and more.


Local author, Mac Ames, will also be on hand July 16, signing copies of his latest book, “Lost My Way in the Darkness.” Readers follow primary character Jack Bannister as he wrestles with issues of life, loss, trust, and faith. Add this to your summer reading list!

Library Community Displays


The Orrington Garden Club Display will be outside the library on Saturday, July 16 , 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Plants for sale, memberships and plant info on site.


Local Orrington author Mack Ames will be signing copies of his new novel, "Lost My Way in the Darkness", outside the Library on Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Follow primary character Jack Bannister as he wrestles with issues of life, loss, trust, and faith.


Stop by the Orrington Conservation Commission Display outside the Library on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Learn about Orrington's many natural park areas maintained by dedicated volunteers.


Chip McKnight of McKnight Wildlife Control will also be on hand to discuss wildlife issues. Don't wait until you have a wildlife pest  issue. Come talk to a professional!


The Eastern Maine Camera Club Booth will be set up outside the Library on Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.