Adventure Begins at the Orrington Library!

The Orrington Public Library is again home to many Old Home Week events. 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.-5 p.m.


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 14-22.


The Library's Children's Summer Reading Program, “All Together Now... Kindness, Friendship, Unity,” will be the theme for various activities. Readers vie for weekly prizes and will have a chance for the grand prize drawing on August 10.


This year's Public Library fundraiser is utilizing a 12" diameter 1/2" thick wood circle for the... 2nd annual Art Auction. Creative students and adults will decorate the wood with paint or other media and attach embellishments to turn the disc into decorations or something useful. These will be displayed and auctioned off to the highest bidder during Old Home Week!


The Friday morning Needlework Group Raffle features three of their crocheted creations: two afghans and a dinosaur. Tickets are $1 each or 8 for $5 and available at the Library.


Purchase sets of Notecards for $12 printed with the winning Photo Contest pictures from last year. They are gorgeous!


Limited quantities of the “Food for Thought” Community Cookbook will be available for sale for $15. It is the original Orrington Public Library recipe book published in 1978 with some new recipes from current Orrington cooks.















The 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.


Community exhibits will be on display outside the Library on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by and learn more about the Orrington Garden Club and Eastern Maine Camera Club and more.


The 2nd annual Orrington

Public Library Art Auction

It’s back!! Last year our community surprised us by turning plain wooden paddles into magnificent pieces of art. This year we cannot wait to see what people do with a wooden disc.

We have twenty 12-inch wooden discs up for grabs. All businesses and individuals are welcome to display their talents. They will be first come first serve. We supply the disc and you supply the imagination.

What will you make? A painting? A sign? Clock? Tray? Or how about a table? The possibilities are endless!!

We ask that you turn your work of art into the library by no later than July 7th.  They will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during Old Home Week. The top three creations with the highest bid will win a prize!! All proceeds go to support the library’s mission!

The Wooden discs are ready now at the Orrington Public Library. When they are gone, they are gone!

Photography Contest & Display

July 12-21, 2024

Orrington Public Library announces their 2024 Photography Contest:


Show us your best photos taken in Orrington. All photos must be owned by the entrant and taken in Orrington. Original photos may be of any Orrington related subject matter. Photo must be taken in and of Orrington, Maine. Judges will look at composition, color, and representation of theme. The contest is open to all ages and all skill levels. Entries are limited to 3 per person. The best 12 photos will be published as Note Card sets (blank inside) with envelopes.


All entries must have a title. Feel free to give us a glimpse into your vision with a brief description. All prints must be 8" × 10" and be matted (1.5-3" width) with a backing. An entry form must be affixed to the center back of each entry and be accompanied by a duplicate entry form. Forms will be available at the Orrington Public Library and Town Hall.


All entries will be the property of the Orrington Public Library. Please make a copy of your photo. We do try to return all photos, but cannot be responsible if they are not picked up or

returned. All entries will be accepted at the Orrington Public Library now until Monday, July 8. The Old Home Week Committee and library assume no risk. Winners will be contacted by telephone.


Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($75), second ($50) and third place ($25). All winners will receive a set of note cards. The 12 note card sets (blank inside) with envelopes will be available for purchase at the Orrington Public Library!


For more information, please contact Old Home Week Photography Contest Chairperson Kelly Brooks at 207-825-4938 or email the Orrington Public Library at: librarian@orrington.org