Orford Social Library: 2021 Library Journal Index Star Library!
We are proud to share the exciting news that the OSL has earned the distinction of being the only 2021 “3-Star Library” in the state. This award is based on the Index of Public Library Service. Last year 5,608 libraries in the U.S. were rated on their per capita service outputs with only 262 Star libraries selected to receive a star designation.
Grant for New Computers! We were awarded a $4688 grant to purchase 3 new computers and a router to help improve wifi coverage. The grant was made possible from the Association for Rural and Small Libraries through the generosity of a regional partner foundation.
French Conversation -* Thursdays @ 4 p.m.
– *Mondays from 1 – 3 p.m. All are welcome to play.
Knitting/crafters – *Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 2 pm – 3:30 p.m. All crafters welcome!
Tech Help -* Second Saturday of the month, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Bring your tech questions and gadgets
Universal Accessibility We need you!! The Orford Social Library needs to be accessible to all. Last year, Rivendell Engineering students and their teacher created a study for a new ramp and obtained a $4000 grant from the Brynne Foundation to get us started. We are looking for a group of community members who would be interested in working on improving our access to the library. Do you have an interest in or knowledge of ADA compliance, architectural design, landscaping, masonry, or general problem-solving? We could use your help! We would like to form a group to advise and help facilitate the building of a more accessible walkway and improved ramp at the library. With your help, we can make this happen.