Ontario Community Library

Library Closed: July 4, 2019

Independence Day

The Ontario Community Library will be closed Thursday, July 4 for the holiday. The Library will reopen on Friday, July 5 at 10 am. The book and video drop boxes are monitored daily and the online system will be available for those individuals who wish to use it. If you have any questions, please call the library at 541-889-6371. The library board and staff wish you a very safe and happy 4th of July.

Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stars

June 5 to July 24, 2019

Jump in to A Universe of Stories and fun at your local Library!

Great programs and activities to interest the whole family. Summer Reading is a wonderful way to keep the kids learning and entertained all summer long. Every Wednesday! June 5 – July 24 at 3 pm we will have Crafts, Fun Activities, Presentations and Demonstrations! The Summer Reading Program Grand Finale Party will be held Wednesday, July 24 from 3 - 5 pm - there will be crafts, games, and contest winners will be announced. Come by the library for more information about Summer Reading.

­ This program is Sponsored by Ontario Community Library, the Friends of the Library, and the Oregon State Ready to Read Grant.


Owyhee Canyonlands:

Geology, Recreation, and Community Empowerment

6 pm Thursday, July 25


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Our Place in Space

Family S.T.E.M. Event

10 am Saturday, July 27


Ask an Expert: Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

10 am - Noon & 1 -5 pm on Monday, July 29

For this all-day panel, Geologist and Friend of the Owyhee, Sammy Castonguay will be available to help you identify and learn about your personal rocks, minerals and/or fossils! In just a few minutes, he can give a general identification to most samples, teach you how to identify others yourself, and give you a likely geologic history of your rock. All samples welcome, but please limit to three unless there is idle time. Bring a photo or information of where you found the specimen to add interest and detail to your discovery.

Family Event – All are welcome.






More information on library events coming soon.


All programs are free to the public - unless otherwise stated.

If you have questions about a program please call the library: 541-889-6371.