As a precautionary measure, in conjunction with the Orleans Community Schools who have the support of the Orange County Health Officer, the Orleans Public Library will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14th through Friday, April 3, 2020.  There are currently no reported cases of Covid-19 in Orange County, this is a precautionary measure. 

The renewal dates on all loaned materials has been extended through April 27th by Evergreen Indiana to ensure no patrons have to pay fines for overdue items.  You may still return your items to the book drop at our location and staff will be picking items up periodically.  The staff will also check for phone messages at 812 865-3270. 

Our digital download site will allow you access to digital ebooks, audiobooks, movies and magazines.  If you do not currently have a digital download account you must call the library to obtain a PIN number for your library card. 

As stated by Governor Holcomb:  “This is a time when we must do all we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19, protect our most vulnerable populations and reduce their potential to acquire or spread this virus.  While some actions are drastic, now, not later, is the time to act.”


Meet the Author

The Orleans Public Library & Indiana Humanities, Novel Conversations is hosting a Meet the Author Event.  Date:  Monday, April 20th.  Time:  6:00 PM  Location:  Orleans Christian Church.

Philip Gulley is a pastor, speaker and writer from Danville, Indiana. Many of his characters and recollections are taken from his boyhood in this small town. Philip has now written 22 books, including the acclaimed “Harmony” series, chronicling life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana. His latest fictional series continues the exploits of Sam Gardner who was first introduced in the “Harmony” series. His new “Hope” series includes “A Place Called Hope, A Lesson in Hope and A Gathering in Hope.”

Offerings: Readings and discussion of his works, Storytelling, Discussion about his writing background and approach to writing, Question & Answers and he will sign any of his books that your bring with you. Books will not be on sale at the event.

Target Audience: Adults, Teens

Genre: Fiction, fiction/inspiration, religion/spirituality, literature/inspiration

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