Browsing books at the Friends of the Orland Free Library book sale.

The Friends of the Orland Free Library fundraising book sale is being held in the Orland Free Library Community Room Wednesday through Friday, January 18-20, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m.

The Friends of the Library fundraisers pay for many essential library programs and services, including the preservation of newspapers and local history, children’s programs, and magazines.  You can support your Library by purchasing items at the sales or volunteering with the Friends.


Friends of the Orland Free Library paperback book sale, Winter 2017.


Join us for a fun and interesting evening of discussion! We will explore how humans push the limits of nature with T. C. Boyle’s book “When the Killing’s Done” while enjoying refreshments and a videotaped interview with the author. You can pick up a free copy of the book at the Orland Free Library or join us for the discussion even if you haven’t read the book yet!
When: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Orland Library Community Room

Rural Gateways, Pushing the Limits of Science

Informal, open discussions centered on how humans interact with science in our everyday lives, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Come to share ideas, food and community!

Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers from organizations including Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Library Group, Public Library Association, Dawson Media Group, Institute for Learning Innovations, Goodman Research Group, and Oregon State University.


The Library Commission is scheduled to meet January 10th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room.library-commission-agenda-jan-10-2017



E-books, audio, & magazines are available online from the Orland Free Library.

Even when the Library is closed for a holiday you can access books, magazines, and audio-books.  A huge collection of digital content is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week right here:


Patrons with a library card can access and read or listen to materials from laptops, tablets, phones, etc.  Enjoy browsing the collection and reading or listening at home or anywhere with an internet connection!

One of the Library staff documented the transformation of a pumpkin (courtesy of the Bayliss Library bake sale) into mini pies.


Bonnie Hubbard pumpkin


Half the squash lengthwise

3Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to remove the innards; save the seeds to bake off later


Place the cleaned halves into a preheated 350° oven, bake until extremely soft; test with a fork
Remove from oven and let cool completely

It should be possible to peel the skin from the cooked squash; or use a sharp edged spoon to scrape it free

Place this in your food processor or blender- don’t include any of the outer skin- parts of the squash may appear stringy; If it has been cooked enough, this won’t matter.

Use the puree setting and continue until it is as smooth as canned. It will not be as dense, because it hasn’t been machine compacted.

Use in place of canned pumpkin in any recipe, in equal measure.

Here we’ve used a basic chocolate butter cookie for the crust; you could also choose a traditional pie crust.  Then add your favorite pumpkin pie recipe, substituting the fresh pumpkin for canned in equal measure.
These individual pumpkin pies have a chocolate butter cookie crust disc at the bottom of the baking cup….and obviously, you can make cookies out of the left over dough!
The library staff can confirm that they were delicious!



Santa at Storytime



Santa will be visiting storytime tomorrow,
Wednesday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m.





Come decorate your Christmas tree with Miss Annie this Thursday at 4…

Warning: Extremely Delicious Treat!christmastreecone2