Friends of the Orange Public Library hosts holiday Festival of Wreaths

Published 10:34 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


In joining the city’s celebration of the holidays, the Friends of the Orange Public Library is celebrating with a Festival of Wreaths at the library.

The walls of the library’s meeting room are decorated with a display of wreaths in a variety of styles.

This is the third venture of the festival for the Friends.

Several businesses, churches and individuals were invited to join in the festivals.

A number of the festive wreaths bringing holiday cheer will also be available for sale but must remain on display until December 15, 2016.

Several contributors of the wreaths are donating their proceeds to the organization.

The Friends of the Orange City Public Library was established in 1953 and members actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include an annual used book sale held every spring.

The Orange Public Library, located at 220 North 5th Street in downtown Orange, is an important community resource. In their annual report, staff report that there are 11,651 members who made 62,700 visits. Over 7800 utilized the library for reference questions. There were 48 programs for children and young adults, with about 1150 participants. There are approximately 90,000 books and other resources, and total circulation was over 199,000.

The City of Orange Library is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.