2020 Issues

January 2020Marking the end of a decade (& the beginning of a new one!), ORLA’s first issue highlights the top books of the decade, new staff & programs, & a new feature that makes renewing your items so much easier.

February 2020 ‘Love Your Library’ Month is here & we want to know why YOU love YOUR library! Plus, learn how you can show your love for libraries this month by eating out at a local restaurant.

March 2020 ORLA is once again participating in BBCF’s annual Week of Giving! In this issue, we answer the questions: What is the Week of Giving? What can ORLA do with your support? How can you support your libraries during the Week of Giving?

April 2020 – Oil Region Libraries may be closed, but we’re still here for you. In this issue, learn how you can use your library during a closure & how you can help to limit the spread of COVID-19. Plus, the Week of Giving results are in!

May 2020 – Discover new ways to use your library from home & get up to speed on recent changes to upcoming voting procedures & the 2020 U.S. Census.

June 2020 – Library services are starting to look a little different. In this issue, we fill you in on everything you need to know about the “new normal” at your library & some very important announcements about SummerQuest!

July 2020 – Welcome back! The Oil Region Libraries lay out their reopening plans & service changes in order to keep you safe & informed. We also share some of your SummerQuest creations & announce our new, shared website.

August 2020 – Celebrate International Women’s Day with our list of fierce, female authors of the 21st century. Plus, we introduce new virtual programs you won’t want to miss!

September 2020 – The spotlight this month is on Banned Books Week! In this issue, we take a closer look at some of our favorite challenged books, as well as exploring what it means to ‘Stand Up For Libraries’.

October 2020 – We’re celebrating all things “horror” during this spooky month, as well as the return of in-person programming at all ORLA locations!

November 2020 – Did you know that children’s picture books, on average, contain 50% more rare words than primetime television or college student conversations? This month, we explore the ‘Power of Picture Books’ with some great recommendations from our Youth Services Coordinator, as well as 2 new digitally available resources & an Amateur Photography Contest!

December 2020 – Snow got you gloomy? Participate in ORLA’s new Winter Reading Challenge for all ages! Plus, we give you all the details on how to support your library this year with ORLA’s 2nd Annual Appeal.

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