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In response to our communities’ needs, Alton, Boyden, Hawarden, Hospers, Hull, and Orange City have created a peer-to-peer lending consortium. The consortium authorizes users to directly search other libraries for materials and request these items as easily as if the materials were at their home library. Library card holders from each of these libraries can use their home library card at each location. That means that you only need one card to access six libraries! These six libraries also serve as book drops for each other. Return all your loans to one library and the items are checked in and sent back to the home library for you!

With the Flexshare, you can quickly reserve a material from the participating libraries, and either have the material sent to your home library or pick it up there. To do so:

  • Log in to the library catalog and search for an item.
  • Select “Search other libraries” and designate which ones to search.
  • To reserve an item and have it shipped to the Orange City Public Library, simply select “Reserve this item.” To reserve an item for pickup in another community, click on the library name. This will open the other library’s catalog in a new tab. Log in again and select “Reserve this item.”

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Join us for festive holiday movies on Early Out Fridays for K-4th Grade in December at 1:30pm. December 2- Pups Alone, December 9-Prancer, December 16-The Polar Express.

Tween Movie event on December 20 for 5th-8th grade from 3:45-5:15pm.

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Library Development Survey

Similar to Orange City’s recent creation of a new community development plan, this survey is designed to gather input from the community to create a new strategic plan. Data from the survey will help the library determine where to put their energy and resources in the next five years.



Encuesta de la Biblioteca

Similar a la reciente creación de un nuevo plan de desarrollo comunitario de Orange City, esta encuesta está diseñada para recopilar información de la comunidad para crear un nuevo plan estratégico. Los datos de la encuesta ayudarán a la biblioteca a determinar dónde poner su energía y recursos en los próximos cinco años.


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The Orange City Public Library has received a grant from to supply 100 individuals within Sioux County with year-long memberships–an $18,000 value! features courses from inspiring leaders, artists, and industry specific masters from around the world! The categories of learning include Food, Design & Style, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Business, Sports & Gaming, Writing, Technology, Science, Lifestyle, Community & Government, and Wellness.

You are eligible to receive a membership if you are 18 years of age or older, live in Sioux County, and cannot regularly afford the $180 membership. Memberships are first come, first served. Inquire about this opportunity by contacting the library director.

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Save the date…

Enjoy a festive evening filled with laughter, gorgeous florals, and delicious holiday goodies with your friends and family while creating a Christmas arrangement to grace your holiday table. Join the Orange City Public Library and the Floral Market at the beautiful Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City on Thursday, December 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm for this special night out. You will be provided with all the materials needed and will be guided by a professional florist. Come embrace your creative side and take home wonderful memories and festive blooms filled with holiday trimmings! $45

Registration and payment are required for this event. Register here


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FREE 2022 Early Literacy Calendar–A fun and interactive reading plan to ignite and inspire the learning of your young child (birth-3 years). Books and activities for January-December, 2022.