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Family Events:

Monday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. – Dominerds Domino Master Show and Cold Treats (Northwestern College’s Theatre followed by treats) – More information HERE.

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. – Jason Kollum Comedy, Juggling and Variety Show (City Hall) – More information HERE.

Tuesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. – Lisa Laird and Stanley Story Time (Orange City Public Library) – More information HERE.

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. – Grout Museum Science Show (City Hall) – More information HERE.

Thursday, July 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Free Pool Swimming with Library Card (Orange City Pool) – More information HERE.

Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. – Sioux County Conservationist (City Hall) – More information HERE.

Babies – Preschool:

Every Thursday, June 8-July 13, 9:30 a.m. – Movin’ & Groovin’ Sensory Story Time – Register HERE for the whole series (encouraged)*

Wednesdays, June 7-July 12, 9:30 a.m. – Preschool Story Time – Register HERE for the whole series (encouraged)*

Grades K-4:

Tuesday, June 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Orchestra Instrument Exploration (Gr. 2-3) – More information HERE.

Every other Thursday, June 8-July 6, 2:00 p.m. – LEGO Club (Gr. K-2) – Register for each date you wish to attend (required)*: June 8June 22July 6

Every other Thursday, June 15-July 13, 2:00 p.m. – LEGO Club (Gr. 3-4) – Register for each date you wish to attend (required)*: June 15June 29July 13

Fridays, June 9, 23, 30, and July 14, 10:00 a.m. – Stuffed Giraffes (Gr. K-2) – Register for one date per child ($5, required)*: June 9June 23June 30July 14

Fridays, June 16 & July 7, 10:00 a.m. – Maker Space (Gr. 3-4) – Register for each date you wish to attend (required)*: June 16July 7

Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 p.m. – Rubik’s Cubes (Gr. 3-4) – Register HERE (required)*

Grades 5-12:

Wednesday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. – Maker Space – Register HERE (required)*

Wednesday, June 14, 4:00 p.m. – World Traveler Escape Room – Register HERE (required)*

Wednesday, June 21, 4:00 p.m. – Cupcake Decorating (with Elizabeth De Jong) – Register HERE ($5, required)*

Wednesday, July 5, 4:00 p.m. – Black Out Poetry and Shakes – Register HERE (required)*

Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 p.m. – Maker Space – Register HERE (required)*


Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m. –  Chocolat Film Screening, Discussion and Charcuterie (with Mark Volkers) – Register HERE (required)*

Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. – Pickleball (with Sue Kroesche at Vet’s Park) – Register HERE (required)*

Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 p.m. – Cupcake Decorating (with Elizabeth De Jong) – Register HERE ($5, required)*

Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 p.m. – Mix & Match Game Night (bring your family and friends to play with you) – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 p.m. – Paper Marbling – Register HERE (required)*


Summer Reading Event Calendar

NOTE: We take pictures of participants and performers at library events. These may be displayed on our library website, social media pages, or the local newspaper.

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Volunteer at the library to gain experience and earn more prize entries! Register for one of the following volunteer orientations (required – contact us if these times do not work for you): June 1 at 4:00 p.m. and June 8 at 11:00 a.m.*

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Library Custodian – Part Time


  • Performs general cleaning and janitorial duties.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintenance.
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and staff eating areas.
  • Performs limited grounds maintenance.
  • Ensures heating and cooling systems are operational.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly janitors’ room; ensures supplies are stocked.
  • Washes interior windows.
  • Assists in examining library for safety hazards; reports deficiencies to Administrative Librarian or person in charge.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of safety hazards and proper use of various cleaning and sanitizing solutions.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.
  • Ability to perform basic repairs and operate tools or equipment used in routine maintenance.
  • Ability to keep the library clean and orderly.
  • Ability to interact with persons at library in a professional, polite, and courteous manner.

Education Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Download the application HERE or pick up a paper copy at the front desk. 


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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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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.