October 15 meeting

      What Can Your Library Do For You? was broadly analyzed  and presented by Orrville Public Library's Director, Rotarian Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft. With a collection of twelve million items in partnership with CleveNet,
our local library offers much more than books, From free family fun events, quiet meeting and study rooms, a separate children's department, download ability for movies, eBooks, magazines, free WiFi, thousands of books, DVDs, magazines and more! With 11,131 current card holders averaging forty-nine items per holder, 14,757 children's program attendance, 536,349 total items have been checked out, the library's newest addition is it's memory lab available to the public to preserve memories in a digital format. The speaker noted that due to the rising cost of books, technology and daily operations, growth and decrease in state funding, an eight year renewal levy of its current .75 mill levy with an additional .60 mill levy will appear on Orrville's November 5th ballot.
      Preceding the library director's presentation, Rotarian Renee Collins, currently a cancer fighting warrior herself, shone a pink light upon local club members, friends and families in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2019. Collins shared a personal prayer of healing, strength, hope, support, faith and continued remission, presenting individuals with pink ribbon lapel pins and a bouquet of pink carnations. Meeting guests included Linda Runion and prospective member Beth Fuller, Orrville Salvation Army Executive Director.
PHOTO: OPL Director Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft with Rotarian Justin Haislip, who secured and introduced the speaker.
SUBMITTED BY:  Orrville Rotary Club