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For questions or concerns, please contact us at 330.683.8181 or email

2015-16 Citizen Review Committee Process Manual

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Do you have a child under 5 in your house?
Do you live in the Orrville, Dalton, Kidron, Marshallville, Apple Creek, Sterling or North Lawrence area?
Then enroll in the Imagination Library and receive free books!

2015 Book List


The Orrville Area United Way completed all 2015 reporting requirements for of United Way Worldwide, and has been granted membership in their international organization. Categories reviewed included fiscal responsibility, governance, campaign policies and success, and cultivation of diversity among volunteers.


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140 East Market Street

Orrville, OH  44667


Our mission is to improve lives by uniting people and resources.

The Orrville Area United Way believes in the dignity and worth of every individual, the duty of a community to assist its individual citizens, and the power of a community to change lives.

Orrville Area United Way respects your privacy.  We do not release donor information.

Percy, Maxine, and Max by Kristin Lorson

Lately at the Library:

Dalton Public Library

If you are interested in signing your child up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, please visit 

127 s. Church St., Dalton, OH 44618 Phone: 330-828-8486  

Orrville Public Library

Happy Birthday, OPL!

Orrville Public Library was commissioned in 1925, which means this year marks our 90th anniversary! We have all sorts of family-friendly celebration plans in the works for later this year, so keep an eye on our website, press releases and the newsletter so you won't miss out on all the fun!

Michael J. Manges Scholarship

Michael J. Manges was a tireless volunteer for our Orrville Area United Way.  When he was killed in an automobile accident in 1993, friends, family and co-workers sent donations to United Way in his memory.  From 1994 – 2008, two $200 book scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in Orrville and Dalton whose teachers chose them for their volunteerism.

Beginning in 2009, a change was made to the policy by the United Way board of directors.  It is a fitting tribute that a $500 scholarship in Mike’s name is awarded each year to a Wayne College student who is at least a sophomore preparing for a career in social work.

The United Way board continues to fund this award to celebrate the living legacy of a large-hearted man who gave of himself without reserve. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

#ICYMI Author Laura Murray was featured as a special guest blogger in August. Read the story behind her beloved book “The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck”


Ready Set Read Activities

Nursery rhymes are important. Participating in rhyming activities like nursery rhymes stimulates the area of the brain responsible for articulating spoken language. Reading experts believe in the power of nursery rhymes. Mem Fox says in her book, Reading Magic, “Children who know 8 nursery rhymes by heart by age 4 will be among the best readers by the time they are 8.” Nursery Rhymes build brain power!
Beginning on Wednesday of this week (March 20th), I will be sharing some of my favorite nursery rhymes to use in the spring time and nursery rhymes to use around Easter. Many of the most loved rhymes fit nicely with some of the themes of spring– like eggs, lambs, baskets, etc.

Need Help? Want to Volunteer?

Wayne Holmes

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(or 330-263-6363)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year. 

Get help. Give help.

click here for local volunteer opportunities!

Percy's Place

"Hey! It's me, Percy, for Happy Feet For Kids & Sweet Dreams For Kids!"

(Recipients must live in Orrville, Dalton or Marshallville)

Happy Feet For Kids provides shoes, socks, and winter boots to children and youth from income-eligible families. Each enrolled student is eligible for 2 PayLess Shoes cards per year for 2 pairs of shoes or 1 pair of shoes and 1 pair of winter boots, as well as the chance to pick out awesome new socks provided by donors.

Sweet Dreams For Kids provides new sheets, blankets,pillow cases, and towels to children and youth from income-eligible families. Each enrolled child is eligible for one set of bedding.

Families may contact Orrville Salvation Army at 330-683-3138 for more information. 

"Keep your footsies safe and your nests comfy!"

If you would like to donate to Percy's programs, contact us: 330-683-8181