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Ontario City Library

Mark Chase
Community & Public Services Director

(909) 395-2600
Helen McAlary 
Library Director

(909) 395-2004

On November 15, 1885, a handful of settlers gathered in the parlor of the Ontario Hotel to discuss their need for a library. This informal meeting has been regarded as the founding of Ontario City Library. The City department was established in 1891.

A five member Library Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the operation of the Library system.

Through membership in the Inland Library System, the resources of 18 local libraries as well as other networks are available to registered borrowers in person and through inter-library loan.

Library Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Ann Palicki - President 
Marisela Garcia - Vice President 
Nancy Bumstead - Secretary
George A. Newberry - Member
Rose M. Romero - Member 
Helen McAlary - Library Director

January 2014
February 2014
March 2014 CANCELLED
April 2014 CANCELLED
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014 CANCELLED
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015

December 2013 CANCELLED
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012 CANCELLED
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012 
March 2012 
February 2012 
January 2012


We strengthen our community by creating and supporting lifelong reading, learning, and enjoyment.


The Ontario City Library is your place to connect to each other and the world—where you are inspired by our materials, innovative programs and services, and are delighted by our commitment to the community.


We will provide the most community value if:

We are Committed to the Community:

  • We provide equitable access to everyone.
  • We respect the public’s right to intellectual freedom and to privacy.

We Achieve Excellence Through Teamwork:

  • We provide opportunities for our staff to learn, grow, and work together to achieve excellence.
  • We collaborate and partner to leverage resources.

We Do the Right Thing the Right Way:

  • We are looking forward with optimism while honoring our past.
  • We are accountable to the community, the City, and to each other to do the right thing the right way.
  • We use appropriate technology as a tool to enhance our services and our productivity.

Friends of Ontario City Library

For more information call (909) 395-2224.



Last updated: 6/4/2015 1:34:48 PM