Programs & Events

Career Online High School

Earn your High School Diploma for Free!

Get a second chance to finish what you started!  You can earn an accredited high school diploma for free online in just 18 months or less through the Ontario City Library Career Online High School program. Career Online High School allows you to do all your studying online to fit your busy life.  

In addition to earning your high school diploma, you’ll receive a career certificate through 4 elective career classes that you complete along with your regular coursework. Personalized online career coaching is included! You can even transfer credits from eligible high school or GED courses that you have successfully completed.  

This is a self-paced high school diploma program and is free to those who meet the program requirement.


•    Be an adult 19 years or older
•    Be a resident of the State of California
•    Be willing to get an Ontario City Library card

How to Apply:

1.    Take a short online survey, Are you Ready? (Link to: Select Ontario City Library.
2.    Enroll in a prerequisite course.  Select a Career Path (Link to: and complete it within two weeks of your enrollment date. 
3.    Orientation will start once step 1 and 2 are completed. A representative of Career Online High School will contact you.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2205 or email

Library High School is offered free of charge to students thanks to funding from Ontario City Library and the California State Library. The program is operated by Smart Horizons Career Online High School, an accredited, private national online school district. Graduates of the program will receive a quality education from a nationally recognized entity. We are so glad you are here and look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.


KinderGo is an annual program designed to enhance educational awareness through city-wide library card distribution to Ontario’s kindergarten students. This program gives kindergarten students and families a personal invite to the library to ensure they are introduced to the services offered to them at the start of their child’s educational experience.

Kindergarten students in Ontario schools in the Ontario-Montclair School District, Mountain View School District, Chino Valley Unified School District and Cucamonga School District are visited by city staff. During the classroom visits city staff share a fun read-aloud story and provide students with a KinderGo bag, wallet and library card.

Students with KinderGo library cards are encouraged to visit their local Ontario City Library to activate their library card and foster a love of reading by checking out books! For more information, please call the Ovitt Family Community Library Children’s Reference Desk at (909) 395-2207 or the Lewis Family Branch Information Desk at (909) 395-2256.

KingerGo in 2023 - 2024
Visits to Kindergarten students will be held in September 2023 and all students will receive a special invite to visit the library for KinderGo’s culminating event – KinderFair!

Saturday, September 30, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ovitt Family Community Library

Summer at Ontario City Library

Summer at Ontario City Library is an annual reading program for all ages during the summer months. Participants can track their reading, access curated book lists, earn digital badges and weekly prizes.

Summer at Ontario City Library…

  • encourages reading for all ages.
  • strengthens the library’s role as a community hub.
  • opens the door to positive experiences.

How to Participate

  • Visit Us
  • Register
  • Read, listen, share
  • Tell us about it
  • Get stuff!

There are various online reading and learning programs year-round. Register for one at For more information, please call the Ovitt Family Community Library at (909) 395-2004.

Ontario Reads

Ontario Reads 

The Ontario City Library provides meaningful literacy experiences to our community.  Modeled after the American Library’s Association’s “One Book, One Community” project, Ontario Reads is an annual event that connects the library and the community by reading, sharing and discussing the same book. This year the library is pleased to announce that Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner, has been chosen as the selection for Ontario Reads. It is a deeply moving memoir of family, food and loss that will resonate with anyone who has experienced the pain of losing a loved one. In addition to being a celebrated author, Michelle Zauner is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, performing under the moniker Japanese Breakfast.

Join us for Ontario Reads beginning on September 1, 2023, by checking out a copy of the book (or e-book) using your library card. Readers are invited to share their thoughts and impressions of Crying in H Mart by participating in specially themed programs and events that will be held at both branches of the library.

Previous Ontario Reads titles:

2022 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, is a novel about regret and changing the direction of one’s life.
2021 You Should Talk to Someone by Lisa Gottlieb, a book about our lives revealed.
2020 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, is a shocking psychological thriller.
2019 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, all about friendship & human connection.
2018 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, is a compelling, powerful, adventure story.
2017 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a gothic thriller.
2016 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, a book about second chances.
2015 Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea, a woman’s journey to America.

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