100 Year Celebration
In 2023, the Orange County Library System celebrates 100 years of service to the community. The Albertson Public Library opened its doors for the first time on November 8, 1923, and over the years, that single library building evolved to become the library system we operate today. All year long, we’ll be hosting special events and programs that illuminate our history and enhance our present. Bookmark this page to find out about special 100 Year Celebration music events, fiber arts projects, virtual reality experiences and signature author series.
Log your reading, write book reviews, and complete activities all year long to earn badges and enter for the chance to win a prize.*
The beginnings of the current Orange County Library System can be traced to the circulating library collection of the Sorosis Club of Orlando.
Find out more about who Captain Albertson was from his personal accounts to newspaper reports of his life and actions.
At the opening of the Albertson Public Library on November 8, 1923, the books available to the public included about 3,000 books donated by the Sorosis Club and 12,000 donated by Captain Charles Albertson.