100 Year Celebration

In 2023, 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.

You're Invited:

It's Our Birthday! with OCLS 100 year logo.

Wednesday, November 8 - All Locations

Orange County Library System turns 100 and YOU'RE INVITED to celebrate with us. Stop by any library location from October 25 to November 8 and fill out a birthday card for us to display. On November 8, visit your favorite branch and get a cookie, while supplies last.

History of the Orange County Library System

The beginnings of the current Orange County Library System can be traced to the circulating library collection of the Sorosis Club of Orlando.

Captain Charles Albertson

Find out more about who Captain Albertson was from his personal accounts to newspaper reports of his life and actions.

Friends of the Library

Since their founding in 1949, the Friends of the Orange County Library System has displayed a commitment to supporting library services through a legacy of giving. Learn about their history of supporting the library.

Glenn Miller and the Orlando Public Library Expansion

Learn about former library director Glenn Miller and his successful campaign to expand the Orlando Public Library building and community services.

Featured 100 Year Celebration Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Monday September 9 10:30am

Chickasaw Branch (Chickasaw - Lab)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting

Learn how to make beautiful paper roses using pages from used books. All supplies provided.

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