About Eatonville Branch

The Eatonville Branch is located in the Town of Eatonville’s Zora Neale Hurston Square. Eatonville is known as the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States. Opened January 2005, the Branch honors Eatonville resident Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960), an accomplished and highly acclaimed author of stories, novels, and folklore.

The Eatonville Branch is dedicated to promoting reading, especially in children. The Branch serves residents that make up the four residential quadrants of Eatonville – Calhoun, Catalina Park, Eaton Pointe, and Lake Lovely Estates. The collection, programs, and services are also available to all Orange County residents including residents of the City of Maitland and Winter Park through reciprocal borrowing.

Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books on CD, informational and entertainment DVDs, and recorded music CDs.
  • Public computers offering Internet access, word processing, and online reference resources including the library catalog.
  • One meeting room is available for use by groups. Please call (407) 835-7323 for information about reserving a room.
  • Zero to Five Storytime is offered every week. Zero to Five Storytime is a fun-filled story program with a learning twist that teaches, motivates and entertains. 
  • Various programs and displays for adults and children are offered throughout the year.

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >