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  • Make a Splash at This Year’s Adult Summer Reading Events

    Grab your friends and make a splash while attending this year’s Adult Summer Reading programs and events! There’s something for every fish, mermaid and shark to enjoy. The Oceans of Possibilities are bountiful! Wrap your tentacles around a book as you participate in one, or many, of the book clubs we offer this summer. Together,…

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  • From the Interim Director, May 2022

    It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time for registration to open for the library’s annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s program theme is Oceans of Possibilities, and we’re inviting everyone in the community to take a deep dive into what the library has to offer for kids and adults this summer. The Summer Reading…

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  • Adult Summer Reading is Back!

    Join Orange County Library System on an adventure as we kick off Adult Summer Reading and the return of in-person programs! Registration begins May 2 and will create Oceans of Possibilities for participants. Not only will you get to go on a sweet escape each time you pick up a new book, but you’ll also…

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    Q&A with Adrianna Cuevas

    Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. She is the award-winning author of several middle-grade novels for young readers including Cuba in My Pocket and The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto. In 2021, she won the Sunshine State Young Reader Award for her grade 3–5 novel, The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez.…

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  • From the Interim Director, March 2022

    From the Interim Director, March 2022

    Last year, a member of our Youth Services staff was reaching out to local businesses to ask them if they’d be interested in supporting the library’s Summer Reading Program. We always receive a warm response from our local business community, but one business owner in particular responded to our request with enthusiasm. When Brian Tillman,…

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    Women’s History Month: Knitting Espionage – Grandma’s Knitting a Scarf. Or is She?

    Women’s contributions to the great wars of the 20th century stretch beyond keeping happy on the home front, nursing and factory work. Women of all ages knitted to facilitate espionage efforts, both on the home front and the front lines. Knitting is essentially made-up variations on two stitches, knit stitches that resemble the letter V…

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  • Pilar Winter Hill

    Pilar Winter Hill

    At just 15 years old, Pilar Winter Hill is an accomplished violinist and children’s book author who is passionate about classical music and being a positive role model. She was first introduced to the violin at age 6, and she’s been mesmerizing audiences ever since, performing at prestigious venues like the Lincoln Center and Carnegie…

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  • Q&A with Renita Hunt

    Q&A with Renita Hunt

    Renita Hunt is an empowerment speaker and marketing communications executive. Her robust corporate marketing career began as a library page at 14 years old. She holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and a BA in Public Relations from Clark Atlanta University. Renita has been emceeing the African American Read-In at Orange County Library System…

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  • COHS

    Scholarship Opportunities for Adults Through Career Online High School

    Orange County Library System is proud to present scholarship opportunities for adults to Career Online High School (COHS) with their residential library card. Geared toward adults who never completed their high school course work, COHS allows individuals to earn a private high school diploma online and gain career skills. In addition to an accredited diploma, COHS…

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  • Early Childhood Literacy

    #OCLSReads: 2022 Early Childhood Literacy Calendars

    Now available in English and Spanish! Our 2022 Early Learning Calendar includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary content like nursery rhymes, early literacy tips, song lyrics and suggested reading…

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Juneteenth Closure

Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The library system will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 20. View a complete list of holiday closures >