Library Office Hours with Team Anna
September 1, 2022 | Jenn Schock

Over the summer, members from the office of Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani visited several Orange County Library System branches to hold Library Office Hours, a time for constituents to ask questions, find resources and sign-up for assistance services. Rep. Eskamani herself even... READ MORE

Q&A with Youth Services Intern Emily Gingras
August 15, 2022 | OCLS Marketing & Public Relations Team

Emily Gingras has been interning at the library throughout the summer, working in the Youth Services department. As her internship comes to a close, we caught up with her to learn about her time working at OCLS and the upcoming blog series she’s writing for the library.

Expanding Library Services with the New Group Home Library Card
August 4, 2022 | Renee Marvin

On June 2, a group from the Great Oaks Village group foster home visited Orlando Public Library for a tour of the building. They showed their excitement for programs like BizKids Club and the objectively cool Melrose Center. They also received welcome bags full of library... READ MORE

From the Interim Director, August 2022
August 1, 2022 | Steve Powell

The Summer Reading Program is the library’s busiest time of year, at least in terms of volume. But when summer ends, a lot of the library’s most important work begins. As parents are preparing their kids for their return to the classroom and teachers are making plans for what... READ MORE

5 Cookbooks a Chef can't live without featuring Chef Yamira posed alongside 5 cookbooks.
July 14, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

Perfect for aspiring or advanced cooks, Chef Yamira Lee Johnson's top 5 cookbooks she can't live without are inspiring, helpful reads for the kitchen. With each recommendation, we journey through Chef Yamira's culinary career with roots planted in Puerto Rican cooking to her... READ MORE



Cinco Componentes de Todos Los Niños Listos Para Leer: El Habla
October 15, 2022 | Emily Gingras

ECRR es una iniciativa cuyo objetivo es brindarle a los cuidadores y padres los recursos necesarios para el desarrollo literario de su hijo. Como padre o cuidador, usted es el mejor maestro, y la iniciativa de “Todos Los Niños Listos Para Leer” (ECRR por sus siglas en inglés... READ MORE

"Five Components of Every Child Ready to Read"; Hispanic grandmother sitting with granddaughter at a laptop, reading and smiling
October 15, 2022 | Emily Gingras

Every Child Ready to Read is an initiative created to provide caregivers and families with resources to support their child’s early literacy development. As a parent or caregiver, you are your child’s first and best teacher and the ECRR initiative provides tools and resources... READ MORE

Mayor Buddy's Book Club: Q&A with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
October 1, 2022 | City of Orlando - Office of Community Affairs

What exactly is Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, and when was it founded?

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is my only signature book club. We started this book club in 2011 when the City of Orlando received a Cities of Service Leadership Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the... READ MORE



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