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Orange County Library System issues library card to Orange County group home Great Oaks Village
June 17, 2022 | OCLS Marketing & Public Relations Team

On June 2, a group of kids from the Great Oaks Village group foster home visited the Orlando Public Library. They received welcome bags, toured the building and (most importantly) they received their new Group Home Card, which allows them to check out materials.

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Orange County Library System board of trustees members, library director and others posing in front of the book arch at Orlando Public Library and holding the signed lease agreements for Horizon West and Lake Nona branches
June 10, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

On June 9, the Orange County Library System Board of Trustees approved leases for new library branches in both Lake Nona and Horizon West.

In Horizon West, the library will have a ground lease with Orange County that will allow for the design and construction of a... READ MORE

Get Ready to Shell-a-brate Adult Summer Reading!
June 4, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Gather around, sea-mates! We hope by now you’re ready for Adult Summer Reading. In case you need a little pier-pressure, we asked our colleagues what they’re looking forward to this year. We’re shore the answers shared by your favorite OCLS branches and departments... READ MORE

I am a Queer Man
May 29, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Ricardo Burney, a circulation clerk for Orange County Library System, will lead guests through a thought-provoking event in celebration of Pride Month. He will discuss why intersectionality is important as a Black man in the LGBTQ+ community. “It shows us that identities work... READ MORE

Q&A with Dr. Trenessa Williams, Owner of Kizzy’s Books & More
May 26, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

We spoke with Black entrepreneur Dr. Trenessa Williams, owner of the online bookstore Kizzy's Books & More, to discuss African American literature and her upcoming library event as we honor Juneteenth.

 

Join Dr. Williams for the virtual event Working with... READ MORE

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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

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

We are heading into summer with some good news – our 2022 Summer Reading Program is off to a strong start. We announced that we would be offering in-person events this summer, in addition to virtual selections, and the response has been fantastic. Hundreds of kids and their... READ MORE

Orange County Library System issues library card to Orange County group home Great Oaks Village
June 17, 2022 | OCLS Marketing & Public Relations Team

On June 2, a group of kids from the Great Oaks Village group foster home visited the Orlando Public Library. They received welcome bags, toured the building and (most importantly) they received their new Group Home Card, which allows them to check out materials.

Group... READ MORE

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