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"Five Components of Every Child Ready to Read"; Hispanic grandmother sitting with granddaughter at a laptop, reading and smiling
July 7, 2023 | Emily Gingras

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) 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... READ MORE

Cinco Componentes de Todos Los Niños Listos Para Leer: El Habla
July 7, 2023 | 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

From the Director, July 2023
July 1, 2023 | Steve Powell

This year, the library’s home delivery service turns 50 years old. It was launched in 1973 by former Library Director Glenn Miller, who was looking for a way to make library service more accessible for people in the county. The library had a bookmobile, but it was aging and... READ MORE

The History of Orange County Library System: Home Delivery
June 30, 2023 | Jim Myers

The Orange County Library System books-by-mail program was initiated in December 1973. At the time, the library’s presence in Orange County consisted of the Orlando Public Library, nine branches and an aging bookmobile. The county population was about 350,000 and development... READ MORE

2023 Alafaya Bookmark Design Contest - markers, colored pencils, a drawing compass, a protractor and hand drawn bookmarks arranged on a brown paper background
June 15, 2023 | Steven DeGarmo

School’s out, and Orange County Library System is celebrating summer in a number of ways. Starting June 3, our annual summer program called Summer at Your Library will be in full swing. We’re excited about our theme this year – All Together Now: Kindness, Friendship, and... READ MORE


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The History of Orange County Library System: The Storytelling Troupe
September 1, 2023 | Crystal Sullivan

Storytelling is an ancient art form that has been around since the beginning of time. Storytellers have always been important in their communities. They are the people who teach life lessons and hold all the stories about their people’s history and culture. Since the... READ MORE

Q&A with Youth Services Intern Amanda Sarro
August 15, 2023 | OCLS Marketing & Public Relations Team

Hi, my name is Amanda Sarro and I am the intern in the Youth Services department for the summer this year. I am currently a University of Central Florida student studying Early Childhood Development and Education. This means that I am studying and learning about how children... READ MORE

From the Director, August 2023
August 1, 2023 | Steve Powell

On January 7, when we officially kicked off our 100 Year Celebration, we shared the news that Sorosis of Orlando Woman’s Club had donated $100,000 to help us bring mobile services back to Orange County. We’re using that money to support the purchase of book bikes and a... READ MORE



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