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Cinco Componentes de Todos Los Niños Listos Para Leer: El Habla
December 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

Friends Fur-ever: Farewell to Angel Paws
December 15, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

Orange County Library System is sad to announce the official retirement of the Angel Paws to Read program. The library is grateful for the organization’s more than 15 years of service to young readers in Orange County.

Angel Paws, presented by Be an Angel Therapy Dog... READ MORE

From the Director, December 2022
December 1, 2022 | Steve Powell

Every year for the past several years, Orange County Library System has been a member of OverDrive’s One Million Checkout Club. That means our customers used OverDrive to check out more than a million ebooks and audiobooks in a year. We’re on track to be part of the club... READ MORE

Person holding books "Drop off the books, we've dropped the fines"
October 17, 2022 | Steve Powell

In 2023, the Orange County Library System turns 100 years old, and we have a gift to share with the community to help us celebrate this milestone. We have eliminated all overdue fines, effective Sunday, October 16. Even better – on that same date, we also canceled all... 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


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From the Director, January 2023
January 2, 2023 | Steve Powell

In 1923, the city of Orlando was less than 100 years old. Founded in the 1840s as a town called Jernigan, the city had nearly doubled in size by the 1920s, and a building boom was underway. The Angebilt Hotel, which is still located on Orange Avenue, opened to the public in... READ MORE

The History of Orange County Library System: Proud Past, Bright Future
December 31, 2022 | Erin Sullivan

One hundred years ago, there was no permanent library in Orlando. The only library that existed was a small circulating collection of books owned and loaned by the Sorosis of Orlando Woman’s Club, a philanthropic women’s organization that still supports education and local... READ MORE

A person standing in front of the Orlando Public Library.
December 27, 2022 | South Creek Branch

By Laura Lizardi, Carmen Medina Bermudez, and Maria Peraza

El 2022 está a punto de terminar y ha sido un año lleno de cambios, progresos y del regreso a la normalidad después de los tiempos de COVID 19. Para las bibliotecas del Condado de Orange ha sido un año de... READ MORE



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