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

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... READ MORE

Women’s History Month: Knitting Espionage - Grandma’s Knitting a Scarf. Or is She?
February 28, 2022 | Vanya Walker

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... READ MORE

Pilar Winter Hill
February 1, 2022 | Caitlin 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,... READ MORE

Q&A with Renita Hunt
January 31, 2022 | Sarah Fisk

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... READ MORE

From the Interim Director, February 2022
January 31, 2022 | Steve Powell

We’ve experienced a lot of change at Orange County Library System over the past two years. The pandemic forced us to rethink what it meant to be a library, how we serve our community and how to remain relevant during an unprecedented time. Now, we’re looking at a change in... READ MORE

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Mental Health Awareness Month - Q&A with Sumer Strawbree
May 4, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

Sumer Strawbree is a middle school student in Central Florida and the author and illustrator of two coloring books Black, Brown and Beautiful and Glow Up. She has a third book on the way called My Career Glow Up. We caught up with her for Mental Health Awareness Month to... READ MORE

Make a Splash at This Year’s Adult Summer Reading Events
May 2, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

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... READ MORE

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

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... READ MORE

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