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COHS graduate on stage at their commencement ceremony holding their High School Diploma with graduation speaker.
January 24, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

Orange County Library System is proud to present scholarship opportunities for adults to Career Online High School (COHS) with their residential library card. Geared toward adults who never completed their high school course work, COHS allows individuals to earn a private... READ MORE

Zora Neale Hurston Events at Eatonville Branch to Take Place as Scheduled
January 21, 2022 | Erin Sullivan

Although the Association to Preserve Eatonville Community has announced that the Zora! Fest 2022 has been rescheduled due to concerns about COVID, Orange County Library System will host its events scheduled for that weekend, and Eatonville Branch will remain open for regular... READ MORE

Farewell to Mary Anne Hodel - Director/CEO of Orange County Library System Retires After 20 Years of Service
January 21, 2022 | OCLS Staff

January 2022 marks the end of an important chapter in the story of Orange County Library System. After 20 years at the helm of the organization, Director/CEO Mary Anne Hodel retires after the January 13 board meeting.

When she came to the library in 2002, Hodel says... READ MORE

Graphic featuring two children reading a book. Text box says, "#OCLSReads Early Childhood Literacy Calendars."
January 11, 2022 | OCLS Staff

Now available in English and Spanish! Our 2022 Early Learning Calendar includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary... READ MORE

ipad on a red blanket with a the cover of "A Time for Mercy" by Thomas Grisham pulled up.
January 7, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

From your favorite fiction authors to Frozen II, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles, DVDs and CDs in 2021. Here were the most popular checkouts from across the system this year: 

 

Adult Fiction... READ MORE

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Mental Health Awareness Month - Q&A with Jessica Daly
May 1, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Jessica Daly, faculty librarian and assistant professor with AdventHealth University, sat with us to discuss the importance of mental health awareness. In this interview, she opens up about her experience as both a caregiver and librarian, and her journey with mental health.... READ MORE

National Bike Month - Q&A with Courtney Reynolds
April 25, 2022 | Scottie Campbell - Marketing Director - reThink Your Commute

May is National Bike Month, and OCLS will be hosting a series of webinars on commuting by bicycle presented by reThink Your Commute and facilitated by Courtney Reynolds. Courtney is a native Floridian who didn’t own a car until after college, traveling on foot, by bike or by... READ MORE

Adult Summer Reading is Back!
April 11, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Join Orange County Library System on an adventure as we kick off Adult Summer Reading and the return of in-person programs! Registration begins May 2 and will create Oceans of Possibilities for participants.

Not only will you get to go on a sweet escape each time you... READ MORE

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