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Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town - Q&A with Author Rae Chesny
January 3, 2022 | Sara Brown

Award-winning social expert and author Rae Chesny will be joining us at Eatonville Branch to host a three-day event series called Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town. Library staff have also partnered with Eatonville Chamber of Commerce and ZORA! Festival as part... READ MORE

Graphic that says, "Best Books of the Year, As Chosen by a 7 and 4-Year-Old" featuring the children reading in and next to a bookcase.
December 29, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

It’s not surprising that the children of a librarian are enormous readers. Am I required to bring them home at least two books each, every day I go to work? Yes. Do they tell me exactly which books they love, and which ones are a disappointment? Absolutely. Do they make use... READ MORE

Two parents and their three children enjoying an in-person event where they enjoyed face paining and were giving balloon animals.
December 27, 2021 | Laura Lizardi

El año nuevo 2022, será un año lleno de cambios, oportunidades y logros. Las bibliotecas del Condado de Orange harán cambios para que la comunidad tenga nuevas oportunidades y alcancen sus metas. En enero del 2022 las bibliotecas comenzarán con eventos y clases presenciales;... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Ruffing It
December 27, 2021 | Mike Donohue

Throughout January, Orange County Library System is hosting a diverse range of events celebrating Jack London’s adventure classic, The Call of the Wild. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of recommended films which feature dogs that expound upon the literary themes found... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: COVID-19
December 18, 2021 | Mike Donohue

The most important events in Orange County Library System history are often those that dramatically improve or expand library service:

November 11, 1921 – Captain Charles Albertson donates his personal library to the city of Orlando. November 8, 1923 – Albertson Public... READ MORE


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

National Library Week is April 3–9, 2022. It’s a week to celebrate libraries and all the contributions they make to the community.

Aside from promoting reading and literacy, libraries impact communities in so many ways – some visible and some not so much.


Q&A with Adrianna Cuevas. Mayor Buddy’s Book Club – End of Book Party Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m.
March 29, 2022 | Jessica Pinkowski

Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. She is the award-winning author of several middle-grade novels for young readers including Cuba in My Pocket and The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto. In 2021, she won the Sunshine State Young Reader... READ MORE

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



From book recommendations to pop culture discussions, the Orange County Library System wants you to join the conversation with library staff about the world around us.


Reaching Out - A Community Resource Fair is on August 13, 2 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. 🍊 Connect in-person…
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that cicadas are the world’s loudest insects; their singing can be as loud as 100 decibels. 🐞 🎙️
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There's just one more week until school starts! Register your kids for Backpack Bling at the Fairview Shores Branch…
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