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Expanding Library Services with the New Group Home Library Card
August 4, 2022 | Renee Marvin

On June 2, a group from the Great Oaks Village group foster home visited Orlando Public Library for a tour of the building. They showed their excitement for programs like BizKids Club and the objectively cool Melrose Center. They also received welcome bags full of library... READ MORE

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

The Summer Reading Program is the library’s busiest time of year, at least in terms of volume. But when summer ends, a lot of the library’s most important work begins. As parents are preparing their kids for their return to the classroom and teachers are making plans for what... READ MORE

5 Cookbooks a Chef can't live without featuring Chef Yamira posed alongside 5 cookbooks.
July 14, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

Perfect for aspiring or advanced cooks, Chef Yamira Lee Johnson's top 5 cookbooks she can't live without are inspiring, helpful reads for the kitchen. With each recommendation, we journey through Chef Yamira's culinary career with roots planted in Puerto Rican cooking to her... READ MORE

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

We are heading into summer with some good news – our 2022 Summer Reading Program is off to a strong start. We announced that we would be offering in-person events this summer, in addition to virtual selections, and the response has been fantastic. Hundreds of kids and their... READ MORE

Orange County Library System issues library card to Orange County group home Great Oaks Village
June 17, 2022 | OCLS Marketing & Public Relations Team

On June 2, a group of kids from the Great Oaks Village group foster home visited the Orlando Public Library. They received welcome bags, toured the building and (most importantly) they received their new Group Home Card, which allows them to check out materials.

Group... READ MORE


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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

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



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