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Orange County Library System board of trustees members, library director and others posing in front of the book arch at Orlando Public Library and holding the signed lease agreements for Horizon West and Lake Nona branches
June 10, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

On June 9, the Orange County Library System Board of Trustees approved leases for new library branches in both Lake Nona and Horizon West.

In Horizon West, the library will have a ground lease with Orange County that will allow for the design and construction of a... READ MORE

Get Ready to Shell-a-brate Adult Summer Reading!
June 4, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Gather around, sea-mates! We hope by now you’re ready for Adult Summer Reading. In case you need a little pier-pressure, we asked our colleagues what they’re looking forward to this year. We’re shore the answers shared by your favorite OCLS branches and departments... READ MORE

I am a Queer Man
May 29, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Ricardo Burney, a circulation clerk for Orange County Library System, will lead guests through a thought-provoking event in celebration of Pride Month. He will discuss why intersectionality is important as a Black man in the LGBTQ+ community. “It shows us that identities work... READ MORE

Q&A with Dr. Trenessa Williams, Owner of Kizzy’s Books & More
May 26, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

We spoke with Black entrepreneur Dr. Trenessa Williams, owner of the online bookstore Kizzy's Books & More, to discuss African American literature and her upcoming library event as we honor Juneteenth.


Join Dr. Williams for the virtual event Working with... READ MORE

 From the Interim Director, June 2022
May 26, 2022 | Steve Powell

One of the most important relationships Orange County Library System has is with Orange County Public Schools. We strive to ensure that every school in the county has a library staff liaison who provides them with information about library events and services, and we... READ MORE


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Mayor Buddy's Book Club: Q&A with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
October 1, 2022 | City of Orlando - Office of Community Affairs

What exactly is Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, and when was it founded?

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is my only signature book club. We started this book club in 2011 when the City of Orlando received a Cities of Service Leadership Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the... READ MORE

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

Ever since January 2022, it has been my honor to serve in the role of Interim Director/CEO and COO for Orange County Library System. I’m now happy to share with you that I have been selected by the Board of Trustees to officially become the next Director/CEO to lead the... READ MORE

All About Steve: Getting to Know OCLS’s New Library Director/CEO
September 29, 2022 | Renee Marvin

On August 26, after eight months of searching, it was announced that Steve Powell would be Orange County Library System’s new Library Director/CEO. Steve, who has been an employee with OCLS since 2007, has served as Interim Director since January 2022. We sat down with Steve... READ MORE



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