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Orange County Library System Offers Local Adults Scholarships to Earn Diploma Through Career Online High School
November 12, 2021 | Erin Sullivan

Orange County Library System is providing scholarships to adults in Orange County to earn a private high school diploma online and gain career skills.

Through a partnership with Career Online High School (COHS), Orange County Library System supports adults with earning... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
November 5, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson

In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st... READ MORE

From the Director, November 2021
November 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was this month 100 years ago that the first seeds of Orange County Library System were planted. A retired police inspector from Waverly, New York named Captain Charles Albertson, who spent his winters in Orlando, recognized that the city lacked a proper public library.... READ MORE

Make Your Own Candy Science Experiments!
October 18, 2021 | Patrick Green

Likely the most important development in the area of science remains the ability to make everyone’s favorite snack: candy. In this post, you will learn about three different types of candy that you can make from the comfort of your kitchen. Just be careful. These experiments... READ MORE

Duke Energy Foundation Grant - A Summer Success Story
October 15, 2021 | Matthew Blood

Overcoming the digital divide – the gap between those with access to computers and internet and those without – in the middle of a pandemic highlighted the inequitable impact felt by some communities... READ MORE


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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

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



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…
5 hours 41 min ago
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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