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  • From the Director Header, April 2023

    From the Director, April 2023

    If there’s one thing our library system has always excelled at, it’s innovation. As we celebrate our 100 years, I’ve enjoyed taking the time to explore how the library has evolved during each decade we’ve been in existence. This month in Books & Beyond, we look back at the 1940s. The country was coming out…

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  • From the Director, March 2023

    From the Director, March 2023

    As part of our 100 Year Celebration, we plan to share stories about the history of Orange County Library System in each issue of Books & Beyond. We’ll focus on one decade at a time, and this month, we take a look at the 1930s – a particularly difficult time for everyone, including the library.…

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  • The History of Orange County Library System: Olive Brumbaugh and the Albertson Public Library

    In the spring of 1923, the library board was in need of an experienced librarian to organize and administer the newly established Albertson Public Library. After a lengthy search, they received an application from Miss Olive Brumbaugh, librarian of the Public Library of Frankfort, Indiana. On April 20, 1923, the position was offered to her,…

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  • The History of Orange County Library System: Proud Past, Bright Future

    The History of Orange County Library System: Proud Past, Bright Future

    One hundred years ago, there was no permanent library in Orlando. The only library that existed was a small circulating collection of books owned and loaned by the Sorosis of Orlando Woman’s Club, a philanthropic women’s organization that still supports education and local charities to this day. Recognizing the demand for a real public library…

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