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  • From the Director June 2024

    From the Director, June 2024

    You don’t need to spend a ton of money this summer to experience new things and get a taste of adventure – you can stay close to home and immerse yourself in scientific exploration, comedy, art, cultural experiences, music and more. Because this summer, Adventure Begins at Your Library – that’s the theme of our…

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  • From the Director, September 2023

    From the Director, September 2023

    While doing some research on what OCLS was like in the 1990s, I learned something new: The first issue of Books & Beyond was published in 1996, which makes the magazine 27 years old.  The first issue was a simple black-and-white newsletter, just four pages long, consisting of a few program listings, a story about…

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Juneteenth Closure

Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The library system will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 20. View a complete list of holiday closures >