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  • From the Director, May 2024

    From the Director, May 2024

    This month, OCLS has some great news to share for those living in the Horizon West community. At our April meeting, the library’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the budget for the Horizon West Branch. That means that we are now officially on the path toward opening our first new branch in nearly a…

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    OCLS Y EL 2022

    El año nuevo 2022, será un año lleno de cambios, oportunidades y logros. Las bibliotecas del Condado de Orange harán cambios para que la comunidad tenga nuevas oportunidades y alcancen sus metas. En enero del 2022 las bibliotecas comenzarán con eventos y clases presenciales; como las más esperadas clases de inglés, clases de computación y…

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  • Southeast Branch 25th Anniversary

    Southeast Branch 25th Anniversary

    My name is Paolo Melillo and I am honored to serve our community as manager at Southeast Branch. The staff and I are delighted to invite you to the Southeast Branch 25th Anniversary celebration on November 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. We will have many interactive and fun events for all our customers such as Music…

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  • Herndon Branch

    8 Ways to Show Your Library Love

    February is National Library Lovers Month! Did you know that according the 2016 Pew Report, 76% of Americans believe that libraries serve their community well? Let’s make it 100%! Take a look at these eight ways you can show your appreciation for your local library all year round. 1. Visit At OCLS, there’s a branch…

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    The Maker Movement Comes to Colonial Drive

    Maker Mondays is a new series offered at the Alafaya Branch that aims to give library users, specifically children ages 8-15, an opportunity to get hands-on with DIY projects.  The series, which started in January, centers on an activity that gives children a chance to create, discover and learn every Monday afternoon. In each session, children…

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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 >