children's books

Mental Health Awareness Month - Q&A with Sumer Strawbree
May 4, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

Sumer Strawbree is a middle school student in Central Florida and the author and illustrator of two coloring books Black, Brown and Beautiful and Glow Up. She has a third book on the way called My Career Glow Up. We caught up with her for Mental Health Awareness Month to... READ MORE

Q&A with Adrianna Cuevas. Mayor Buddy’s Book Club – End of Book Party Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m.
March 29, 2022 | Jessica Pinkowski

Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. She is the award-winning author of several middle-grade novels for young readers including Cuba in My Pocket and The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto. In 2021, she won the Sunshine State Young Reader... READ MORE

Pilar Winter Hill
February 1, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

At just 15 years old, Pilar Winter Hill is an accomplished violinist and children’s book author who is passionate about classical music and being a positive role model. She was first introduced to the violin at age 6, and she’s been mesmerizing audiences ever since,... READ MORE

Graphic featuring two children reading a book. Text box says, "#OCLSReads Early Childhood Literacy Calendars."
January 11, 2022 | OCLS Staff

Now available in English and Spanish! Our 2022 Early Learning Calendar includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary... READ MORE

Bringing Readers Together Through Mayor Buddy’s Book Club
August 4, 2021 | Silence Bourn

Throughout the year, Orange County Library System, City of Orlando’s Mayor Matching Grant recipient, proudly partners with Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, a City of Orlando youth program, to host monthly book... READ MORE

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children's books

Mental Health Awareness Month - Q&A with Sumer Strawbree
May 4, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

Sumer Strawbree is a middle school student in Central Florida and the author and illustrator of two coloring books Black, Brown and Beautiful and Glow Up. She has a third book on the way called My Career Glow Up. We caught up with her for Mental Health Awareness Month to... READ MORE

Q&A with Adrianna Cuevas. Mayor Buddy’s Book Club – End of Book Party Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m.
March 29, 2022 | Jessica Pinkowski

Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. She is the award-winning author of several middle-grade novels for young readers including Cuba in My Pocket and The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto. In 2021, she won the Sunshine State Young Reader... READ MORE

Pilar Winter Hill
February 1, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

At just 15 years old, Pilar Winter Hill is an accomplished violinist and children’s book author who is passionate about classical music and being a positive role model. She was first introduced to the violin at age 6, and she’s been mesmerizing audiences ever since,... READ MORE

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