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  • Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

    Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

    You know what I love? Pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorating – everything pumpkin! Let’s celebrate pumpkins this week! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What color are pumpkins? What shape are pumpkins?…

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  • From the Director, November 2020

    From the Director, November 2020

    November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks.  For many people, it’s going to be…

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  • Preschool Fun: Autumn!

    Preschool Fun: Autumn!

    Put on your jacket, because it’s Autumn! Let’s celebrate with fall-themed stories and songs! QUESTIONS: Can you name all the seasons? What happens in Autumn? (Leaves change color, it gets a little cooler outside, Halloween…) Do you like apples? Do you like pumpkins?  READ: Read any book you may have that mentions Autumn, or related…

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  • Preschool Fun: Bugs!

    Preschool Fun: Bugs!

    What’s more exciting than bugs? Let’s celebrate our creepy crawly friends today! QUESTIONS What do bugs look like? Do you like bugs? Do they crawl? Do they fly? How many legs do they have? (Obviously there are different answers to this!) READ Read any book you may have that mentions bugs. If you don’t have…

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    Learning at Home

    As the new school year looms, parents have an important decision to make: what’s the best (and safest) learning environment for their child? Orange County Public Schools has offered three models: face to face, their new LaunchEd virtual program and Orange County Virtual School. There’s always homeschooling as well.  For those parents who are venturing into virtual…

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  • Preschool Fun: Fairies!

    Preschool Fun: Fairies!

    Since we’re continuing to celebrate all types of magical creatures this summer, let’s continue this week with fairies! Let’s start with some questions: What does a fairy look like? Are fairies big or little? Are they kind? Can you name a fairy? What would you name a fairy?   READ     Read any book you…

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  • Enjoying Orlando Safely

    Enjoying Orlando Safely

    If you are like me, you are out of content to stream, tired of sitting at home and bored of cleaning your house. We all want to remain safe but have an ardent desire to go out and return to a bit of normalcy! Thankfully, there are some local Orlando spots that want that for…

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >