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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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  • From the Director May 2023

    From the Director, May 2023

    When I look back at what things were like at the library in the 1950s, I see some similarities to the library of today – Orange County was growing, and the community needed more libraries to adequately serve its needs. In fact, the Annual Report for 1952–1953 was titled: To a Growing Community, From its…

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  • From the Interim Director, July 2022

    From the Interim Director, July 2022

    We are heading into summer with some good news – our 2022 Summer Reading Program is off to a strong start. We announced that we would be offering in-person events this summer, in addition to virtual selections, and the response has been fantastic. Hundreds of kids and their parents are showing up for events at…

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  • Orange County Library System board of trustees members, library director and others posing in front of the book arch at Orlando Public Library and holding the signed lease agreements for Horizon West and Lake Nona branches

    Orange County Library System Board of Trustees approves leases for library branches in Lake Nona, Horizon West

    On June 9, the Orange County Library System Board of Trustees approved leases for new library branches in both Lake Nona and Horizon West. In Horizon West, the library will have a ground lease with Orange County that will allow for the design and construction of a library in the Horizon West Regional Park. The…

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