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Our History Speaks Volumes: COVID-19
December 18, 2021 | Mike Donohue

The most important events in Orange County Library System history are often those that dramatically improve or expand library service:

November 11, 1921 – Captain Charles Albertson donates his personal library to the city of Orlando. November 8, 1923 – Albertson Public... READ MORE
Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Glenn F. Miller (1937–1996)
June 14, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On November 1, 1970, Library Director Clara Wendel retired having served 27 years as head of Orange County Library System. She was succeeded by Glenn Miller, who became only the third library director in OCLS’ nearly 50-year history.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,... READ MORE

Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old
January 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020.

As noted in previous years, these are... READ MORE

Great Short Story Collections to Keep You Occupied
November 16, 2020 | Patrick Green

In a variety of contexts, storytellers are obligated to provide readers, or audiences, with engrossing tales of struggle, love, tragedy, comedy and horror. Some storytellers write these stories within the span of 400 pages while other writers choose to write these same types... READ MORE

What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean to You?
October 12, 2020 | Luis Rivera

In 1968, President Johnson commemorated the first Hispanic Heritage Week to honor the cultures and contributions of Latin Americans in our country. Twenty years later, President Reagan expanded the week-long celebration from September 15 through October 15, thus creating... READ MORE

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library staff

Our History Speaks Volumes: COVID-19
December 18, 2021 | Mike Donohue

The most important events in Orange County Library System history are often those that dramatically improve or expand library service:

November 11, 1921 – Captain Charles Albertson donates his personal library to the city of Orlando. November 8, 1923 – Albertson Public... READ MORE
Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Glenn F. Miller (1937–1996)
June 14, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On November 1, 1970, Library Director Clara Wendel retired having served 27 years as head of Orange County Library System. She was succeeded by Glenn Miller, who became only the third library director in OCLS’ nearly 50-year history.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,... READ MORE

Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old
January 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020.

As noted in previous years, these are... READ MORE

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