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    National Library Week: Celebrate Your Library All Year!

    Thank you for coming along with me on this blog journey across Orange County Library System! Today may be the final day of National Library Week, but I hope you will celebrate your library all year long by taking advantage of the amazing events, services and programs offered at our 15 library locations. To wrap…

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    National Library Week: The Melrose Center

    My name is Kaylie Pasternak, and I will be taking you through this year’s National Library Week at Orange County Library System! National Library Week is a time to bring libraries to light and show support for all they do. The Melrose Center was founded in 2014 by a grant from the Melrose family foundation…

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    National Library Week: OCLS Book Bike

    My name is Kaylie Pasternak, and I will be taking you through this year’s National Library Week at Orange County Library System! National Library Week is a time to bring libraries to light and show support for all they do. Today, I will focus on the outreach that OCLS does, specifically through the new book…

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    National Library Week: Meet Kaylie

    My name is Kaylie Pasternak, and I will be taking you through this year’s National Library Week at Orange County Library System! National Library Week is a time to bring libraries to light and show support for all they do. Today, I will give you a glimpse into who I am and what working at…

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    From the Director, April 2024

    Every April during National Library Week, we try to share with you the value that libraries bring to the community. From books to programs to meeting spaces to experiences, we provide an awful lot of stuff for a wide range of people. But this National Library Week, I want to focus the conversation on you…

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    From the Interim Director, April 2022

    National Library Week is April 3–9, 2022. It’s a week to celebrate libraries and all the contributions they make to the community. Aside from promoting reading and literacy, libraries impact communities in so many ways – some visible and some not so much. For example, according to research from the American Library Association (ALA), library…

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    Girl Scouts of Citrus – Library Love Patch

    This April, Girl Scouts of Citrus Council and nonmembers can earn a Library Love patch with Orange County Library System by completing a self-lead program. The objective of Library Love program is to educate Girl Scouts on the library system, the resources available, and to have an enjoyable educational experience working together in our community. The…

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  • From the Director, April 2021

    From the Director, April 2021

    We have a lot to celebrate this spring. First of all, there’s the ever-widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines to those who want them. As of this writing, the state has made the vaccine available to people 50 and over, and Orange County has taken the additional step of offering the vaccine to anyone 40 or…

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    A Day in the Life

    As part of National Library Week, a yearly celebration of libraries, librarians and library workers, we asked some of our staff (and their pets) working and teaching from home to share how they are adjusting to working from home. Check out National Library Week at Orange County Library System to find out more about how we…

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  • From the Director April 2019

    From the Director, April 2019

    Libraries equal strong communities.  That’s the theme of this year’s National Library Week, a national initiative sponsored by the American Library Association to encourage people to celebrate the contributions libraries (and library workers) make that help shape the world we live in.  Think, for a moment, what libraries do for those around you. They give…

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