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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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    7 Ways to Participate in National Library Week

    “To build up a library is to create a life,” Argentinian author Carlos María Domínguez once said. “It’s never just a random collection of books.” When you take a look at the Orange County Library System and the communities we serve, you get some sense of what Domínguez means. This month we celebrate National Library…

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  • National Library Week 2018

    National Library Week

    National Library Week is an annual celebration organized by the American Library Association to encourage people to read and support their libraries. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the celebration and this year’s theme is “Libraries Lead.” You can participate in National Library Week on April 8–14 at the Orange County Library System by…

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    YA Books for Adults

    YA novels have exploded in popularity within the last few years. From Hunger Games to The Fault in Our Stars, they cover a range of topics and offer a new look at the teenage years. Though they’re written with  a teenage audience in mind, that doesn’t mean adult readers don’t enjoy them as well. Here…

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    National Library Workers Day

    Happy National Library Week! Have you ever wondered what library workers do all day? Strictly speaking, not everyone who works in a library is a librarian. Like a hospital has doctors, nurses, and several types of technicians and assistants, employees in various roles make a library run. Their duties and training differ, but all of…

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