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    OCLS Presented With Golden Brick Award and Voted Best Florida Library

    On Tuesday, April 23, the Downtown Orlando Partnership presented OCLS with a Golden Brick Award of Excellence for our 100 Year Celebration! The award recognizes OCLS for our yearlong celebration that “highlighted the past, present and future of the library, positioning it as a welcoming destination that has had something to offer for everyone for…

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  • The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram

    The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram

    One of the benefits of social media is being able to find people with the same interest as you, and, let’s face it, reading can often feel like a solitary habit. Type “bookstagram” into the search bar on Instagram and you’ll uncover a worldwide bibliophile community that not only embraces reading but does so with…

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  • From the Director, January 2021

    From the Director, January 2021

    To say that 2020 was a tumultuous year would be a gross understatement, so I think it’s only natural that most of us are hoping for a fresh start in 2021. While the pandemic continues to impact our lives as we ring in this new year, I hope you won’t let that dampen your optimism…

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  • 10 Bookish Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

    10 Bookish Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

    It’s safe to say social media has become a big part of our daily routine in the past few months. These platforms have helped keep us connected with each other in beautifully, creative way.  One of our favorite social platforms, Instagram, allows for over a billion users all around the world to share photos and…

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    Learn. Grow. Connect.

    The building blocks of a fulfilling life. Learn – the constant and ongoing endeavor to gather as much knowledge as we can. Grow – the noble desire to be the best person you can be. Connect – while you pursue these efforts, your community provides support and you return support in kind. With that last…

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  • Giving Tuesday

    Giving Tuesday is in just a week!

    Each year, nonprofit organizations around the world call on their supporters to help raise funds for the meaningful work they do in their communities on Giving Tuesday. Entering its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year, we are raising funds for the Friends…

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    April Instagram Photo Challenge Returns!

    In April, the library is bringing back its wildly popular #oclslovesorlando Instagram Photo Challenge. We want to encourage you to get out and explore Orlando. New art exhibit, restaurants and venues open every month. The opportunities to learn, grow, enrich yourself and [hashtag] live your best life are endless. So save the image below to your device and…

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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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  • IG Challenge

    April Instagram Photo Challenge

    In April, the library wants to encourage you to get out and explore Orlando. With so many one-of-a-kind things to do see, explore and experience, there's no shortage of inspiration to be found. Tag your photos with #oclslovesorlando. We'll repost our favorite submissions throughout the month on our Instagram account, so give us a follow!

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Memorial Day Closing

Orange County Library System will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library system will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28. View a complete list of holiday closures >