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  • Q&A with a Manatee Conservationist

    Q&A with a Manatee Conservationist

    Photo Credit: Save the Manatee Club   We Floridians love manatees and, since the theme for the Summer Reading Program this year is Tales & Tails, you can participate in several manatee-focused programs. This month, Save the Manatee Club will present Manatee Conservation about sea cows and how you can protect them. To pique your…

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  • From the Director, July 2021

    From the Director, July 2021

    There’s nothing that brings a library to life like the smiles we see on the faces of children and families who come to our live events. We haven’t been able to see those smiles in person in nearly a year and a half, as we’ve held nearly all of our events and programs online while…

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  • Q&A with a Sloth Conservationist. Photo Credit: Justin Mott/Kindred Guardians Project

    Q&A with a Sloth Conservationist

    Monique Pool is the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. The foundation’s mission is to move all Surinamers to make wise decisions for the sustainable use of natural resources. This month, Monique will share her work with sloths in presentation on our Facebook and YouTube Live. She was kind enough to answer some questions for…

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  • Fè timoun ou yo aprann pandan tout vakans ete a avèk Pwogram Lekti Ete a

    Fè timoun ou yo aprann pandan tout vakans ete a avèk Pwogram Lekti Ete a

    Byento Lekòl pral fèmen, epi elèv yo pral jwi vakans ete yo. Pandan ke vakans ete a se yon bon moman pou yo pran plezi ak detann, konsa tou li kapab fè yo pèdi sa yo te aprann pandan lane lekòl la. Ki pi bon fason pou ede pitit ou yo kenbe ladrès akademik ak…

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  • From the Director, June 2021

    From the Director, June 2021

    June is here, and that means that our annual Summer Reading Program is about to kick into high gear, with hundreds of events, programs, camps and classes for kids and adults. Just like last year, all programs are virtual, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home. Learn to design a logo…

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    Orange County Library System awarded $5,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

    Orange County Library System (OCLS) is one of 23 organizations in Florida to receive a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. OCLS has been awarded $5,000 for its Summer Reading Program (SRP) outreach efforts to overcome a learning gap brought on by…

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    #OCLSReads Books for Summer

    It seemed just a few weeks ago that we were all counting down to say goodbye to 2020 – with hopes that 2021 might be the balm to soothe the scars of a hard year – and here we are staring at a new season on the horizon. 2021 has already had its ups and…

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    #OCLSReads: Teen Books for Summer 2021

    Every year we make a recommended summer reading list for teens, and this year is no different! Get your summer started off right with these recommended tales!   The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert In a predominately white California beach town, the only two Black seventh-graders, Alberta and Edie, find hidden journals…

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    #OCLSReads: Early Learning Books for Summer 2021

    The 2021 Early Learning Summer Reading List is now available! This booklist covers a lot of ground, serving parents of children ages 0-5—a wide range of abilities! One thing all young children have in common is their hunger for learning. Capitalizing on the opportunity to build a love for reading is important. We have divided…

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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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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >