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From the Director, July 2020

From the Director, July 2020

Every year, leading up to June, Orange County Library System makes a big push to let everyone know about our Summer Reading Program for children. There’s good reason for that – we spend so much time and effort crafting educational, fun and engaging programs for kids of all ages that we want everyone in the community to take part. Even before we wrap up our kids’ Summer Reading Program, we’re already making plans for the next year. 

There’s another part of our summer programming, though, that may not get as much attention but is just as important in our eyes. That’s our Adult Summer Reading Program, which invites our grown cardholders to embrace learning, literature and camaraderie through events, programs and reading challenges. This summer, all of our programs are virtual – that means it’s easier than ever for you to participate. From live Qigong classes to crafty meetups to author events, you can attend these events from the comfort of your own home. All you need is the ability to sign up on our website, then log into Zoom or Facebook, and you’ll have access to the same high-quality library programming you’re used to experiencing in person. 

Find out when you can attend a Cuisine Corner that’ll teach you to make salt and pepper shrimp, or a photo composition class led by one of our Melrose Center instructors, or genealogy workshop that’ll show you how to use cemetery records to learn more about your ancestors. 

Of course, we still have plenty of programs for kids this month, too. But while you’re signing the kids up for that Pokémon Party or Super Science event, don’t forget to sign yourself up for something too. It’s free, it’s easy, and you can follow along from your sofa. 

Flip through the July issue of the digital Books & Beyond newsletter, or visit ocls.info/asr to find an event that’ll spark your imagination.

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