The South Creek Branch is located at the intersection of Deerfield Boulevard and Balcombe Road east of South Orange Blossom Trail. Serving communities including Deerfield, Ginger Mill, Hunters Creek, Pepper Mill, South Chase and Whisper Lakes, South Creek is the southernmost branch in Orange County.
In October of 2002, the South Creek branch replaced the South Orange Branch which had been located in the Waterbridge Down Shopping Center since 1992. With the completion of South Creek, south Orange County now has a light and bright facility with state-of-the-art technology and services including, 35 public computers, self-checkout, and technology classes in English and Spanish. This facility was funded by the Orange County Library District and a Florida Library Construction Grant.
A special feature at South Creek is the sculpture "Bonsai Study IV" by local artist Larry Jones. The piece won "Best in Show" at the 2001 Fiesta in the Park. The Fiesta Committee purchased the sculpture and donated it the Library.
Calling all curious kids! It's time to go wild at the library this summer with stories, arts, and crafts about animals from around the world. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 for more information. #preschool #srpkids #science
Take part in this extraordinary four-part science series. Eye-opening programs will include: Fancy Fingerprints; Attached Earlobes, Rolling Tongues, and Dimples, Oh My!; Amazing Edible DNA!; and Strawberries with a Double-Helix Twist. Ages 9-12. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Sponsored by Siemens. #srpkids #science #tween
Six Week English language workshops for intermediate to advanced speakers. The workshops focus on building practical English that you can use every day. Classes meet once a week at the library for six weeks. Classes facilitated by University of Central Florida School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and participants may have the ability to practice with a partner outside of scheduled class times. This class combines classroom learning and opportunities for personal practice.
Recommended pre-requisites: Intermediate to advanced English language skills. Work with ELLIS, USALearns and/or Practice Makes Perfect is recommended.
Seis talleres semanales del lenguaje inglés para hablantes de niveles intermedio al avanzado. Los talleres se enfocan en ingles práctico para uso diario. Las clases se reúnen una vez por semana en la biblioteca por un periodo de seis semanas. Las clases son facilitadas por la "University of Central Florida School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership" y los participantes tienen la oportunidad de practicar con un compañero fuera de las horas de clases. Esta clase combina el aprendizaje en el aula y las oportunidades para la práctica personal.
Pre-requisitos recomendados: Conocimiento intermedio al avanzado del inglés. Se recomienda que hayan trabajado o estén trabajando con ELLIS, USALearns y/o "Practice Makes Perfect".
The library collection includes books, audio books in Playaway, MP3 CD, and Audio CD formats, informational and entertainment DVDs, recorded music (Audio CD) and an Adult Literacy Collection.
In addition the South Creek branch offers:
Public computers offering Internet access, word processing and online reference resources including the Library catalog.
Children's area with five (5) Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS). These are self-contained bilingual educational computers for children, with over 56 top-rated educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas. They were made possible by a Congressional Directed Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Drive-up window allowing patrons to return items or call ahead and pick up materials while remaining in their cars.
One meeting room available for use by groups. Please contact the branch for more information.
Regularly scheduled story programs each week. Tiny Tales for babies ages birth to 18 months, Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Storybook Fun for preschoolers.