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NOTE: Information about library locations will be in the Location & Hours section of the new website. There you will find a listing of all branches along with each location's address, hours, and unique amenities. You'll also be able to filter the branch listing to the locations closest to you OR by specific amenities (such as a drop-off window, meeting room, bus route, etc.).
12000 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32826 407.835.7323
The Alafaya Branch has a long history of providing library services to the East Orange County community. The branch originally opened in 1965 as the Azalea Park branch, situated on Lake Barton Road. From the 1970s through the 1990s the branch provided library services from shopping center locations. Ground was broken in January 1999 for a new branch, designed to be the prototype branch for future Orange County Library System branches. Opened on February 1, 2000, the Alafaya branch was funded by a Florida Library Construction Grant.
Join a Jedi Master to become a Padawan and explore a galaxy far, far away. Enjoy Star WarsŪ inspired crafts and games. Come dressed as your favorite Jedi, and may the force be with you. Registration Required. #tween
The CAREERSOURCE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Mobile unit is coming to the Alafaya Library on the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CareerSource staff will be onsite to help support individuals needing assistance and identifying challenges during the job search process. This will be a great opportunity for job seekers.
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs, including ELLIS, Mango Languages, & Rocket Languages.
A unique art display at Alafaya is the bronze casting of Florida's sandhill crane and accompanying fish, a beautiful tribute to Florida wildlife. The sculpture is displayed in our reading area. Aptly named "Food Chain," the artist Carl Wagner won Best in Show for this piece at Fiesta in the Park, 1996.
Services and Programs
The library collection includes books, audio books on CD, informational and entertainment DVDs, recorded music on CD, audio CDs in mp3 format, Playaways, and an Adult Literacy Collection. Enjoy the latest DVD releases and bestsellers!
Public computers provide Internet access, word processing and online reference resources including the Library catalog. Browse the Virtual Library for reliable information at your fingertips.
The branch has one Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) which is a self-contained bilingual educational computer for children, with over 56 top-rated educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas.
The convenience of our drive-up window allows library customers to return items or call ahead and pick up materials while remaining in their cars.
Our computer lab houses eight computers and allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over fifty classes a month.
We have 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. At Alafaya, Tiny Tales are on Thursday mornings and Toddler Time and Storybook Fun are on Friday mornings for your listening pleasure.