The Herndon Branch opened to the public in November 1998 on East Colonial Drive. The branch bears the name Herndon due to the nearby Orlando Executive Airport, which for many years was named Herndon Airport in honor of Albert B. Herndon, a long-time city engineer who moved to Orlando in 1914.
This location has an interesting history. In the mid-90s, it housed a major bookstore outlet. The location, size, and 2-story glass foyer were easily recognized as an attractive setting for a branch library. Only 3.5 miles from downtown, the library has ample parking near retail centers and restaurants, making it a popular spot for information, imagination, and inspiration.
Special thanks to Tony Ortiz, City of Orlando District 2 Commissioner, for providing a bike rack for the Herndon Branch.
Join us for role playing and games designed to teach basic American Sign Language! During the four week course, instructors will cover the manual alphabet, numbers, making introductions and more. Presented by ASL Services, Inc. Space is limited. Registration is required. This course is intended for participants 12 years of age and older.
These read-aloud programs are recommended for children ages three to five and last approximately 25 minutes. Bring your children often to enjoy folk and animal tales, flannel and big book stories, plus rhymes, songs, and poetry.
The library collection includes books, audio books on CD, mp3 and Playaway formats, informational and entertainment DVDs, and recorded music..
Public computers for Internet access, word processing, and online reference resources, including the Library catalog.
The branch has one Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS) which is a self-contained, bilingual, educational computer for children, with over 56 top-rated educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas.
One meeting room is available for public use by groups. Please contact the branch for more information.
Enjoy regularly scheduled Story Programs each week. Tiny Tales for Babies ages Birth to 18 months, Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, and Storybook Fun for Preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 years.