June is Audiobook Month

Did you know that 85% of learning derives from listening? When we listen, really listen and not dose off, information is better retained than just reading it. June is Audiobook month, which means your headphones will likely become your greatest accessory if they aren’t already. Listening to audiobook can be just as rewarding as reading. According to audiopub.org, listening to audiobooks can increase motivation by 67 percent, helps teach pronunciation and improves comprehension.

Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 2 (Robots)

The Three Laws of Robotics

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

An Interview with Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Koo Koo Kanga Roo is a band/comedy duo/workout franchise consisting of vocalists Bryan Atchison and Neil Olstad, who are on this planet to make you dance while laughing so hard that milk comes out of your nose.

Erin: How did Bryan and Neil meet?

Bryan: We were college roommates and were in another band together.

E: Koo Koo Kanga Roo… that’s quite a name – how did you choose it?

2017 OCLS Kids and Teens Poetry Contest Winners

April was National Poetry Month and to celebrate the library invited kids and teens to participate in a county-wide poetry contest. Two winners were chosen, one from the 6-12 age range and one from the 13-18 age range.

Our 2017 Kids’ Poetry Contest winner is Seylah H. Seylah is seven-years-old and part of Orlando’s homeschooler community. For her winning poem, she received a family pack of tickets to the Crayola Experience located at the Florida Mall. Here is her award-winning poem:

Spring DIY Crafts to Do on a Budget

Here in Orlando, our seasons always seem to be mushed together under one hot umbrella. Trying to make improvements or enhancements doesn't have to be super expensive, so to make this season stand out I’ve collected five simple DIY projects to make your home bloom. At the library, we're all about being budget friendly, after all!

Neon Hangers

5 Books to Get Your Kids Started in Programming

Does your child love video games? And do they ever wonder how they’re made? Learning how to code is an important part of literacy in today’s world. There are many books in the library that can get you started at any age. With so many books to choose from, it can get tricky. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, look at the list below of some of our favorites and find the book (or books!) right for you.