Here are stories about the Orange County Library System from the news media.
Orlando Lady Boss
Cynthia Velasco and Erin Sullivan share how the Orange County Library System (OCLS) helps the community and makes an impact in education in the January edition of Orlando Lady Boss podcast.
Filmmaker Charlie Minn will be hosting an evening at the Orlando Public Library on January 24 to discuss his latest film, 49 Pulses, which takes a look at the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
The daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the author is headed to Orlando to discuss her children’s novel “The Hero Two Doors Down.”
The Orange County Public Library System is expanding its English language programs, with classes averaging about 20 to 30 students, and are held at eleven library branches.
Last weekend, the Orlando Public Library conducted a “Human Library,” where visitors could check out people instead of books for the purpose of a conversation.
Even in our internet-centered time, getting a library card is still a rite of passage for many young people. That’s one reason the Orange County Library System and the Orange County Public Schools have teamed up to provide a virtual library card to middle and high school students.
The Orlando Public Library will host a Human Library on Saturday from 1-4 p.m., where members of the community will be available to be “checked out” for conversations about their lives and experiences.
Local television station WFTV has a hot scoop: Homeless people are using the library, and they're getting kicked out sometimes.
Orange County Government, Florida
Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ yearlong literacy initiative, Let's read Orange County, assisted in the distribution of more than 1,400 library cards to local children and families.