Here are stories about the Orange County Library System from the news media.

Orlando Sentinel

While it would be silly to compare the Orlando Public Library’s architecture to that of Notre Dame, the building is unique and significant in its own right. 


 “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. Check out these selections in April.

Orlando Sentinel

“Love it or hate it, the library is one of the foremost examples of Brutalism in Florida,” architecture historian Christine Madrid French. “A fortress-like style marked by the use of rough concrete.”


Brittany Hennessy, co-founder of full-service influencer agency CARBON, will be the special guest for this year’s first Library After Hours event, which takes place on Friday, May 10 at the Orlando Public Library.

Downtown Community Paper

National Library Week happens in April and you might be interested to learn that the current iconic Orange County Library at the corner of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard was not the first public library in our city. 


The downtown branch of the Orange County Public Library harbors a hot high-tech secret…if a fully-appointed sound studio and audiovisual learning lab that’s open to the public, free of charge, and potentially the noisiest section of the library can be called a “secret.”

Orlando Sentinel

Kicking off its 18th year, The One Book, One Community event strives to unite children and adults with the power of reading. At some events in the Orange County Library System, children and families can watch the movie version of “Charlotte’s Web.”

Orange Observer

Thirty women were honored for their works and contributions to the arts during an awards ceremony at the Orlando Public Library.


Orange County Library System has launched a new tagline that we think says it all: Learn. Grow. Connect. These are the building blocks for life: the constant pursuit of knowledge, the desire to be better, and the community you need to it. In honor of our slogan’s birth, we’ve selected some titles to help you do just that.

Orlando Family Magazine

Ancestry-tracing companies have been offering genealogical DNA testing for years, but it was only around 2007 that a new genetic analysis using autosomal chromosomes brought about a major shift to the industry. The West Oaks Branch Library houses the Orange County Library System’s genealogy collection, which contains more than 20,000 books and bound periodicals, 10,000 microfiche and over 15,000 reels of microfilm.