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


 Here are some books, selected by Orange County Library System staff, to get you in a grateful mood for this special time of year.

Orlando Weekly

"I’ve given detailed looks into at least a couple hot sessions of the excellent Melrose in the Mix live recording series that happens on the reg inside downtown’s Orlando Public Library. I’m not always sure you’re listening, though, so I keep trying because this is one of the city’s most uniquely up-close music experiences and not enough people know about it.

Tasty Chomps

This year attendees sampled a variety of beers from local brewers in the Bungalower Biergarten and enjoyed light bites from Roque Pub, The Greenery Creamery, Florida Technical College’s Culinary Arts students and more.

Pulse of Central Florida

Ever wanted to build your own droid or wonder about the process of making droids? Come Meet the Makers at a panel discussion with droid builders and take a photo with R2 to commemorate the evening.


Booktoberfest takes over the library for one night every year and serves up a tasty variety of beers from local brewers. 

Click Orlando

Orlando residents can check out new books, drink beer and more at the library's Booktoberfest event.

Orlando Weekly

OCLS’ annual Booktoberfest celebration lets you cut out the middleman and just get drunk right in the stacks. Fittingly, this year’s theme is The Wizard of Oz, as you’ll be over the rainbow with a selection of local beers, food from Pom Pom’s and Roque Pub, and plenty of activities.


Here’s a selection of books, all available at your library, that will keep you page-turning deep into the night…with all the lights on in the house.

TheArtofAdventures Blog

"I have made the commitment to joining a set of photographers to show you a glimpse of our ordinary, daily life through my lens. This month I’m sharing thirty minutes of our time in the library, where my daughter got her first library card."

Orlando Weekly

This year's theme is The Wizard of Oz, as you'll be over the rainbow with a selection of local beers, food from Pom Pom's and Roque Pub, and plenty of activities.