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I Love My Library Card
September 2, 2020 | Amy Sweezey

I grew up in the 1980s, before the internet existed. There were no smartphones or video streaming services. I couldn’t watch Netflix or text my friends. I had to entertain myself in other ways, especially in the summer when school was on break. Sure, there was a lot of... READ MORE

From the Director, September 2020
September 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

Believe it or not, September marks six months since our worlds were turned upside down by COVID-19. For Orange County Library System, that means six months since we’ve had no in-person events and programs, which used to bring our libraries to life with laughter and learning.... READ MORE

Open Hour with a Librarian
August 19, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

In the early days of the pandemic, when the library made the difficult choice to close its doors and offer services remotely, we received a lot of comments on social media from customers who were also struggling with how to navigate life in quarantine. A common theme that... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: A Visit from Helen Thomas
August 17, 2020 | Mike Donohue

This month, Orange County Library System welcomes Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters, for an event kicking off our NEA Big Read series. However, she is not the first esteemed author the library has welcomed in its history. OCLS has a long tradition of hosting compelling... READ MORE

Short Stories Can Be Big Reads
August 17, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has encouraged communities across the country to read through their Big Read program. Showcasing a diverse range of books reflecting many different voices, the initiative aims to inspire conversation and broaden our perspective of the... READ MORE

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Zooming with Kelly
September 5, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

This month we continue our Big Read celebration of Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link with programming related to this eclectic collection of short stories. Prior to kicking off our celebration, the Pulitzer-nominated author chatted with us via Zoom, from her home in Northampton,... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Bugs!
September 4, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What’s more exciting than bugs? Let’s celebrate our creepy crawly friends today!

QUESTIONS What do bugs look like? Do you like bugs? Do they crawl? Do they fly? How many legs do they have? (Obviously there are different answers to this!) READ

Read any book you may have... READ MORE

I Love My Library Card
September 2, 2020 | Amy Sweezey

I grew up in the 1980s, before the internet existed. There were no smartphones or video streaming services. I couldn’t watch Netflix or text my friends. I had to entertain myself in other ways, especially in the summer when school was on break. Sure, there was a lot of... READ MORE

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