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Hiawassee Branch 10th Anniversary
December 19, 2019 | Ken Gilbert

Hi! My name is Ken Gibert and I am honored to serve as manager of Hiawassee Branch for the last 18 years. The staff and I are pleased to invite you to Hiawassee Branch on the 10th Anniversary celebration at our current location on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. We will... READ MORE

Giving the City Beautiful Its Literary Due - Nathan Holic Q&A
December 9, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

This month, independent publisher Burrow Press will release what they are calling “the Great Orlando Novel” from local author Nathan Holic, Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City. “I think it’s important that Orlandoans can see their city in a book or movie or TV show,” Nathan told... READ MORE

Orange County Library System introduces mobile checkout, virtual library cards as part of new library app launch
December 3, 2019 | OCLS Community Relations Team

On December 2, Orange County Library System begins offering a digital version of your library card that can be stored in your phone, mobile checkout with interactive receipts, and a brand-new Express Collection to all library users through the cloudLibrary app.

With... READ MORE

From the Director, December 2019
December 2, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

Usually, people wait until the New Year to unveil their fresh new looks and announce exciting changes. Well, we decided not to wait until January to share our makeover news.

By December 2, two of our branches will have undergone a refresh – the Southwest and South... READ MORE

This Collection is Magic
November 23, 2019 | Jane Tracy
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main…and best of all, you can enjoy these riches everyday of your life.” – Walt Disney

Enter the treasure trove of Orange County Library System’s The Disney... READ MORE

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#OCLSReads: Early Childhood Literacy Calendars
March 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers. PLA's 2020 Early Literacy Activities Calendar is now available for Orange County Library System customers. Based... READ MORE

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

Parents, we know it can be tough to keep your kids busy when school’s out of session. So, our staff has come up with a series of fun, creative spring camps to help beat the boredom. This month, we’ll host programming at multiple locations during spring break that’ll give your... READ MORE

We’ve Got Questions For Dhonielle Clayton and Tim Dorsey
February 27, 2020 | Sarah Fisk

Dhonielle Clayton is the author of The Belles and its follow-up The Everlasting Rose. She is a former elementary and middle school librarian, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent – and decidedly diverse – literary confections for middle... READ MORE

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