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From the Director May 2019
May 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

I want to take a minute to tell you about the Friends of the Orange County Library System. They’re an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to help fund library programs that aren’t covered by our budget. They are the organization that runs our bookstore and gift... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival 2019 - A Conversation with Daniel Jose Older, Opening Keynote Speaker
April 26, 2019 | Sarah Fisk

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country.

Daniel José Older, Opening Keynote Speaker for the Orlando Book... READ MORE

Library After Hours: Brittany Hennessy
April 22, 2019 | Whitney Gonzalez

Influencer marketing is something that many might still be skeptical of. Author and influencer Brittany Hennessy first witnessed the power of influence when her blog went viral in 2010. One thing led to another, and the next thing she knew, she was in Germany on a cruise ship... READ MORE

How to Find Books For a 1-Year-Old
April 9, 2019 | Lauren Mathur

Last year I wrote a post from my 4-year-old's perspective, listing her top books of the year. Today I’m bringing you some of my 1-year-old's favorites, and this was inspired by several interactions.

As a librarian, many parents ask me for book recommendations,... READ MORE

From the Director April 2019
April 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

Libraries equal strong communities. 

That’s the theme of this year’s National Library Week, a national initiative sponsored by the American Library Association to encourage people to celebrate the contributions libraries (and library workers) make that help shape the... READ MORE

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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

In Anticipation of Mister Rogers on the Big Screen
November 18, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

The Orlando area is one of a handful of spots in the world that has the right to anticipate A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with a bit more fervor than the rest of the planet. Inspired a 1998 Esquire article by Tom Junod, the film finds a... READ MORE

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