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RUSA Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services Award
June 7, 2021 | Sarah Qronfleh

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center has been awarded the Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services Award for its genealogy offerings to customers. Presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, this... READ MORE

The Story of Pride
June 4, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City became the unlikely catalyst for the struggle for LGBT+ rights.

At that time, there were laws against being homosexual which extended to prohibiting... READ MORE

Fè timoun ou yo aprann pandan tout vakans ete a avèk Pwogram Lekti Ete a
June 2, 2021 | Jennifer Schock & Claude Tido

Byento Lekòl pral fèmen, epi elèv yo pral jwi vakans ete yo. Pandan ke vakans ete a se yon bon moman pou yo pran plezi ak detann, konsa tou li kapab fè yo pèdi sa yo te aprann pandan lane lekòl la. Ki pi bon fason pou ede pitit ou yo kenbe ladrès akademik ak konesans yo te... READ MORE

From the Director, June 2021
May 31, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

June is here, and that means that our annual Summer Reading Program is about to kick into high gear, with hundreds of events, programs, camps and classes for kids and adults. Just like last year, all programs are virtual, so you can participate from the comfort of your own... READ MORE

Powering Bright Minds
May 24, 2021 | Luis Rivera

Orange County Library System (OCLS) is one of 23 organizations in Florida to receive a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. OCLS has been awarded $5,000 for its Summer Reading... READ MORE

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From the Director, July 2021
July 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

There’s nothing that brings a library to life like the smiles we see on the faces of children and families who come to our live events. We haven’t been able to see those smiles in person in nearly a year and a half, as we’ve held nearly all of our events and programs online... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Glenn F. Miller (1937–1996)
June 14, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On November 1, 1970, Library Director Clara Wendel retired having served 27 years as head of Orange County Library System. She was succeeded by Glenn Miller, who became only the third library director in OCLS’ nearly 50-year history.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Called To Forgive & Resist!
June 11, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace by Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George

Could you forgive the murderer your spouse?

On June 17, 2015, nine Black people were killed during a Bible... READ MORE

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