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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

Learning at Home
August 12, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

As the new school year looms, parents have an important decision to make: what’s the best (and safest) learning environment for their child? Orange County Public Schools has offered three models: face to face, their new LaunchEd virtual program and Orange County Virtual... READ MORE

Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair
August 10, 2020 | Wayne Middleton

Now, more than ever, understanding how to navigate social services and assistance programs is vital. Even in the best of circumstances, figuring out how to connect with organizations that can help with accessing unemployment benefits, healthcare resources, food subsidy, and... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Fairies!
August 7, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Since we’re continuing to celebrate all types of magical creatures this summer, let’s continue this week with fairies!

Let’s start with some questions:

What does a fairy look like? Are fairies big or little? Are they kind? Can you name a fairy? What would you name... READ MORE
From the Director, August 2020
August 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

In June, Orange County Library System published a statement on our website opposing hatred, racism and intolerance. The post was made after protests erupted around the nation, calling for reform in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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Our History Speaks Volumes: A Library Card Retrospective
September 9, 2020 | Mike Donohue

For Orange County Library System’s nearly 100-year history, your library card has been the key to unlocking a world of free resources. To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we are looking back at the evolution of “the most valuable card in your wallet.” 

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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

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