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April 20, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Orders to stay at home can have some people longing for the outdoors and the wildlife that comes with it. Fortunately, for those with a yard there is no reason you can’t invite some native Florida wildlife into your life. You may not be able to acquire all the plants you will... READ MORE

How Analogue Tools Help to Connect Us
April 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. While text messaging, email and video chat are currently bridging the “social” part of social distancing, it’s important we remain connected to one another in ways that allow mental breaks from the sensory... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Clouds!
April 17, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Welcome to another edition of Preschool Fun! This week we’re going to have fun with ... clouds!

First, go outside and look up. Do you see clouds? If so, ask your child: Are the big or small? Are they puffy or flat? What do they look like?   What is a cloud? What color are... READ MORE
Free Online Resources from Educational Technology Companies and Your Public Library
April 15, 2020 | Tracy Covey

In response to unprecedented school closures and the need for learning from home, School Library Journal published a list of resources that are currently available to students, educators, and parents during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can find these resources listed below in... READ MORE

Como usar la biblioteca durante el distanciamiento social
April 14, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

Debido a preocupaciones acerca del COVID-19 y recomendaciones de directivos y oficiales públicos a practicar la distancia social, el sistema de bibliotecas del condado de Orange ha decidido cancelar todos los eventos y clases. La biblioteca toma muy en serio... READ MORE

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Discover a New Hobby
May 1, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Staying at home when you are not used to it can be stressful and super boring. One way to help alleviate both is by taking up a new hobby. As someone who loves mastering new skills, I have learned a few things about how to get started.

 

1. Choose a Hobby You’ll... READ MORE
Preschool Fun: Dinosaurs!
May 1, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What do you call a sleeping dinosaur? A dino-snore! This week we’re all about dinosaurs, so let’s go have a roaring good time.

Let’s start by asking your child a few questions:

Tell me about dinosaurs! What does a dinosaur sound like? What’s your favorite dinosaur... READ MORE
Concerts in Quarantine with Stingray Qello
April 29, 2020 | Josh Shidel

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been missing live music during the stay at home order. Seeing talented musicians perform their craft uncut and imperfect with the energy of the crowd all around you is a feeling like nothing else. While we can’t check out our favorite local... READ MORE

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