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Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old
January 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020.

As noted in previous years, these are... READ MORE

Top 10 Circulating Titles of 2020
January 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

From modern classics, to the latest in popular fiction, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles in 2020. Here... READ MORE

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

To say that 2020 was a tumultuous year would be a gross understatement, so I think it’s only natural that most of us are hoping for a fresh start in 2021. While the pandemic continues to impact our lives as we ring in this new year, I hope you won’t let that dampen your... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Snowmen!
December 31, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Do you want to build a snowman? I do! Let’s go have some fun!

These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING: What color are... READ MORE
#OCLSReads: 2021 Early Childhood Literacy Calendars
December 28, 2020 | OCLS Staff

Now available! Our 2021 Early Learning Calendar, which includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary content like... READ MORE

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Books About Love for Preschoolers
February 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur


I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
A celebration of love in all its forms, this book asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid and to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Valentine's Day
February 5, 2021 | Mike Donohue
  “The sight of lovers feedeth those in love” - William Shakespeare, As You Like It  

It’s February, again, which means love is all around us. Typically, Valentine’s Day is defined by roses and chocolates. But in the Florida heat, flowers wilt, chocolate melts, and all things... READ MORE

5 Questions with Beverly Jenkins
February 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Beverly Jenkins is a bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance novels, most often focusing on 19th Century African American life. She has received multiple awards including the 2017 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America – her... READ MORE

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