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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

OCLSReads for Black History Month
February 1, 2019 | Jaylen Christie

Try as I might, I simply cannot recall an instance when I was ever not reading a book. Reading is one of my favorite forms of relaxation, and with it being Black History Month, I believe it’s a superb way to celebrate the occasion. While I am unquestionably a proud proponent... READ MORE

Best Picture Books of the Year, as Chosen by a 4-Year-Old
December 19, 2018 | Lauren Mathur

My four-year-old loves books. We read up to five before bed, and several more during the day. As penalty for the audacity of having a full-time job, I’m required to bring her home at least three books a day. I guess it’s a good thing I'm a librarian. 

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The Great American Read - The Martian
October 22, 2018 | Jeff Stanford

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

Read the list of 100 books.
Vote for your favorite.
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The Great American Read - The Alchemist
October 16, 2018 | Kristen Manieri

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

Read the list of 100 books.
Vote for your favorite.
Share... READ MORE

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The Mayor's Pick
January 27, 2020 | Mayor Jerry Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is a strong supporter of libraries and has even been a participant in the African American Read-In in the past. As we know him to be an avid reader, we were curious (and thought you might be too) about his favorite books by African American... READ MORE

The Best Books of 2019, as Decided by a 5-year-old
December 28, 2019 | Lauren Mathur

Last year, I wrote a blog post on my 4-year-old's favorite books published that year. Well, we’re doing it again! And as you may have guessed, this time she’s 5. This time we have some chapter books added. And this time, we went back through her archive of library checkouts... 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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