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Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program 2020 Book List
May 10, 2020 | Ruben Cortes

On April 23, the Florida Association of Media in Education revealed this year’s titles for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program (SSYRA). The SSYRA is a statewide initiative to encourage students to read independently to improve reading fluency. Books picked for the... READ MORE

Tiger King Companion
May 4, 2020 | Melissa Tees

Hey all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Melissa at Orange County Library System. If you are like me, you’ve binged Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness while quarantined. After I finished the documentary, I was left with some questions, such as,

If you cover... READ MORE
Imagine Your Scary Story This Summer
May 1, 2020 | Tracy Covey

In February 2019, the Horror Writers Association, (a global group of horror writers and publishing professionals), announced its inaugural reading program, Summer Scares, to book lovers and libraries everywhere. The program, now in its second year, is designed to connect... READ MORE

A True Crime Aficionado’s Guide to At-Home Entertainment
April 27, 2020 | Melissa Tees

True crime became my favorite genre of media after I read Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood in the 8th grade. Initially, my gnawing need to consume true crime stemmed from the desire to learn everything I could to avoid being kidnapped and brutally murdered. However, over the... READ MORE

Read-Alikes You Can Read Right Now
April 26, 2020 | Ruben Cortes

As we are adapting to our new way of life that includes social distancing, people also need to find new ways of entertaining themselves. Luckily this includes books! While the library has temporarily suspended home delivery for physical items, our digital collection,... 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

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

International Year of Peace and Trust
December 31, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

In September of 2019, the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 2021 as the International Year of Peace & Trust. The UN’s resolution “underlined that the International Year constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among... READ MORE

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