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

We have a lot to celebrate this spring. First of all, there’s the ever-widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines to those who want them. As of this writing, the state has made the vaccine available to people 50 and over, and Orange County has taken the additional step of... READ MORE

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

March marks one year since the pandemic truly hit home for us. On March 18, 2020, our libraries temporarily closed to the public so we could figure out how to keep our staff and customers safe. We had no idea at that time that our buildings would be closed for six weeks, and... READ MORE

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

One positive thing that has come out of this pandemic has been some new opportunities available to us due to our extensive use of virtual programming. Orange County Library System used to be an entirely in-person operation – all of our events and programs happened at one of... 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

From the Director, December 2020
November 30, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

What gets you out of bed in the morning? For some people, it’s seeing friends or going to restaurants. For others, it’s family or a favorite hobby. 

For some, though, it’s a simple love of something light and fun, and maybe even seemingly trivial, that brings a smile... READ MORE

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From the Director, June 2021
May 31, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

June is here, and that means that our annual Summer Reading Program is about to kick into high gear, with hundreds of events, programs, camps and classes for kids and adults. Just like last year, all programs are virtual, so you can participate from the comfort of your own... READ MORE

From the Director, May 2021
April 29, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was only a year ago that Orange County Library System released a statement letting our community know that our library system stands for equality, inclusion and compassion for all of our citizens. We made that statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the... READ MORE

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

We have a lot to celebrate this spring. First of all, there’s the ever-widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines to those who want them. As of this writing, the state has made the vaccine available to people 50 and over, and Orange County has taken the additional step of... READ MORE

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