orlando memory

Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Glenn F. Miller (1937–1996)
June 14, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On November 1, 1970, Library Director Clara Wendel retired having served 27 years as head of Orange County Library System. She was succeeded by Glenn Miller, who became only the third library director in OCLS’ nearly 50-year history.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: A Visit from Helen Thomas
August 17, 2020 | Mike Donohue

This month, Orange County Library System welcomes Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters, for an event kicking off our NEA Big Read series. However, she is not the first esteemed author the library has welcomed in its history. OCLS has a long tradition of hosting compelling... READ MORE

Remembering Kendrick B. Melrose
June 29, 2020 | Mike Donohue

On April 16, 2012, Orange County Library System received the largest single private gift in its history when benefactor Kendrick B. Melrose donated $1 million in memory of his mother, Dorothy Lumley Melrose. The gift was used to enact the construction of The Dorothy Lumley... READ MORE

orlando memory

Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Glenn F. Miller (1937–1996)
June 14, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On November 1, 1970, Library Director Clara Wendel retired having served 27 years as head of Orange County Library System. She was succeeded by Glenn Miller, who became only the third library director in OCLS’ nearly 50-year history.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: A Visit from Helen Thomas
August 17, 2020 | Mike Donohue

This month, Orange County Library System welcomes Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters, for an event kicking off our NEA Big Read series. However, she is not the first esteemed author the library has welcomed in its history. OCLS has a long tradition of hosting compelling... READ MORE

Remembering Kendrick B. Melrose
June 29, 2020 | Mike Donohue

On April 16, 2012, Orange County Library System received the largest single private gift in its history when benefactor Kendrick B. Melrose donated $1 million in memory of his mother, Dorothy Lumley Melrose. The gift was used to enact the construction of The Dorothy Lumley... READ MORE

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