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A Conversation with Jeff Zentner
January 29, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, which received the William Morris Award for best young adult debut book and appears on the 2017–18 Florida Teens Read list. He is also the author of Goodbye Days, published in 2017. Zentner’s writing career began as a songwriter... READ MORE

Poetry Contest
May 24, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

April was National Poetry Month and to celebrate the library invited kids and teens to participate in a county-wide poetry contest. Two winners were chosen, one from the 6-12 age range and one from the 13-18 age range.

Our 2017 Kids’ Poetry Contest winner is Seylah H.... READ MORE

YA Books for Adults
April 13, 2017 | Lauren Mathur

YA novels have exploded in popularity within the last few years. From Hunger Games to The Fault in Our Stars, they cover a range of topics and offer a new look at the teenage years. Though they’re written with  a teenage audience in mind, that doesn’t mean adult readers don’t... READ MORE

Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
March 1, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

“We can’t be more loyal to our fears than our futures,” said Jason Reynolds, co-author of All American Boys, during a truly inspirational talk at the Orlando Public Library. He and co-author Brendan Kiely visited Orlando as part of the OCLS Sunshine State Author Series. The... READ MORE

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From the Director, March 2020
March 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

Parents, we know it can be tough to keep your kids busy when school’s out of session. So, our staff has come up with a series of fun, creative spring camps to help beat the boredom. This month, we’ll host programming at multiple locations during spring break that’ll give your... READ MORE

An Interview with Jordan Keyes and Isaac Folch, the founders of FREE DAPS
May 18, 2018 | Youth Services Staff

FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. Erin Topolsky, Youth Programs Coordinator, recently got to know a little bit more about the group and its founders,... READ MORE

A Conversation with Jeff Zentner
January 29, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, which received the William Morris Award for best young adult debut book and appears on the 2017–18 Florida Teens Read list. He is also the author of Goodbye Days, published in 2017. Zentner’s writing career began as a songwriter... READ MORE

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