Three Fun Science Experiments to Do at Home
June 8, 2020 | Patrick Green

Science is an essential tool for understanding how the world works. It is the process of analyzing data through experimentation and predictions. It can also give a middle school student the ability to make a paper-mache volcano that can spew vinegar, baking soda, and food... READ MORE

From the Director, June 2020
June 8, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

June is usually one of the busiest months at the library. Our annual Summer Reading Program is underway, and families flock to our locations to attend performances, bring their kids to one of our camps, and attend programs for young and old.

This year, COVID-19 has... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Robots!
June 5, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Beep. Boop. Bop. Today we’re talking robots!

Let’s start with some questions:

What is a robot?  What does a robot sound like? What does a robot look like?  What kind of robot would you build? 
Now, let’s read a book

Read any book you may have that mentions... READ MORE

OCLS Firmly Opposes Hatred, Racism and Intolerance
June 3, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The past week has been a trying time for our country, and for our community. We know that many of our families, friends, colleagues and leaders are struggling with feelings of fear, sadness and frustration in the week since Mr. George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police... READ MORE

Self-Care Inspiration from the Library
May 30, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

Some of us intend to implement new, healthier habits while staying home, but there still aren’t enough hours in the day. Others have personally been affected by the pandemic, or the past month has led to feelings of loneliness, anxiety or depression.

Whatever your... READ MORE

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Short Stories Can Be Big Reads
August 17, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has encouraged communities across the country to read through their Big Read program. Showcasing a diverse range of books reflecting many different voices, the initiative aims to inspire conversation and broaden our perspective of the... READ MORE

Learning at Home
August 12, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

As the new school year looms, parents have an important decision to make: what’s the best (and safest) learning environment for their child? Orange County Public Schools has offered three models: face to face, their new LaunchEd virtual program and Orange County Virtual... READ MORE

Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair
August 10, 2020 | Wayne Middleton

Now, more than ever, understanding how to navigate social services and assistance programs is vital. Even in the best of circumstances, figuring out how to connect with organizations that can help with accessing unemployment benefits, healthcare resources, food subsidy, and... READ MORE

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