Our History Speaks Volumes: Orlando Public Library’s Expansion
March 31, 2020 | Mike Donohue

April 6, 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Orlando Public Library’s 230,000 square foot expansion. In 1966, when the building was first constructed, it occupied a comparatively meager 60,000 square feet. However, it was always the intention to further expand upon the library... READ MORE

Stay Connected with RBDigital
March 30, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

For Orange County Library System cardholders who want to delve deeper into current events or their favorite hobby, RBdigital offers online access to current issues of dozens of high-quality magazines... READ MORE

The 5 Best Films Available for Credit-Free Viewing on Kanopy
March 27, 2020 | Mike Donohue

With no shortage of subscription-based streaming services out there, sometimes it’s nice to watch something with a little less financial obligation. Kanopy, an on-demand streaming platform which features documentaries, children’s TV series and the best in classic and... READ MORE

Library Bootcamp for Teachers - Library U
March 23, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Every June, educators from across Orange County are invited to Orlando Public Library to participate in the one-day, interactive learning experience, Library U. From storytimes, to Virtual Reality Game Design classes, Orange County Library System (OCLS) offers an almost... READ MORE

Become Your Best Self with the Enneagram
March 20, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

I never expected to benefit from yet another personality test but as it turns out researching my Enneagram type was a wise choice. With a limited investment of time, you can learn a ton about yourself... READ MORE

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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

Discover a New Hobby
May 1, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Staying at home when you are not used to it can be stressful and super boring. One way to help alleviate both is by taking up a new hobby. As someone who loves mastering new skills, I have learned a few things about how to get started.

 

1. Choose a Hobby You’ll... READ MORE
Preschool Fun: Dinosaurs!
May 1, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What do you call a sleeping dinosaur? A dino-snore! This week we’re all about dinosaurs, so let’s go have a roaring good time.

Let’s start by asking your child a few questions:

Tell me about dinosaurs! What does a dinosaur sound like? What’s your favorite dinosaur... READ MORE

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