Our History Speaks Volumes: Captain Albertson's Gift
January 15, 2021 | Mike Donohue

One hundred years ago, a private citizen donated his personal library to the City of Orlando. The rest is history.

The year 1921 was an important one for Orlando: Before Disney World had made Central Florida a landmark tourist destination, Orlando was an up-and-coming... READ MORE

The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram
January 13, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

One of the benefits of social media is being able to find people with the same interest as you, and, let’s face it, reading can often feel like a solitary habit. Type “bookstagram” into the search bar on Instagram and you’ll uncover a worldwide bibliophile community that not... READ MORE

Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old
January 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020.

As noted in previous years, these are... READ MORE

Top 10 Circulating Titles of 2020
January 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

From modern classics, to the latest in popular fiction, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles in 2020. Here... 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

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International Year of Peace and Trust: The Dead Are Arising & Let Your Voice Be Heard
April 12, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne & Tamara Payne

NPR’s Gabino Iglesias describes The Dead Are Arising as “the definitive biography of Malcolm X.” Iglesias credits the contextualization the book offers as the reason this biography stands... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: National Poetry Month
April 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

Celebrate Poetry Month with films from our digital section.
Or request them through free home delivery, 
There’s quite a large selection.
Either way works 
For they’re just some of the perks 
Of Orange County Library System’s movie collection.

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Girl Scouts of Citrus - Library Love Patch
April 2, 2021 | Caitlin Hill

This April, Girl Scouts of Citrus Council and nonmembers can earn a Library Love patch with Orange County Library System by completing a self-lead program. The objective of Library Love program is to educate Girl Scouts on the library system, the resources available, and to... READ MORE

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