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

Preschool Fun: Bubbles!
May 22, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Today we’re going to have some fun with bubbles! Don’t have any bubbles? No worries – we'll make some in the end!

 

Let’s start with some questions: 

Do you like blowing bubbles?  Can you show me how you blow bubbles? Can you dance in the bubbles?  What... READ MORE
We're Reopening, With Care
May 20, 2020 | Scottie Campbell
"The library hasn’t been closed, only our buildings have."

I’ve repeated this refrain often over the past couple of months when friends and neighbors would ask about our reopening. We’ve been able to offer an impressive amount of services online during this time and it has... READ MORE

10 Short Books to Help Boost Your Annual Reading Goal
May 18, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

We’re nearly through half of 2020 and it’s safe to say the year isn’t turning out how any of us envisioned. We are all working together to try to flatten the curve of a global pandemic. It’s the sort of situation we would prefer to encounter in a thick Stephen King book or on... READ MORE

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Preschool Fun: Fruit!
August 21, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

This week, we’re celebrating fruit, and what better way to start than with a joke? What fruit is green and square? A lemon in disguise! Ha ha! With that, let’s get started.

LEARN

Fruits are healthy foods that you can eat! They grow on a plant, and contain seeds.

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Open Hour with a Librarian
August 19, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

In the early days of the pandemic, when the library made the difficult choice to close its doors and offer services remotely, we received a lot of comments on social media from customers who were also struggling with how to navigate life in quarantine. A common theme that... 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

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