Alafaya Branch 20th Anniversary
January 24, 2020 | Lynette Schimpf

Orange County Library System’s Alafaya Branch is excited to celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Saturday, February 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. You are invited to enjoy a day packed full of events and activities. Hear a story and mingle with visiting animals at Animal Storytime Presented... READ MORE

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

The New Year is here, and our staff is ready to hit the ground running! We have an exciting month ahead for you in January, starting with the reopening of our Southeast Branch, which has been closed for a refresh since December 1. When the branch reopens on January 7, expect... READ MORE

How to Host a Frugal Feast
January 1, 2020 | Danielle Haight-Mueller

We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, meaning it is time to host a plethora of dietary restrictions, picky guests and high expectations. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, National Cookie Day, New Year's, or just having the... READ MORE

The Best Books of 2019, as Decided by a 5-year-old
December 28, 2019 | Lauren Mathur

Last year, I wrote a blog post on my 4-year-old's favorite books published that year. Well, we’re doing it again! And as you may have guessed, this time she’s 5. This time we have some chapter books added. And this time, we went back through her archive of library checkouts... READ MORE

Eatonville Branch 15th Anniversary
December 26, 2019 | Patrice Florence-Walker

My name is Patrice Florence-Walker, and it has been an amazing honor to have served as manager of Eatonville Branch since 2007. The staff and I invite you to help us celebrate this milestone on Saturday, January 25, 
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Our 15th Anniversary celebration will... 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

We’ve Got Questions For Dhonielle Clayton and Tim Dorsey
February 27, 2020 | Sarah Fisk

Dhonielle Clayton is the author of The Belles and its follow-up The Everlasting Rose. She is a former elementary and middle school librarian, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent – and decidedly diverse – literary confections for middle... READ MORE

Read It! Don't Lose It: How to Regain Your Focus While Reading
February 21, 2020 | Luis Rivera

Imagine you have just picked up a book from your “books I need to read” list. You prepare your favorite beverage and find the comfortable spot on your couch. Enthusiastically, you open the book and begin to read it, scanning the words, feeling the pages on your fingertips... READ MORE

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