Preschool Fun: Monkeys and Jane Goodall!
March 19, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

In honor of Women’s History Month, each preschool fun blog post this month will tie in with a famous woman! Today we’ll start with Jane Goodall. These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading,... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Sorosis Women's Club
March 15, 2021 | Mike Donohue

In 1893, 10 Orlando women gathered to organize a study and social group. They named their group the Sorosis Club, after the Latin word for sisterhood, and shortly thereafter began meeting regularly at members’ homes to discuss literature and civic matters.

With Sorosis... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Sesame Street!
March 12, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? This week, inspired by the library’s weekly Sesame Street Storytime, we’re celebrating our favorite Muppets!

These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll... READ MORE

Hope Jahren's Lab Girl is This Year's Big Read
March 3, 2021 | Stephanie Lum

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices... READ MORE

From the Director, March 2021
March 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

March marks one year since the pandemic truly hit home for us. On March 18, 2020, our libraries temporarily closed to the public so we could figure out how to keep our staff and customers safe. We had no idea at that time that our buildings would be closed for six weeks, and... READ MORE

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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

From the Director, April 2021
April 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

We have a lot to celebrate this spring. First of all, there’s the ever-widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines to those who want them. As of this writing, the state has made the vaccine available to people 50 and over, and Orange County has taken the additional step of... READ MORE

Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Opens OBF
March 31, 2021 | Sarah Fisk

Angie Thomas’s debut novel, The Hate U Give, has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list for over four years straight and was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Amandla Stenberg. The book won the American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award,... READ MORE

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