Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program 2020 Book List
May 10, 2020 | Ruben Cortes

On April 23, the Florida Association of Media in Education revealed this year’s titles for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program (SSYRA). The SSYRA is a statewide initiative to encourage students to read independently to improve reading fluency. Books picked for the... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Farm Animals!
May 8, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Knock knock. (Who’s there?)
Cows go. (Cows go who?)
NO! Cows go moo!

In case you haven’t figured it out, this week’s preschool theme is farm animals! So, let’s have some fun! 

Start by asking your child a few questions. This lets you hear their... READ MORE

Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read
May 6, 2020 | Patrick Green

Reading. The most enriching activity an individual can perform – if you do not include cooking or frolicking through a field of freshly grown sunflowers. As a bibliophile, I find that my mind is constantly overcome with thoughts about how I can read more, despite my best... READ MORE

Tiger King Companion
May 4, 2020 | Melissa Tees

Hey all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Melissa at Orange County Library System. If you are like me, you’ve binged Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness while quarantined. After I finished the documentary, I was left with some questions, such as,

If you cover... READ MORE
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

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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

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