A Day in the Life
April 25, 2020 | OCLS Staff

As part of National Library Week, a yearly celebration of libraries, librarians and library workers, we asked some of our staff (and their pets) working and teaching from home to share how they are adjusting to working from home. Check out National Library Week at Orange... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Cars!
April 24, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

New Friday, new theme! Welcome to our weekly series, Preschool Fun. Today our activities center around something we aren’t using much right now, but kids still love. That’s right, CARS!

 

Start by asking your child a few questions.

It’s important to let them... READ MORE

Craft Ideas For Your Home
April 22, 2020 | Rebecca Baichan

With many people at home during self-isolation, now is the perfect opportunity to learn a new craft and get organized around the house. Crafting is a great way to relax, relieve stress and have fun. Below, I have listed three inexpensive craft projects you can enjoy making at... READ MORE

Build a Backyard Ecosystem
April 20, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Orders to stay at home can have some people longing for the outdoors and the wildlife that comes with it. Fortunately, for those with a yard there is no reason you can’t invite some native Florida wildlife into your life. You may not be able to acquire all the plants you will... READ MORE

How Analogue Tools Help to Connect Us
April 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. While text messaging, email and video chat are currently bridging the “social” part of social distancing, it’s important we remain connected to one another in ways that allow mental breaks from the sensory... READ MORE

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Stay Fit While Staying at Home
May 13, 2020 | Melissa Tees

Keeping myself active and motivated has been difficult over the last few weeks. Even with the “home gym” my husband and I created, I still hit a rut when it comes to exercise. Luckily for me, I have found new inspiration through the wonderful world of the internet. Below are... READ MORE

Great A24 Films on Kanopy
May 11, 2020 | Patrick Green

Few independent studios have been as prolific and interesting as A24, a studio responsible for recent films such as The Lighthouse (2019), Midsommar (2019) and The Farewell (2019). In addition to their rising prestige in the independent film scene, A24 has created some... READ MORE

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

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