Remembering Kendrick B. Melrose
June 29, 2020 | Mike Donohue

On April 16, 2012, Orange County Library System received the largest single private gift in its history when benefactor Kendrick B. Melrose donated $1 million in memory of his mother, Dorothy Lumley Melrose. The gift was used to enact the construction of The Dorothy Lumley... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Ocean Animals!
June 19, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Let’s have some fun under the sea today! 

Let’s start with some questions: 

What are some ocean animals?  What does a dolphin sound like?  What’s your FAVORITE ocean animal?  Can you swim like a whale? 

 

Now, let’s read a book!

Read any book you may have... READ MORE

DIY: Pride Film Festival
June 15, 2020 | Scottie Campbell & Mike Donohue

June is Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969. In recognition of this occasion, we have selected eight films for you to create a Pride film festival in your own living room or wherever you may be. No need to stop with our suggestions, there is... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Light Waves Sculpture
June 15, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Created by artist Christopher Janney, Light Waves is a unique glass sculpture comprised of four colored bands that bathe the western facade of Orlando Public Library in different spectrums of color depending on the position of the sun. The sculpture also includes a series of... READ MORE

Virtual Summer Reading Program
June 12, 2020 | OCLS Staff

While our Summer Reading Program looks a bit different this year, staff are as committed as ever to putting their talents and creativity toward our new Virtual Summer Reading Program. Typically, we... READ MORE

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Learning at Home
August 12, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

As the new school year looms, parents have an important decision to make: what’s the best (and safest) learning environment for their child? Orange County Public Schools has offered three models: face to face, their new LaunchEd virtual program and Orange County Virtual... READ MORE

Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair
August 10, 2020 | Wayne Middleton

Now, more than ever, understanding how to navigate social services and assistance programs is vital. Even in the best of circumstances, figuring out how to connect with organizations that can help with accessing unemployment benefits, healthcare resources, food subsidy, and... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Fairies!
August 7, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Since we’re continuing to celebrate all types of magical creatures this summer, let’s continue this week with fairies!

Let’s start with some questions:

What does a fairy look like? Are fairies big or little? Are they kind? Can you name a fairy? What would you name... READ MORE

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