from the director

December 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

For almost two years now, we have been telling you about all of the ways you can take advantage of your library at home. From home delivery to live online classes to virtual events, we’ve been proud of the many ways we have been able to bring the library to you during this... READ MORE

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

Our Local Wanderer program launched with a simple premise: Arts and culture are vital to the health and well-being of a thriving community, and everyone should have access to them.

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

It was this month 100 years ago that the first seeds of Orange County Library System were planted. A retired police inspector from Waverly, New York named Captain Charles Albertson, who spent his winters in Orlando, recognized that the city lacked a proper public library.... READ MORE

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

When this pandemic first started, I remember having conversations about how we could best serve customers, even though we couldn’t invite them to gather in our buildings for storytimes, author talks and computer classes. Our team hustled to find the right tools to convert... READ MORE

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

In our August issue, you may have noticed that we announced a gradual return to in-person events starting in September. That announcement was made before the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Florida. Out of caution and concern for the safety of our customers and staff, the... READ MORE

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from the director

December 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

For almost two years now, we have been telling you about all of the ways you can take advantage of your library at home. From home delivery to live online classes to virtual events, we’ve been proud of the many ways we have been able to bring the library to you during this... READ MORE

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

Our Local Wanderer program launched with a simple premise: Arts and culture are vital to the health and well-being of a thriving community, and everyone should have access to them.

... READ MORE
From the Director, November 2021
November 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was this month 100 years ago that the first seeds of Orange County Library System were planted. A retired police inspector from Waverly, New York named Captain Charles Albertson, who spent his winters in Orlando, recognized that the city lacked a proper public library.... READ MORE

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