Events
American Library Association Annual Conference 2016
Each year the American Library Association (ALA) holds a conference for librarians from around the country.  In 2016 the conference was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  Staff from the Orange County Library System were am ... Read more
People
Glenn F. Miller - Library Director 1970-1995
Glenn F. Miller was born December 5, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan, 4th of 11 children to Herbert and Evelyn Miller. Miller attended elementary school, junior high and senior high school in Saginaw, Michigan. An avid reader, Miller began clerking in the Sagin ... Read more
Places
Albertson Public Library
The Original BuildingOn February 21, 1922, the City held a bond election, and the vote was 446 for and 155 against a bond issue for certain municipal improvements, including a public library building. Mr. Murray S. King was instructed to prepare plans for ... Read more
People
Bill Cordell
Friday, January 28, 2012: Shane speaks with Bill Cordell for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida. Mr. Cordell has worked as an actor in film, television, and commercials. He has worked in Chicago ... Read more
Events
Orlando Memory Visits the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012
The Orange County Library System shared information about the Orlando Memory project with visitors to the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012. As part of this outreach effort, the team spoke with festival visitors and Eatonville residents about their ... Read more
People
Joan's moving experience
Video interview   of Joan McSween where she discusses her immigration to the United States from Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Read more
Places
Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson
 The Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson provides a glimpse into the life of retired Police Inspector Charles Albertson of New York City, who  has ties to Orlando and the history of the Orange County Library System.Captain Albertson, f ... Read more
Topics
Art in the Library
The Library has added to the collection through remodeling, donations, and special commissions over the years. Find out a little more about each piece here:Installations and Sculptures 1999 Orlando Public Library Children's Library Remodel Jack and the ... Read more
Events
Orange County Library - Staff Day 2006
 Orange County Library System held Staff Day in 2006 on 11 November at the downtown Library at 101 East Central in Orlando.  A scrapbook page was created by each department and branch to celebrate staff and their contributions to the library sys ... Read more
Events
Orlando Public Library - Expansion Celebration 1986
The referendum to expand the Orlando Public Library was approved on September 9, 1980, and construction began in December 1982. Construction on the library expansion was completed in March 1985, expanding the library's boundaries to the entire block borde ... Read more
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Teen Ambassador Project 2009 Beta
The Teen Ambassador Project is based on a model of peer-to-peer training. The Library introduces a group of teens to our databases and then they in turn earn community service hours for giving presentations to groups of their peers.   Over the s ... Read more
People
Interview with Angela Jacobe
10-21-09 interview with Angela Jacobe, long time employee of the Orange County Library System. Angela discusses coming to the United States from the Philippines, working at a newly opened Disney World, and how library services have changed over the years. ... Read more