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Southeast Branch – Blast from 2008

Southeast Branch Library

On Saturday, November 16th, the Southeast Branch will celebrate its 25th Anniversary! Check out the gallery below from photos from 2008! Stay tuned for more pictures from the branch celebration.

According to our records, Southeast opened in 1986 in its original location. It moved to its current location in 1994.


Quick and unique facts about the Southeast Branch

  • It is the branch closest to the Orlando International Airport and customers are greeted by a Chinese Terracotta Warrior statue outside the main entrance nicknamed “Joe.”
  • They have not one but two meeting rooms for local groups, associations and library events.
  • They serve one of the largest Spanish speaking communities in the county and offer an array of ESOL workshops, have an ESOL specialist on staff, technology classes in Spanish as well as English, substantial collections of Spanish language materials for adults and children.
  • Last but not least, more than half the branch staff speaks Spanish.


Halloween 2007 Pumpkin Contest Entry

Above: Southeast branch’s 2008 Halloween pumpkin carving contest entry.

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OCLS Staff Picnic

2008 staff picnic

Southeast Staff Members

Left to Right: Erislynn, Ivelisse, Jorge

2008 Southeast Staff

Left to Right, Paolo (Branch Manager), Selina, Ivelise, Leisa (Asst. Branch Manager) and Victor.

Bookdrop over the Holidays

This is what the book drop looks like over a holiday weekend!

Southeast Beading Program

Staff teaching customers to create a beaded bookmark

2008 Southeast Staff


Southeast Staff


Computer Lab & Meeting Room

Computer Lab on the left and Meeting room on the right


Children's area computers

Children's Area

Picture books

2008 Staff Day

Super southeast!

Mindy with Library Customer

Showing off his creation after the beading program

Southeast staff

Left to Right: Ravana, Jose & Selina

Southeast staff

Left to Right: Rachel, Paolo, Melody, Kay, Takeshi, Noraliz, Eirslynn and Jorge


Say cheese!

Halloween 2008

Left to Right: Selina, Kay, Jose, Liliana and Diane

2008 Program at Southeast

Library event

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