PlacesSkip to the content

Young Adult Department 1960s -1980s

ABOVE: The Young Adult Department on the first floor in the area now known as the porch or clock area in the Children’s Department.

1960s

The Orlando Public Library opened to the public in August 1966, with 60,000 square feet of space – several times larger than the original Albertson Public Library.

The 1965-1966 annual report highlighted the creation of a separate space for teens in the new building:

To better serve the library’s younger patrons, the Young Adult Department is now open to junior high students, who formerly were served by the Children’s Department.

The space dedicated to the young adults was on the first floor in what is now the Porch area in the Children’s Department. Janet Rau was named head of the YA department in 1968, followed by Marilyn Gerber in 1969.

YA Council

On February 4, 1969, OCLS Young Adult librarian, Mrs. Marilyn Gerber, gathered together representatives of Orange and Osceola junior and senior high schools for the purpose of forming a new YA Council.

The March 1969 edition of “Footnotes” reported on the event:

A YA Council, composed of representatives of Orange and Osceola junior and senior high schools, has been organized at the library. The goal of this Council is to promote better library service to students, by the influence of young people on the library’s activities for their age group and by reaching them with news of its services and programs.

The YA Council held its first meeting in February. Mrs. Marilyn Gerber, Young Adult Librarian, asked them to assist in planning summer programs for students. The group is also cooperating in trying to obtain older copies of their school yearbooks for the library’s Local History Collection and to place local school papers in the Young Adult Department.


ABOVE: From YA Scrapbook, April 1969, L-R: Barbara Walker,
Jones High, YA librarian Marilyn Gerber, and Mike Parks,
Stonewall Jackson Junior High.

The YA Council had a lot of spunk as evidenced by a letter sent to Miss Brenda Ward, editor of the Evening Star youth page. Apparently, Miss Ward had not acted on their request that she publish information about the YA Council and YA activities at the library, so they signed a petition asking that she respond.

The signers of the letter are Terry Lorenzer, Bill Frankel and Doug Lyons from Edgewater High, Kim Lorenzer from Robert E. Lee Middle, Lee Boyd from Stonewall Jackson Middle, Linda Rosenthal and Jeannie Lotti from Colonial High, Roberta Spencer from Howard Junior High, Ilene Seagal from Lockhart Junior High, Maria Adaline Elizabeth Franciosi from Bishop Moore, Lannis Waters and Brent McGee from Evans High School, Mary Workman from Oak Ridge High, Martha Workman form Conway Junior High, Barbara Walker from Valencia Junior College, Valerie Galyon and Frank Page from Boone High.

1970s

In 1973, Jan Ballard was appointed head of the YA department, and the department moved to the southwest corner of the 2nd floor sharing space with the Genealogy department for a short time.

School Talks

The YA librarians found that the easiest way to reach large numbers of teens was to take advantage of the captive audience that schools provided. Talks were presented to 9th graders and later to 7th graders at local junior high schools. YA staff made dynamic, interesting presentations to dispel the belief that the library was just for term papers and was too dull for any consideration.   (From Care and Feeding of Young Adults p.8)


ABOVE: YA librarian speaking to group of 9th grade students.
BELOW: Library staff sharing a poster from the YA collection to entice students to check out the library.

The YA Collection

The YA department contained popular paperbacks, hit records (vinyl), colorful posters, favorite teen magazines, games, middle and high school newspapers, newspaper clippings, art displays, and a graffiti board.

Paperback Books

Paperback books were chosen for the YA department because they were less expensive and took up less room, but most important of all, the kids loved paperbacks. The paperbacks were stacked with the cover facing out adding color to the area. By 1973, the department had 30,000 paperbacks available for check out. (From The Care and Feeding of Young Adults p.27)

   
ABOVE: Jan Ballard and Christine Kirby visit East West Records and check the new releases.

Hit Records

With the help of Roman and Hannah Skrobko, owners of East-West Records on South Orange Avenue, the YA staff were able to build a large collection of records of interest to young adults. By choosing East-West Records as their sole supplier of records, they were able to secure a 30-35% discount, and received many promotional copies free of charge. The collection included everything from rock to pop, folk to soul, and country to jazz. A weekly top 40 list and a newspaper with record reviews and raps with TV stars, were supplied by the local rock radio station WLOF AM 95 for distribution. (From The Care and Feeding of Young Adults pp. 10-23, Discography pp. 16-23)

The record bins were located just outside the YA office. Teens would choose the empty album cover from the bin and present it to staff who would exchange for it for the actual record for check out. By the early 1980s, the record collection in the YA department was about 700 albums.

Posters

Posters were added to the YA collection in 1971, and quickly became one of the most checked out items. The posters were selected by YA staff with the assistance of local poster dealers who identified the best sellers. Staff purchased most of the posters from the Infinite Mushroom, a local head shop, located as an outparcel near the old Colonial Mall at Colonial and Bumby. It was the go-to place for concert tickets, incense, black lights, posters, beaded curtains, and other accessories. (From The Care and Feeding of Young Adults, p. 24)


ABOVE: YA staff checking out posters at the Infinite Mushroom

After purchasing new posters, library staff dropped them off at Osceola Equipment Service at 705 West Central for lamination to extend the life of the posters.


ABOVE: YA staff taking posters for laminating to Osceola Equipment Service

Magazines

The YA department subscribed to magazines and newspapers of interest to teens without being too off-color, sensationalist, or too regional to be of interest to young adults living in the Orlando area. Newspapers from all local high schools and colleges were also part of the collection. (From The Care and Feeding of Young Adults, p.29)

Comic Books

The comic books in the YA collection back in the 1960s and 1970s were the old-fashioned type – matte newsprint type paper, stapled in the middle – not the slick graphic novels found in libraries today. Some library patrons were appalled by the addition of comic books, but the comics were read and re-read until they were ragged. The cost per circulation was “ridiculously low” and there always seemed to be more comics around than what had been purchased. In addition to gifts presented formally to the library, some of the kids just anonymously donated their old comics to the collection.


ABOVE: Comic books in the YA department in 1978 either on the second floor or in the basement.

The comics were ordered from a local magazine distributor by general type – super hero, western, romance, military, etc. They were not cataloged, just placed on the comic book rack supplied by the distributer. When asked, “Why comic books?”, the YA librarians had a very simple answer: “Because the kids are reading them.”

Rest assured, the YA department also had traditional resources for young adults, like research guides, information on topics like drug use and abuse, term paper helpers, and much more. Peruse examples of these items under DOCUMENTS at the end of this post.  (From The Care and Feeding of Young Adults, p.31)

Youth Nights

Youth Night was exactly that. The entire library was thrown open to the young people for a recreational and rewarding evening. Each department planned an activity that coincided with their area. Different types of programs took place simultaneously.

VIEW larger image.

The first Youth Night presented by the YA Council was May 1, 1970. The library remained open until 10:15 and events were scheduled on all three floors of the library. Special programs were presented by upscale department store Jordan Marsh, Randall Knives, magicians Arthur and Frederick Kraft, and Ron Jon Surf Shop. Art from students at Orlando area junior and senior high schools was also exhibited.

VIEW larger image.

The program for the March 15, 1974, Youth Night, above, shows events on all three floors of the library. The number on the right margin indicates the location of the event in various locations in the basement and on first or second floors. Events included a karate demonstration by students from Bill Liquori’s USA Goju Karate school, a fashion show from Sears Roebuck at Fashion Square Mall, performances by Bone of Contention, Stonewedge, and Oak Ridge Contemporary Singers, as well as films produced by local teens.

Other Activities


ABOVE: A friendly game of chess. Note the comic book rack in the background.

ABOVE: Kids adding comments to questions posted on the graffiti board.

ABOVE: Newspaper clippings board.

YA Scrapbook – 1969 to 1971

Created in 1969, the Young Adult department scrapbook documents all the events and programs from February 1969 through April 1971.  


ABOVE: First page in the YA 1969-1971 scrapbook begins with the YA Council meeting on February 5, 1969.

Several pages feature photographs of well-known Orlandoans who participated in or presented programs that took place at library during those years. 

From Free-Wheeling Folk to Soulful Soul and Everything in Between

Two of the best known and loved DJ’s from WLOF, Pat O’Day and “The Weird Beard” Bill Vermillion, are mentioned on page 5 in the scrapbook in an article from Evan’s High School’s weekly publication the “Trojan Tribune.” The two acted as moderators of a panel discussion at the Music and Meaning event in June 1969, as part of the summer activities for young adults at the library (scrapbook pages 10-11). Also on the panel was Eric Schabacker, Bee Jay booking agent and Jim Kott, lead guitarist for The Barons.

 
ABOVE: Pat O’Day (on the left) and “The Weird Beard” Bill Vermillion were popular DJ’s on WLOF AM 95.

OPD Canine Squad and Karate Demonstration

Karate self-defense techniques and the workings of the K-9 Corps and Narcotics Squad were presented by members of the Orlando Police Department on March 19, 1970. OPD K-9 Squad members at the event were Conrad Killian, Charles Gibson, and D.A. O’Dell. The OPD officers presenting the karate demonstration were Sgt. Bill Liquori (2nd from left), Jimmie Swett, Alana Jones, and Willam Lutz.


ABOVE: Scrapbook page 18 – Orlando Police Department March 19, 1970.

Sensei Bill Liquori trained under Master Peter Urban of New York, eventually starting his own organization, USA Goju. In the 1970s, while with the OPD, Sensei Liquori taught Karate to members of the OPD and to the general public at his dojo at 2710 South Orange Blossom Trail. He and his students participated in Karate demonstrations around Central Florida.

Ralph Dunagin and Dunagin’s People

The fourth program in the 1970 summer series on July 23, 1970, featured the popular Orlando Sentinel cartoonist Ralph Dunagin. Dunagin’s humorous and socially relevant cartoons were featured in the daily Sentinel and his Sunday cartoon strip “Dunagin’s People” was syndicated to papers around the country.


ABOVE: Ralph Dunagin

Mr. Dunagin passed away on June 24, 2020.

The Padded Cell

Beginning with the first publication in early 1970, “The Padded Cell,” was an art/literary publication that consisted of contributions by local young adults, ranging in age from 11 to 18 years of age, from area junior and senior high schools.

Published quarterly, each issue was written, designed and edited by the students at a different high school. The publication was submitted to the YA department for final approval, and then 1500 copies were distributed free of charge to visitors to the YA department.


ABOVE: Shelley Lake honored for her winning cover design for The Padded Cell.

The first cover was designed by Edgewater High School student Shelley Lake, and announced in the December 27, 1969, edition of the Orlando Evening Sentinel:

First prize in cover design contest for “The Padded Cell,” youth publication of Orlando Public Library’s young adult council, went to Shelley Lake. She is a student at Edgewater High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Lake. Runnersup were Wilma Korb, senior at Apopka Memorial High, and Cindy Hopcraft, Boone senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hopcraft. Wilma’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Korb.

The Padded Cell Out Loud” – a live version of the popular teen publication, was held on November 16, 1970.

VIEW larger image.

The event was the second in a series of Monday night study breaks for teens. Poetry, short stories, articles, reviews and illustrations by teenagers and published by the library’s Young Adult Department, were presented live by the artists and authors. Special presenters included local news leaders – Ormund Powers, editor of the Orlando Sentinel editorial page, Allen Moore, WLOF news director, and Bernice Norton, WFTV reporter and documentary producer.

The 1973 edition of “The Padded Cell,” above right has this note:

Thanks to Boone High Art classes, especially to Richard Matecko whose cover design was selected for this issue, and to Elaine Enlow, Susanne Foaranis, Kurt Loft, Rick Wilson, Jan Kasper, and Darrell Range.

This edition, above left, includes more information on the publication:

This is something for you, the teen-ager, the young adult, the individual or whatever you may choose to call yourself. This brief magazine which you hold in your hands is made up of poems, graffiti and artwork by people in the age group 11 years to 18 years.

If you like this type of magazine (or don’t) please tell the Young Adult Department of the Orlando Public Library. If you would like to submit material of your own (Up to 500 words) please turn them in to the YA Department also.

Special thanks go to all the schools who sent in material on short notice and to Mr. Bischof’s Art Classes of Edgewater High School for this issue’s cover. The Staff of PC – Doreen Crimi, Virginia Smertneck, Jane Williams – Edgewater High School.

 

1973 – Florida State Library Grant

In 1973, Young Adult department librarians Jan Ballard and Chrstine Kirby Young received a grant from the Florida State Library to create a multi-media kit with information on the importance of providing teen-oriented programs, events, comics, magazines, posters and pop records.

The YA Kit

The Care and Feeding of Young Adults,” describes how the young adult program at the Orlando Public Library was created and operated. The detailed information in the kit, could be used as a blueprint by other libraries in the creation of their own YA department offering diverse materials and engaging programs and events for teens.

The kit also contained 50 photos providing a visual companion for processes, events, and media mentioned in the manual.  Examples of flyers, circulation stickers placed on circulating items, and the student produced publication, “The Padded Cell,” were also included in the kit.

Key components include in-person classroom presentations at local junior and senior high schools; special materials for the young adults including records (vinyl), posters, magazines, paperback books, and comic books; student activity areas including art displays, graffiti board, and newspaper clipping board, and special events like film nights and youth nights.

 

1980s

Allison Landers was made head of the YA department in 1980, and the department was relocated to the basement into the former auditorium in 1981. Triple the size of the YA department on the first floor of the library, the 1,920 square foot space allowed for a general browsing area with service desk, a reading room, and a workroom with office space. The auditorium was several steps down and was eventually filled in, so that it would be level with the rest of the basement. The space how houses the graphics department, computer servers and other storage.

In 1984, Nancy Bond took the reins of the YA department, and one year later, upon completion of the library expansion, the YA Department was relocated to the 2nd floor directly in front of the elevators.


ABOVE: Photo of YA department with graffiti board and books.

The following description of the new Young Adult Department is from the special supplement of the Florida Magazine, published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 6, 1986:

A giant graffiti board, rock records and recreational reading draw people from 12 to 21 years old to the Young Adult Department on the second floor of the new library. The shelves are filled with books made into hit movies, science-fiction novels, mystery stories, teen romances, information on clothes, sports facts, dating hints, health tips and other special interests.

The record bins offer a week’s loan of most of the albums on Billboard magazine’s Top 100 listings. The magazine shelves invite patrons to check out back issues of a wide variety of teen-interest monthlies, such as Black Belt, Cycle, Ebony, Family Computing, Hot Rod, Mad, Off-Road, Omni, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Surfing and Wrestling USA.

The graffiti board covers one wall of the reading room, and there’s always chalk available for anyone who wants to write a poem, draw a picture or leave a thought for the day. Sliding glass doors to the reading room provide a separate place where young adults can listen to music, play chess, and enjoy free movies on school holidays.


ABOVE: Staff members Mike Worrell and John Maynard at the information desk in YA in the basement.

Peruse additional information and photos under Images and Documents below. Be sure to flip through the entire YA Scrapbook!

Back to top
TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
ATTACHMENTS

Class presentation

Young Adult department librarian speaking to class of junior high students.

Class presentation

Young Adult department librarian speaking to class of junior high students.

Reference Tools - Report on JFK

Example of a Reference Tool created to assist students if they were tasked with writing a report on JFK assassination. Methods and...

Reference Tools - Using Microfilm

Example of a Reference Tool handout explaining to teens how to use microfilm in the creation of research papers.

November 16, 1970 - The Padded Cell Out Loud!

A live version of "The Padded Cell" presented by young adults.

The Padded Cell

Front cover of The Padded Cell with artwork by Richard Matecko at Boone High School.

The Padded Cell

Cover to The Padded Cell published 1973.

Young Adult Department 1970s

Listening stations, games, magazines, and more.

Youth Night - April 30, 1971

Young Adult department - 1st floor 1966 building

Young Adult department 1972

Young Adult department - 1st floor 1966 building. Used in the 1971-1972 Annual Report.

Young Adult department - Games

Young Adult department - 1st floor 1966 building

Young Adult department

Young Adult department - 1st floor 1966 building

Young Adult - Youth Night March 15, 1974

YA department - 1st floor 1966 building.

Circulation tags

Circulation notes used in the Young Adult department during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Circulate notes - 13 Angry Trolls

Circulation notes used in the Young Adult department during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Circulate notes - Return Records

Circulation notes used in the Young Adult department during the late 1960s and 1970s. This note states: For him that stealeth or...

Circulation notes - Don't steal

Circulation notes used in the Young Adult department during the late 1960s and 1970s. This note says: Don't Steal This!!!!! There's a lot...

Book Report counter with YA display

Book Return counter - YA display 1st floor 1966 building

Newspaper Clipping Board

Students post newspaper clippings about topics of interest.

Young Adult department

YA department - 1st floor 1966 building.

Young Adult department

YA department - 1st floor 1966 building.

Young Adult department

YA department - 1st floor 1966 building.

Young Adult department

YA department - 1st floor 1966 building.

Records

Young patron looking through the records available for check out. Album covers were kept in the public area with actual records in...

Records

Young patron looking through the records available for check out. Album covers were kept in the public area with actual records in...

East West Records

East West Records on South Orange Avenue was a favorite record store in the 1970s and still today! The Young Adult department...

East West Records

East West Records on South Orange Avenue was a favorite record store in the 1970s and still today! The Young Adult department...

Posters

Posters were purchased from the Infinite Mushroom and laminated at the Osceola Equipment Service then circulated.

Posters

YA Department member showing one of the many posters available for check out to class of students. Posters were purchased from the...

Osceola Equipment Service

Osceola Equipment Service at 705 West Central, in Orlando, laminated posters so they would last longer. Changed $1.00 for each lamination.

YA Kit

In 1973 the YA department received a grant to produce a roadmap to be used by other libraries to create a YA...

April 26 1969 - First YA Film Festival

Getting ready for the YA Film Festival - Gabriela Fessenden, Wayne Stesen and Frank Page.

1969 April 26 - First YA Film Festival

Information about the first YA film festival with list of films to be introduced by Stonewall Jackson Junior High YA Council representatives...

International Students

A special event for international students was held at the library.

OPD Karate demonstration

March 19, 1970, program featured OPD members presenting Karate demonstration by OPD Sgt. Bill Liquori (2nd from left), Jimmie Swett, Alana Jones,...

OPD Karate demonstration

March 19. 1970 program included karate demonstration by OPD members.

OPD K-9 Squad

March 19. 1970 program included OPD K-9 Squad members Conrad Killian, Charles Gibson, and D.A. O'Dell.

OPD K-9 and Karate demonstrations

March 19. 1970 program included OPD K-9 Squad members Conrad Killian, Charles Gibson, and D.A. O'Dell and karate demonstration by OPD Sgt....

The Spokesmen

High school group, The Spokesmen, present "What the World Needs Now," at the library June 22, 1970

Ralph Dunagin

Artist, cartoonist and social commentator Ralph Dunagin presented a program in the YA Department on July 23, 1970.

Ralph Dunagin

Artist, cartoonist and social commentator Ralph Dunagin presented a program in the YA Department on July 23, 1970.

Ralph Dunagin

Artist, cartoonist and social commentator Ralph Dunagin presented a program in the YA Department on July 23, 1970.

December 1969 - Shelley Lake - The Padded Cell cover winner

The first cover was designed by Edgewater High School student Shelley Lake, and announced in the December 27, 1969, edition of the...

1970 May 1st - First Youth Night

Phone from the first Youth Night conducted by the library with the assistance of the YA Council.

1970 May 1st - First Youth Night - Art Contest

Photo of one of the prize winners in the art contest held at the first Youth Night conducted by the library with...

1970 May 1st - First Youth Night - Programme

Lists presenters, activities and locations for the first Youth Night conducted by the library with the assistance of the YA Council.

Jordan Marsh Colonial Plaza circa 1970

Jordan Marsh Colonial Plaza circa 1970

YA Games

Young adults engaged in a game of chess.

March 1974 Youth Night Program

March 1974 Youth Night program, showing presenters, activities and locations on all three floors of the library.

YA staff in school presentation

YA staff members visited school English classes and spoke about what the YA department had to offer - from paperback books to...

YA staff in school presentation

YA staff members visited school English classes and spoke about what the YA department had to offer - from paperback books to...

YA office

The YA office is the small enclosure on the right.

Reference Desk - 1st Floor

Young Adults at the reference desk on the 1st floor of the 1966 Orlando Public Library.

Young adults leaving messages

Young adults making comments or leaving messages on the board.

YA from the 2nd floor

View of the YA department from the second-floor conference room.

Band in YA department

Band as part of Youth Night playing in the YA department.

WLOF - Pat O'Day and Bill Vermillion

Music and Meaning event June 19 or June 26, 1969, with WLOF DJ's Pat O'Day and Bill Vermillion as moderators for a...

WLOF - Pat O'Day and Bill Vermillion

Music and Meaning event June 19 or June 26, 1969, with WLOF DJ's Pat O'Day and Bill Vermillion as moderators for a...

YA Department - 1st floor 1966 building

The YA Department was originally on the 1st floor of the newly constructed 1966 Orlando Public Library. The small structure is the...

March 14, 1973 - Youth Night - Terrariums

Display of terrariums from the March 14, 1973, Youth Night.

1974 - Oak Ridge Contemporary Singers

The Oak Ridge Contemporary Singers from Oak Ridge High School performed at the March 15, 1974, Youth Night in the auditorium in...

1975 - March 13 - Karate demonstration

Karate demonstration by students and instructors from OPD officer Bill Liquori's USA GOJU karate school. Conducted on 1st floor of the 1966...

1975 - March 13 - Karate demonstration

The Oak Ridge Contemporary Singers from Oak Ridge High School performed at the March 15, 1974, Youth Night in the auditorium in...

1975 - March 13 - Karate demonstration

Karate demonstration by students and instructors from OPD officer Bill Liquori's USA GOJU karate school. Conducted on 1st floor of the 1966...

1975 - March 13 - Karate demonstration

Karate demonstration by students and instructors from OPD officer Bill Liquori's USA GOJU karate school. Conducted on 1st floor of the 1966...

March 21, 1975 Youth Night

March 21, 1975 Youth Night

1975 - Summer Film Fest

1975 - Summer Film Fest

1975 Young Adult Department Summer Programs

Flyer promoting the special programs for young adults in the summer of 1975.

1975 - 2nd Librarian's Breakfast event - cover

September 22, 1975 - 2nd annual Librarian's Breakfast event at the library, to promote programs for young adults.

1975 - 2nd Librarian's Breakfast event - page 1

September 22, 1975 - 2nd annual Librarian's Breakfast event at the library, to promote programs for young adults.

1975 - 2nd Librarian's Breakfast event - page 2

September 22, 1975 - 2nd annual Librarian's Breakfast event at the library, to promote programs for young adults.

1975 - Synopsis 2nd Librarian's Breakfast event

September 22, 1975 - 2nd annual Librarian's Breakfast event at the library, to promote programs for young adults.

June 1976 - YA chess tournament

June 1976 - YA chess tournament in the young adult department on the 2nd floor of the 1966 library.

September 1976

Photos from an article in the Orlando Sentinel about the YA Denim decorating event at the library.

September 3, 1976

Article in the Orlando Sentinel on September 3, 1976, about the YA Denim decorating event at the library.

September 1976 - Call for young artists

Letter sent to the art departments at local middle and high schools to promote the YA department's search for art to display...

September 1976 - Call for young artists

Flyer from the YA department calling all young adults to display their works of art in the department.

1976 - Call out to middle and high schools

YA department letter to all middle and high schools asking for their mascot and school colors for a display in the YA...

1976 - Call out to middle and high schools

List of schools participating by providing their team mascot and school colors for the display in the YA department. Close up photo...

1976 - Call out to middle and high schools

List of schools participating by providing their team mascot and school colors for the display in the YA department. Photo of the...

Young Adult department

Color print sheet of the young adult department.

Rock memorabilia art table

Youth created a rock memorabilia art project on a table top.

1976 Summer Programs for Young Adults

Flyer promoting the 1976 Summer Programs for Young Adults at the Orlando Public Library.

Skateboard Symposium March 1977

Skateboard Symposium March 1977 in the YA department at the Orlando Public Library.

1977 Summer Programs for Young Adults

Flyer promoting the 1977 Summer Programs for Young Adults at the Orlando Public Library.

Youth Night Seminole County Library, March 31, 1978

Flyer promoting the March 31, 1978, Youth Night event at the Seminole County library.

1978 Young Adult Summer Programming

Flyer promoting the 1978 summer program for young adults at the Orlando Public Library.

1979 Young Adult Summer Programming

Flyer promoting the 1979 summer program for young adults at the Orlando Public Library.

Circa 1977 - YA department on 2nd floor

We believe these photos are of the YA department when it was on the 2nd floor of the 1966 library.

Circa 1977 - YA department on 2nd floor

We believe these photos are of the YA department when it was on the 2nd floor of the 1966 library.

YA department in the basement or 2nd floor

The YA department was moved to the 2nd floor in 1973 and to the auditorium in the basement in 1981. We are...

YA department in the basement or 2nd floor

The YA department was moved to the 2nd floor in 1973 and to the auditorium in the basement in 1981. We are...

YA department in the basement or 2nd floor

The YA department was moved to the 2nd floor in 1973 and to the auditorium in the basement in 1981. We are...

Chronological History of the Young Adult Department 1960-198

Timeline of major events in the history of the Young Adult department at the Albertson Public Library and Orlando Public Library from...

There are currently no video related to this memory.
There are currently no audio related to this memory.
1965-1966 Annual Report

1965-1966 Annual report mentions activities in the Young Adult department.


March 1969 Footnotes

Monthly news letter published by the Friends of Library.


Young Adult Scrapbook 1969-1971

Scrapbook documenting the beginning of the Young Adult department


Footnotes, March 1970

The March 1970 edition of Footnotes mentions events in the YA Department.


1970-1971 Annual Report

1970-1971 Annual Report mentions happenings in the Young Adult Department.


The Padded Cell

A publication of the Young Adult Department at the Orlando Public Library in the early 1970s with materials contributed by young adults.


The Padded Cell

A publication of the Young Adult Department at the Orlando Public Library in the early 1970s with materials contributed by young adults. Front cover of The Padded Cell features artwork by Richard Matecko at Boone High School.


Youth Night - March 15, 1974

Includes demonstration from Bill Liquori's U.S.A. Goju studio.


Flyer about YA features and info on Biographies

Flyer about YA features and info on Biographies.


Drugs and Drug Abuse pamphlet created by Library Staff

Drugs and Drug Abuse pamphlet created by library reference staff around 1969.


Care and Feeding of Young Adults

Compiled by Jan Ballard and Christine Kirby of the Young Adult Department, funded by Florida State Library LSCA Grant.


Summer photography series

Advertisement for a summer photography series conducted by Charles Odum, every Saturday in the Conference Room in the basement of the 1966 Orlando Public Library.


Research guide on Abraham, Martin and John

Research guide for creating reports on three of the people mentioned in the song, "Abraham, Martin, and John." by Dion in 1968.


Research guide on Aliens

Research guide on Aliens


Reference tools bibliography

An index to the research resources at the library in 1973.


Letter to the editor of the Evening Star

Undated letter to the editor of the Youth page at the Orlando Evening Star asking for more coverage of their events.


Book recommendation flyer for summer reading

YA department book recommendation flyer for summer reading.


Celebration Sunday - 1986 Grand Opening

Special Supplement to the Florida Magazine in the Orlando Sentinel for Celebration Sunday - Grand Opening of the expanded and remodeled library. Section on the YA department, p. 19.


Leave a Comment