The Children's Library Through the Years
The Children's Library in Downtown Orlando The Albertson Public Library 1923 - 1964 When the Albertson Public Library opened on November 8, 1923, the Children's Room was located on the ground floor or basement on the east side of t ... Read more
Library Storytellers Through the Years
ABOVE: Photo of Children's Library staff in the basement around 1994. Standing: Gregg Gronlund, Charlie Hoeck, and Christi Cohen. Sitting: Crystal Sullivan, Stefani Koorey, Sue Wright, Carolyn Rosenblum, and Jane Tracy.  Storytime at the Library Stor ... Read more
Children's Department Scrapbook 1924-1930
Above: Santa, children and his two polar bears, Christmas Story Hour, December 24, 1927. Children's Story Hour Scrapbook 1924-1930 An over 90-year old scrapbook that bears the scars from years of handling, no air conditioning, and ceiling leaks, documents ... Read more
Gregg Gronlund Retires After 29 Years with the Orange County Library System!
Gregg Gronlund began his nearly thirty-year career at the Orange County Library System in 1991 at the Southwest Branch in the Dr. Phillips area, back in the "good old days" of card catalogs and pay phones. Between 1991 and his retirement on April 24, 2021 ... Read more
1999 Orlando Public Library Children's Library Remodel
ABOVE: Beloved story teller Charlie Hoeck (caught in mid air as he jumps from the stage) and beloved children's performer Mr. Richard (Richard Peeples) are seen in this photo. Learn more about Mr. Richard at his web site 1999 Orlando Public ... Read more