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
Emerald Tower Installation
Emerald Tower (often referred to as the Castle). This Emerald Tower on was installed in the 1999 remodeling of the Children's Library and represents the Emerald City, the fictional capital city in the Land of Oz. It is flanked on both sides by illustra ... Read more
Florida Scene Installation
This installation depicts a classic tin roofed cracker house porch in Florida.  READ more about the Florida crackers - history of the Florida cowboys! It was donated by the Friends of the Orange County Library System and the Chesley G. Magruder Founda ... Read more
Under the Sea Installation
The iconic "Under the Sea" mobile in the Children's Library at the Orlando Public Library was designed by John Robert Wolfe and installed in 1999 as part of the remodel of the Children's Library. READ more about John Robert Wolfe and his sculptures. ... Read more
Jack and the Beanstalk Installation
This installation depicts Jack climbing the beanstalk with the giant's foot coming down of the clouds and little Jack desperately climbing as fast as he can to avoid the giant. It was designed by Creative Arts Unlimited and installed in the 1999 remode ... Read more