Friends of the Library Association - Organized March 1949
An undated newspaper clipping probably published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel or Evening Star, announced that Mrs. Ruth McCullough Maguire was elected president of the newly organized Friends of the Library Assn. sponsored by the Winter Park - Orlando ... Read more
Eliza Bellamy Booker, Centenarian
Eliza Bellamy Booker - Mrs. Booker's 101st birthday is one day away in this interview. This interview with centenarian  Eliza Bellamy Booker was conducted by James R. Spence on March 2, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library's Oral History ... Read more
Lizzy Lizard Statue
The wall mounted Lizzy Lizard taking a nap is located on the right wall as you enter the Children's Library. Originally part of the City of Orlando's LizArt project, this lizard statue was donated to the Orlando Public Library by the Friends of the Ora ... 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
Orlando Then & Now
The changing face of Orlando!!!! Orange Avenue then - looking south circa 1940.   Orlando buildings now.     Peruse the images from Orlando's past and present below. Click on the first image to begin the slide show. ... Read more
ABOVE: The Friends sponsored Ye Olde Book Sale each year to raise money for library equipment. This photo is one of the book sales at the Winter Park Mall which was located on Hwy. 17-92 between Webster and Gay Road. The Friends of the Orange County Li ... Read more