Friends of the Library Newsletters 1980 -1996
The Orlando Public Library Footnotes and the Friends of the Library Newsletters are the ancestors of the library's current monthly magazine, Books and Beyond. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the library in 2023, these publications preserve th ... Read more
Friends of the Library Association - Organized March 1949
In the beginning The 1973 history of the Friends of the Library (above) records the beginnings of the group. Due to the enthusiastic efforts of Zonta Club, the Friends of the Library of Orlando came into being in 1949. The Winter Park-Orlando Zonta Club s ... 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