Memories of OCLS
In celebration of the 100th Year Anniversary of the Orange County Library System, patrons have been encouraged to share their personal memories of visiting the library. To add your own memory, you can contact us, or you can download the form and bring it ... Read more
South Trail: Through The Years
South Trail: Through The Years The South Trail branch's history spans almost six decades. First opening in April 1965, the South Trail branch has undergone many changes since then. Fort Gatlin Branch The South Trail branch's original name was Fort Gatlin, ... Read more
University of Central Florida Book Festival
University of Central Florida Book Festival The University of Central Florida Book Festival took place on April 5, 2014. Members of OCLS staff attended and met Mike Ferrell, who played B.J. Hunnicut from M*A*S*H*. For larger size photos, see the bottom of ... Read more
Orlando Magic Pride
Orlando Magic Pride In 2009, the Orlando Magic advanced to the NBA finals for the second time (their first appearance being in 1995). The Orange County Library System celebrated the Orlando Magic's NBA Finals run in many different ways, which included dis ... Read more
OCLS Extension Department 1966 - 1983
ABOVE: Arnold Sobel at the Northgate Library in 1983. OCLS Extension Department Scrapbook Photographs of employees who worked in the Extension Department and the library Annex from 1966 to 1983, were collected and  carefully and lovingly arranged in a sc ... Read more
Alafaya: Through the Years
Alafaya Branch Library The Alafaya branch library serves customers in the UCF, Avalon Park, Bithlo, Christmas, and Lake Nona areas. Alafaya Branch originally opened as the Azalea Park Library in 1965 as one of the first branches of the Orange County Libra ... Read more
Southeast Branch's 25th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday November 16, 2019, the staff at the Southeast Branch were honored to host an anniversary celebration to commemorate our service to the community for the past twenty five years.  Many customers attended the various cultural and entertainment e ... Read more
Orlando Memory month at Winter Garden Library
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 West Orange Times Citizens share memories through library program By Cindy Baker Memories of parents and grandparents moving into West Orange County, days of youth and the development of downtown Winter Garden are just ... Read more
Life in Winter Garden, Florida and the West Orange Times newspaper
Orlando Memory interview on December 11, 2012 with Mrs. Annie Bailey of Winter Garden. OM:  Hello, it is Tuesday, December 11, 2012. We are at the Winter Garden library, interviewing Mrs. Annie Bailey. Mrs. Bailey can you share with us please, how is wa ... Read more
Henry Van Hegan
Henry Van Hegan discusses how he chose to move to Orlando from New Jersey, unique qualities of Orlando, and his experiences as an English instructor at the Southeast Branch, OCLS in September 2012. ... Read more
Lucia Santofimio Interview - Spanish Language
Lucia Santofimio shares her memories and differences between living in Colombia and now living in Orlando, Florida with library staff at the Southeast Branch Library in September 2012. WATCH the video interview.   ... Read more
Carlos Roberts
WATCH as Carlos Roberts, a Washington Park native  as he  shares his fondest and happiest memories of the Washington Park Community. [embed][/embed] ... Read more