Events
Southeast Branch's 25th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday November 16, 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 events ... Read more
Places
Southeast Branch - Blast from 2008
Southeast Branch Library On Saturday, November 16th, the Southeast Branch will celebrate its 25th Anniversary! Check out the gallery below from photos from 2008! Stay tuned for more pictures from the branch celebration. According to our records, South ... Read more
People
Glenn F. Miller - Library Director 1970-1995
Glenn F. Miller was born December 5, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan, 4th of 11 children to Herbert and Evelyn Miller. Miller attended elementary school, junior high and senior high school in Saginaw, Michigan. An avid reader, Miller began clerking in the Sagin ... Read more
Places
Albertson Public Library
On November 10, 1921, Captain Charles L. Albertson, a winter resident of Orlando and a retired Police Inspector from Waverly, New York, met with the Orlando City Commissioners and a committee from the Chamber of Commerce to offer his personal library of 1 ... Read more
People
Bill Cordell
Friday, January 28, 2012: Shane Roopnarine speaks with Bill Cordell for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida. Mr. Cordell has worked as an actor in film, television, and commercials. He has worked ... Read more
Events
Orlando Memory Visits the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012
ABOVE: Outreach team members Amanda and Caitlin at the Orlando Memory table during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts. The Orange County Library System shared information about the Orlando Memory project with visitors to the Zora! Outdoor Festival of ... Read more
Places
Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson
The Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson provides a glimpse into the life of retired Police Inspector Charles Albertson of New York City, who  has ties to Orlando and the history of the Orange County Library System. His short piece entitled "Ra ... Read more
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Art in the Library
The Library has added to the collection through remodeling, donations, and special commissions over the years. Find out a little more about each piece here: Installations and Sculptures 1999 Orlando Public Library Children's Library Remodel Jack ... Read more
People
John Claytor
Interview with John Claytor, Orange County Library System retiree conducted by librarian Sharon Rickett on April 20, 2010. Mr. Claytor started working at the Orange County Library System in 1971 and speaks of working with Director Glenn Miller. LIST ... Read more
Events
Orange County Library - Staff Day 2006
Orange County Library System held Staff Day in 2006 on 11 November 2006 at the downtown Library at 101 East Central in Orlando.  A scrapbook page was created by each department and branch to celebrate staff and their contributions to the library system. ... Read more
Events
Orlando Public Library - Expansion Celebration 1986
The referendum to expand the Orlando Public Library was approved on September 9, 1980, and construction began in December 1982. Construction on the library expansion was completed in March 1985, expanding the library's boundaries to the entire block borde ... Read more
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Teen Ambassador Project 2009 Beta
Teen Ambassador Project The Teen Ambassador Project is based on a model of peer-to-peer training. The Library introduces a group of teens to our databases and then they in turn earn community service hours for giving presentations to groups of their peer ... Read more