OCLS Extension Department 1966 - 1983
ABOVE: Arnold Sobel at the Northgate Library in 1983. OCLS Extension Department Scrapbook Photos of Extension Department and the library Annex from 1966 to 1983, were collected and  carefully and lovingly arranged in a scrapbook to preserve the memorie ... Read more
Gregg Gronlund Retires After 29 Years with the Orange County Library System!
Gregg Gronlund began his nearly thirty-year career at the Orange County Library System in 1991 at the Southwest Branch in the Dr. Phillips area, back in the "good old days" of card catalogs and pay phones. Between 1991 and his retirement on April 24, 2021 ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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