Events
Pull for the library! - 1980 Campaign for Library Expansion
1980 Campaign for Library Expansion Pull for the Library! After expecting a library expansion millage referendum to be on the ballot "any time now" since 1976, the measure was finally put before voters in the Orange County, Florida, district served by t ... Read more
Events
Orlando Public Library Dedication 1966
Dedication of the Orlando Public Library - Sunday, August 7, 1966 The Orlando Public Library at Ten North Rosalind was dedicated on Sunday afternoon, August 7, 1966. Mayor Robert S. Carr cut the ribbon and presented the building to the people of Orlando. ... Read more
Organizations
Annual Reports - From Albertson Public Library to OCLS - 1923 to 1979
Above: Cover of the 1960-1961 Annual Report with an actual library card attached. Annual Reports The annual reports for the Albertson Public Library run the gamut from simple small reports produced in the 1930s during the financial crisis, to more elabo ... Read more
Events
Mrs. Nils M. Schweizer and Architect Jerry Uhran Special Guest Speakers at Orlando Remembered, January 2020
Mrs. Nils M. Schweizer and Architect Jerry Uhran were the Special Guest Speakers at the Orlando Remembered meeting on January 15, 2020 in the Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library. Mrs. Schweizer is the widow of Architect Nils M. Schweizer ... Read more
People
Jo Anne Feldstein
CRASH KILLS LIBRARY VOLUNTEER By Rene Stutzman Orlando Sentinel Staff Writer April 28, 2016 Jo Anne Feldstein, 88, who was hit and killed by an SUV last week after volunteering at the Orange County public library downtown, was a New York fashion mod ... Read more
Topics
The Florida Collection
The Florida Collection at the Downtown Orlando Public Library holds many unique and interesting literary Florida gems. Items dating back to the 1800s and up to present day show hints of previous ownership, like an author's  scribbled  signature or  a p ... Read more
Organizations
Orlando Public Library - Library Square Proposal
The design for Library Square was part of the Orlando Central City plan (pages 24-25). It includes a summary on Library Square and a number of photos. To help you get your bearings, the far left corner is the intersection of Central with Rosalind i ... Read more
Places
Orlando circa 1968
Explore the pages of a booklet published around 1968 with information and photographs from Orlando and surrounding areas including shopping, sports venues, education, leisure, employment, real estate and more. The purpose of the publication appears to be ... Read more
Events
The Florida Magazine - Grand Opening 1986 Expansion - Orlando Public Library
The Florida Magazine portion of the Orlando Sentinel on 6 April 1986 was dedicated to the grand opening of the new edition of the Orlando Public Library on that same date. Entitled: The New Edition - Check It Out," the entire Florida Magazine served as a ... 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
Events
Remembering Dorothy Lumley Melrose and the Melrose Family
Memories of Dorothy Lumley Melrose and the Melrose family are shared by some of the family's lifelong friends, including: Alan Goforth, Richard Swann, Jane Newsom Beaty, Rodney Kincaid, Ron Strickler, Charlie Wells, and Cecil Moore. Recorded on April 16, ... Read more
People
Louise Collins Orlando Public Library
ABOVE: Louise is the the lady in the blue jacket. This picture was taken at the Orlando Public Library in 1973. Louise Collins remembers  her fondest memories of the city beautiful, Orlando in this oral history interview conducted at the Orlando Public ... Read more