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Friends of the Library Newsletters 1990 -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.

Each newsletter has information on special events, displays, art exhibits, and bookstore news. There are also special features on library departments, staff and resources. In addition, each monthly newsletter included an inserted calendar of events for library branches. View the calendars below under Documents.

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the library in 2022, these publications preserve the history of the Friends of the Library, special events, programs, art and innovation shared with the people of Orange County through the years.

Friends of the Library Newsletters

Friends of the Library Newsletters published in the 1990s heralded exciting happenings throughout the entire Orange County Library System. The once simple one-page multi-fold newsletter has blossomed through the years into the current full color monthly magazine called Books and Beyond.

Note words in blue are links to the monthly magazine. Some editions are not available at this time.


July 1990 Friends of the Library Newsletter

1990

In 1990 the library was selected to be a depository of the EPA reports, and the library system hit a milestone by circulated over 2,000,000 materials in six months from October 1, 1989 to March 31, 1990.

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July 1991 Friends of the Library Newsletter

1991

The 13th annual Dinner with the Authors featured Jill McCorkle, Judge Ellen Morphonios, Susan Isaacs. Newsletters promote the new home delivery service initiated in December 1990 – MAYL – Mailbox Access to Your Library and the Drive-Up Window service at the Orlando Public Library.


From June 1991 FOL Newsletter

Sponsored by the Friend’s, the University of OCLS conducted “Infopower” courses for staff.

On April 27, 1991, Florida Representatives Reddick, Feeney, Grindle, McEwan, Sindler, Starks, Stone and Webster passed a resolution commending Glenn Miller for his leadership in innovative library services. The Resolution was present to Mr. Miller by Alzo Reddick in May 1991.

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February 1992 Friends of the Library newsletter.

1992

In March, library volunteers from our sister city in Urayasu, Japan, visited OPL and were treated to a luncheon by the Friends.

The 14th annual Dinner with the Authors featured Barbara Taylor Bradford, Carl Hiaasen, and Robert Stone, the annual FOL Author’s Brunch featured Jake Vest, and columnist and public radio essayist Ed Hayes ended the year with a program in December.


From the April 1992 FOL Newsletter.

The South Orange Library opened in April at Waterbridge Downs Shopping Center. The InfoPower suite was completed in August for InfoPower courses and InterNos – staff meeting with director Glenn Miller. Friends donated 700 books to the newly formed library at the Coalition for the Homeless as part of a project coordinated by the OPD.

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February 1993 Friends of the Library Newsletter.

1993

The 1993 newsletters featured each of the 11 branches during the year, beginning in February. The eleven branch visits can also be viewed under Images, below.

In addition, the April newsletter announced that OCLS had been awarded a National Achievement Citation from the Public Library Association for its Info Power seminars program for staff. The June newsletter featured the Silver Summer Scrapbook Vacation Reading Program. The August newsletter features the Talking Books program and new positions for Sally Fry, Marilyn Hoffman, and Laura Murru.

The October newsletter describes the duties of the staff who work in the newly formed “Black Watch” department headed by Sally Fry. The department was named “Black Watch” as staff worked during the overnight hours on projects that might impact customer service if conducted during the day. The November newsletter announced the sad news that former staff member Judy Mucci had passed.

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October 1994 FOL Newsletter.

1994

The January 1994 newsletter announced the appointment of Debbie Moss as the new Assistant Director and retirement of Carolyn Peterson. The feature story in March is the celebration of the 7th anniversary of the opening of the Friends Bookstore. In April, new and retired members of the library Board of Trustees were announced, along with a recently installed plaque to honor Trustee Emeritus John B. Newsom.

The May newsletter features a letter to the Friends from library director Glenn Miller. The August newsletter shines the spotlight on the Genealogy department and announces that the wood chairs from the 1966 library were for sale in the bookstore for $25 each! The October edition announced the Friends “Booked for Supper” event with authors Judith Rossner, Dennis McFarland, and Roy Blount, Jr.

In the November edition, Children’s Department manager Sue Wright, introduces three new storytellers: Jane Tracy, Crystal Sullivan, Stefani Koorey.

January          February          March         April       May         June         July

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May 1995 FOL Newsletter

1995

The March 1995 newsletter includes the retirement of library director Glenn Miller and the selection of the new director Dorothy Field. The April edition includes a special message from the new director; the May edition features her on the front cover, and the June edition invites everyone to an open forum with the new director. The September newsletter reported the passing of James R. Spence, president of the Board of Trustees, long time staff member Mercedes “Merci” Stephens, FOL volunteer Eddie Hardman.

The March 1995 newsletter is accompanied by the March 1995 edition of the Orange County Library System “Info News” with information on Mr. Miller’s retirement and story time locations and hours.

January        February          March         April       May         June         July

August         September         October         November         December


January 1996 FOL Newsletter Tribute to Clara Wendel.

1996

Clara Wendel’s passing in December 1995 was eulogized in the January newsletter. The library launched online service with computers in all branches and an online catalog.

FOL’s Second Saturday programs included a Celebration of Black History with Evelyn McGee Stone and Jesse Stone, Genealogy for Generations with Gregg Gronlund, Katherine Ronan Cooper and Mary L. Jackson Fears, Libraries Change Lives with new director Dorothy Field.

May 1996 FOL Newsletter contains a letter in the “Libraries Change Lives” section from an amazing African American author, genealogist and historian Mary L. Jackson Fears.

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Above from January 1996 FOL Newsletter.

In 1996 the Friends of the Library Newsletter was replaced by the Orange County Library System Books & Beyond – a monthly library news and information publication sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Above: Early Spring 1997 Friends news.

The first edition of Books and Beyond found thus far is October 1996.

 

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July 1990 - EPA Reports

July 1990 - EPA Reports

June 1991 - FOL Annual Meeting

June 1991 - FOL Annual Meeting. Resolution from the Florida House of Representatives presented to Glenn Miller by Alzo Reddick.

July 1991 - Record Riot

July 1991 - Record Riot

July 1991 - Infopower

July 1991 - Infopower

August 1991 Newsletter cover

August 1991 Newsletter cover

August 1991 - Windermere Grand Opening

August 1991 - Windermere Grand Opening

June 1991 - InfoPower

June 1991 - InfoPower

September 1991 - Return with Honor

September 1991 - Return with Honor

November 1991 Cover

November 1991 Cover

February 1992 - Dinner with the authers

February 1992 - Dinner with the authers

March 1992 - Cover

March 1992 - Cover

April 1992 - New South Orange Library

April 1992 - New South Orange Library

July 1992 - Bob Rosenthal

July 1992 - Bob Rosenthal

January 1993 - Visiting Branches All Year

January 1993 - Visiting Branches All Year

February 1993 - East Orange

February 1993 - East Orange

March 1993 - Edgewater

March 1993 - Edgewater

April 1993 - North Orange

April 1993 - North Orange

May 1993 - South Orange

May 1993 - South Orange

June 1993 - Cover

June 1993 - Cover

June 1993 - South Trail

June 1993 - South Trail

July 1993 - South East

July 1993 - South East

August 1993 - South West

August 1993 - South West

September 1993 - Washington Park

September 1993 - Washington Park

October 1993 - West Colonial Branch

October 1993 - West Colonial Branch

November 1993 - West Orange

November 1993 - West Orange

November 1993 - Judy Mucci

November 1993 - Judy Mucci

December 1993 - Windermere

December 1993 - Windermere

May 1994 Letter from Glenn Miller

May 1994 letter to the Friends of the Library from Glenn Miller

August 1994 - Roots of Genealogy

August 1994 - Roots of Genealogy

October 1994

The October edition announced the Friends "Booked for Supper" event with authors Judith Rossner, Dennis McFarland, and Roy Blount, Jr.

November 1994 Southeast Library Closing

November 1994 Southeast Library Closing

November 1994 - Storytellers

November 1994 - Jane Tracy, Crystal Sullivan, Stefani Koorey

February 1995 Cover - Storytellers

February 1995 Cover - Storytellers

March 1995 Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller retires

March 1995 Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller retires

March 1995 - Story Time at the Branches

March 1995 - Story Time at the Branches

April 1995 - Dorothy Field

April 1995 New library director, Dorothy Field

April 1995 - Dorothy Field

April 1995 - Dorothy Field, new library director

May 1995 - Dorothy Field

May 1995 - Dorothy Field

January 1996 - Clara Wendel Memorial

January 1996 - Clara Wendel Memorial

January 1996 - Online Service

January 1996 - Online Service

February 1996 Newsletter cover

February 1996 Newsletter cover

April 1996 - Libraries Change Lives

April 1996 - Libraries Change Lives

April 1996 FOL Newsletter - APL in the 1940s

Memories of the Albertson Public Library Children's Department in the 1940s.

May 1996 FOL Newsletter

May 1996 FOL Newsletter

May 1996 Genealogy Gem by Mary Jackson Fears

Genealogy Gem by Mary Jackson Fears

1997 Early Spring Friends news

1997 Early Spring Friends news

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Calendar - February 1991

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1991 Summer Safari

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1992 Vacation Reading Program

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