The Friends of the Ocee Library is a non-profit group whose purpose is to promote general knowledge of library services and to provide financial assistance for special library needs and events.

As of 25 June 2019, OCEE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Ocee will be closed for ~6-9 months.

Please visit to find alternate library locations and hours. You'll also find info regarding the renovations/closures that are taking place throughout the library system.

Ocee library is offering programs at off-site locations. This blog will remain active during the closure.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Overlooked History


4 non-fiction books highlighting the overlooked history of indigenous peoples of America.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


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"A library is many things. It's a place to go if you want to sit and think. It is a place where books live, and where you can get in touch with other people, and other thoughts, through books. Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together—just the two of you. A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people—people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book." ~E.B. White, letter to child patrons of the Troy Public Library (Michigan), 1971 April 14th, reply to request from children's librarian Marguerite Hart

Georgia Gives / #Giving Tuesday

Join the movement & give back to your library 3 December 2019

You can support your local library this holiday season by making a donation during this nationwide day of giving. Simply visit GA Gives Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation or Friends of Ocee Library page to make a donation! This online donation platforms allows you to give at any time - 24/7/365. 

World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
  • Metro Atlanta is second in the nation for overall new cases of HIV.
  • Metro Atlanta leads the nation in the rate of African American men diagnosed with HIV.
  • 1 in 7 African Americans with HIV don’t know they have it.
OUT and the Guardian discuss literary works that explore HIV/AIDS.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

All library branches will close at 6pm Wednesday 27 November. 

You may download books, movies, music, and 
manage your library account online anytime

Murder in a Minute

Not much time to read? Too many distractions to delve into a 'door stop' book? CrimeReads has 25 crime novels that are 200 pages or less.

"There are some trends that emerged from assembling this list. First, forget resolution—there’s no time for that in 200 pages or less. Instead, the authors below create as much doubt as possible, letting the reader’s imagination fill in the blank spaces necessitated by the form. Second, the twists in short crime novels are based more in human nature than in plot points... And, because these are crime books, the surprising part is just how bad human behavior can be. The biggest surprise for the reader, however, might be just how delightful all that bad behavior can be."