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.

If you have specific questions about Ocee Library, phone the library at 770-360-8897 or visit http://www.afpls.org/

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Gary Cooper

No, not the actor, but a star in his own right. "Our" Gary Cooper custom designed and crafted the Friends donor wall. You see his work each time you pass through the library doors (or here on the blog). Visit here and here to learn how the donor wall came about. 

Past Ocee Friends President, Rachel recalls, "Gary was a very sweet man - his brother helped him with the installation. I remember he was hesitant to take the project on because he had never done anything like it, and we were just giving him a photo for inspiration and asking him to wing it. But he ended up being very proud of how it came out (justifiably! I think ours ended up looking much better than the original), and I fondly recall taking a picture of him next to it, and he just had the biggest smile on his face!"

Jan 12, 1944 – Jan 27, 2019

Turanga Library - Christchurch, NZ

Christchurch’s librarians have been tested by crises that no community should face, and proved themselves to be brave, compassionate, effective, and resolute. They are heroes of the information profession. Spare a thought for them this weekend.

The Tūranga central library in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand went into lockdown during the terror attacks which occurred in the city centre last Friday.


Movies in



Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi@ChristchurchLib

We have lots of children from the climate change protest here in Tūranga. They - and all other customers - are being well looked after by staff. There are storytimes taking place, people playing video games, reading, and some watching Shrek. ^DR

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Friday, March 15, 2019

A Novel Approach

It can be tricky to make time for reading, but would those postponed pages really take you that long to conquer? Take Lenstore's test to determine how your reading speed compares to the British public, and see how long it would take you to tackle some of the best-loved books. There's also a chart of how many books you could read in a year based on how many minutes a day you have to read. Just a few minutes really adds up! How long will it take you to read the 500 list below?

Top 500

Ever wonder what books other libraries have? Here's a list of the 500 most held books from libraries all over the world. The list includes classics and newer books for both adults and children. Many of them have been made into films as well. Check the AFPLS/FCPL catalogue for books, ebooks, audio books, and DVDs/downloads. Enjoy!

No Book Donations

Ocee library is scheduled to close for renovations 3 June 2019! To prepare for the closure, the Friends of Ocee Library are no longer accepting book donations (and will close the Nook in a few weeks).

Friends groups at Alpharetta, Milton, and East Roswell libraries can take your donations as well as North Fulton Community Charities and Goodwill stores. 

If your book donations aren't in good condition, please recycle them in your curbside bin or Webb Bridge Middle School. 

Relax & Restore

Art Night with Johns Creek Arts
Wednesdays. March 27. 6:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Join us for a free art workshop with Johns Creek Arts. Registration required. Register at the patron services desk or call 770-360-8897. Adults only.

Book Nook Closing


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In preparation for Ocee renovations, the Friends Book Nook will be closing soon. We plan to close by the end of April, unless we sell out before then. Shop now for best selection!