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.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Urgency of Now

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East Parade from the pier, Worthing, Sussex, early 20th century
Jane Austen's last novel was unfinished at the time of her death.  There gave been several attempts to complete the work. This month the mini-series premiered in the US on PBS. The setting of the book is believed to be the seaside resort pictured above. For more book facts, visit Mental Floss.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Reading Resolutions

Natalie had gotten away from reading during school and following the birth of her 3 children in 3 years. She wanted to get back to something she'd once enjoyed - and more importantly to be a reading role model for her kids. 

“In the past I’d had a generalized plan to read more often,” she said. “This was the first year that I set a timeline to reach my goal, along with accountability practices, and intention to ensure that I truly would spend 2019 reading.” She even made a spreadsheet with titles and synopses of each book she finished. At week 50, she'd passed her book a week goal! 

Beside the accomplishment of completing the books, she found an unexpected bonus. “I took great joy in mailing completed books of meaning to people I cared for. Passing the books on to friends offered full circle moments of sharing education, ideas, creativity, imagination and joy throughout the year.”

Will you resolve to read more, join a book club, or read outside of your comfort zone in 2020?

Monday, December 30, 2019

You're Invited!

There are lots of things to discover at the newly renovated Roswell Library! 
Grand Re-Opening Celebration and ribbon cutting
January 3rd from 10 am to 11 am!
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Holiday Hours

All libraries will be closed Tuesday 31 December and Wednesday 1 January
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

New for the New Year

Marie Claire brings a preview of novels by women authors. Click here for titles, plot lines, and release dates.