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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah!

Photo credits: Flash90Learn more about Hanukkah or visit the library. Ocee has over 50 children's titles about Hanukkah for you to enjoy during the 8 day "Festival of Lights". You can also find kosher and holiday recipe books!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Family Holiday Traditions

Take a look over these family Christmas traditions that aim for quality over quantity! Books, charity, food, and experiences are the common thread. Which ones will you adopt for your family and friends? 

(PS: AFPLS can help with 'experiences'. You can check out free passesto Georgia State Parks and Atlanta Zoo. Ask at the circulation desk.)

“This is how we do presents: Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read and then Santa’s gift (something special).” ― Christine Simpson

“We try to do presents that are all experiences and spending time together. We do get a few extra presents that my son wants. We give books about what experiences we are doing. We always give as a present one ornament for our tree, which my son will get when he goes off and has his own. We always pick a charity in giving back and donate to them. We make cinnamon rolls, which my son loves. They are a treat during the holidays.” ― Kathy Fulham    read more 

Free Gift Idea

"Hey, great idea: if you have kids, give your partner reading vouchers next Christmas. Each voucher entitles the bearer to two hours’ reading time while the kids are awake. It might look like a cheapskate present, but parents will appreciate that it costs more in real terms than a Lamborghini.” Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree

Need Presents?

Image result for book giftLooking for Christmas gifts, books or magazines for your holiday guest room, or children's books to to keep the kids busy over the winter break? Browse the Friends of Ocee Library Book Nook (in front of the self check out). We often get books in like new condition. Our prices will help stretch your budget as well - hardbacks: $2, soft cover: $1. Children/small paperbacks: 50 cents. Money raised at the Nook are used to fund library programs and materials, so your gift gives twice!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Library Closing

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Libraries remain closed today due to icy conditions. They are scheduled to open Sunday. Visit the AFPLS website to manage your account or download materials. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

"Silver and Gold"

Caught up in the commercialization of the season? Signature has a list of book quotes to ponder. Here's a couple:

Janet Evanovich, Visions of Sugar Plums, 2002
“Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes.”

Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 1996
“Ugh. Would that Christmas could just be, without presents. It is just so stupid, everyone exhausting themselves, miserably haemorrhaging money on pointless items nobody wants: no longer tokens of love but angst-ridden solutions to problems…

Early Closing TODAY

Libraries in the AFPL system will close at 1:00 today due to the weather. If you must be out on the roads, be safe.