As of 25 June 2019, OCEE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Ocee will be closed for ~6-9 months.
Please visit http://www.afpls.org/ 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.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week and Jennifer Egan won the fiction prize for her novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad". (This novel also won the Morning News Tournament of Books I blogged about a few weeks back.) The other two fiction finalists were "The Privileges" by Jonathan Dee and "The Surrendered" by Chang-Rae Lee.
To see more, including the books that won in the history, poetry, general non-fiction and biography categories, you can visit the Pulitzer website here.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
On the Apartment Therapy website where I first spotted this, the blogger notes: "Most of us love books greatly and don't like to see them damaged. It's easy to believe that they should all be in libraries for an eternity or shipped to places where folks could use them" and commenters also express dismay over what they perceive as the waste of a book.
Folks, as anyone who works with books in large quantities will tell you: books can definitely outlive their useful lives! That computer guide from the 80's? The zillionth copy of the now forgotten bestselling diet guide from 10 years ago? Twenty year old college textbooks? It's okay to consign them to the recycle bin, and if you can find a way to reuse even a small portion of the book before you do so, go for it!
As all good Friends of the Library know, there will always be more books to take their place...
Friday, April 15, 2011
|I want to be curled up in one of those circular seats...|
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This week is National Library Week - show your librarian some love!
|Okay, maybe not quite like this!|
Notice the subtitle on this one: "What are those television-typewriters anyway?" Plus an "up-to-date" buying guide!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
"You see, a library is more than books. It is more than the people who staff them, and the rows and rows of tomes that fills its space. Libraries are refuge for the overwhelmed mind and respite from a technical age. Libraries are lifelines to the outside world and the hope for a better life. Libraries empower the spirit and uplift the soul. Libraries educate and liberate. They are as essential as the air we breathe."Luckily, Fulton County has so far spared the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system the drastic cuts other surrounding counties have been forced to make - kudos to our commissioners for recognizing the worth of the libraries, especially in such a tough economic climate.
*For more on the Cobb County situation, also see the article headlined "Cobb library proposal seen as political ploy to raise taxes", again from today's AJC.
Update: The libraries managed to avoid the chopping block! They'll stay open after all, due in part to Twitter and Facebook campaigns on their behalf.