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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How come nobody leaves us a tree?!

A "poetree" that popped up at the Scottish Poetry Library
 This is a really cool story, from NPR, about a series of mysterious gifts (including a coffin!) left in  libraries, and other book related venues in Scotland. The objects were all paper sculptures crafted from books and the suspected "donors" included novelist Ian Rankin.

And who did it finally turn out to be? Well, you'll have to read the story to find out, but let's just say it probably isn't the ending you're expecting!

Left at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Library Design

I love a well-designed building, and if it's a library, even better! These photos are of the new Stuttgart, Germany public library, and even though I know I wouldn't be able to read any of the books, I still wish I could be there.

It's probably going to be a total bear to keep all that white clean, and to heat and cool all that space in the middle, but boy, is it gorgeous...

You can see more pictures here.