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, July 16, 2012

Still more to read

Harriet Russell -

Still looking for something to read?

Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer's Hidden Gems from NPR

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2012 Book Preview from The Millions

The Big Novels of 2012 from The Guardian

Oprah's Summer Reading List from O Magazine

Beach Reads for Smart People from The Atlantic Wire

Don't let that last link intimidate you though: I'm all for reading a good "trashy" book on the beach (or anywhere else for that matter - books should make you happy!) and the Wall Street Journal backs me up on that: "Snubbing the Book Snobs".

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


1949 Chevy Bookmobile
I've always had a thing for bookmobiles* so I love Paris Review's roundup of  Bookmobiles of the World.

          *as does Alec Baldwin apparently: he bought the bookmobile he used as a child

1st book in the series: The Case of the Missing Books

All of which reminds me of one of my favorite book series, Ian Sansom's Mobile Library Mysteries (so, so funny and so, so recommended even if the library doesn't own the 4th book in the series -hint hint-).