- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by S Alexie
- Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
- And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
- The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
- Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
- The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
- Beloved, by Toni Morrison
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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
See what books are on the US and UK/Ireland lists.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|National Volunteer Week 20-27 April 2013|
Friday, April 19, 2013
“Public libraries in America continue as strong anchors for their communities, valued by the people they serve and striving to meet the changing needs of their service populations. Public libraries continue to be an essential service for the nation’s children”, said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
More than half of YA books are bought by those over 18. The 30-44 group accounts for over 25% of sales. 78% of that age group said they bought the books for themselves. Surprised? Maybe not when you realise that Hollywood is cashing in on YA fiction with movies such as "The Hunger Games", "Twilight" series, "Life of Pi", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", and "The Chronicles of Narnia". Adult fiction authors James Patterson, John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben are among those who’ve taken on teen market.
The following websites are worth a look. The readergirlz blog promotes teen literacy and like social services (Operation Teen Book Drop). Guys Lit Wire dispels the notion that boys don’t read. The site posts lit news and reviews for guys by guys. For those concerned about content, teenlitreviewblog. offers Christian based reviews for tweens and teens written by moms, educators, and teens. Teen Reads and The Hub feature a bit of everything including polls and contests.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
When directions were given as to painting, we had the fear of looking too much like the laundry wagon before our eyes, and the man was strictly enjoined, not to put any gilt or scroll work on it but to make even the lettering, "Washington County Free Library," plain and dignified, directions carried out only too well, for in the early days of our wagoning, as our man approached one farm house, he heard a voice charged with nervous trepidation, call out "Yer needn't stop here. We ain't got no use for the dead wagon here." Suffice it to say, that we promptly painted the wheels red, and picked off the panels of the doors with the same cheerful color.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Don’t miss a chance to have some big fun and support your libraries in the process! Horizon Theater’s, Book Club Play will make you laugh out loud. Atlanta Fulton Public Llibrary Foundation will receive a generous portion of tickets sales purchased on our website. Opening night is Wednesday 15 May.
Here’s a few books available at Ocee Library to help 3-6 graders get started.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Sundays 7 April & 5 May, 2:30-3:30 pm - Registration required 770-360-8820