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, December 15, 2014

Do they know?

I don't know if librarians know how they save people though. I had a fairly rough childhood and I would ride my bike or walk downtown to the public library and the librarians there always had time (even if they didn't) to recommend a new book or to notice over time the types of books I checked out and save something for me the next time I came in. I don't know what or who I'd be without the escape of books and by extension, librarians. Who else would give a 13 year old Elmore Leonard, Gregory MacDonald and John Irving? Librarians save lives, I am positive of it.