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.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Not in the job description!

Roz Warren has been a public librarian for 15 years.  She recently posted the question “what’s the oddest thing a patron has ever asked you to do?” to fellow library workers.

 A patron who was on his way to the casino wanted to rub my red hair for good luck.
Asked if she could leave her kids at the circ desk with me while she ran errands.
A patron offered me $50 make her a fake passport.
A woman asked if she could trade pants with me because she was going on a job interview.
I was asked to ID the snake a patron had caught in a bucket.
A patron once phoned to find out how to become a porn actor in Paris.
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