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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"Dudes" and Macaroni

You've probably known the song "Yankee Doodle" for most of your life. But, what the doodle does it mean? And why pasta?

In 1754, the label “American” carried a number of negative connotations. The song was a jab by the English at the colonists. A variety of verses were penned by both Brits and Americans, however the "Yanks" had the last word.

Happy Independence Day!