Thursday, April 28, 2016

State of the County

Fulton County Chairman John Eaves will deliver the county's

State of the County on

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. 

Tune in to watch the livestreaming broadcast at

May Voting at Ocee

General/Nonpartisan Primary
Monday to Friday: 8:30am-6pm- May 2-May 13
Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm- May 16-May 20
Saturdays: 8am-5pm May 7 & May 14
Sundays: 12noon-5pm - May 8 & May 15
* Some library programming may be cancelled or moved due to voting in the meeting room. Phone the library at 770-360-8897 to confirm.

Book Donations

Help keep the hallway clear during voting (2 -20 May).
Please delay making book donations until 21 May.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


First of all, thanks to our Boy Scouts and other volunteers who moved tons of books for the Friends Book Sale.

Thanks to all of you who came out to shop today and Friday! Not only did you get some get some great bargains but, your purchases help fund Ocee library programs - especially those for kids. It also buys books and materials that aren't covered in the Fulton Co. budget.

Until the next Friends book sale, please visit our Book Nook just across from the checkout desk. It's restocked regularly so you never know what you'll find!

Prince - library friend

"Compassion is an action word with no boundaries." — Prince

When Prince learned that the Western Branch Library in Louisville, KY faced closure in 2001, he sent a check for $12,000. Western dates to 1905 and was the first full service library in the country for and staffed by African-Americans.

Prince quietly gave millions of dollars to schools, shelters, and community groups across the US through his Love 4 Another Charities. Records also show that he spent 5 hours per week working at the charity.

Clean up you act!

Image result for earth dayThe average American produces more than four pounds of garbage per day.
The U.S. wastes more than 20 pounds of food per person every month.

Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times.

In 2012, the U.S. produced 32 million tons of plastic. Only 9% was recovered for recycling.

It takes about 450 years for plastic bottles to break down in a landfill.

It takes 1 million years for a glass bottle to break down in a landfill.  

Glass from new materials requires 30% more energy than using used glass.

Preventing one ton of paper waste saves between 16 mature trees.
The average American uses about 100 gallons of water per day.

There are 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic in the world's oceans.
Sources: Environmental Protection Agency, Associated Press, Clean Air Council, Recycle Across America, World Food Day, The Water Information Program, PLOS

Meet the authors

Monday 2 May from 4- 5:30. Ages 12 and up

Meet awesome YA authors Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed, Kayla Whaley, and Fox Benwell! Learn how & why they write and you'll also have the opportunity to ask them questions. Stay afterwards for a reception and book signings!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy 90th, "Liz"!

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach the age of 90. Elizabeth has reigned for 64 years and 75 days. She's travel over one million miles during her reign. After cutting back, she had over 175 official engagements last year. The Queen is mum to 4, granny of 8, and great-granny to 5. You'll find books on the Queen and her other royal relatives in the AFPLS system.


There's No Place Like Home

Happy Earth Day - 22 April
Sign up for BookLetters  e-newsletter for the latest books on Science and Nature.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

National Parks - free entry

The library has books on our National Parks, but why not visit parks instead? Celebrate America’s “best idea” with free entry to all 400-plus National Park Service sites during National Park Week (April 16-24). There are several sites in our own backyard!

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Friends of Ocee Library
'Stock up for Summer'
Book Sale
Friday 22 April
from 12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday 23 April
from 10 am - 5 pm

Books from 50 cents to $2
cash or check only

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Library user survey

In order to better serve the thousands of patrons who visit our libraries every day, the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System needs your input on the 2016 Annual Library User Survey.  The quick two-minute survey will help us determine which programs, services, tools and resources are most important to YOU and the three million patrons who visit the Library each year.  The survey is open from April 16 - 29, 2016. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

“Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking”  Saturday, April 16th from 11:00AM-Noon at the Ocee Library.  Attendees will get the opportunity to participate.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.