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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ice cream and books

To combat declining literacy rates in Indonesia, plans are to build several micro-libraries. The first was recently completed using 2000 recycled ice cream buckets. The buckets on the façade let light in, provide natural ventilation, and kept costs down. The pattern of the containers form a binary code. Translated it means “books are the windows to the world”.