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 http://www.afpls.org/ 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, October 10, 2016

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness MonthStompoutbullying.org reports that:
  • A high majority of teens hold a very pessimistic view of our country, with 88 percent who believe the U.S. is lacking kindness.
  • Because of this current state, 96 percent believe today’s lack of kindness impacts the way teens treat other teens.   
  • Further, 91 percent of teens believe we lack kindness in the way we treat one another.
It's possible that reading may be part of the solution. Empathy we feel for characters we read about wires our brains to have the same sensitivity towards real people.Here are list and list of books dealing with bullying.