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.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Florida Libraries

Here's how Frank Collia, Principal Librarian at the North Tampa Branch says libraries are helping their communities. “What I've seen out here is that we're providing a sense of normalcy and stability for people,” he said. “Just a place to go and relax, and maybe not think about the storm for awhile. You know, come in and charge your phone, get on social media and talk to your friends. We're here to try to alleviate as much stress as possible. We're providing free long-distance faxing, if needed. We have access to WiFi here in the library in a nice air-conditioned environment, which a lot of people still don't have.”

Here's how you can help Florida libraries. The Florida Library Association has set up a Florida Libraries Disaster Relief Fund at http://www.flalib.org/.