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.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

I, too

I, too, sing America. 

I am the darker brother. 
They send me to eat in the kitchen 
When company comes, 
But I laugh, 
And eat well, 
And grow strong. 

 Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table 
When company comes. 
Nobody’ll dare 
Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen," 
They’ll see how beautiful I am 
And be ashamed— 
 I, too, am America.

Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967