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.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Big Blue Library




Freshta Karim wanted to give Kabul’s children the opportunity to widen their horizons. She hosted children's reading groups at her home, but was looking for a way to expand. 

“I don’t know how many of us can really forget the pain that the war has given us. Maybe children are too young to think about it, but I still feel that they realize it,” she said. “I hope a program like this can give them an opportunity to forget those things.”

Karim, 25 year old with a Master's in public policy, explained that people her age don't remember libraries.  Save the Children reports that, a third of Afghan children are unable to attend school.
The transportation ministry provided the bus, books were donated and other donations help with gasoline.