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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Georgia Writers, Southern Voices

The finalists for the 2018 Townsend Prize represent the very best achievements in letters by Georgia writers over the course of the preceding two years, reflecting the prize’s celebration of the Southern voice in all its intricacies and incarnations. The finalists for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction are:

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet
Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome by Man Martin
Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen
The Half Wives by Stacia Pelletier
Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb
Shadow of the Lions by Christoper Swann
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang
The awards ceremony will be held 19 April!