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 23, 2018

the Patronus

"Dragging myself through another bout of severe depression and re-reading the 'Harry Potter' series to strengthen my Patronus. A million thanks to J.K. Rowling for the magical escape that's always there when it's needed",  a fan wrote on twitter. 

"Those stories saved their author, too. Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people. Keep that Patronus powerful" replied Rowling.

Rowling said her experiences with depression inspired the idea of Dementors — dark, soul-sucking beings that drain their victims of all hope. "I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed — never. What’s there to be ashamed of?"

If you need help, don't suffer in silence. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or visit their website for more information.