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.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Medieval Times


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Before Kindle, tablets, and iphones people still needed to carry books with them. Atlas Obscura has a great article about "girdle books". In the 14th-16th centuries, people would attach small books to their belts (girdle). This allowed clergy, nuns, lawyers, etc. to to have information at hand. The smallest, from Scotland, measures 2.5 inches by 1 7/8 inch!