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.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Empathy Day

'In reading, you get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals' Neil Gaiman
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Libraries, school, and bookshops in Britain are observing Empathy Day 12 June! Because scientific research shows the power of books to build real-life empathy, the focus is on using books as a tool to challenge prejudice and build connections between us all.

READ - because reading in itself can make us more empathetic
SHARE - because sharing books can connect us in new ways
DO - put empathy into action and make a difference in your community