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.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Germany's Oldest Public Library

‘Really incredible’ … the site of the second-century library discovered in Cologne.
"The remains of the oldest public library in Germany have been discovered in the middle of Cologne."
A 2nd century library discovered in Cologne, Germany.
"The walls were first uncovered in 2017, during an excavation on the grounds of a Protestant church in the centre of the city. Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities, founded by the Romans in 50 AD under the name Colonia. But the discovery of niches in the walls, measuring approximately 80cm by 50cm, was, initially, mystifying."
Find out what the niches held here.