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.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Boredom and Dread?

OnePoll researchers surveyed 2000 US adults to find out the average percentage of a week that is lacking in fun, or consumed with boredom and dread, finding that Americans spend ~60 hours a week mired in tedium. That's just over 131 boring days each year. And things are getting worse – half said 2018 was more stressful than 2017. Additionally, 60 percent of Americans feel like their life is 'too grown up' and 74 percent miss aspects of their childhood.

The library can help! Branches offer yoga, cooking classes, author visits, kids programming, and much more. You can also check out free family passes for parks and museumsYou can learn anything anytime with 500+ courses at Universal classes as well as downloading books, music, movies, magazines, and newspapers - or volunteer your time and talents at the library!