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.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Libreria Acqua Alta

Venice's famous bookstore has become another causality of the severe flooding the city experienced last week.
Venice's legendary 'waterproof' bookshop overwhelmed by floods
With flooding a regular occurrence, the books are stored in plastic bins, old bath tubs, even a gondola! The exceptionally high tides overwhelmed the book store and the owners reported hundreds of books were destroyed.
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Libreria Acqua Alta (High Water Bookstore) is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful bookshops and has visitors from all over the world. The shop is also a refuge for neighborhood cats.
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Photos from 2014 flooding