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, November 26, 2019

Top Picks for Kids and Teens

Here's Shelf Awareness' top picks for 2019! Look for them at the library or your local book shops-

Picture Books

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi, illus. by John Rocco
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, 
illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal
Small in the City by Sydney Smith
Moth by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Daniel Egnéus
The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, trans. by Helen Mixter, illus. by Jiu Er
The Fisherman & the Whale by Jessica Lanan

Middle Grade BooksStargazing by Jen Wang
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace 
by Ashley Bryan
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly

Young Adult BooksThirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
Lovely War by Julie Berry
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce by Angie Manfredi, editor
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali