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.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

8' 2"

Caroll Spinney portrayed both 'Big Bird' and 'Oscar the Grouch' on Sesame Street. The author, artist, and puppeteer passed away week at age 85. Spinney retired in 2018 after starting on Sesame Street in 1969. 

Spinney was honored with four Daytime Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards for his work in Sesame Street. Spinney received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 and the Library of Congress' Living Legend award in 2000.