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.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Top 5 Best Sellers of the Decade

The top 3 spots go to E L James' "50 Shades of Grey" series. The trilogy sold nearly 35 million copies. Fourth place goes to Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games". "The Help" by Kathryn Sockett rounds out the list.

Other trends for the decade: Paper books outsold e-books; 6.5 billion to 1.8 billion copies. Audio books continue to rise in popularity due to mobile devices.

In 2010, fiction took 80% share of top sellers. Today, fiction makes up 32% of best selling titles. Shorter books, including self-help and poetry have become more popular.