Where your neighborhood becomes your community.

What's the difference between a neighborhood and a community? In a neighborhood, people are united simply by geography. In a community, people are united by common goals, shared activities and group events that give everyone a sense of true belonging. And in your community, there's one place where it all begins.


Whether it’s for recreation or education, OCLS loves group gatherings and fosters opportunities for people of all ages and interests to come together, including:

Book Clubs:
Join or start an OCLS book club, get ideas for books to read and tips for running your club.

Children's Programs:
Take part in story time and read-a-long programs for little ones of all ages.

Gaming @ OCLS:
Stop by your local branch and play our Xbox 360, or better yet, attend a gaming program and play with your fellow gamers!

Teen Programs:
Ranging from Performing Arts Club and Animanga and volunteer groups, your teen can find the perfect fit.

Friends of the Library:
Join the Friends of the Library or volunteer at the Library. Friends’ members are the first to know about upcoming events!


This exciting monthly series at the Orlando Public Library allows you to explore diverse aspects of the local community, meet your neighbors and local leaders, and forge new friendships and relationships. Past events have included:


OCLS showcases the artists and musicians that make up this community in a number of ways, including:

Art Exhibits:
Work by prominent artists as well as local students, is on display at OCLS libraries throughout the year.

Music in the Library:
Orlando Public Library hosts local musicians for live performances every Friday at noon.

Follow the Library on Twitter @oclslibrary or became one of our Facebook fans. Watch OCLS videos via our YouTube account, listen to podcasts, keep up with your favorite Library group with our blogs and sign up for RSS feeds to keep up with Library happenings! Don’t forget to download OCLS Mobile, a mobile web app designed for your iPhone or iPod.

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