Go Local Wednesday – Orlando Public Library


The Library.  So many things come to mind when I hear that word.  I’ve always been an avid reader.  My mom took us to the Library regularly for story time when we were little.  I used to “read” to my little sister as a toddler.  As a High School and College student I spent lots of time in various libraries, filling my brain for tons of knowledge.  Books were always my escape!  My instant vacation to another world full of color and excitement.  The Library is the cruise liner to where ever you want to go!

The Orlando Public Library Main Building, located on Central Blvd between Rosalind and Magnolia in the heart of the business district, has been there since 1923.  The Orlando Public Library has departments including  Children’s, Library Central, and Reference Central. The Children’s Library offers spacious areas, special programs, computers and story rooms for our youngest readers and readers to be. The Technology and Education Center is located on the second floor and includes the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity.  The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community.

Regularly scheduled school-age and group programs every Tuesday and Thursday, every 30 minutes between 9:15 and 10:45:

  • Tiny Tales for Babies ages Birth to 18 months Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Family Storytime every Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Storybook Fun for ages 3-5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Cuentame un Cuento, bilingual story program, every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

I highly recommend you take a some time to explore this beautiful library with your family today!

Image Credit: downtownorlando.com


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