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February 16, 2007

New Services... Try Them All!

The Orange County Library System prides itself on its customer service. Our goal is to transform ordinary transactions into entertaining experiences – delighting customers and showing everyone else the way. Toward this end, OCLS has championed three new services now available to patrons.

OCLS is now using Text Messaging to communicate with customers. Send your questions to OCLS through SMS text messages. Text message your question to 97567 ('XPLOR' on most devices) and we'll text message back results.

Also new is MyLibraryDV which gives you free access to a unique broadband of entertaining channels where you can enjoy hundreds of hours of DVD-quality programming such as cooking, travel, health programs, classic movies and more.
Another new service is the option to SHOP OCLS and own your favorites! Thanks to a pilot program with a major supplier of books, music, DVDs and games, you may now purchase materials. Of course as always, patrons who prefer to borrow the materials may request the item be reserved for them.

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, OCLS is pleased to present Rollins College Professor Dorothy Mays for a discussion titled Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival and Freedom in a New World. It’s happening Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in the Albertson Room at the Orlando Public Library.

A highlight of the month will be on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. That’s when the Do You See What I See? student photography exhibit opens with a special Art After Hours reception featuring music and refreshments. Middle school art students participated in the contest by submitting essays titled “What Art Means To Me.” The student with the winning essay won the opportunity for their entire art class to display photography during March and April at the Orlando Public Library. I hope to see you at the opening reception.

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