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May 1, 2007

Take Know for an Answer

Take Know for an Answer. That’s the slogan for a public awareness campaign that the Orange County Library System kicked off during National Library Week in April. The goal of the campaign is to enlighten area residents to the abundant resources available to them free at the library. More than that, it’s an invitation to check out the library – especially if it’s been a while since your last visit.

And if you haven’t been to a library for some time, you might be surprised at what you’ll find. Modern libraries are no longer just book warehouses but vibrant cultural centers offering art shows, music and special events. Orange County libraries present a revolving series of public art exhibits, musical performances, lectures, author events and children’s story times on a regular basis. Drop by the Orlando Public Library on the evening of May 11 for Art After Hours and see an Asian art exhibit and enjoy creative cuisine to match.

May means Mother’s Day and events to celebrate are on tap at the library. On Saturday, May 5, the Windermere Branch will have a Mother’s Day Make & Take Craft Program.
Then on Wednesday, May 9, the West Oaks Branch will host To Mother with Love. Children are invited to listen to stories, make a craft for Mom and snack on tasty treats.

On May 18 and 19, it’s our Annual Spring Book Sale and everything in the bookstore will be reduced 50 percent. It’s your chance to purchase great books at great prices. Many Orange County schools let out the last week in May so get a jumpstart on your classmates and check out those summer reading titles early.

Please accept our invitation and visit the Orlando Public Library, one of the 14 branches nearest you or www.ocls.info. Take Know for an Answer. We’ll see you at the library.

Mary Anne Hodel

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