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Packet - Orange County Library System
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
Board Packet for June 2016
101 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32801-2471
phone: 407.835.7611
fax: 407.835.7648
website: www.ocls.info
Mary Anne Hodel,
Library Director, Chief Executive Officer
June 10, 2016
To:
Lisa Franchina, President
Marucci Guzmán Beard, Vice President
Ted Maines, Trustee
Hernan Tagliani, Trustee
Richard Maladecki, Trustee
cc:
The Library Governing Board:
The Honorable Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Chairman of the Library Governing Board,
Members of the Governing Board, Commissioners S. Scott Boyd, Bryan Nelson,
Pete Clarke, Jennifer Thompson, Ted Edwards, Victoria Siplin, Orange County; and
Ana Palenzuela, City of Orlando.
From:
Mary Anne Hodel, Director
Re:
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
The next meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016;
Orlando Public Library; 101 East Central Boulevard; Orlando, Florida 32801;
407.835.READ (7323).
If any board member has an item to be brought up for discussion, please call
Milinda Neusaenger prior to the meeting, 407.835.7611.
cc:
Elouise Reddick, Liaison, Nominating Board ~ City of Orlando
AGENDA
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 16, 2016
Orlando Public Library
101 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32801
407.835.READ (7323)
16-067
I.
II.
Call to Order
Public Comment Policy & Procedures
16-068
III.
Approval of Minutes: Library Board of Trustees Meeting ~
May 12, 2106
16-069
IV.
Presentations:
 Appleton Creative
 WESH Channel 2 News Segment
16-070
V.
16-071
VI.
16-072
VII.
Financial Statements and Summaries: May 2016
Statistics and Summaries: May 2016
Action Items
16-073
State Aid to Libraries FY 2016 Grant Amendment
16-074
Stipulated Sum Contract for Renovation of the Main Library 4th Floor:
Steve Powell
16-075
Auditor Selection: Bob Tessier
16-076
VIII.
Discussion and Possible Action Items
16-077
Budget Preview ~ FY 2017: Bob Tessier
16-077.1
Bluespark Reference Statement
16-078
IX.
Information
16-079
Director’s Report
16-080
Public Comment: Non-Agenda Items
X.
Adjournment
Next Meeting Dates: July 14, 2016 ~ Edgewater Branch Library; 5049 Edgewater Drive; Orlando, Florida 32810 --- August
11, 2016 ~ Orlando Public Library; 101 East Central Boulevard; Orlando, Florida 32801.
Florida Statutes section 286.0105: If any person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at a Library
Board of Trustees meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings; for this purpose, such person may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made to include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this
proceeding due to a disability as defined by ADA may arrange for reasonable accommodations by contacting the Director’s
Office on the fifth floor of the Main Library in person or by phone at 407.835.7611 at least two days prior to the meeting.
16-067
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Call to Order
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Public Comment Policy
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
Public Comment and Conduct of Meetings Policy and Procedures
Effective Date: October 1, 2013 (Approved by the Board of Trustees on September 11, 2013)
Objective: The objective of this policy is to establish standard procedures to ensure an opportunity for broad
public participation in decision-making.
Policy Statement: It is the intent of this policy that the deliberations and actions of the Board of Trustees of the Orange
County Library System (“OCLS”) be conducted and taken openly in order that the public and relevant stakeholders may
be fully informed and intelligently advised as to the conduct of public business by the Board of Trustees.
Definitions: For the purpose of this policy, the following definitions shall prevail:
1. A “meeting” is a gathering of a quorum of the membership of the Board of Trustees, or any board or commission
of OCLS for the purpose of receiving information relating to public business, or for discussion of public business,
or for official action upon a proposition related to public business.
2. A “regular meeting” is a meeting held pursuant to a schedule of such meetings as approved by a board or
commission to conduct public business or otherwise discuss or act upon matters of public interest.
3. A “special meeting” is any meeting other than a regular meeting held by a board or commission. A “special
meeting” is held for the purpose of addressing matters requiring the immediate attention of a board or commission
or for the purpose of addressing matters which the board or commission has determined are best addressed at a
special meeting. When a special meeting is called, the presiding officer of the board or commission shall
specifically state the purpose of the meeting and the board or commission shall address only those matters for
which the meeting was called.
4. A “board or commission” shall refer to the Board of Trustees of OCLS and any other board or commission now
existing or created in the future by the Board of Trustees or OCLS.
5. The “presiding officer” shall mean, in the case of the Board of the Directors the chair and in all other cases shall be
the chair of a particular OCLS board or commission.
6. “Board of Trustees” shall refer to the Board of Trustees of OCLS.
Meetings:
1. Location. All meetings of the Board of Trustees and any other board or commission shall be held in a suitable
location and shall be open to the public as required by law. The only exception to the requirement that meetings be
open to the public shall be an executive session scheduled for those purposes expressly recognized by law.
2. Regular Meetings. The Board of Trustees and the other boards and commissions shall hold regular monthly
meetings as designated by the Board of Trustees or the other boards and commissions.
Public Notice. OCLS shall give public notice of the schedule of meetings and shall state the dates, times and
places for such meetings. Public notice of any special meeting or of any reconvened meeting shall be given before
such meeting. Public notice shall be given by posting the date and time of the meetings on the OCLS website, the
public bulletin boards at all OCLS locations and the Orange County Administration Building. Notice will also be
published in the Orlando Sentinel as required by Section 189.417 of the Florida Statutes.
Conduct of Meetings:
1. The presiding officer shall preserve order and decorum at all meetings.
2. When considering matters upon which the board or commission will take action the presiding officer shall receive
comments from the public.
3. During any board or commission meeting, board and commission members shall maintain order and decorum.
4. OCLS staff and citizens must be recognized by the presiding officer before speaking or asking questions. The
purpose of this requirement is so that there is order and so that the recording equipment will properly record all
comments made by individuals wishing to comment on a specific subject.
5. All comments must be made from the podium which is located in the OCLS meeting room or by other reasonable
accommodations in any other location in which a board or commission meeting is held, and shall address the
subject of the agenda item. Individuals that appear before any board or commission are required to state their legal
name and their actual address for the public record. The purpose of this requirement is so that they are properly
reflected in any board or commission minutes and are available for future reference.
6. As a board or commission considers consent agenda items, emergency items, items involving official acts that
involve no more than a ministerial act, approval of minutes, ceremonial proclamations and other similar items, the
presiding officer may, at his discretion, or at the direction of a majority of the board or commission, accept
comments from those in attendance.
Public Participation and Comment: In order to comply with Section 286.0114 of the Florida Statutes, OCLS hereby
establishes a Public Comment Policy applicable to all boards and commissions to allow members of the public an
opportunity to address boards and commissions. In addition to public hearings, a special time is hereby set aside at all
board and commission meetings for the purpose of receiving comments and suggestions from members of the public. All
comments made during any Public Comment period shall be subject to the following procedures:
1. OCLS allocates up to 30 minutes at the end of each board or commission meeting for citizens who wish to appear
before that board or commission to make a request of that board or commission, voice a complaint or concern,
express an opinion, or for some other type of recognition. The presiding officer will divide the time equally
between all who have signed up to speak; but in no case may a citizen speak longer than three minutes. A Public
Comment period not to exceed 30 minutes will be held during any board or commission meeting. The presiding
officer may permit additional time to a given speaker on a case-by-case basis.
2. Public comments of items listed on the agenda will occur just prior to the Board’s discussion and action of the
agenda item. Public comments of items not listed on the agenda will occur at the end of the meeting agenda.
3. When a board or commission considers matters during a public meeting upon which it will take action, no action
shall be taken until the presiding officer requests and receives comments from the public.
4. Persons who wish to make a statement during the Public Comment period will register on a Notice of Intent to
Speak Form which will be available 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. Information included on the Notice
of Intent to Speak forms will be included in the Board Meeting Minutes and thus become public record. No one
will be allowed to have his or her name placed on the list by telephone request to OCLS staff.
5. Each person who signed up to speak will have up to three minutes to make his or her statement. Speakers will be
acknowledged by the presiding officer in the order which the Notice of Intent to Speak Form was received by the
Board of Trustee’s administrative assistant. Speakers shall address that board or commission from the podium, and
not approach that board or commission or OCLS staff. Speakers will begin their statement by first stating their
legal name and actual address.
6. Statements are to be directed to the board or commission as a whole, and not to individuals. Public comment is not
intended to require a board or commission to provide an answer to the speaker. Discussions between speakers and
members of the audience will not be allowed.
7. Speakers will be courteous in their language and presentation.
8. Only one speaker will be acknowledged at a time. In the event a group of persons supporting or opposing the same
position desires to be heard, in the interest of time, a spokesperson shall be designated to express the group’s
concerns. Likewise, in the event the number of persons wishing to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the
meeting place, one or more delegates shall be selected to speak on behalf of each group. If the time period expires
before all persons who have signed up get to speak, those names will be carried over to the next Public Comment
period, or if the presiding officer consents, these comments can be heard at that meeting.
9. Any action on items brought up during the Public Comment period will be at the discretion of that board or
commission. No board or commission will take any action on subject matter for which it has not had the
opportunity to fully investigate and gather complete information.
10. These same rules shall apply to all boards and commissions.
Decorum: The presiding officer shall preserve strict order and decorum at all meetings.
1. In conducting business, boards and commissions are committed to the principles of civility, honor, and dignity.
Individuals appearing before boards and commission are requested to observe the same principles when making
comments on items and issues presented to a given board or commission for its consideration.
2. Staff members and citizens are required to use proper language when addressing a board or commission or the
audience. Staff members and citizens shall not use profanity or cursing, aggressive or threatening behavior when
addressing the board or commission or other participants. All comments are directed to the presiding officer and
not to individual members of the board or commission or to the audience. No personal verbal attacks toward any
individual will be allowed during the conduct of a board or commission meeting. The presiding officer may have
individual(s) removed from the podium and/or meeting chambers if such conduct persists after a warning has been
issued.
3. All members of a board or commission shall accord the utmost courtesy to each other, staff, and the public
members appearing before the board or commission and shall refrain at all times from rude and derogatory
remarks, reflections as to integrity, abusive comments and statements as to motives and personalities. During
board or commission meetings, cell phones are to be turned off or silenced. Use of cell phones by board or
commission members and staff for talking, texting, emailing or otherwise will not be allowed during meetings
while at the dais, except for emergency communications, research, or during breaks.
Waiver of Rules: The board or commission may, at any time, waive all or a portion of these rules of procedure during the
course of a meeting. Provided however, that any such waiver shall only be done upon a motion and majority approval of
the waiver by members of the board or commission present and voting. Such waivers shall only be granted to insure the
protection of the right of members of the public to be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard before a board or
commission takes official action on a proposition.
Training: Periodic training for Sunshine Law requirements will be scheduled by OCLS for board and commission
members.
Penalties: Any action taken at a meeting not open to the public, whether intentional or unintentional, is void. The law
provides penalties for not complying with the Sunshine Law including criminal penalties, removal from the board
position, fines up to $500, and an award of reasonable attorney’s fees against the board found to have violated the
Sunshine Law.
16-068
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Approval of Minutes:
May 12, 2016 Library Board
of Trustees Meeting
Pending Approval
MEETING MINUTES
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 12, 2016
Herndon Branch Library
4324 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32803
407.835.READ (7323)
Library Board Present:
Lisa Franchina (5/0); Ted Maines (8/1 - City);
Hernan Tagliani (8/1 - City); Marucci Guzmán (5/1);
Richard Maladecki (5/1)
Administration Present: Mary Anne Hodel; Debbie Moss; Robert Tessier; Wendi Bost;
Craig Wilkins; Debbie Tour; Milinda Neusaenger
16-057
I.
Call to Order
President Franchina called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
II.
16-058
III.
Public Comment Policy & Procedures
Approval of Minutes: Library Board of Trustees Meeting ~
April 20, 2106
Trustee Maines, seconded by Trustee Maladecki, moved to approve the minutes for the
April 20, 2016 Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
16-059
IV.
Presentations:
 Herndon Welcome ~ Edward Booker & Limary Velez-Fernandez
 Appleton Creative
Diana Larue and staff from Appleton Creative gave the Board an update regarding the
upcoming marketing campaign for OCLS. They reviewed the creative materials that
have been designed for the campaign and shared their proposed media plan. The Board
shared their concerns regarding the proposed creative materials and asked Appleton
Creative to work on more cohesive creative materials for the campaign. The Board
expressed their collective disappointment in the marketing campaign product that
Appleton Creative presented.
16-060
V.
16-061
VI.
Financial Statements and Summaries: April 2016
Statistics and Summaries: April 2016
Assistant Director Debbie Moss informed the Board of the plan to send emails to
cardholders who have not used their cards for some time. This will begin in the near
future. Brief discussion ensued.
16-062
VII.
16-063
VIII.
16-063.1
16-064
16-065
Action Items: None
Discussion and Possible Action Items
Bluespark Letter
Bluespark sent a proposed reference and staff made some edits to it. Brief discussion
ensued and the Board also made slight changes to the reference. Trustee Maladecki,
seconded by Trustee Maines, approved the reference as edited. Motion carried 5-0.
IX.
Information
Director’s Report
Pending Approval
●OCLS has submitted a grant to Lowes Home Improvement to add 8 AWE early
literacy stations and to replace 17 stations that will go out of warranty in 2017. The
grant is for $100,000 and OCLS is matching it with $10,000 for publicity and tables and
chairs for the new stations.
● The South Trail Branch has been notified by The Sewing Machine Project that under a
new partnership with the Singer Corporation, the Branch will be the recipient of new
Singer sewing machines. The Sewing Machine Project is the original donor of the used
sewing machines utilized for programming at that location.
●OCLS has the first graduate from the Online High School program. Also, the Library
has agreed to participate in the program next year.
●On Monday, May 9, OCLS launched the new website site to the public. A variety of
positive customer responses have been received.
●OCLS is receiving a grant for $10,000 from Amerigroup for the Summer Reading
Program. For the last few years, they provided bicycles for big giveaways to promote
children’s health.
●OCLS has a number of staff who have been asked to do presentations for the ALA
conference in Orlando in June. Lauren Mathur will present the seminar Jump Around:
Motor Development for Babies and Toddlers. Paolo Melillo will be participating in two
ALA programs, one at the pre-conference on E-Government Service in Libraries, and
another on the Bluubeam signals. Others staff members presenting are Greg Gronlund,
Vanessa Neblett, Debbie Moss, Mary Anne Hodel, Ormilla Vengersammy, as well as
Trustee Richard Maladecki.
●We-VENTURE powered by Florida Institute of Technology, has launched Girls Who
Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls
Who Code. The we-VENTURE Girls Who Code Club will host two free, five-day
summer camps for area high school girls at the Melrose Center. The camps will feature
fun, innovative training to help young minds learn what it takes to become tech-savvy
leaders. The camps will be held June 13-17 and August 8-12.
*******************
The Board stated that they were very saddened by the loss of Joanne Feldstein. She was
a long-time Friends of the Library volunteer who was struck and killed by a driver while
she attempted to cross the street in front of the library downtown. The Board also
commended staff for taking action by contacting the City of Orlando and the Orlando
Police Department to facilitate with safety seminars for staff and the volunteers.
Discussion ensued and the Board asked staff to look into a way to honor Ms. Feldstein.
16-066
Public Comment: Non-Agenda Items
X.
Adjournment
Trustee Maladecki, seconded by Trustee Maines, moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion
carried 5-0. President Franchina adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.
Next Meeting Dates: June 16, 2016 ~ Orlando Public Library; 101 East Central Boulevard; Orlando, Florida 32801 --- July
14, 2016; Edgewater Branch Library; 5049 Edgewater Drive; Orlando, Florida 32810.
Florida Statutes section 286.0105: If any person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at a Library
Board of Trustees meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings; for this purpose, such person may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made to include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this
proceeding due to a disability as defined by ADA may arrange for reasonable accommodations by contacting the Director’s
Office on the fifth floor of the Main Library in person or by phone at 407.835.7611 at least two days prior to the meeting.
16-069
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Presentations:
 Appleton Creative
 WESH Channel 2 Video
16-070
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Financial Statements and
Summaries: May 2016
Orange County Library System
Financial Statement Highlights
Eight Months Ended May 31, 2016
Operating Fund Revenue & Expenditure Summaries
Building & Improvements
The intent was to start and complete the 4th floor remodeling project during the current
fiscal year and we budgeted for this outcome. Due to a delay in reaching agreement with a
contractor, the project is expected to start this summer, but about half of the project will
not be completed until next fiscal year. As a result of this timing, we will under spend the
Building & Improvements account this fiscal year by at least $300,000.
Capital Projects Snapshot
The Melrose Center remediation project has been deleted as it is complete. While we have
included a $400,000 rough estimate for the Main Library gates and fencing project, the
actual cost is uncertain. The evolution in the design to remove some of the garden areas in
the 1966 portion of the building will add cost to the project, but will make for a much
better solution, both aesthetically and functionally. The cost of the North Orange parking
lot and sewer connection project also is a big unknown. Ultimately, we won't know the
price until the project is bid.
New Member of Library District Governing Board
The City of Orlando recently appointed Human Resources Director Ana Palenzuela to
replace Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Deborah Girard, who had served two full
terms. Ms. Palenzuela has taken a tour of the Main Library and we have taken her picture
for a poster.
Capital Projects Snapshot - June 2016
Project
4th floor renovations
Main Library fire pump
replacement
Main Library fencing &
gates
North Orange parking lot
expansion
Main Library basement
moisture issue
Estimated
Construction
Cost
1,509,000
131,000
400,000
unknown
750,000
Project
In FY 16
Budget
yes
yes
Estimated
Start
Date
Status
July
Construction documents are complete. The project will span the end of FY 16 and
the beginning of FY 17.
June
Grunau final plans and specs are almost complete for submission to the City. Some
equipment has been delivered to the vendor.
yes
unknown
Architect Rhodes & Brito will get with Downtown Development Board to solicit
feedback on planned design.
no
fall 2016
Civil Engineer, Klima-Weeks, working on construction documents.
fall 2016
Civil Engineer, Klima-Weeks, completed construction documents. The request for
contractor qualifications has been advertised and sent to the County MWBE office.
no
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
Operating Fund
Eight Months Ended May 31, 2016
REVENUES
Ad Valorem Taxes
94%
Charges for Services
/ Misc
1%
Intergovernmental
3%
Fines
2%
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and
Benefits
57%
Library
Materials/
Capital
16%
Operating
27%
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
OPERATING FUND REVENUE SUMMARY
Eight Months Ended May 31, 2016
ANNUAL
BUDGET
AD VALOREM TAXES
YTD
ACTUAL
(8 month=
67%)
33,611,022
32,843,047
97.7%
0
960,000
960,000
35,804
951,543
987,347
99.1%
102.8%
20,000
6,000
13,000
10,000
40,000
45,000
8,000
8,000
1,000
7,000
50,000
220,000
3,000
0
431,000
13,937
4,527
8,673
5,990
37,209
35,058
9,226
4,849
840
3,754
30,295
151,657
2,985
156
309,156
69.7%
75.4%
66.7%
59.9%
93.0%
77.9%
115.3%
60.6%
84.0%
53.6%
60.6%
68.9%
99.5%
1,000,000
563,897
56.4%
45,000
52,942
117.6%
Contributions - Friends of Library
63,000
46,665
74.1%
Contributions - Others
20,000
14,434
72.2%
20,000
0
360,000
508,000
83,488
18,300
0
215,829
417.4%
18,000
268,000
0
0
0.0%
0.0%
INTERGOVERNMENTAL
State and Federal Grants
State Aid
CHARGES FOR SERVICES
Fee Cards
PC Pass ($10 for 7 days)
PC Express ($5 for 1 hour)
Classes
Meeting & Co-Working Rooms
Faxes
Scans
Ear Buds & Jump Drives Sales
Reference Charges
Bag Sales
Replace Library Cards
Copy & Vending
Special Events
Other
FINES & LOST MATERIALS
MISCELLANEOUS
Investment Earnings
Miscellaneous
Grants & Awards
Phone Discount
TRANSFER FR PROP APPRAISER
TRANSFER FR TAX COLLECTOR
TOTAL REVENUES
36,796,022
34,919,276
71.7%
0.0%
42.5%
94.9%
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
OPERATING FUND EXPENDITURE SUMMARY
Eight Months Ended May 31, 2016
ANNUAL
BUDGET
YTD
ACTUAL
15,272,000
222,000
1,146,000
10,093,556
140,360
738,878
66.1%
63.2%
64.5%
611,000
586,000
516,031
398,052
84.5%
67.9%
2,039,000
1,077,877
52.9%
Retiree Health Care (OPEB)
Worker's Compensation
564,000
84,000
376,006
56,486
66.7%
67.2%
Unemployment Compensation
Parking & Bus Passes
24,000
211,000
11,440
135,931
47.7%
64.4%
20,759,000
13,544,617
65.2%
SALARIES & BENEFITS
Salaries
Medicare Taxes
Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Money Purchase Pension Plan
Life and Health Insurance (Employees)
OPERATING
Professional Services
(8 month=
67%)
250,000
199,487
79.8%
1,400,000
779,305
55.7%
340,000
75,000
300,000
196,266
39,474
173,416
57.7%
52.6%
57.8%
Delivery and Postage
1,080,000
725,195
67.1%
Utilities
Rentals and Leases
1,032,000
1,091,000
552,055
717,893
53.5%
65.8%
Insurance
Repair and Maintenance
350,000
1,025,000
278,389
597,600
79.5%
58.3%
Repair & Maint. - Hardware/Software
Copying/Printing
Property Appraiser's Fee
550,000
200,000
260,000
424,461
130,163
192,765
77.2%
65.1%
74.1%
Tax Collector's Fee
Supplies
Supplies-Hardware/Software
672,000
520,000
350,000
656,861
297,919
72,176
97.7%
57.3%
20.6%
Other Contractual Services
Other Contract. Serv.- Janitorial
Training and Travel
Telecommunication
Memberships
CAPITAL OUTLAY
Building and Improvements
Equipment and Furniture
Hardware/Software
20,000
13,185
65.9%
9,515,000
6,046,608
63.5%
1,725,000
307,792
17.8%
190,000
18,575
9.8%
800,000
197,578
24.7%
2,715,000
523,945
19.3%
2,000
4,750,000
4,752,000
1,078
3,204,169
3,205,247
53.9%
67.5%
67.5%
700,000
466,667
66.7%
38,441,000
23,787,084
61.9%
LIBRARY MATERIALS
Materials - Restricted Contributions
Materials - Other
TRANSFER TO CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
Eight Months Ended May 31, 2016
ANNUAL
BUDGET
YTD
ACTUAL
(8 month= 67%)
REVENUES
State Construction Grant
Investment Earnings
Transfer from Operating Fund
TOTAL REVENUES
0
3,000
700,000
703,000
200,000
4,240
466,667
670,907
141.3%
66.7%
95.4%
Chickasaw Branch:
Construction
Furniture & Equipment
150,000
100,000
0
3,803
0.0%
3.8%
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
250,000
EXPENDITURES
3,803
1.5%
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
SINKING FUND
Eight Months Ended May 31, 2016
ANNUAL
BUDGET
YTD
ACTUAL
(8 month= 67%)
REVENUES
Investment Earnings
2,000
1,054
52.7%
TOTAL REVENUES
2,000
1,054
52.7%
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
OPERATING FUND
BALANCE SHEET - ASSETS
May 31, 2016
ASSETS
Cash on Hand
Equity in Pooled Cash
Equity in Pooled Investments
Accounts Receivable
10,983
506,958
21,995,887
3,496
Inventory
152,942
Prepaids
178,806
Other Assets-Deposits
TOTAL ASSETS
9,495
22,858,569
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
OPERATING FUND
BALANCE SHEET - LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCE
May 31, 2016
LIABILITIES
Accounts Payable
Accrued Wages Payable
Accrued Sales Tax
Accrued Fax Tax
Due To Friends of the Library
Employee Payroll Deductions:
United Appeal
Optional Life
Vision Plan
Dental Insurance
Daughters of American Revolution
Staff Association
TOTAL LIABILITIES
392,694
680,052
53
297
2,852
128
1,533
114
1,367
4,951
2,803
1,086,843
FUND BALANCE
Nonspendable:
Inventory
Prepaid Items and Deposits
Annetta O'B Walker Trust Fund
A.P. Phillips Memorial Fund
Willis H. Warner Memorial Fund
Perce C. and Mary M. Gullett Memorial Fund
Committed:
Vivian Esch Estate Fund
Edmund L. Murray Estate Fund
Arthur Sondheim Estate Fund
Strategic Plan
Assigned:
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
Unassigned
Current Year Revenues Over Expenditures
152,942
188,301
4,000
100,000
33,712
19,805
44,198
724,689
39,941
4,000,000
1,644,978
3,686,966
11,132,193
TOTAL FUND BALANCE
21,771,726
TOTAL LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCE
22,858,569
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
MONTHLY ROLLOVER
May 31, 2016
BALANCE
04/30/16
RECEIPTS
BALANCE
05/31/16
DISBURSE
OPERATING
Equity in Pooled Cash
Equity in Pooled Investments
769,770
2,677,398
2,940,210
506,958
24,243,344
2,543
2,250,000
21,995,887
25,013,114
2,679,941
5,190,210
22,502,846
491,434
50
491,484
3,000
175,000
178,000
2,382,233
222
2,382,455
2,385,233
175,222
0
2,560,455
105,133
224,273
201,741
127,664
53,000
180,397
180,397
53,000
3,705,665
378
3,863,798
405,048
SINKING
Equity in Pooled Investments
CAPITAL PROJECTS
Equity in Pooled Cash
Equity in Pooled Investments
SELF FUNDED HEALTH
Equity in Pooled Cash
Claims Payment Checking Account
Equity in Pooled Investments
3,706,043
382,139
3,886,707
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
GENERAL POOLED INVESTMENTS
May 31, 2016
INVESTMENT TYPE
US TREASURY SECURITIES
DOLLARS
18,008,631
MONEY MARKET FUNDS
Federated Treasury Obligations Fund
Federated Government Obligations Fund
Invesco AIM Treasury Fund
1,493,706
1,037,022
3,989,715
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS POOLS
Florida Safe
Florida Prime (SBA)
4,019,475
27,319
28,575,869
TOTAL
Federated
Government
Federated
Obligations Fund
Treasury
4%
Obligations Fund
5%
Invesco Aim
Treasury Fund
14%
Florida Safe
14%
US Treasury
Securities
63%
16-071
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Statistics and Summaries:
May 2016
Monthly Report for May 2016
Contacts
Resources Accessed
6%
2016
2015
%
Change
Physical Items Used
659,512
691,301
-4.60%
Database Use
186,470
194,245
-4.00%
Digital Products
43,383
55,898
-22.39%
Digital Downloads
163,463
148,426
10.13%
Computer Services
85,723
88,554
-3.20%
1,138,551
1,178,424
-3.38%
23%
44%
17%
4%
4%
TOTAL
2%
Door count
MAYL Packages
External Web Visits
Catalog Web Visits
Questline Calls
Social Media
58%
Electronic Contacts
Door count
2016
2015
% change
268,420
268,683
-0.10%
MAYL Packages
38,004
36,935
2.89%
External Web Visits
138,400
151,014
-8.35%
Catalog Web Visits
106,230
99,388
6.88%
Questline Calls
9,397
8,341
12.66%
Social Media
22,665
17,422
30.09%
Electronic Contacts
22,308
18,419
21.11%
TOTAL
605,424
600,202
0.87%
16%
8%
Net Promoter Score
4%
14%
Physical Items Used
Database Use
Digital Products
Digital Downloads
Computer Services
100
90
80
75
70
Users
60
50
2016
2015 % Change
424,126 419,503
1.10%
3.64%
4,665
4,501
1,203
1,222
-1.55%
65,738 75,279 -12.67%
Active Cards
New Registrations
Replacement Cards
Transactions
40
30
20
10
0
May
90%
87.0%
94.0%
94.0%
Target Score
94.0%
100%
Prior 6 Month's Average
94.0%
100.0%
100.0%
May-16
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
110%
100.0%
Mystery Shopper Scores
95.0%
Apr
97.0%
Mar
97.0%
Feb
97.0%
Jan
97.0%
Dec
90%
80%
98.4%
Herndon
97.9%
West Oaks
95.8%
South Trail
100.0%
Winter Garden
93.1%
Hiawassee
99.7%
Orlando Public
Library
97.4%
Southwest
93.1%
North Orange
95.2%
Washington
Park
98.4%
Windermere
99.0%
South Creek
98.0%
Edgewater
98.4%
Chickasaw
99.5%
Eatonville
99.5%
Alafaya
97.9%
Southeast
50%
Questline
60%
95.5%
70%
Overall, use of digital materials was up a healthy 10% and we saw records broken for Hoopla and OverDrive. Hoopla saw a
huge jump in usage compared to last year and saw a double digit increase compared to last month. The majority of Hoopla
usage continues to be AudioBooks at 44%. Other usage is: Movies/TV = 23%, Music = 17%, eBooks = 10% and Comics =
6%. OverDrive also showed a good increase over last year. We are five months into the calendar year and have over
440,000 checkouts in OverDrive = average 88,000/month. This average would bring us to 1,056,000 checkouts by the end
of the year!
Mobile traffic to ocls.info increased from 23,792 visits last May to 40,023 this May. Visits to ocls.info from a mobile device
made up 42% of visits compared to 27% of visits last year. While outside web visits decreased by 8.35 % over last year, the
number of unique visitors to the site increased by 23.79% and the number of page views increased by 4.88%.
Events & Classes by Location
Alafaya
5.9%
Winter
Garden
6.1%
North Orange
6.3%
Washington Park
4.4%
Melrose
Center
4.7%
Herndon
3.1%
West Oaks
2.2%
Southeast
6.4%
Hiawassee
1.7%
Edgewater
3.2%
South Creek
7.3%
Eatonville
1.7%
Other
21.6%
Chickasaw
7.4%
South Trail
1.6%
Windermere
4.0%
Online
0.1%
Southwest
4.1%
Orlando Public Library
30.0%
Event Attendance
Class Attendance
2016
2015
% Change
2016
2015
% Change
Orlando Public Library
8,357
7,231
15.6%
180
298
-39.6%
Chickasaw
1,815
-
0.0%
295
-
0.0%
South Creek
1,679
1,469
14.3%
401
155
158.7%
Southeast
1,272
1,576
-19.3%
563
534
5.4%
North Orange
1,388
868
59.9%
393
350
12.3%
Winter Garden
1,527
1,319
15.8%
205
184
11.4%
Alafaya
1,484
2,108
-29.6%
200
322
-37.9%
Melrose Center
Washington Park
Southwest
484
342
41.5%
848
777
9.1%
1,178
490
140.4%
71
40
77.5%
975
799
22.0%
204
213
-4.2%
1,021
977
4.5%
109
89
22.5%
Edgewater
779
693
12.4%
124
197
-37.1%
Herndon
529
408
29.7%
352
294
19.7%
West Oaks
515
471
9.3%
118
104
13.5%
Hiawassee
293
103
184.5%
185
182
1.6%
Eatonville
464
439
5.7%
12
-
0.0%
South Trail
271
478
-43.3%
180
218
-17.4%
Windermere
Online
-
-
0.0%
25
17
47.1%
TOTAL
24,031
19,771
21.5%
4,465
3,974
12.4%
Events are up 23.39% & attendance up 13.91% compared to
last year. We offered 163 more events this year with a
increase of 2,551 people in attendance. OPL hosted the STEM
Expo in collaboration with OCPS for 217 students. Local
Farmers & community organizations educated 130 attendees
about urban farming, organic gardening, farm animals & more
at the Alafaya Branch Farm Day. Students from Simple Gifts
Music Studio performed classical piano pieces at the OPL for
125 guests. The number of classes offered was up 1.41%
while attendance increased 12.4%.
Programs/Class Attendance
2016
3,145
10,134
460
10,292
4,465
28,496
Community Events
Programs - Adult
Programs - Teen
Programs - Children
Technology Classes
TOTAL
2015 % Change
1,425 120.70%
8,743
15.91%
829 -44.51%
8,763
17.45%
3,974
12.36%
23,734
20.06%
Socia Media
15,000
10,000
10,010
5,172
9,863
7,249
938
923
302
306
268
204
172
1,359
May-15
5,000
May-16
Good Reads
Foursquare
Instagram
Pintrest
Twitter
Facebook
During May, we ran a Facebook campaign for the Melrose Center. It generated 225 new likes with most clicked
upon image being staff member, Valerie Dawson, at a sewing machine. Before the campaign, the Melrose
Center profile averaged 27 new likes a month. Speaking of sewing, we just learned that we have been awarded
another Mayor’s Neighborhood Grant for the continuation and expansion of our sewing program. The sewing
programs which began in October 2015, have had over 630 in attendance.
Lapsed User Report
Beginning in mid-May, the Library sent out over 22,000 email requests for participation in an
online survey. We successfully delivered 17,437 emails and had 698 people take the
survey. The results from those responses follow. Overall we learned that people largely have
positive feelings toward their library experience. When asked if they would use the Library in
the next 6 months, over 80% said yes. Checking materials out from our physical collections is
the number one service that they intend to use and the biggest reason cited for not using the
Library is being too busy.
BREAKDOWN OF THOSE ANSWERING “OTHER, CAN YOU EXPLAIN?”
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Account/Usability: fines on account, didn’t like selection of materials, too loud
Medical: reporting illness or disability
Need: these respondents are using alternative resources to meet their needs or reported no
need for our services
Parking/Travel: transportation and parking issues. Several comments regarding construction in
the area of the branch discouraging access
School: Attending school
Travel: reporting extensive or long term travel. Included “snow birds” in this category
Using Library: respondents report that they are, in fact, active users. In many cases they are
using a family member’s card or using services which don’t require a card. For instance, comes
in weekly and reads magazines or attends programs.
Work: Many reported that they used the Library in their job search, but now that they are
employed they use the Library less.
Uncategorized: General comments like “I’ll be back soon”
Access/Policies: Topics mentioned include parking, circulation periods, registration policies
Better Atmosphere: Interest in less noise, more comfortable seating
Books: Several people mentioned medical texts, generally better selection
Digital Materials: Greater selection and more copies of ebooks
Languages: Interest in both programs and resources for language learning
Location: Would like library nearer them
Programs: This contains suggestions for both scheduling of events and content for classes and events
You Have It All: many users responded directly they thought the library already provided an ample array
of services
Uncategorized: These responses were primarily “n/a” or “none”. Some can be interpreted as
potentially positive, as in “I don’t need any services the library does not provide” but for this report we
left them uncategorized.
BREAKDOWN FOR THOSE RESPONDING “OTHER”
Mobile Traffic to www.ocls.info (external traffic only)
Mobile Traffic
39%
Standard Traffic
61%
* External Page Views This Month
Overall Percentage of Mobile Traffic: VISITS
Overall Percentage of Mobile Traffic: VIEWS
Last Year
This month
Total Traffic
89,523
96,362
Total Traffic
Mobile Traffic
23,792
40,023
Mobile Traffic
Standard Traffic
65,731
56,339
Standard Traffic
Mobile Traffic %
27%
Last Year
42%
Mobile Traffic %
This month
229,249
243,010
57,525
93,811
171,724
149,199
25%
39%
Mobile Device Types: VIEWS
70,000
60,000
50,000
40,000
Last Year
30,000
This month
20,000
10,000
Mobile Phone
Tablet
Media Player
Breakdown of Mobile Device Types: VISITS
Last Year
Change
Mobile Phone
11,089
27,696
150%
12,604
12,164
-3%
Media Player
76
158
108%
eReader
22
5
-77%
Game Console
Total
1
Game Console Set Top Box
Breakdown of Mobile Device Types: VIEWS
This month
Tablet
Set Top Box
eReader
Last Year
This month
Change
Mobile Phone
25,092
62,871
151%
Tablet
32,162
30,617
-5%
Media Player
168
298
77%
eReader
102
25
-75%
-
0%
Game Console
-
-
0%
Set Top Box
23,792
40,023
68%
Total
-
0%
-
1
-
0%
57,525
93,811
63%
External Cumulative Stats: May 9 - 31
2015
Page Views
229,249
Visits
89,523
Visitors
65,736
New Visitors
31,983
Avg Time on Site
390.58
Avg Visitors per Day
3,429.00
Page Views per Visit
2.56
Avg Time on Site per Visitor
224.13
2016
243,010
96,362
75,730
37,522
322.13
3,722.00
2.52
188.81
External Cumulative Stats: May 9 - 19
300,000
250,000
200,000
150,000
2015
2016
100,000
50,000
Page Views
Visits
Visitors
New Visitors Avg Time on Avg Visitors Page Views Avg Time on
Site
per Day
per Visit
Site per
Visitor
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
CIRCULATION
Fiscal Year 2012 Through Fiscal Year 2016 To Date
1,250,000
1,215,000
1,180,000
1,145,000
1,110,000
1,075,000
1,040,000
1,005,000
970,000
935,000
900,000
865,000
830,000
FY 2012
FY 2013
FY 2014
FY 2015
FY 2016
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
CIRCULATION WITH ELECTRONIC STATS
(Circ Stats & Electronic Database Stats ~ 2 months previous)
Fiscal Year 2012 Through Fiscal Year 2016 To Date
1,400,000
1,350,000
1,300,000
1,250,000
1,200,000
FY 2012
1,150,000
FY 2013
1,100,000
FY 2014
1,050,000
FY 2015
1,000,000
950,000
FY 2016
Orange County Library System
Door Counts
Fiscal Year 2012 through Fiscal Year 2015 to Date
FY 2012
FY 2013
475,000
FY 2014
FY 2015
425,000
375,000
325,000
275,000
FY 2016
Orange County Library System
New Customer Registration
Fiscal Year 2012 through Fiscal Year 2016 To Date
7,450
6,950
6,450
5,950
5,450
4,950
FY 2012
FY 2013
4,450
3,950
FY 2014
FY 2015
FY 2016
3,450
16-072
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Action Items
16-073
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
State Aid to Libraries FY 2016
Grant Amendment
State Aid to Libraries Grant Amendment
Overview
The State of Florida’s Division of Library and Information Services
recalculated the FY2015-2016 State Aid to Libraries Grant amounts, after
receiving revised information. As a result of the recalculation, the Orange
County Library System is eligible to receive $1,725 in additional grant
funds.
OCLS received a State Aid to Libraries Grant in the amount of
$951,543 for FY2016. In order to receive the additional funds,
Amendment One needs to be approved by the Library Board of
Trustees.
The State Aid grant monies received are allocated to the purchase
of books, AV materials, lease of CD’s and online databases.
Recommendation
The Library Administration recommends to the Board of Trustees,
approval of Amendment One to the State Aid to Libraries Grant
during the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2016.
PROJECT NUMBER _16-ST-47
STATE AID TO LIBRARIES GRANT
AMENDMENT NUMBER 1 TO THE GRANT AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF STATE
AND
Orange County Library District Board of Trustees
for and on behalf of
Orange County Library System
This Amendment is to the State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement between the State of Florida,
Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, hereinafter referred to as the
DIVISION, and the Orange County Library District Board of Trustees for and on behalf of Orange
County Library System, hereinafter referred to as the "Grantee."
The parties entered into a grant agreement dated 2/7/2016, for implementation of a State Aid to
Libraries Grant. The parties now mutually desire to amend certain terms and conditions of the grant
agreement.
In consideration of the covenants contained herein, it is agreed as follows:
1. All sections of the original grant agreement not specifically amended by this or a prior written
amendment and all prior written amendments are hereby reaffirmed.
2. Section 1.b) of the grant agreement is hereby revised as follows:
b) The Grantee agrees to provide the following Deliverables related to the Scope of Work
for payment to be awarded.
Payment 1, Deliverable/Task 1:
 The first payment will be a fixed price in the amount of 100% of the grant award
$951,543. The Grantee will have at least one library, branch library or member
library open 40 hours or more each week.
Payment 2, Deliverable/Task 2:
 The second payment will be a fixed price in the amount of $1,725. The Grantee
will have at least one library, branch library or member library open 40 hours or
more each week.
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3. Section 5 of the grant agreement is hereby revised as follows:
5. Grant Payments. All grant payments are requested by submitting a Grant Payment
Request Form. The Grant Payment Request Form is available on the Division’s website
at info.florida.gov/services-for-libraries/grants/cooperative/guidelines-applications-andforms/. The total grant award shall not exceed the amount specified on the “Fiscal Year
2015-16 State Aid to Libraries Final Grants” document (Attachment B), which shall be
paid by the Division in consideration for the Grantee’s minimum performance as set forth
by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The grant payment schedule is outlined
below:
a) The first payment will be a 100% fixed price in the amount of the grant award as
specified in Attachment B $951,543. Payment will be made in accordance with the
completion of the Deliverables.
b) The second payment will be a fixed price in the amount of $1,725. Payment will be
made in accordance with the completion of the Deliverables.
4. Attachment B, shall be replaced with the revised Fiscal Year 2015-16 State Aid to Libraries
Final Grants list.
5. This amendment shall be effective upon execution.
This amendment is executed and entered into __________________________________________.
THE GRANTEE
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
By: _____________________________________
Signature of Authorized Official
____________________________________
Lisa Franchina, President Board of Trustees
____________________________________
Typed Name and Title of Authorized Official
____________________________________
Typed Name and Title
_____________________________________
Witness
____________________________________
Witness
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
RESOLUTION 16-073
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENT TO THE FY 2016 STATE
AID TO LIBRARIES GRANT.
Minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Library System,
Orange County Florida, held in the City of Orlando, on the 16th day of June, 2016, at 6:00 pm,
prevailing Eastern time.
PRESENT:
ABSENT:
The following was offered by
The Board Resolves:
1. To approve Amendment One of the State Aid to Libraries Grant for the Fiscal Year ending
September 30, 2016.
2. All resolutions that conflict with the provisions of this resolution are rescinded.
AYES:
NAYS:
RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED:
_________________________________
Secretary
16-074
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Stipulated Sum Contract for
Renovation of the Main Library 4th
Floor: Steve Powell
Stipulated Sum Contract for the Renovation of the
Main Library Fourth Floor
I. ISSUE STATEMENT
A Stipulated Sum contract and a project budget needs to be approved by the Board for the renovation of the
Main Library Fourth Floor.
II. BACKGROUND & SUMMARY
At the meeting on January 14, 2016, the Library Board authorized staff to negotiate a Stipulated Sum, or
Lump Sum contract with the top ranked general contractor, Focal Point Construction Services, LLC (Focal
Point) for the renovation of the Main Library Fourth Floor. The Library was not able to finalize negotiations
and reach agreement with Focal Point on the terms and conditions of a contract. Per the requirements of the
Florida Statute governing this process and based on the advice of the Library’s attorney, we formally
terminated negotiations with Focal Point and in late March began negotiations with the second ranked
contractor, Axios Construction Services, LLC (Axios).
Rhodes + Brito Architects, Inc. (R+B) prepared a 95% set of construction plans and specifications for the
project. The Library supplied these documents to Axios in order for them to bid the project. Axios’ provided
a project bid of $1,508,326 on May, 24, 2016.
The Library also provided a 95% set of construction documents to an independent estimator, Montgomery
Consulting Group, Inc. (Montgomery). Montgomery’s estimate, completed in late February, for the project
is $1,485,100. They also provided a narrative outlining a very busy construction market and the continuous
escalation of prices.
Guy Haggard, Esquire, the Library’s construction counsel at Gray Robinson, reviewed both the estimate and
bid and stated that they are in order.
In order to move forward with the project, Board approval of Axios’ Stipulated Sum is required. Given that
the estimate and the bid are closely aligned, staff feel comfortable recommending approval of Axios’
Stipulated Sum of $1,508,326.
Additionally, a project budget should be approved to better manage the project. The table below outlines the
estimated costs for the project, which will span three fiscal years, FY 15 - FY 17. The costs for FY 15 were
$26,000 for architectural services.
Project Budget
Architect/engineer
Contractor
Furniture
Contingency
Total Project Budget
$130,000
$1,509,000
$33,000
$151,000
$1,823,000
Estimated Portion
FY 16 Budget
$81,000
$750,000
$0
$0
$831,000
Estimated Portion
FY 17 Budget
$23,000
$759,000
$33,000
$151,000
$966,000
The following options are offered for the Library Board’s consideration.
III. OPTIONS
AR exciting library spaces
Option 1: Approve the $1,508,326 Stipulated Sum contract with Axios, approve the project budget of
$1,823,000, and authorize staff to approve individual change orders with Axios for amounts less than
$100,000. For any change orders at or above $100,000, Library Board approval would be required.
Advantage: The project can move into the construction phase and meet the established deadlines.
Disadvantage: It may be possible that a lower Stipulated Sum could be negotiated. Given the current
increase in construction activity in Central Florida, this is unlikely to result in a lower cost.
Option 2: Authorize staff to try and further negotiate a lower Stipulated Sum with Axios and lower the
project budget.
Advantage: There could be a cost savings to the Library and ultimately the tax payers. Staff has already
negotiated a reduction in Axios’ original pricing. A further reduction is not likely given the current high
demand for construction services.
Disadvantage: Construction will be delayed and quality of the project may suffer.
Option 3: Authorize staff to terminate negotiations with Axios and move to the third ranked firm.
Advantage: There is the possibility of a different approach resulting in a lower Stipulated Sum and
lower project budget.
Disadvantage: The project will be delayed and the Stipulated Sum could come in even higher due to the
current high demand for construction services. The third ranked firm was ranked third so we would not
be contracting with a highly ranked firm.
IV. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS
Staff recommends Option #1 to approve the $1,508,326 Stipulated Sum contract with Axios, approve
the project budget of $1,823,000 and authorize staff to approve individual change orders with Axios for
amounts less than $100,000. For any change orders at or above $100,000, Library Board approval would
be required. Staff also recommends that the Director/CEO execute the Stipulated Sum contract, which
will be drafted by the Library's attorney, Mr. Haggard.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
RESOLUTION 16-074
STIPULATED SUM CONTRACT FOR MAIN LIBRARY FOURTH FLOOR RENOVATION
Minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Library System, held in the
City of Orlando, on the 16th of June 2016, at 6:00 pm, prevailing Eastern Time.
PRESENT:
ABSENT:
The Board Resolves:
1. To approve the $1,508,326 Stipulated Sum contract with Axios and authorize staff to approve individual
change orders with Axios for amounts less than $100,000.
2. To approve the project budget of $1,823,000.
3. To authorize the Director/CEO to execute the Stipulated Sum contract.
4. All resolutions that conflict with the provisions of this resolution are rescinded.
AYES:
NAYS:
RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED:
_____________________________
Secretary
16-075
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Auditor Selection: Bob Tessier
Auditor Selection
I. ISSUE STATEMENT
The Library Board needs to approve the selection of an auditing firm to audit the Library’s financial
statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
II. BACKGROUND
Florida Statute 218.39 requires each local government, including the Library, to engage an independent
certified public accountant to perform an audit of its annual financial statements. Florida Statute 218.391
requires each local government to form an audit committee, the primary purpose of which is to select an
auditing firm. The auditor selection process, including the preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP)
and evaluation of proposals, is a time consuming process.
Rather than form our own audit committee and issue an RFP just for the Library's audit, we were once
again able to pursue another option thanks to the cooperation of Orange County Comptroller’s office.
Earlier this year, the County issued an RFP for auditing services, a draft of which was provided to us for
review. This RFP, which included relevant information about the Library, required each auditing firm
submitting a proposal to provide separate fee quotes for the County and the Library.
In response to the County’s RFP, four firms, Cherry Bekaert LLP (CB), KPMG , Carr Riggins Ingram
(CRI), and Moore Stephens Lovelace LLP (MSL), submitted proposals by the April 7th deadline.
The County’s Audit Committee, which was tasked with evaluating the proposals and ranking the firms,
was chaired by Orange County Chief Deputy Comptroller Margaret McGarrity and included
representatives from the Office of Management & Budget, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and Orange
County Library System (Finance Manager Patricia Quinones). Florida Statute 218.391 provides that price
can be one of the factors used to select auditors but it cannot be the predominant factor. The County's
Audit Committee did consider price.
On April 18th, the Committee met to review and evaluate the four proposals based on criteria stipulated in
the RFP. The results of this evaluation process are reflected in the attached spreadsheet. The Committee
ranked CB first, MSL second, and CRI third. CB, which has been both the County’s and the Library’s
auditors for a number of years, quoted a $34,000 fee for the Library, MSL quoted $27,000, and CRI
quoted $31,000. Last year's audit fee was $33,800. Per the attached memo from the Comptroller’s
Office, the top three ranked firms were presented to the Board of County Commissioners on May 10th for
review and approval.
Florida Statute 218.391 stipulates that if price is one of the evaluation factors, the governing body shall
select the highest ranked qualified firm or must document in its official records the reasons for not
selecting the highest ranked qualified firm. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved
the selection of the highest ranked firm, CB, to audit the County’s financial statements for the year
ending September 30, 2016. The County’s contract with CB provides for four additional one year
renewals at the option of the County.
III. OPTIONS
Option 1 – Based on the County’s auditor selection process, approve selection of Cherry Bekaert LLP as
the Library’s auditor and authorize staff to negotiate and execute a contract not to exceed $34,000 for the
current fiscal year’s audit. Like the County’s contract with CB, ours would provide for four additional
one year renewals at our option.
Advantages
1. CB has been the Library’s auditor for a number of years and has done a very good job. They
have quite of bit of experience auditing local governments and are well qualified to audit the
Library’s financial statements.
2. Even though we are relatively small compared to other local governments, CB schedules our
audit to start in early November, so we complete it early. Some much larger local
governments are still finalizing their audits in March.
3. Since the County rolls our financial statements into theirs, logistically it is advantageous for
both entities to have the same auditors.
Disadvantage
1. A new auditor would have a different approach and a new perspective might be beneficial.
Option 2 – Disregard the County’s auditor selection process and request staff to form an audit committee
to solicit proposals from auditors.
Advantage
1. Process might result in selection of a different firm, which might have a different approach
than CB.
Disadvantages
1. Based on the relatively Library’s small size compared to other local governments, larger
auditing firms may not be interested in submitting proposals just for the Library.
2. Preparing an audit RFP and evaluating proposals is a time consuming process and would
delay the selection about 3 months.
IV. RECOMMENDATIONS
It is staff’s recommendation to utilize the County’s auditor selection process, approve the selection of
Cherry Bekaert LLP as the Library’s auditor, and authorize staff to negotiate and execute a contract not to
exceed $34,000 for the current fiscal year’s audit. Further, staff recommends that the negotiated contract
with Cherry Bekaert LLP provides for four additional one year renewals at the Library’s option.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
RESOLUTION 16-075
RESOLUTION TO SELECT AUDITORS
Minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Library System, Orange
County Florida, held in the City of Orlando, on the 16th day of June, 2016, at 6:00 pm, prevailing Eastern
Time.
PRESENT:
ABSENT:
The Board Resolves:
1. To utilize the County’s auditor selection process, approve the selection of Cherry Bekaert LLP as
the Library’s auditor, and authorize staff to negotiate and execute a contract not to exceed
$34,000 for the current fiscal year’s audit.
2. To authorize the contract negotiated with Cherry Bekaert LLP provides for four additional one
year renewals at the Library’s option.
3. All resolutions that conflict with the provisions of this resolution are rescinded.
AYES:
NAYS:
RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED:
_____________________________
Secretary
16-076
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Discussion and Possible
Action Items
16-077
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Budget Preview ~ FY 2017:
Bob Tessier
16-077
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Budget Preview ~ FY 2017:
Bob Tessier
FY 17 Budget Preview
Timing of Budget Presentation
At the June 16th Library Board meeting, staff will make a brief presentation summarizing the
preliminary FY 17 budget, based on the initial property values just released by the Property
Appraiser’s office and will address any questions. The presentation is for informational
purposes only and no action on the part of the Board will be requested at this meeting. The
information on the attached pages provides the highlights of next year’s budget. The normal
budget notebook will be included with the July Board packet and the Board will be asked to
formally approve the FY 17 budget at that meeting. Some accounts, including ad valorem taxes
and reserves, will change between the preliminary and final budgets, but the changes are
expected to be minimal.
FY 17 Preliminary Operating Fund Budget – The Big Picture View
The Library's millage rate, .3748, has remained the same since FY 08. The Orange County
Budget Office has confirmed the intent to maintain the County's millage rate next year, so our
recommendation is to follow their lead.
Tax revenues peaked at $36,526,000 in FY 08 and bottomed out in FY 13, at $27,376,000. Using
the 7% increase in property tax values from the Property Appraiser's Office, tax revenues next
year are projected to be $36,016,000, representing a $2,405,000 increase compared to the
current year's budget.
Details of the FY 17 Preliminary Operating Fund Budget are found on the following pages.
Rendering of 4th floor remodel project
FY 17 Operating Fund Revenues
Ad Valorem Taxes ($36,015,586)
Based on the preliminary information just released by the Property Appraiser’s Office, property
values are up 7.2%. With this increase and no change in the millage rate of .3748, tax revenues
are up $2,404,564. Final property values will be released at the end of June.
State and Federal Grants
While we continue to apply for grant opportunities, the Library is not including any grant revenue in
its budget.
State Aid ($951,000)
As has been our practice, the amount included in next year's budget reflects the funding level
received for the current fiscal year.
Fines & Lost Materials ($700,000)
The $300,000 reduction in the budget reflects the decline in circulation of physical materials.
Investment Earnings ($70,000)
Rates have been rising slowly and that is reflected in higher investment earnings. The budget for this
account was increased by $25,000.
Phone Discount ($151,000)
The Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, which is a Federal program commonly
known as “E-Rate,” provides rebates up to 80% of qualified telecommunication and Internet
access charges to assist schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable
telecommunications and Internet access. The Library receives rebates on Internet, wide area
network, and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services. There are two main reasons for the
$209,000 decrease in revenue for this account. As we have obtained lower priced contracts for
the services subject to E-Rate, this also means the actual rebates end up being lower. Also, the
rebate for VOIP is being lowered from 60% to 40% of what we spend for this service.
Reserves
In order to fund the preliminary budget, $2,231,414 of our reserves has been included. This number
will be adjusted once we receive the final property values at the end of June.
FY 17 Operating Fund Expenditures
Salaries & Benefits
Salaries ($15,862,000)
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The FY 17 budget includes 252 full time and 168 part time positions, which represents an
increase of 12 full time and a decrease of 9 part time positions.
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The FY 17 Budget Guidelines from Mayor Jacobs include a 3.5% salary increase for County
staff. Accordingly, most Library staff will receive a 3.5% increase in October 2016. The
Library provides a merit component to higher performers through additional vacation or
part time leave and staff have the option of cashing out this leave at the time of their
annual performance evaluation.
Defined Contribution Pension Plan ($1,190,000)
Library employees have not participated in Social Security since shortly after the District was
formed in September 1980. Instead, a defined contribution pension plan was established for all
staff. The Plan requires that the Library contribute 7.5% of each employee’s bi-weekly salary.
Vesting is immediate and benefits are payable in a lump sum at termination/retirement. The
$44,000 increase in this account is due to higher budgeted salaries.
Defined Benefit Pension Plan ($873,000)
This Plan is a traditional retirement plan covering full time employees hired prior to January 1,
2007. The normal retirement benefit (2% of employee’s final average earnings multiplied by
years of service) is calculated at age 65. Employees who are vested and have at least 10 years
of service may retire as early as 55 at a reduced benefit: 5% reduction for each year prior to
age 65.
Contributions to the Plan are actuarially determined at the beginning of each calendar year.
The $262,000 increase in projected contributions for next fiscal year is largely due to new
mortality tables mandated by the State of Florida, coupled with a lowering of the investment
assumption from 7% to 6.75%. This Plan closed to new employees starting in January 2007.
Money Purchase Pension Plan ($721,000)
Effective January 1, 2007, new full time hires no longer participate in the Defined Benefit
Pension Plan, but instead are enrolled in this Plan. The Plan requires that the Library contribute
9% of each employee’s bi-weekly salary. The vesting period is one year and benefits are
payable in a variety of forms, including lump sum and installments. The $135,000 increase is
due to higher budgeted salaries and to the fact that every new full-time hire is enrolled in this
plan.
Life and Health Insurance ($2,232,000)
The Library pays the medical and dental premiums for each full time employee and the
employee is responsible for the cost of any dependent coverage: spouse, children, or family. In
accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Library also provides health care coverage
to part time employees who are paid, on average, 30 hours or more per week. Next year’s
budget does not include an increase over the current medical premiums.
Since the Library implemented self funding in 2007, more reserves have accumulated than
what was necessary to keep the fund financially sound. After considering options with our
benefits consultant, RobinsonBush, the most prudent approach to reduce the reserves was to
provide a premium holiday during which the Library will not contribute any premiums. For the
first time, a three month premium holiday was implemented during FY 16. As a result of this
premium holiday, reserves were reduced, but only slightly. Accordingly, another premium
holiday is planned for next fiscal year, but this time only a two month premium holiday will be
implemented. The main reason for the $193,000 increase is the reduction in the premium
holiday from three months to two.
Retiree Health Care ($691,000)
Local governments are required to reflect the true cost of retiree healthcare during the
employee’s tenure rather than the “Pay as You Go” system that was common up until 2007. A
trust fund was established in 2007 and the Library has since been funding this benefit in a
fashion similar to a pension. Contributions to the Plan are actuarially determined. The January
1, 2016 actuarial report was used to determine the funding level for next fiscal year. The
$127,000 increase in the contribution level is primarily due to lowering the investment
assumption from 7% to 6.5% and providing the same level of retiree health care benefits to
former bargaining unit members that non bargaining unit members have been receiving.
Parking and Bus Passes ($215,000)
For Main Library employees, the Library leases approximately 150 parking spaces in the City of
Orlando garage across from the Main Library. In recent years, our staffing levels have increased
and thus, we increased the number of spaces leased from the City. The Library also offers LYNX
bus passes in lieu of parking at the employee’s choice. The budget for this account has
increased $4,000. Branches have free parking.
Overall, salaries and benefits for next fiscal year are up $1,366,000, or 6.6%.
Operating
Professional Services ($240,000)
Examples of services charged to this account include the following:
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Actuaries (pension, self funding health insurance, retiree health care)
Auditors
Attorneys (general counsel, labor, construction, pension)
Insurance brokers
Compensation consultant
Given the healthy reserves in our Self Insurance Fund, we are charging some recurring
expenses, including payments to our benefit's consultant directly to that Fund, and thus the
reason for the $10,000 reduction in the budget for this account.
Other Contractual Services ($1,575,000)
Examples of services charged to this account include the following:
 Off duty police officer coverage (Main Library, South Trail, Hiawassee, Washington
Park, and Herndon Branches)
 Collection agency (collection services and renewal notices)
 Marketing
 Programming
 Branch deliveries
 Bank & debit/credit card charges
 Advertising for legal notices
 OCLC (provider of bibliographic information for cataloging)
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Armored car pickup service for all locations
Moving services
Pre employment background checks
Exterminating services
The FY 16 budget included $250,000 for a marketing campaign, but no money for general
marketing. The preliminary budget for FY 17 includes $200,000 for the marketing campaign
and an additional $150,000 for general marketing. The cost of off duty police coverage is
increasing $75,000 due to increases in the off duty hourly rates, which have not increased in
several years, and the addition of police coverage at the Herndon Branch. Based on the
additional dollars for marketing and the off duty police coverage, the budget for this account is
up $175,000.
Other Contractual Services – Janitorial ($340,000)
At the Main Library, the custodians are Library employees but in the branches, we contract
with a private vendor, Florida Cleaning System, for janitorial cleaning services. The Library also
has contracts with vendors to pressure clean exteriors of the branches, clean the carpets in the
branches, and clean the windows in all of our facilities. There is no change in the budget for
this account.
Training and Travel ($75,000)
Charges to this account include:
 Mileage, parking, and tolls reimbursements to staff
 Group training
 Seminars and conferences for individual staff
In addition to travel for grant related projects and select seminars and conferences, charges to
this account include reimbursements for mileage, tolls, and parking. There is no change in the
budget for this account.
Telecommunication ($300,000)
Telecommunication services including Internet connections, Metro-Ethernet branch
connection, and Voice Over Internet Protocol are charged to this account. There is no change
in the budget for this account.
Delivery and Postage ($1,038,000)
The following are charged to this account:
 Payments to a vendor, Priority Express Parcel (PEP), for deliveries to patrons for our
MAYL program
 Payments to the Post Office for deliveries to patrons for our MAYL program in areas of
the District which are not served by PEP
 Payments to the Post Office for general mail service
 Federal Express charges
The $42,000 decline in the budget is a reflection of the reduction in circulation of physical
materials.
Utilities ($1,030,000)
Included in this account are charges for water, sewer, trash, and electricity for all of our
facilities. The budget for this account is down by a nominal $2,000.
Rentals and Leases ($1,115,000)
This account reflects the leasing costs of the South Trail, Edgewater, Hiawassee, Southeast,
Southwest, Herndon, and Eatonville Branches. We also lease Washington Park and
Windermere, but there are no lease charges for those facilities. Most of the leases have
annual increases built into the lease agreements. The annual increases, plus the South Trail
lease renewal, are the reasons for the $24,000 increase in this account.
Insurance ($320,000)
Insurance coverage charged to this account includes the following:
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General liability
Property
Public officials
Flood
Employment practices
Fiduciary (pensions)
The $30,000 budget decrease is a reflection of lower premiums.
Repairs and Maintenance ($1,025,000)
The Library System consists of the Main Library and 15 branches for a total of 466,000 square
feet. Repairs and routine maintenance include the following services:
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Plumbers
Electricians
Locksmiths
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
Elevators
Painters
Handyman
Landscaping
Roofers
Fire alarms, sprinkler systems
Building security and camera systems
3M self check systems
The cost to maintain our facilities and equipment is partly a function of our size. Additionally,
our facilities and equipment are well maintained and our goal is to keep them in that
condition. There is no change in the budget for this account.
Repairs and Maintenance – Hardware/Software ($600,000)
Examples of items charged to this account include service contracts, application service
provider fees wherein the vendor supplies the hardware and software and we access the
software through a web interface, and repairs for the following:
Library automation system
Antivirus software
Internet filtering software
Employee evaluation software
Technology backbone (routers, switches, and firewall)
Accounting, payroll, and time and attendance software
Vocera (hands free communication system)
Citrix software (allows for centralized upgrading of commonly used applications like
Microsoft Word)
 PC reservation, printing, scanning, copying, and faxing
 Applicant tracking
 Adobe Cloud Connect
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As we continue to add more technology, the costs to maintain this technology increase as well.
The Library pays maintenance and service contracts for over 50 software and applications. The
budget for this account was increased by $50,000.
Copying/Printing ($200,000)
The Library contracts with a vendor, EGP, to provide printers and “all in one” machines (fax,
scan, print, copy) throughout the system. We pay EGP for each copy made and they are
responsible for providing the machines, service, and supplies excluding the paper. The cost to
the Library is 1 cent for each black and white print and 7.5 cents for each color print.
Large print jobs sent to external printers are charged to this account. We contract with Office
Depot for the booklets distributed to participants in the computer classes taught throughout
the system. There is no change in the budget for this account.
Property Appraiser’s Fee ($266,000)
The Orange County Property Appraiser determines the value of property for each taxing
agency in the County for ad valorem tax purposes. In exchange for providing this service, each
taxing agency is charged for a portion of the Appraiser’s budget. The Library has estimated this
charge at $266,000 for next year, which is an increase of $6,000 over the current year's
budget.
Tax Collector’s Fee ($725,000)
The Orange County Tax Collector collects taxes from property owners in the County and
distributes the tax revenues to the appropriate taxing agencies. The Collector’s fee is
approximately 2% of the taxes collected. Due to an increase in property tax revenues, the
budget for this account is increasing $53,000.
Supplies ($520,000)
Supplies used throughout the system are charged to this account including the following:
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Office supplies
Janitorial supplies
Paper
RFID tags for self check locations
 Furniture and equipment items with unit costs less than $1,000
 KWIK cases to protect CD’s and DVD’s
The Library utilizes a direct purchase system through Office Depot for office supplies. Rather
than maintain a central inventory, each location orders most supplies online from a
standardized list and Office Depot delivers them directly to the Main Library and the branches.
The online ordering system is an efficient way to purchase and deliver office supplies
throughout the System without the cost of keeping large inventories of supplies on hand.
There is no change in the budget for this account.
Supplies – Hardware/Software ($350,000)
This account includes technology items with a unit cost of less than $1,000, which are
considered supplies. The proposed budget consists of the following:
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Replace desktop workstations
Replace printers, barcode scanners, & monitors
Purchase tablets, software, and other supplies
Purchase Office 2016
Other
$175,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
25,000
There is no change in the budget for this account.
Overall, Operating expenditures for next fiscal year are up $224,000, or 2.4%.
Capital Outlay
Building and Improvements ($2,575,000)
The proposed budget includes the following:
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Complete remodel of 4th floor -Main Library
Replace basement drainage system - Main Library
Install gates and fencing - Main Library
Construct more parking & connect to City sewer - NO
Design 5th floor remodel - Main Library
Construct photo studio - Branch TBD
Design reading garden - South Creek
Other projects
$933,000
750,000
400,000
400,000
25,000
25,000
10,000
32,000
Equipment and Furniture ($350,000)
The following are included in the budget for this account:
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New camera & DVR system
Photo studio equipment - Branch TBD
New furniture
Other projects
$250,000
25,000
15,000
60,000
Hardware/Software ($700,000)
This account includes technology items with a unit cost of more than $1,000. The proposed
budget includes the following:
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E-book lending (ePulp)
Servers/cloud storage
Evanced replacement
Website enhancements
Cloud technology
Catalog enhancements
Laptops
Domain migration
Melrose equipment
Digital displays
Video equipment replacement
Other projects
$150,000
100,000
75,000
75,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
15,000
15,000
20,000
Overall, Capital Outlay expenditures are up $910,000, or 33.5%.
Library Materials – Other ($4,750,000)
This budget for this account covers the purchase of all materials, whether electronic or physical.
There is no change in this budget line.
Transfer to Capital Projects Fund ($700,000)
To support future branch development, $700,000 is being transferred to the Capital Projects
Fund. There is no change in this budget line.
The FY 17 preliminary budget reflects a $2,501,000 increase, or 6.5%, compared
to the current year budget.
PRELIMINARY OPERATING FUND BUDGET
REVENUES
AD VALOREM TAXES
INTERGOVERNMENTAL
State and Federal Grants
State Aid
CHARGES FOR SERVICES
Fee Cards
PC Pass
PC Express
Classes
Meeting Rooms
Faxes
Bag Sales
Ear Bud & Jump Drive Sales
Scans
Reference Charges
Replace Library Cards
Special Events
Copy and Vending
FINES
Fines and Lost Materials
MISCELLANEOUS
Investment Earnings
Contributions - FOL
Contributions - Other
Miscellaneous
Phone Discount (E-Rate)
TRANSFER FROM PROPERTY APPRAISER
TRANSFER FROM TAX COLLECTOR
RESERVES
TOTAL REVENUES
FY 16
BUDGET
33,611,022
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
2,404,564
%
CHANGE
FY 17
BUDGET
7.15%
36,015,586
-0.94%
951,000
951,000
960,000
960,000
(9,000)
(9,000)
20,000
6,000
13,000
10,000
40,000
45,000
7,000
8,000
8,000
1,000
50,000
3,000
220,000
431,000
1,000
1,000
(1,000)
(3,000)
(1,000)
(1,000)
2,000
(2,000)
(4,000)
-0.93%
21,000
7,000
12,000
7,000
40,000
45,000
6,000
7,000
10,000
1,000
48,000
3,000
220,000
427,000
1,000,000
(300,000)
-30.00%
700,000
45,000
63,000
20,000
20,000
360,000
508,000
25,000
(2,000)
(209,000)
(186,000)
-36.61%
70,000
61,000
20,000
20,000
151,000
322,000
18,000
2,000
11.11%
20,000
268,000
7,000
2.61%
275,000
1,644,978
586,436
35.65%
2,231,414
38,441,000
2,501,000
6.51%
40,942,000
PRELIMINARY OPERATING FUND BUDGET
EXPENDITURES
SALARIES & BENEFITS
Salaries
Medicare Taxes
Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Money Purchase Pension Plan
Life and Health Insurance (Employees)
Retiree Health Care (OPEB)
Worker's Compensation
Unemployment Compensation
Parking and Bus Passes
OPERATING
Professional Services
Other Contractual Services
Other Contract. Serv.- Janitorial
Training and Travel
Telecommunication
Delivery and Postage
Utilities
Rentals and Leases
Insurance
Repairs and Maintenance
Repairs and Maint.-Hardware/Software
Copying/Printing
Property Appraiser's Fee
Tax Collector's Fee
Supplies
Supplies-Hardware/Software
Memberships
CAPITAL OUTLAY
Building and Improvements
Equipment and Furniture
Hardware/Software
LIBRARY MATERIALS
Materials - Restricted Contributions
Materials - Other
TRANSFER TO CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
FY 16
BUDGET
15,272,000
222,000
1,146,000
611,000
586,000
2,039,000
564,000
84,000
24,000
211,000
20,759,000
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
590,000
8,000
44,000
262,000
135,000
193,000
127,000
3,000
4,000
1,366,000
250,000
1,400,000
340,000
75,000
300,000
1,080,000
1,032,000
1,091,000
350,000
1,025,000
550,000
200,000
260,000
672,000
520,000
350,000
20,000
9,515,000
(10,000)
175,000
(42,000)
(2,000)
24,000
(30,000)
50,000
6,000
53,000
224,000
1,725,000
190,000
800,000
2,715,000
850,000
160,000
(100,000)
910,000
2,000
4,750,000
4,752,000
700,000
38,441,000
1,000
1,000
%
CHANGE
6.58%
15,862,000
230,000
1,190,000
873,000
721,000
2,232,000
691,000
87,000
24,000
215,000
22,125,000
2.35%
240,000
1,575,000
340,000
75,000
300,000
1,038,000
1,030,000
1,115,000
320,000
1,025,000
600,000
200,000
266,000
725,000
520,000
350,000
20,000
9,739,000
33.52%
2,575,000
350,000
700,000
3,625,000
0.02%
3,000
4,750,000
4,753,000
2,501,000
FY 17
BUDGET
700,000
6.51%
40,942,000
FY 17 Preliminary Budgets for Other Funds
Capital Projects Fund ($708,000)
The purpose of this fund is to account for the revenues and expenditures related to the
acquisition of land, construction, opening day collections, and furniture and equipment for
new branch facilities. $250,000 of the budget is earmarked for upgrades and additional
equipment for the new Chickasaw Branch and the balance to reserves for future branch
development.
Sinking Fund ($2,000)
The purpose of this fund is to provide funding for significant future building improvements and
technology purchases. No purchases or projects are planned for next fiscal year. Only the
estimated investment earnings are reflected in the budget.
Permanent Fund ($10,000)
In October 2015, Mr. Kendrick Melrose donated $500,000 to the Library. Per the terms of the
donation agreement, the $500,000 principal shall remain intact and periodically the earnings
shall be used for technology upgrades to the Melrose Center in the Main Library. $10,000 has
been budgeted in FY 17 for Melrose Center equipment replacement.
PRELIMINARY CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND BUDGET
REVENUES
Investment Earnings
Transfer from Operating Fund
TOTAL REVENUES
EXPENDITURES
FY 16
BUDGET
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
FY 17
BUDGET
3,000
5,000
8,000
700,000
-
700,000
703,000
5,000
708,000
FY 16
BUDGET
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
FY 17
BUDGET
Chickasaw Branch
Construction Services
150,000
-
150,000
Furniture & Equipment
100,000
-
100,000
250,000
-
250,000
Reserves
453,000
5,000
458,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
703,000
5,000
708,000
PRELIMINARY SINKING FUND BUDGET
REVENUES
Investment Earnings
TOTAL REVENUES
EXPENDITURES
Reserves - Building and Improvements
Reserves - Technology
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
FY 16
BUDGET
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
FY 17
BUDGET
2,000
-
2,000
2,000
-
2,000
FY 16
BUDGET
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
FY 17
BUDGET
1,100
900
-
1,100
900
2,000
-
2,000
PRELIMINARY PERMANENT FUND BUDGET
REVENUES
FY 16
BUDGET
Investment Earnings
TOTAL REVENUES
EXPENDITURES
Equipment
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
FY 17
BUDGET
-
10,000
10,000
-
10,000
10,000
FY 16
BUDGET
INCREASE
(DECREASE)
FY 17
BUDGET
-
10,000
10,000
-
10,000
10,000
16-077.1
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Bluespark Reference Statement
Bluespark Reference Statement
June 9, 2016
Previous version
The Orange County Library System engaged the services of Bluespark in early 2015
to develop a badly needed revamp of a website. They built a system for the Library
that is easy to use from an administrator’s perspective and that our patrons have
found to be a valuable resource. They reviewed our strategy and user experience
ideas and helped us take that foundation and build upon it—showing us not only
what was possible, but more importantly, what would be most useful for our
audiences.
New version – changes in yellow highlight
The Orange County Library System engaged the services of Bluespark in early
2015 to develop a badly needed revamp of a website. They built a system for the
Library that is easy to use from an administrator’s perspective and that our
patrons have found to be a valuable resource. They reviewed our strategy and
user experience ideas and helped us take that foundation and build upon it—
showing us not only what was possible, but more importantly, what would be
most useful for our audiences. The Library, and our patrons, are pleased with the
results of our collaboration.* The site we developed now offers a rich, responsive
discovery experience across modern devices, and provides a solid technical
foundation for our continuing efforts to help our patrons connect with the
Library’s wealth of resources.
*Staff recommend the deletion of the line in red.
16-078
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Information
16-079
Orange County Library System
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 16, 2016
Director’s Report
Director’s Report: June 2016
•Mayor Buddy Dyer is recommending funding for the Library’s Mayor's Matching Grant sewing project. The
item has been placed on the Orlando City Council's agenda for approval on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.
The City Council meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers, located on the 2nd floor of Orlando
City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue). At the meeting, the Mayor will recognize organizations recommended
for funding and his recommendation will be voted on by the City Commissioners as part of the consent agenda.
Staff will find out at the meeting the amount of the grant.
•Although school just let out, it’s already gearing up to be a very busy summer. On June 11, we launch our
annual Summer Reading Program for kids, teens and adults, and we are pleased to have the support of radio
station Mix 105.1 FM, which is helping us celebrate by appearing at kickoff events at every branch through
July 1. We are happy to be partnering once again with Orange County Public Schools to offer Summer
BreakSpot at four library branches as part of this year’s Kids Summer Reading Program. Monday through
Friday from June 13 through Aug. 5, BreakSpot offers free lunches to kids at the Hiawassee, South Trail,
Edgewater and Chickasaw branches.
It’s estimated by the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that more than a million Florida
kids who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year go hungry during summer, so BreakSpot
fills an important need in the community. Last year, more than 11,000 lunches were served to kids at two
Orange County Library System branches. We look forward to serving many more children this year with the
addition of two new branches to the BreakSpot program.
•Another Summer Reading Program that we’re looking forward to is a reading and book signing by young
adult author Kate DiCamillo. DiCamillo, the Newbery award-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie and
The Tale of Desperaux, will read from her new book Raymie Nightingale at the Orlando Public Library on
June 23.
•Leading up to June, we were pleased to have had an extremely successful month of outreach events. During
May, library staff attended 27 outreach events in the community and made contact with 3,145 people – that
represents a significant increase over outreach events in May 2015, when we reached 1,425 people at 18
community events. We’re on track to have similar success for June outreach, too. As of June 7, we had already
exceeded our outreach goal for the month, and we still have many more events to attend.
•The American Library Association is holding its annual conference in Orlando this year, and the Orlando
Public Library has had requests from multiple international delegations for tours. Over the next several weeks,
we will be hosting delegations from Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the Caribbean. We will also host a
tour for the Library Leadership and Management Association, and San Diego and West Palm Beach library
systems.
•We are also pleased that our partnership with the Orange County Regional History Center is beginning to
flourish. On June 1, the History Center launched a promotion that offers $2 off admission to the museum with
a valid library card. This is just the first of a series of joint offerings we hope to be able to offer patrons of both
the museum and the library.
•Finally, we also had a fantastic turnout for the annual Friends of the Orange County Library System Spring
Book Sale – we raised $4,992 dollars during the sale, which makes it the biggest Friends book sale we have
had since 2013.
Recent System-wide Events
The Melrose Center
• Melrose Meetup groups continue to thrive as members join their ranks: Orlando Audio (131 members),
Orlando Video & Post Production (190 members), and Orlando Photo+Design (273 members). There
were four meetups held by the Melrose Team in May:
 Orlando Audio – 6 audio enthusiasts attended this meetup about mid-side recording
 Orlando Photo+Design – 20 photographers attended this meetup about photography gear
 Orlando Photo+Design – 4 game designers attended this meetup to learn about the Unity game
engine
 Orlando Video & Post Production – 12 attended this meetup to share tips and best practices for
SEO techniques
• The community meetups were as follows:
 Orlando Podcasters – 8
 Indienomicon – 66
 Orlando Robotics and Makers Club – 25
 Orlando Electronic Music – 12
 Internet of Things (IoT) Orlando – 15
 Orlando.NET User Group – 39
• These tours were provided by Melrose staff:
 A home school group (Diana Crespo) – 5
 Sarasota County Libraries – 5
 City of Orlando’s Library Governing Board Member Ana Palenzuela – 1
 Orlando Health-4
• A series of tours were coordinated with Youth Services for the OCPS STEM Expo. For this event, eight
groups were provided tours and had a combined total of 146 attendees.
• Photo Studio staff hosted a Mother’s Day photo shoot event which brought in 29 attendees.
• Audio Studio staff member Rodgio Garcia-Salas attended the Accidental Music Festival Marathon
AMF held at the Timucua White House on May 7, 2016. Library staff spoke with 113 attendees at the
event.
• This month’s Tech Talk featured the Melrose Center’s Senior Digital Media Design Instructor, Juan
Rivera. He presented to 10 attendees about the twelve traditional principles of animation, developed by
Disney Animators, and their relevance in modern 3D animation.
• Melrose staff met with Evans High School administrators to explore opportunities to work together.
Upon learning about the programs offered for Video and Audio fields at the school, and a need for
internship providers, an application was submitted to become a provider location. The application is
pending and will require additional steps prior to approval by the OCPS board.
• Anthony Torres and Juan Rivera are exploring 360-VR technology and curriculum that could be
developed in order to add different emerging technology to the Melrose Center’s offerings. New
equipment has been ordered to begin development.
• Vanya Walker submitted a grant application to the Awesome Foundation in hopes to expand the
Sewing program by adding knitting as an extension to the maker offerings.
• In May, 223 patrons took a self-guided tour, and 83 completed an OnDemand General Orientation.
• In the media:
 On May 12, the Orlando Business Journal’s The Buzz section ran an article, “3 reasons local CEOs
should attend Orlando tech events.” Indienomicon’s co-organizer, Jack Henkel, mentioned the
Melrose Center as their meetup venue. http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2016/05/3reasons-local-ceos-should-attend-orlando-tech.html
 Orlando Weekly’s blog post on May 10 that featured OCLS’s new website mentions and links back
to the Melrose Center. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/05/10/orange-countylibrary-system-launches-their-new-website
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 A reporter from the Orlando Sentinel came by on May 31 for a tour of the Melrose Center and
conducted a short interview with Tony Orengo. The article is expected to be posted in early June.
Notable social media interactions:
 On Facebook:
o The audio team led by Chase Steele produced the first episode of the Melrose Orlando Audio
Podcast. Ryan C., Audio Artist for EA Sports was interviewed by both Chase and Jonathan.
The podcast was recorded in the Melrose Center. https://soundcloud.com/oclsaudiop…/orlandoaudio-podcast-e01
o A patron started a Vlog in the Melrose Center and intends to post more about the various tech
available. He shared his first post on our FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F
MelroseOrlando%2Fposts%2F1806242322937640
o Third Coast International Audio Festival posted: We were lucky to get a tour of Orlando's
Downtown Library's Melrose Center. They have some amazing audio courses, a ton of
equipment, and access for all Orange County residents. Floridians, take advantage of
this! http://www.ocls.info/Programs/
The door count for the Melrose Center was 9,725, an 11% increase compared to May 2015.
Additionally, 203 new members joined the Melrose Center, bringing up the total membership to 6,204.
Alafaya
• On 1 May, Josh Shidel hosted "May the Force Be With You" at Alafaya. This event featured crafts and
games inspired by the Star Wars movie series. A total of 32 patrons attended the event.
• On 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, and 24 May, Lauren Mathur hosted "Citizenship Inspired" at Alafaya. The
class teaches the fundamentals of gaining citizenship in the US. A total of 26 patrons attended this
event throughout the course of the four weeks.
• On 4 May, Danielle King and Michelle Bernabe hosted two sessions of "Bubble Playtime" at Alafaya.
This interactive bubble class is designed to improve young children's motor skills. A combined 74
patrons attended these events.
• On 5 May, Josh Shidel and Kreg Dobzinski hosted "Kingdom of Boardom" at Alafaya. This semiregular event introduces patrons to new board games and allows them to play with each other. A total
of 13 patrons attended this event.
• On May 7, Essential Oils hosted "Essential Oils 101" at Alafaya. This session taught participants how
oils can help with emotional, behavioral, and brain health. A total of 18 patrons attended this event.
• On May 7, a guest speaker presented "Writing Unforgettable Characters" at Alafaya. This event was a
writing class that taught patrons how to create and write dynamic characters. A total of 18 patrons
attended this event.
• On 9 May, Josh Shidel facilitated "SMART Start" at Alafaya. The event is designed to teach toddlers
and preschoolers about science and math. A total of 22 patrons attended this event.
• On 14 May, Danielle King hosted "Farm Day" at Alafaya. This event featured numerous local farmbased exhibitors. A total of 130 patrons attended the event. There were also classes throughout the day
which accumulated 64 total patrons. The most popular class was "Vegetable Gardening in Central
Florida".
• On 14 May, Josh Shidel and David Smith hosted "Retro Gaming: Blast from the Past!" at Alafaya. This
event gave patrons the opportunity play classic Sega and Super Nintendo games. A total of 35 patrons
attended this event.
• On 16 May, Lauren Mathur hosted "Artsy Toddler" at Alafaya. This is an event that introduces children
aged 1-3 to basic art concepts. A total of 53 patrons attended this event.
• On 18 May, Danielle King facilitated "Teach, Play, Inspire" at Alafaya. This event for toddlers and
preschoolers featured learning through play with Discovery Toys. A total of 33 patrons attended this
event.
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On 18 May, Lauren Mathur hosted "Afternoon Art" at Alafaya. This event teaches kids aged 6-12 about
a different artist and style of art each month. A total of 31 patrons attended this event.
On 21 May, Chris Nulph facilitated "Introduction to Drones" at Alafaya. The event, hosted by
GravesRC and the Drone Academy, taught patrons the applications of drone technology and gave them
an overview of what to look for when buying one. A total of 28 patrons attended this event.
On 23 May, Lauren Mathur hosted "Baby Bash" at Alafaya. This is a regular series that works to
develop motor skills in babies and toddlers. A total of 40 patrons attended this event.
On 28 May, Lauren Mathur planned "Doggie Storytime" at Alafaya. This special storytime event
featured a local character performer. A total of 18 patrons attended this event.
On 28 May, David Smith hosted "The Maze Runner" at Alafaya. This event invited teens to navigate
through a reproduction of the maze from the stories. A total of 28 patrons attended this event.
Chickasaw
• On 2 May, Youth Services Librarian Vivi hosted two sessions of “Bubble Playtime” at Chickasaw; a
combined total of 57 toddlers and parents had a great time catching bubbles to music.
• On 5 May, Chickasaw hosted “Rumble in the Jungle”, a science adventure; 23 people attended.
• On 5 May, “Latin Fun Fiesta” had 17 people attend this tween program that celebrates culture with
Maya and Miguel at Chickasaw.
• On 6 May, “May the 4th Be With You” was a Star Wars inspired craft and activity program for tweens
and teens at Chickasaw; 33 attended.
• On 12 May, “Under the Sea” was a craft and story program for preschoolers at Chickasaw; 38 attended.
• On 19 May, “Teddy Bear Parade” was a big hit with preschoolers. Songs, stories, crafts, and, of course,
at teddy bear parade was hosted at Chickasaw; 82 attended.
• On 20 May, Chickasaw presented “Make It and Take It,” a kids & tween art program using paint and
paper mache; 42 attendees.
• On 21 May, the “Bucky & Gigi Show” entertained 103 people on stage at Chickasaw.
• On 26 May, Chickasaw hosted “Buckaroo Bash” a cowboy & cowgirl experience with lots of country
western fun for preschoolers; 24 attended.
• On 26 May, Chickasaw presented the “Pop-Up Movie IronMan” for 40 attendees.
• On 31 May, "Teen Art Adventures: CD Scratch Art" at Chickasaw had 44 attendees enjoy painting and
a movie.
• On three Mondays in May, “Artsy Toddler” averaged 55 attendees experimenting with paint and
stories.
• On two Tuesdays in May, “Salsa for Beginners” was a fun instructional program where an average of
16 people learned how to dance at Chickasaw.
• On Monday evenings during May, the “English Vocabulary Workshop for Beginners” had an average
of 11 students coming in to learn English at Chickasaw.
• On Wednesday afternoons in May, “One Book, One Community: a Little Movie Marathon” averaged
21 attendees who came to watch the Stuart Little series.
• On Wednesday evenings in May the “Crafty Crafters” met to chat while making crafts at Chickasaw.
An average of 15 people attended.
• On Wednesday evenings in May, Chickasaw offered “Basic Spanish Vocabulary Workshop” for people
to learn Spanish. An average of 21 people attended.
• On Thursday evenings in May an average of 16 adults attended “Practice Makes Perfect” at Chickasaw
to improve their English.
• On three Fridays in May, an average of 27 people attended the Marvel Movie Marathon at Chickasaw.
• On Saturdays in May, “Citizenship Inspired” averaged 11 people per session preparing for the
citizenship exam
Eatonville
• On 5 May, Sonya Surgeont hosted "Mom Approved Movie & Craft," 16 kids viewed the feature
presentation Disney's "Brave" while creating their own personal coat of arms shield
• On 4, 11, 18, & 25 May, Eatonville hosted "Positive Flow Foundation Tutoring Program" a total of 46
attended. The tutoring program ended for the school year on May 25 and will resume in August.
• On 5 May, Beverley-Ann Galloway hosted "Cinco do Mayo" celebration, 50 kids enjoyed crafts and
activities.
• On 10 and 12 May, Sonya Surgeont hosted "One Book One Community: A Little Movie Marathon"
with a special showing of the movie series "Stuart Little" 39 kids attended the two day event.
• On 11 May, Patrice Florence-Walker hosted "One Book One Community: Stuart Little Library Boat
Race" a total of 14 participants had a great time creating their own mouse pencil holders, regatta sail
boats and competing against each other on the inflatable regatta water raceway.
• On 19 May, Eatonville hosted "Music in the Library: Evan Taylor Jones" 44 attendees enjoyed the
• 194 children, teachers, and parents from our community partners: Denton Johnson Headstart, Brighter
Futures, and Lashundra's Tots participated in Eatonville's Thursday morning "Smarty Pants Story
Times."
Edgewater
• On 4 May, 18 persons attended “May the Forth be with you” as they celebrated Star Wars, learned the
ways of the force, created R2-riffic crafts and defeated the dark side with trivia knowledge.
• On 10 May, 24 persons attended the “Central Florida Book Club.” They discussed the book, “The Art
Forger" by B.A. Shapiro.
• On 10 May, 18 persons attended “Lee Road Safe Neighborhood Community Meeting” Lt. Spike
Hopkins and Deputy Alberta Gilbert from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office presented on the latest
recommendations for window locks, security lighting and different types of alarms that homeowners
can install for their protection.
• On 18 May, 14 persons attended “One Book One Community: Stuart Little Boat Race.” Children
created boats and entered them in races to see who had the fastest boat. They were excited as the boats
raced in a pool of water powered by children blowing wind through a straw. Children enjoyed the
stories, crafts and their very own library boat race.
• On 18 May, 87 persons attended the Summer BreakSpot "Parent Sampler Night” and enjoyed sampling
summer offerings while listening to music and viewing a slide show of library announcements. They
were among the first to sample meals and know where kids in the neighborhood can get free meals and
fun activities through the summer months!
• On 18 May, 10 persons attended “Asian Spring Rolls” presented by local chef and author Ha Roda. She
gave tips on making the perfect spring roll.
• On 20 May, 11 persons attended “Musical Adventures” as they set sail on a musical journey with
songs, stories, musical instruments and crafts.
• On 21 May, 13 persons attended “Can you see me?” as they played hide and seek with clever animals.
They discovered the exciting world of animal camouflage and learned how creatures blended in with
their environment.
• On 21 May, 16 persons attended “Mom Approved Movie and Craft” as they watched and enjoyed a
mom approved movie and craft with a family friendly screening of Disney’s "Brave."
• On 23 May, 163 students were invited to attend the library’s SRP events as staff hosted the “Edgewater
High School SRP kick-off” event at the school.
• On 25 May, 11 persons attended “Going Vintage” as they recreated the elegance and mood of the
roaring twenties travelling back to the time of the Gatsby and the Jazz age.
• On 26 May, 23 preschool teachers attended the “SLWC Workshop” conducted by library storyteller,
Crystal Sullivan. Teachers received school credit from The Early Learning Coalition as a result of
attending the workshop.
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On 27 May, 96 persons were invited to attend the library’s SRP events at the “SRP Info Spots at
Orlando Science Elementary.”
On 2 and 9 May, 72 persons attended “Prime Time Family Reading.” This series for families which
ran for 6 weeks an developed a strong following. Families learned about reading and sharing thoughts
and ideas. It was a wonderful experience and we have seen many families become regular users.
On 2, 9, 16 and 23 May, a total of 63 persons attended “Smarty Pants Story Time” a weekly story time
for preschool children.
On 5 and 19 May, a total of 68 persons attended “Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/ the Spanish Book Club.”
Herndon
• On 4 May, Brian Haynes and Betsy Nieves hosted "May the 4th Be With You." 35 people attended this
"Star Wars" event and participated in a trivia contest, crafts, and lightsaber training.
• On 7 May, Todd Cagwin hosted "Construction Toys for Kids." 14 people attended this event in which
children learned the basics of building with Snap Circuits, K’NEX and Magformers.
• On 11 May, Todd Cagwin hosted "STEM Club." 10 patrons had fun with science experiments and
building technology using Snap Circuits, K’NEX and Little Bits.
• On 14 May, Limary Velez hosted "One Book One Community: Stuart Little Library Boat Race." 12
people attended this event which featured stories, crafts and a library boat race.
• On 16 May, the Herndon Branch hosted "The Art of Henna." 15 patrons attended this event to explore
the ancient art of henna in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month.
• On 18 May, Terri Frerking hosted "Crazy Caterpillar." 14 people came to this preschool event and
joined crazy caterpillar for an afternoon of games and crawly fun.
• On 19 May, Brian Haynes attended an outreach event at Wyndham Lakes Elementary. Brian
spoke about the library to 36 people at this kindergarten readiness event.
• On 21 May, Mike Melicia and Kevin Luering hosted "Construction Toys for Kids." 19
people attended this event in which children learned the basics of building with Snap Circuits, K’NEX
and Magformers.
• On 25 May, Betsy Nieves hosted “Book Bingo.” 14 people attended this children's event and played
for their chance to win a book.
• On 28 May, Megan Benson hosted "Drive-In Movie." 15 people attended this events in which children
made cars out of cardboard boxes and watched a movie.
Hiawassee
• On Monday, 2 May, Hiawassee conducted the monthly Teen Gaming Night. There were 14 excited
teenagers dancing and gaming the night away.
• On Thursday, 5 May, Hiawassee showed the film "Avengers: Age of Ultron" for the "Family Movie
Madness" event, and there were 11 people in attendance.
• On Saturday, 7 May, in honor of the Kentucky Derby, Hiawassee conducted a children's event entitled
"Hip Hats" which involved participants making their own stylish hats. There were 12 people in
attendance, and one child declared that the Kentucky Derby was big in their household and she couldn't
wait to wear the hat she created while she watched the derby with her father.
• On Monday, 9 May, Hiawassee conducted an event for adults called "Creative Coloring." Last month
we offered the same event and the 14 patrons that attended begged us to "offer it again soon." Staff
added in another evening in May month and contacted folks from the first event. Word soon spread
and we had an excited 23 people in attendance this month. We plan to turn it into a monthly event.
• On Friday, 13 May, Hiawassee conducted a children's event entitled "While You Sleep" in which
participants learned via stories and songs all about what goes on throughout the night. There were 16
people in attendance.
• On Monday, 16 May, the 12 attendees at the monthly "Hiawassee Book Club" event were involved in a
spirited discussion of the book and recent movie "The Martian" by Andy Weir.
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On Thursday, 19 May, Hiawassee Branch Manager Ken Gibert spoke at the meeting of the
Robinswood Homeowners Association to discuss upcoming library events for children and adults as
well as the Summer BreakSpot partnership with OCPS. He also gave an overview of the new OCLS
website and took questions from the audience. There were 40 people in attendance.
On Monday, 23 May, Hiawassee hosted the a preview for Summer BreakSpot called "Parent Sampler
Night." During this event adults and kids were invited onto the bus to get a free meal courtesy of
OCPS. They were then encouraged to enjoy their meal in the Hiawassee meeting room while library
staff spoke to them about the Summer Reading Program and other library activities going on this
summer. We also providing them with information about the Summer BreakSpot program as we gear
up for year two of our partnership between the library and the schools to offer nutritional meals to kids
throughout the summer. There were 100 full stomachs and informed minds that participated in this
event, and they all said they couldn't wait for the program to start this summer!
On Friday, 27 May, Hiawassee conducted a children's event entitled "Monkey See, Monkey Do" which
involved participants learning all about monkeys through songs and stories. The 10 attendees even got
to dance around giving their best monkey impersonations.
Main
• Career Online High School (COHS) is going strong. After asking for more scholarships and receiving
eight more for a total 82, we have awarded 79. We were delighted to have our first graduate this
month! We have four students who are over 75% completed.
• Game Changer continues to offer a popular teen afterschool program, bringing in 188 on Mondays and
Thursdays in May.
• Storytellers Erin Reichel, Jackie Padilla and Crystal Sullivan entertained 435 with animal stories in
May at the Central Florida Zoo.
• Outreach events occurred in May at Wetherbee Elementary (184 people on 17 May), Conway
Elementary (134 on 19 May), Hidden Oaks Elementary (102 on 19 May), West Orange High School
(116 on 19 May), Wyndham Lakes (301 on 24 May), Jones High School (108 on 24 May), Oak Ridge
High School (107 on 25 May), Colonial High School (101 on 26 May) and Lake Highland Prep (91 on
27 May).
• Youth Services staff visited Aloma, Hal Marston, Denton, Grand Avenue and Bithlo Headstart in May,
reaching 268 people. Children received a coupon for a free book to redeem at any library location by
applying for or showing their library card.
• Students from Simple Gifts Music Studio performed classical piano pieces on 1 May for 125 attendees.
• OCLS Storyteller Antoinette Griffin captivated 397 people with stories at Leu Gardens on 2 May.
• OCLS hosted a booth at the “National Genealogical Society Conference” from 4-7 May in Fort
Lauderdale. More than 165 people stopped to learn about EPOCH. There are currently 181 obituaries
published.
• Outreach coordinator, Shiyana Valentine, educated 168 people about OCLS resources and services at
the “OCPS Parent Academy” on 14 May. She also spoke at the "Our Children, Our Impact Conference"
on 16 May attended by 250 people.
• Veteran cosplayer, David Voderberg, provided advice, tips, and tutorials to 59 patrons looking to
improve their craft at Cosplay 101 on 14 May.
• In celebration of Asian American Heritage Month, on 15 May, Surabhi and Sons performed classical
Indian music with the soothing sounds of the sitar, tabla and violin for 104 attendees.
• National and local solar experts spoke to 110 residents at the “Solar Powering Your Community”
workshop on 17 May.
• The “OCPS STEM Expo” on 19 May, brought 217 people to view STEM projects by OCPS students,
tour the Melrose Center, and view STEM demonstrations from community partners.
• Locally, OCLS hosted a booth at the “50+ FYI Expo” on 20 May, where staff spoke to 185 people
about EPOCH.
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The Spring Local Authors Festival was held on 21 May. A variety of authors shared their experiences
and books with 109 attendees.
On the 22 May, we recorded the “Eyewitness to the Holocaust” presentation at the Holocaust center
and posted it on Orlando Memory. Fifty people attended the presentation.
The Bonneville Elementary Choir performed for 31 in Library Central on 23 May.
North Orange
• On 3 May, “Leap into Letters” was hosted by Aly Murray. 144 attendees in this preschool series
practiced phonics and letter recognition through stories, activities, and crafts.
• On 4 May, “Manicures with Mom” was hosted by Aly Murray and Jackie Zumaeta. 21 participants got
ready for Mother's Day by visiting the library for some quality time through nail art.
• On 6 May, “Number Ninjas Math Club” was hosted by Aly Murray. 105 participants joined us for a
fun math club where they were able to build, create, and play in this preschool series .
• On 7 May, “Mother’s Day Cards and Crafts” was hosted by Anne Brickeen and Jolanta Wilson. 73
participants enjoyed this pop up event which included cards and crafts made by children and adults in
celebration of this holiday.
• On 9 & 23 May, “Artsy Toddler” was hosted by Youth Librarian, Aly Murray. 41 children and parents
participated in this art event for toddlers with stories, songs and crafts meant to develop fine motor
skills.
• On 11 May, “Teen Art Adventures: CD Scratch Art” was hosted by Deborah Aponte. 21 participants
created their own unique wall hanging from recycled CD’s.
• On 12, May, Anne Brickeen hosted “Barn Dance” at North Orange. 55 preschool participants joined
the Chick-Fil-A cow and his barnyard friends for a fun-filled time with stories, dancing, activities and
more!
• On 14 May, “PAWS to Read” Angel Therapy dogs and owners were at North Orange. 34 children
attended and read to our furry friends.
• On 18 May, “African Safari” was hosted by Aly Murray. 18 participants learned about the amazing
wildlife that makes the African savanna their home.
• On 19 May, “I’m Bored!” was hosted by Deborah Aponte. 16 participants cured their boredom with fun
stories, crafts, and games.
• On 22 May, “Lego @ Library” was hosted by Kerry Morgan. 28 participants enjoyed fun activities
during this building block event.
• On 26, May, Anne Brickeen hosted “Can You See Me” at North Orange. 18 participants discovered
the exciting world of animal camouflage and learned how creatures blend in with their environment
with activities and more!
• On 25 & 26 May, “Memorial Day Crafts” was hosted by Assistant Manager, Jackie Zumaeta. 43
participants celebrated Memorial Day with red, white and blue crafts during these pop up programs.
• 284 children and parents participated in North Orange’s “Wednesday Morning Story Times.”
South Creek
• On 2 May, "Zumba with Mildred" attracted 40 participants. Staff member Claudia Freeland hosted the
event.
• On 7 May, staff member Tran Nguyen presented "Can you see me?" to a group of 13 family
members. They learned about how animals use camouflage to protect themselves.
• On 11 May, "Family Fun Night" attracted 30 people who played board games. This event was
developed by staff member Reshard Ausserlechner and takes place twice a month.
• On 12 May, the "Music Club" hosted by Reshard Ausserlechner attracted 26 people.
• on 14 May, circulation clerk Joannie Castro presented the "Latin Fun Fiesta" with crafts, games and
more! 20 people attended.
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On 21 May, staff members Carmen Medina Bermudez, Laura Lizardi and Maria Palavino attended an
outreach at the Taft Neighborhood Center for Families. Nearly 200 people participated, and 21
participants applied for and will receive new library cards.
Also on 21 May, Lynne Richards, circulation clerk, hosted "Celebrating Memorial Day" with a variety
of crafts. 20 people attended this event.
South Creek hosts a number of weekly events. Here are the averages for these events:
"Citizenship Inspired," a program to assist people in becoming citizens, averaged just under 30 people
per week in May. Reshard Ausserlechner, branch librarian, presents this four week series throughout
the year.
"English From Scratch" a basic English program led by circulation clerk Brendan Kalish, averaged
nearly 25 people per week.
"Fun Fitness and Story Time," led by Customer Service Tech Laura Lizardi, averaged 36 people per
week in this popular Friday afternoon bilingual story time.
An average of 21 people attended "Practice Makes Perfect," an intermediate English language program
taught by the Adult Literacy League.
The weekly story time for 3-5 year olds, "Storybook Fun" averaged 36 people per week.
The weekly "Tiny Tales" for children from birth through 18 months averaged 22 people per week.
The "Toddler Times" averaged 27 people per week.
"Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/Spanish Book Club" had their highest attendance this month on 25 May, with
90 participants. The group averaged 56 members per week. Maria Mussi, circulation clerk, has been
the long-time liaison for this group.
South Trail
• On 2 May, 12 people attended an impromptu "Pop Up Gaming" in the South Trail computer lab.
• On 4 May, Nicolle Suarez presented "Self (a) Steam: Jane Goodall to 15 children.
• On 7 May, "Citizenship Inspired" began a 4 week series averaging 12 students per session.
• On 11 May, Nicolle Suarez presented "Self (a) Steam: Grace Hopper to 15 children.
• On 12 May, Sarah Roy presented "The Art of Pinterest" to 13 children.
Southeast
• On 9 May, the event “Southeast Book club” was hosted at Southeast, a total of 10 people attended.
• On 10 May, the event “McCoy Elementary Career Night” was attended by Joanna Tachon, a total of
170 people attended.
• On 10 May, the event “Tai Chi for Relaxation” was hosted at Southeast, a total of 11 people attended.
• On 14 May, the event “Dino Time” was hosted at Southeast, a total of 11 people attended.
• On 15 May, the event “Health Fair at Ana G. Mendez” was attended by Mila Porroa, a total of 30
people attended.
• On 21 May, the event “AIPEH- Association for Hispanic Authors and Poets” was hosted at Southeast, a
total of 19 people attended.
• On 21 May, the event “Latin Fun Fiesta” was hosted at Southeast, a total of 22 people attended.
• On 24 May, the event “Book Fair at Pine Hills Elementary” was attended by Melody Mitchell, a total
of 68 people attended.
• Most Wednesdays for the month of May, “Speaking Clearly: Pronunciation for Beginners” was hosted
at Southeast, a total of 3 workshops were held with an average of 47 attendees per class.
• Most Thursdays for the month of May, “Speaking Clearly: Pronunciation for Intermediates” was hosted
at Southeast, a total of 3 workshops were held with an average of 22 attendees per class.
• Most Thursdays for the month of May, “Writing Clearly: Beginners” was hosted at Southeast, a total of
3 workshops were held with an average of 16 attendees per class.
• Most Wednesdays for the month of May, “Writing Clearly: Advanced” was hosted at Southeast, a total
of 3 workshops were held with an average of 10 attendees per class.
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Most Tuesdays for the month of May, “English Vocabulary: Beginner” was hosted at Southeast, a total
of 3 workshops were held with an average of 10 attendees per class.
On Thursdays for the month of May, "Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/Spanish Book Club" was hosted at
Southeast, a total of 4 workshops were held with an average of 10 attendees per class.
Most Mondays and Wednesdays for the month of May, “Practice Makes Perfect” was hosted at
Southeast, a total of 7 workshops were taught with an average of 22 attendees per class.
Southwest
• On 3 May, the Southwest Book Club read “Killing Patton” with 14 patrons.
• On 6 May, 49 patrons attended the musical and energizing "Bubble Playtime."
• On 7 May, 15 patrons met for the “Southwest Art Club Watercolor Painting” Workshop. Attendees
recreated the “Water Lilies” painting by Claude Monet.
• On 9 May, 36 children learned new STEM skills during the “Science Tots” program.
• On 12 May, Southwest staff gave a tour of the branch to 12 students from the Inlingua Language
School and signed up many of the attendees for library cards.
• On 19 May, Southwest hosted two very successful “Toddler Time” programs for 98 patrons.
• On 20 May the “Baby Bash” program was attended by 54 patrons. The children and their caregivers
had fun developing basic motor skills.
• On 2 and 23 May, Southwest staff led the “Artsy Toddler” program for 93 excited patrons.
• Southwest hosted the “Improve Your English Reading” Workshop every Wednesday in May for 56
patrons.
• The popular “Whiz Kids” computer classes were attended by 25 children during May.
• On Thursday’s in May, 58 attendees practiced conversational English at the “ESOL – Practice Makes
Perfect” Workshops.
Washington Park
• On 11 May, "Your Hair!" was hosted at the Washington Park Branch. Styles such as crochet, braids,
and twists were introduced. Participants of all ages learned hands-on, including a group from the Boys
& Girls Club (Universal Orlando Foundation Branch). 28 in attendance.
• On 18 May, "Tablet Tales: Haitian Flag Day" was hosted at the Washington Park Branch. The holiday
was explored in English and Haitian Creole with stories, songs, videos and apps using iPad and Apple
TV. County Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin joined the enthusiastic group of kids and educators. 130
in attendance.
• On 21 May, "Double Feature: A Goofy Movie" was hosted at the Washington Park Branch. Road trip
themed word puzzles and other activities were followed by a movie and popcorn. 10 in attendance.
• On 25 May, "Make It & Take It" was hosted at the Washington Park Branch. Our neighborhood youth
showed off their creativity by painting and making patterns. 12 in attendance.
• On 26 May, "Cuisine Corner: Tropical Dessert" was hosted at the Washington Park Branch. Asian
Pacific Heritage Month was celebrated as OCLS staff showed our patrons how to prepare delectable
desserts. Free samples were enjoyed! 22 in attendance.
West Oaks
• On 3 May through 31 May, the weekly Tuesday event series, “Practice Makes Perfect” was hosted at
the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center, at which a total of 49 customers practiced
conversational English with other non-native speakers. A certified ESOL instructor with the Adult
Literacy League led the class.
• On 4 May, the event, “Fairy Tale STEM” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy
Center. 17 attendees participated in this final multi-part event series that featured classic fairy tales with
a twist. Customers help their favorite characters solve problems through science, technology,
engineering, and math activities.
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On 6 May through May 27, the weekly Friday event series, “This is How I Feel” was hosted at the
West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. This four part series explored different emotions
through stories, activities, and crafts. 43 customers attended learning about ways to express emotions.
On 8 May, as the first part of a special 2 lecture Genealogy event, “Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS
to Find Jacob Bush's Father” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy
Center. Nationally known genealogical speaker and educator Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, a
western Pennsylvania researcher, and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
(GRIP) presented this session, which helped genealogists with understanding the Genealogical Proof
Standard to ensure that they are meeting the minimum standard for credibility in their own personal
research. 19 genealogy researchers attended this event.
On 9 May, as the second part of a special 2 lecture Genealogy event, “Patriot or Not? Using the
Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR Line” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch Library and
Genealogy Center. Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, presented this event, at which 19 genealogy
researchers explored case studies and examples that will enable them to develop skills and insights on
how to further their research.
On 10 May, the event “Fun Mind Exercises – Do They Work?” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch
Library and Genealogy Center. 15 library customers join us to learn the latest games, activities and
mental exercises that can help stimulate the brain. The benefits of mindful meditation were also
discussed.
On 12 May, Genealogy Specialist, Allison Ryall introduced 41 Halifax Genealogy Society members to
the holdings and collections at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center at their monthly
meeting at the Ormond Beach Public Library.
On 16 May, the event, “West Orange Homeschoolers Board Games” was hosted at the West Oaks
Branch Library and Genealogy Center. 28 parents and children participated playing educational board
games and learning about library resources.
On 22 May, the event “United States Genealogy: South Central Region”, was hosted at the West Oaks
Branch Library and Genealogy Center. 14 genealogy researchers attended this event to explore the
genealogy collection to discover the rich resources available for conducting family history research in
the South Central Region of the US. Also, learning what records are available and how to use them for
the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
On 24 May, the event “Latin Fun Fiesta” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy
Center. 10 customers had fun filled Maya and Miguel celebration! All enjoyed activities, crafts and
culture which was “muy fabuloso!”
On 24 May, Library Staff attended Deeper Root Academy’s “Summer Slide Workshop” to share
information about Library resources, services and upcoming events and classes with 24 attendees.
On 25 May, the event “Genealogy Research Question Workshop” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch
Library and Genealogy Center. 13 genealogy researchers sharpened their genealogy skills by learning
about resources and sharing research inquires. Genealogy researchers also participated in this group
discussion workshop on genealogy resources, research, and methodology to start finding answers.
On 26 May, the event “Haunted America” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy
Center. 14 attendees joined a team of paranormal research investigators from TnT Paranormal
Investigators LLC for a virtual tour of some of the most haunted locations in America, some of the
local haunted gems we have in our area, and other locations they have investigated.
On 28 May, the event “Paws to Read” was hosted at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy
Center. 16 readers joined Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry to practice their reading skills by
reading aloud to a lovable, furry listener.
Members of the Halifax Genealogy Society, African American Historical and Genealogical Society
(AAHGS) Central Florida Chapter and the William P. Duval Chapter of the NSDAR visited the West
Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center for a study and research visit. 24 Genealogy Researchers
enjoyed spending time with our genealogy collection and using other genealogy resources.
Windermere
• On 2 May, “Fun Day Monday” brought out 10 children and adults enjoying fun activities at the branch.
• On 2 May, we celebrated “Comic Book Day” with a program that brought out 14 patrons to the library,
kids of all ages enjoyed this program.
• On 4 May 18 participants came out to paint pine cones in a program called “Forever Zinnias for
Mom.”
• On 6 May, 18 children and adults participated in story time and craft celebrating “Crazy Caterpillar.”
• On 7 May, “Mom, You Rock!” brought out 16 attendees to celebrate Mother’s Day.
• On 10 May, “Family Story Time with Chick-fil-A” had 19 children and adults participating.
• On 12 May, “Tacky Thursday Arts & Crafts” gathered with 19 people at the library
• On 14 May, “Latin Fun Fiesta” brought out 11 children and adult.
• On 14 May, “Paws to Read” had a total of 28 participants, 16 children read to furry animals friends.
• On 17 May, 16 children and adults came to the library for “Third Tuesday Pajama Jamboree,” having
milk and cookies and participating in story time.
• On 26 May, “Calling All Pirates and Princesses” program had 13 in attendance.
Winter Garden
• On 5 May, we had 62 participants at “Artsy Toddler” a popular hands-on arts exploration event offered
monthly and hosted by staff Teisha Bremner.
• On 10 May, Nadine Nelson represented OCLS at “Tildenville Elementary School” at an outreach event,
discussing the library with 36 people.
• On 12 May, “Toddler Tube” has 25 participants who created their own western cowboy style vests.
• On 13 May, a guest presenter hosted “MusicFirst Little Ones Music Class” for a whopping 66
drumming, shaking, and rattling babies, preschoolers and their caregivers.
• On 18 May, Nadine Nelson shared trickster tales with 70 student and teachers at a cultural celebration
at “Maxey Elementary Outreach Storytelling” event.
• On 19 May, “Bubble Playtime” was a hit with 46 of our tiny patrons and their caregivers.
• On 20 May, “Science Tots” hosted by branch librarian, Joan McSween has 27 preschool attendees and
adults.
• On 21 May, “Cookies and Milk with a Cop and Storytime” gathered 64 attendees to meet at member of
the Winter Garden SWAT team.
• On 21 May, “Ninja Challenge” tested the physical and mental abilities of 20 aspiring young ninjas.
• On 25 May, 13 patrons were introduced to the country of Vietnam and uncommon herbs used in the
cuisine by local cookbook author, Ha Rhoda, in a hands-on class learning about “Asian Spring Rolls.”
• On 26 May, 36 people celebrated Caribbean-style Carnival at “Books to Boogie” hosted by Teisha
Bremner.
June Events
Art & Displays
SmART: Science Meets Art
Orlando Public Library, First Floor
Through June
On display are winning submissions of the SmART art competition. The competition, open to 3rd through 12th
grade students in Central Florida, encourages recycling efforts in the community by requiring all works to be
made with previously used items. The overall winner will receive a community garden for their school
provided by The Simple Living Institute.
Pamela Loudon
Orlando Public Library, First Floor
Through June
Pamela Loudon is a fine artist who translates ordinary objects into bold, arresting abstracts through the fusion
of photography, digital artistry and painting. On display through June are vivid, distinctive images that
showcase Pamela’s fascination with street life, including graffiti from around the world. Pamela’s work can be
seen displayed in schools, galleries, and companies in France, Japan, Singapore, and the United States.
Third Thursday
Orlando Public Library, First Floor Thursday, June 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
The Gallery Hop features numerous galleries and non-traditional art venues that spotlight the best of
established and emerging Orlando-based artists in tandem with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.
Adult Summer Reading
American Heart Association CPR/AED Course
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.
Become CPR certified with this four-hour course that teaches American Heart Association CPR/AED for
adults, children and infants. The certificate you receive is valid for two years. Hosted by Take Heart Orlando.
Space is limited. Registration required. Cost to take the course is $20/person and must be paid at the start of
class. Cash or check accepted. Checks can be made to Strengthen Orlando. To register, call 407.246.4277 or email [email protected]
Choosing Whole Grains
South Creek Branch
Thursday June 9, 11 a.m.
Learn the importance of eating whole grains. We will discuss the health benefits of including whole grain and
whole wheat in your diet. This class will teach you to identify whether or not a product is whole grain by
learning to read labels. Registration required.
Art 101: Stained Glass
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the creation and history of stained glass. This art form uses colored glass to create designs that
interact with light and nature. Create your own version of stained glass using static clings. Registration
recommended.
Soap Making D.I.Y.
Edgewater Branch
Thursdays, June 9 and 23, 6:30 p.m.
Creating your own soap has never been easier! Create and decorate your own soap using the melt and pour
soap technique. Join us for the second part on June 23 and decorate your soaps.
Chair Fitness Fun
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy slower movements with a good balance of sitting, standing, and resting, designed for seniors, those with
limited mobility, or persons looking for a more personal group fitness experience. Participants are encouraged
to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Presented by Fit to Dance 2.
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m.
Start your summer full of fun “Exercising Your Mind” at the library! Relax and unwind while you help color
the Downtown Orlando skyline. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite colored
pencils or markers. Ages 18 and up.
Farmers Market Fresh
Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room
Mondays, June 13 and 27, 6:30 p.m.
Produce is at its peak in the summertime! Take advantage of summer's vibrant bounty from farmers markets,
local produce farm stands or even your own backyard with these delicious recipes. Registration required.
Nail Care to Nail Art
Orlando Public Library, Magnolia Room
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about what you need to know to keep your fingernails looking their best as we go over the do’s
and don’ts for healthy nails. We will also create fun designs afterward! Registration required.
Altered Books
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or already have an altered book started, join in the fun. Supplies will be provided
but you can bring any items you may wish to use. Ages 18 and up.
Sugar Shock
Chickasaw Branch
Friday, June 17, 11 a.m.
Ever wonder how much sugar are in common drinks? Boost your brain power by combating this by reducing
your sugar intake what to look out for. Registration required.
Creative Coloring for Adults
Alafaya Branch
Monday, June 20, 7 p.m.
West Oaks Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 5 p.m.
Join us for a fun time of creating and coloring. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your
favorite colored pencils or markers. Ages 18 and up.
Art 101: Street Art
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the history of street art and create a custom jigsaw puzzle inspired by the aesthetics of street art.
Registration required. This event is intended for those ages 15 and older.
Hands-Only CPR*
South Trail Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 4 p.m.
Edgewater Branch
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Take action and save lives by taking this lifesaving training. This workshop will give you the critical
knowledge of what to do in a time of need. Presented by Orlando Saves CPR. Registration required. *This
Hands-Only CPR is informational only and will not come with a certification.
Calming Crafts
Alafaya Branch
Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
Make and take your own meditation beads, aromatherapy bubbles and play dough. Registration required. Ages
18 and up.
Visioning and Goal Setting
Hiawassee Branch
Monday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
In this interactive workshop, you will learn to write a powerful vision for your life and discover the tools you
need to turn that vision into reality so you can stop living by default and start living by design. Presented by
professional life and career coach Marie M. Loeffler.
Exercise Your Words!
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Got words? Bring your imagination and join this event for some word creation using the “Word of the Day.”
Make a funny sentence or try your hand at writing a short story or a poem.
Cuisine Corner Express: Thirty Minute Meal
Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room
Wednesday, June 29, 6:15 p.m.
Join us every month for a Cuisine Corner Express recipe. Library staff will show you how to escape the
dinnertime rut with Coconut Curry Shrimp. Registration required.
Laughter Lab Laughter Yoga
Herndon Branch
Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.
Participants will learn how to ignite endorphins and receive the positive physical and emotional wellness
benefits of laughter. This fun routine gently exercises and relaxes muscles, stimulates circulation, reduces
stress, strengthens the immune system, boosts oxygen levels and elevates both mood and self esteem.
A Knack for Knitting
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.
Whether you are a seasoned knitter, just getting started or wanting to learn, join us for an hour of knitting fun.
Bring something you are working on, something you are stuck on, or needles and yarn to begin to learn the
relaxing art of knitting. Ages 18 and up.
Book Clubs
Southwest Book Club
Southwest Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.
Join us to discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. After a layoff during the Great
Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the so-called bookstore in San Francisco. He
soon realizes the bookstore is a facade for a strange secret.
Southeast Book Club
Southeast Branch
Monday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
This month, we discuss Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell. She presents an insightful
and unconventional account of George Washington's trusted officer and friend, the swashbuckling, teenage
French aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
Alafaya Book Club
Alafaya Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m.
Our June selection is The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. Don and Rosie are happily married and
unexpectedly expecting their first child. When Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, his
unusual research style gets him into trouble.
Hiawassee Book Club
Hiawassee Branch
Monday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Come for coffee and a lively discussion about this month’s selection, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Rachel takes the same train every morning, and then she sees something shocking. Unable to keep it to herself,
Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
Tertulia Cuatro Gatos (Spanish Book Club)
South Creek Branch
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Edgewater Branch
Thursdays, June 2 and 16, 6:30 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Windermere Branch
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.
Join this Spanish-language book club to discuss literature, art, music and more. All are welcome.
Tertulia Cuatro Gatos
South Creek Branch
miércoles, 6:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch
jueves, 6:30 p.m.
Edgewater Branch
jueves, 2 y 16 de junio, 6:30 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
martes, 7 de junio, 6:30 p.m.
Windermere Branch
martes, 14 de junio, 6:30 p.m.
Ven y asiste a la sucursal más cercana a ti para que compartas y discutas poesías, literatura, arte o historia!
Todos son bienvenidos.
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
2418 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Mention the Orange County Library System when you make a purchase at the Colonial Plaza Barnes & Noble
between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on June 21 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library.
Children and families are invited for a storytime with library storyteller Crystal Sullivan at 12:30 p.m. In the
evening, join us for a Local Authors Festival from 6 - 8 p.m.
Children’s Events
Contests
Check It Out: Mascot Games
All Locations
May 15 – June 15
Check out five items with your library card at any library location, May 15 - June 15, and receive a buy-oneget-one-free general admission ticket good for the Mascot Games on June 17 or 18 while supplies last.
This promotion is only for Orange County juvenile cardholders (0-17 years) with a regular, property owner or
fee card in good standing. In-person check out only. Tickets will not be mailed. Not valid for previous
checkouts, books-by-mail or e-book downloads. Vouchers are valid for all ages.
The Mascot Games features more than 30 mascots, including the Orlando Magic's very own Stuff, Knightro
from the University of Central Florida, and Albert from the University of Florida at the Amway Center June 17
and 18. For more information about the games, visit mascotgames.org.
Grand Prize Giveaway
Grab a Reading and Activity Calendar or log online and mark each day that you’ve read, or attended an event
or technology class. Turn in your calendar at any library location from August 8 –2 to receive your Prize Bag
and Prize Pass. Bring your Prize Pass to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway at the End-of-Summer Celebration on
Saturday, August 13 at 3 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. Child must be present to win. Calendars can be
picked up at any library location or register online at ocls.info/srpkids. Orange County Library System
juvenile regular, property owner or fee card in good standing is required to win. Ages 3-12.
On Your Mark, Get Set... DRAW!
Stretch out your drawing hands and strengthen your creativity this summer! Find inspiration in fitness and
wellness for your entry. Each submission will be displayed at your local library. One entry per person. Only
Official Entry Forms will be accepted. Sponsored by The Crayola Experience. Visit ocls.info/srpkids for
official rules and entry form. Ages 6–12. Deadline for entries is Saturday, July 22. Winners for each library
location will be selected and notified by Wednesday, July 27. Orange County Library System juvenile regular,
property owner or fee card in good standing is required to win.
Children's Programs Ages 6-12
Crafternoons
Winter Garden Branch
Wednesday, June 1 – 29, 3:30 p.m.
Stop by the library for an hour of crafting fun with friends. Registration required.
Bubbleguts: Tummy Trouble
South Trail Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 4 p.m.
Kids, what’s eating you? Join us for stories, activities and crafts all about what makes your tummy turn. See
what happens when food fights back! Ages 6-12.
On Your Mark, Get Set... CREATE!
Windermere Branch
Thursday, June 2, 3:30 p.m.
Join us for an open art lab! Participants will receive an art challenge and use creative thinking skills to plan and
design a project with the supplies given. What will you create? Ages 6-12.
Marshmallow Games
Chickasaw Branch
Thursday, June 2, 5:30 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m.
Windermere Branch
Friday, June 17, 11 a.m.
South Creek Branch
Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.
South Trail Branch
Tuesday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
Washington Park Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 4 p.m.
North Orange Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 5:30 p.m.
On your mark, get set…GO! Learn about marshmallows and compete in a variety of games featuring this ooey,
gooey sweet treat. Ages 6-12.
Hanging Out at the Porch
Orlando Public Library
Fridays, June 3 - 24, 3 p.m.
Hang out in the Children’s Library for games, crafts, movies or other activities. Ages 6-18.
S.O.S.: Save our Seas!
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 4, 3 p.m.
North Orange Branch
Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m.
We’re celebrating World Oceans Day! Get to know undersea friends and how you can help them with
environmentally friendly crafts, activities and tales of the big blue. Ages 6-12.
On Your Mark, Get Set… MOVIES!
Chickasaw Branch
Tuesdays, June 7 and 14, 2 p.m.
Herndon Branch
Saturdays, June 11 and 25, 2 p.m.
Washington Park Branch
Saturdays, June 11 – 25, 2:30 p.m.
Southwest Branch
Tuesdays, June 14 – 28, 10:30 a.m.
Hiawassee Branch
Wednesday, June 15 and 29, 6 p.m.
Alafaya Branch
Thursdays, June 16 and 30, 2 p.m.
South Creek Branch
Fridays, June 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m.
South Trail Branch
Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Southeast Branch
Tuesday, June 21 and 28, 3 p.m.
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 25, 3 p.m.
Race to the library for this awesome summer movie series! Ages 6-12.
Lilo & Stitch Movie and Craft
Eatonville Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 p.m.
Herndon Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 3:30 p.m.
Aloha! Grab the whole family and watch a screening of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. Hang 10 and enjoy Hawaiianthemed crafts. Ages 6-12.
Color Chemistry
Herndon Branch
Wednesday, June 8, 3:30 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.
Why is an apple red? Experiment with the science of color and explore the basic concepts of light and color.
Ages 6-12.
On Your Mark, Get Set… Read with the Mayor!
North Orange Branch
Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Kick off the summer and read stories with Apopka Mayor, Joe Kilsheimer. Attendees will receive a voucher
for a free book at Goodwill. Ages 0-12.
Minecraft® Madness
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Edgewater Branch
Mondays, June 13 – 27, 6 p.m.
Herndon Branch
Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.
Blast, creep or dig your way to the library and celebrate the world of Minecraft® with games, crafts and
activities. Bring your laptop or mobile device to play with friends. The whole family is welcome.
Nails by Daddy
North Orange Branch
Thursday, June 9, 5:30 p.m.
Get ready for Father’s Day by visiting the Library for some quality time. Daddy will pamper his little girl and
experiment with nail polish. Ages 3-12.
Celebrate Summer with MIX 105.1
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 11, 3 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
South Trail Branch
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.
Southeast Branch
Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Branch
Friday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.
Eatonville Branch
Monday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.
Hiawassee Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Windermere Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.
North Orange Branch
Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Herndon Branch
Friday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
Alafaya Branch
Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 a.m.
South Creek Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Washington Park Branch
Thursday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.
Edgewater Branch
Friday, July 1, 10:30 a.m.
MIX 105.1 will help get the party started this summer with fun, interactive events for the entire family at the
library. Bring the whole family for music, games, prizes and more! Spend your summer with us on the radio at
MIX 105.1! Ages 6-12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended.
Mark Alan Magic
Washington Park Branch
Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
Herndon Branch
Friday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.
Southeast Branch
Thursday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.
Watch Mark Alan amaze and amuse you with magical fun for kids of all ages! Ages 6-12. Seating is limited.
Registration recommended.
Meet a Gatorland Wrangler
Alafaya Branch
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Monday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.
Southeast Branch
Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Washington Park Branch
Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
Windermere Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up-close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about
these amazing creatures. Ages 6-12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended.
Drop In Chess
Orlando Public Library
Tuesdays, June 14 and 28, 3:30 p.m.
Drop in for a game of chess at the library. Chess sets are available for play and rule sheets are provided. Chess
has been shown to have many educational benefits including teaching foresight, planning, patience and the
ability to seek alternative solutions. All ages.
Musical Adventures
Eatonville Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 2:30 p.m.
North Orange Branch
Monday, June 20, 11 a.m.
Set sail on a musical journey with songs, stories and musical instrument crafts! Ages 6-12.
Kid’s Yoga @ the Library
North Orange Branch
Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Calling all yogis and parents. Join us for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxation methods and easy yoga
poses. Wear loose-fitting clothes and bring yoga mat or towel. Registration recommended. Ages 6-12.
Patty Shukla's Super Music & Movement
South Creek Branch
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
Move and shake along with award-winning children’s music performer and YouTube sensation, Miss Patty!
Ages 3-12.
Explore Science: Zoom into Nano
Alafaya Branch
Monday - Friday, June 20 - 24, 2 p.m.
Join us for a 5-day science camp! Explore nanotechnology with hands-on activities and make your own
nanomaterials. Ages 6-12. In partnership with UCF's NanoScience Technology Center and made possible by
the Museum & Community Partnerships Explore Science Kit. Seating is limited. Registration required.
Kate DiCamillo Author Visit
Orlando Public Library
Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m.
Newbery-award winning author and National Summer Reading Champion Kate DiCamillo will be here to read
from and discuss her new book, Raymie Nightingale, set in Central Florida. DiCamillo is the author of Because
of Winn Dixie, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, The Tale of Despereaux and The Mysterious
Journey of Edward Tulane. Seating is limited. Registration required.
Book BINGO
Herndon Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 3:30 p.m.
Every last Wednesday of the month, Book BINGO is the game-O. You can win a book! Ages 6-12.
The Year I Was Born
Eatonville Branch
Thursday, June 30, 2:30 p.m.
Dig into the past with a look at yourself! Find out what was going on the year you were born with stories,
activities and crafts. Ages 6-12.
Paws to Read
Sign up to practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a lovable, furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs
Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs. Meet these pups at multiple
locations. Visit ocls.info/paws for dates, times and locations.
Children's Group Programs
Orlando Public Library
Tuesdays, June 7 – 28
Every half hour, starting at 9:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. For groups of 10 or more children only. Advanced
registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register.
Get Active
Explore movement and literature as we walk through a series of basic concepts like the ABCs, nature, dance,
technology, and more! Ages 3-5. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 for more information.
Get Active with ABCs
Chickasaw Branch
Eatonville Branch
North Orange Branch
South Trail Branch
Herndon Branch
South Creek Branch
Hiawassee Branch
Winter Garden Branch
Orlando Public Library
Southwest Branch
Edgewater Branch
Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 30, 10:15 a.m.
Get Active with Colors
Alafaya Branch
Hiawassee Branch
Herndon Branch
South Creek Branch
Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 17, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.
Get Active with Technology
Orlando Public Library
Southwest Branch
Edgewater Branch
Southeast Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 16, 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.
Get Active with Dance
Chickasaw Branch
Windermere Branch
South Trail Branch
Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 10:15 a.m.
Get Active with Art
Winter Garden Branch
North Orange Branch
West Oaks Branch
Friday, June 17, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 11 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Get Active with Nature
Alafaya Branch
Orlando Public Library
Southwest Branch
Edgewater Branch
Washington Park Branch
Monday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 23, 11:15 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 10:15 a.m.
Get Active with 1-2-3s
Eatonville Branch
South Creek Branch
Windermere Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.
Get Active with Science
Chickasaw Branch
Alafaya Branch
North Orange Branch
Herndon Branch
Thursday, June 23, 11 a.m.
Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Get Active with Play
Chickasaw Branch
Thursday, June 30, 11 a.m.
Early Learning Ages 0-5
Curious George Cartoon & Craft
Herndon Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 p.m.
Eatonville Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m.
North Orange Branch
Saturday, June 18, 1 p.m.
See what Curious George has gotten himself into this time with a preschool-friendly cartoon screening and
craft. Ages 3-5.
SMART Start
Orlando Public Library
Thursdays, June 2 and 16, 10 a.m.
Join us for hands-on early learning adventures observing science, math and art in a sensory-rich environment.
Dress for a mess. Ages 2-4. Seating is limited. Registration recommended.
MusicFirst Little Ones Music Class
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 2, 11 a.m.
MusicFirst introduces various music styles and instruments, broadening a child's understanding of sound,
language, beat, melody and sharing. Presented by Orlando Premier Music Instruction (OPMI). Ages 1-5.
Registration recommended.
So You Want to Learn a New Language
North Orange Branch
Fridays, June 3 – 24, 11 a.m.
Join us for a fun-filled language learning experience designed for your preschooler with hands-on activities,
songs and interactive technology using the Little Pim database (powered by Mango Languages). We will learn
beginner’s Spanish! Ages 3-5.
Little Picasso
Chickasaw Branch
Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.
North Orange Branch
Monday, June 6, 11 a.m.
Calling all preschoolers to freely and creatively explore and express themselves! Let your imagination and
little hands run wild with color, texture and more! Ages 3-5.
Cuéntame un Cuento: Tell Me a Story Bilingual Stories and Fun
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.
Enjoy bilingual stories and crafts for children. The library provides an interactive storytime in English and
Spanish suitable for speakers of either or both languages. The whole family is welcome.
All Aboard!
West Oaks Branch
Friday, June 10, 11 a.m.
Chugga-chugga choo-choo, all aboard! Become a conductor and join us for trainloads of stories and crafts.
Ages 3-5.
Bubble Playtime
Southwest Branch
Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers
and preschoolers. Limited space available.
Artsy Toddler
North Orange Branch
Mondays, June 13 and 27, 11 a.m.
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and explore age-appropriate art
experiences. Ages 1-3. Seating is limited. Registration recommended.
Tablet Tales
Edgewater Branch
Tuesdays, June 14 – August 9, 10:15 a.m.
Experience a digitally enhanced storytime! Let's explore another way to learn and read by using apps and
digital media! Ages 3-5.
Storybook Yoga
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.
Get an introduction to yoga with Maggie Mathwich. Learn poses inspired by your favorite picture books. Ages
3-6. Registration required.
Preschool Dance Party
Southwest Branch
Monday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.
Join the library for a fun event full of songs and dancing that will get you up off the floor to learn and play
along. Ages 3-5.
Books to Boogie
Southwest Branch
Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
Shake, rattle and roll as we dive into picture books and engage in dance and movement activities. Ages 2-5.
Citizenship & Language Learning
Practice Makes Perfect*
Southeast Branch
South Creek Branch
West Oaks Branch
Southwest Branch
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Tuesdays, noon
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
South Trail Branch
Fridays, 11 a.m.
North Orange Branch
Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.
If English is your second language, you are invited to improve your conversational English-speaking skills and
comfort level. Join us each week as an Adult Literacy League-certified instructor helps you build
confidence. This event is presented through a partnership between the Orange County Library System and the
Adult Literacy League.
Citizenship Inspired
Chickasaw Branch
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10:15 a.m.
North Orange Branch
Sundays, June 5 and 12, 1:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch
Saturdays, June 4, 11 and 18, 10:15 a.m.
South Creek Branch
Sundays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m.
West Oaks Branch
Mondays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6 p.m.
.Students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. To be eligible for
U.S. Naturalization, you must be able to read, write and speak basic English. This series is for adult learners
and is free. Registration required. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323.
Genealogy
How to Find Your 2nd Revolutionary War Patriot
West Oaks Branch
Thursday, June 9, 2 p.m.
Join us for a workshop on how to find your next patriot, document your lineage and prepare your supplemental
application for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Even if you are not yet a member of the
DAR, you can learn useful information about researching your Revolutionary ancestors and joining the DAR.
Hosted by the William P. Duval Chapter, NSDAR.
Branching Out to Find Your Roots: Genealogy, The Very Basics
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about your family history but don't know where to begin? This event will introduce
you to genealogical terms and techniques. Learn how to complete an ancestor chart and how to garner
information from living relatives and household sources. A very brief discussion of sources that can be used
for family history research will also be covered.
What I Learned at the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference: Part 1
West Oaks Branch
Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m.
Hear about genealogical information, presentations and resources discovered at the 2016 National
Genealogical Society (NGS) Annual Conference. Branch Manager Gregg Gronlund will discuss the programs
he attended and share additional information about resources and research strategies.
Branching Out to Find Your Roots: Discovering U.S. Census Records
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
The United States Federal Census has been conducted every 10 years since in 1790. Learn about what
information is contained in each of the censuses. Plus, discover how to use the various bits of information from
the census as clues to further your research.
What I Learned at the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference: Part 2
West Oaks Branch
Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
Genealogy Specialist Allison Ryall will discuss the programs she attended the 2016 National Genealogical
Society (NGS) Annual Conference and share information about resources and research strategies.
Branching Out to Find Your Roots: Using Vital Records
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
Births, marriages and deaths are important pieces of information for your family history. Become familiar with
the key sources for locating your ancestors' vital records and learn workarounds for when the records you need
aren't available.
Library Events
Stress Buster Coloring Hour
Southwest Branch
Wednesday, June1, 10:30 a.m.
Turn off your phone, unplug your computer and join us for an hour of adult coloring. Not only is coloring
calming and good for your health, it's fun! Supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. This
event is intended for those ages 18 and older.
Movie Screening: Labyrinth
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Friday, June 3, 11 a.m.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Labyrinth with a screening of the film. Enter a fantasy world full of myth,
magic and music as you watch Sarah’s struggle to save her brother from the Goblin King, played by the iconic
David Bowie.
The Minimalists Meetup
Winter Garden Branch
Monday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
Meet local people inspired by “The Minimalists,” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Whether you
enjoy The Minimalists podcast or books, we are sure to have a lively discussion. Registration recommended.
Be Bear Aware
North Orange Branch
Monday, June 6, 7 p.m.
This informative and educational program is loaded with tips on how to co-exist successfully with the Florida
black bear. Presented by the Central Florida Zoo.
CareerSource Job Search Assistance
Alafaya Branch
Monday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Monday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Orlando Public Library, Reference Central Monday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North Orange Branch
Monday, June 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spend time with experts from CareerSource Central Florida. Explore the services they provide and learn how
to connect with employment opportunities using career counseling, skill development workshops and more.
Tai Chi for Health
Southwest Branch
Wednesday, June 8, 10:15 a.m.
Introduction to basic energy exercises (Qigong) and Tai Chi principles of movement. Learn about the many
health benefits of Tai Chi including a healthy body, strong heart and sharp mind. This class is taught by master
martial art instructor Jon Malone. No prior Tai Chi experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
allowing for freedom of movement. Registration required.
America’s Most Haunted
Windermere Branch
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC will take you through a virtual tour of some of the most haunted locations
in America, local gems and other locations they have investigated. For more information, visit
tntparanormal.com.
Paper Crafts for Adults
West Oaks Branch
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.
This month's craft is greeting cards! Create a card for Father's Day or any other occasion. All supplies will be
provided. Registration required.
Savvy Savers
West Oaks Branch
Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Join in the savings! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting.
Essential Oils for Skin and Body Care
North Orange Branch
Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m.
Essential oils provide a safe, gentle and natural alternative for expectant and new moms. Essential oils can
provide relief for many common issues related to pregnancy and afterward. This class will cover many uses of
essential oils during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and baby care. Handouts will be provided.
Florida Lawyers In Libraries
Washington Park Branch
Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
South Trail Branch
Monday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Local lawyers will discuss issues of access to courts and justice. Lawyers will also provide guidance and
information on referral to legal resources for attendees
Oakland: Seeds of Growth
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
Did you know that Oakland, Florida was once the railroading and social center of Orange County? The small
agricultural community swelled in importance when the Orange Belt Railway set up its offices and shops in the
little town in the late 1880s. Natives and newcomers can learn about the town's earliest decades, and what
happened to bring growth to a halt in this presentation series. Presented by Jim Crescitelli, program director of
the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.
Science Saturday: Explore Jupiter
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.
Join Derek Demeter, the director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium to explore the Solar System's largest
planetary member, Jupiter. Learn about the upcoming arrival of Juno, a new spacecraft that will explore the
many mysteries of Jupiter's own planetary system like the icy moon of Europa.
Volunteer Fair
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Sunday, June 26, 2 -4 p.m.
Curious about what year-round volunteering opportunities there are in the Central Florida area? Visit various
organizations that offer volunteer services to the community. Attendees can meet representatives from
Freedom Ride, Inc., Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, Keep Orlando Beautiful and the Streets and
Stormwater Division, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc., Orlando Repertory
Theatre, Orlando VAMC, Peace Corps, Pet Alliance Orlando, UCP of Central Florida and more.
Haunted Case Files
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.
Join the paranormal research investigators, TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC as they take you through a
virtual tour of some of their most haunted case files. They will discuss some of the claims and stories from
those locations and review data collected. For more information, visit tntparanormal.com.
Modern Parenting
Car Seat Safety
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Is your child in the safest car seat? Stop by and find out! Cars will be checked on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Porteo 101: Crianza en Brazos
Chickasaw Branch
viernes, junio 10, 10:30 a.m.
Únanse a BWI de Orlando para aprender acerca del Porteo (Crianza en brazos). Pase por nuestra reunión para
conocer a otras familias que comparten el mismo interés y reciba consejos cómo portear a su bebé
correctamente. Pruebe diferentes cargadores para así tomar una decisión de cuáles serían una buena opción
para usted y su familia.
Help Me Grow
South Creek Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 2:30 p.m.
Herndon Branch
Tuesday, June 28, 1:30 p.m.
As babies grow, there are certain physical, cognitive and social milestones that serve as indicators of standard
development. Delays in milestones can sometimes be an indication of other issues. For parents or caregivers of
children that are concerned or have questions about their child’s development, the Help Me Grow program at
the Heart of Florida United Way, can help identify developmental delays and connect families to local
community based services. For more information, visit ocls.info/helpmegrow or dial 2-1-1.
Newborn Babywearing Workshop
Winter Garden Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Join Babywearing International of Orlando to learn the fundamentals of babywearing and how to safely wear
your newborn. Try out different carriers to find which ones would be a good choice for you and your family, or
bring your own carrier to get help with the perfect fit!
Starting Your Puppy off Right
Windermere Branch
Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
A great many behavioral problems in dogs can be prevented with proper puppy care and training. If you have a
puppy or are planning on getting one, Todd Campbell of South Orlando Dog Training will offer guidance to
train your puppy the right way with no force and no strife. He will educate you on new reward-based training
methods that will make your puppy love to be with you and obey you. For more information, visit
dogtrainingorlando.com.
Cooking with the Family
Eatonville Branch
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira, will make an easy recipe that can
you can fit into your family’s busy schedule by preparing ahead of time. She will share tips on how to involve
the family in the planning and making of a delicious meal. To learn more, visit bbwmira.com. Space is
limited. Register online at ocls.info or please call 407.835.7323.
Music in the Library
Makeshift
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.
Enjoy a live performance by the all-male a cappella group Makeshift. Their smooth vocal harmonies will
delight audiences with barbershop, doo wop, gospel and pop standards.
Accordion Craze
South Creek Branch
Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.
Eatonville Branch
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.
Herndon Branch
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.
Join members of the Central Florida Accordion Club for an educational performance with the unique musical
instrument, the accordion! Exercise your mind with this instrument and learn all about the accordion and how
it works to make fun music. Presented in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month.
When I Grow Up: Folk, Classical, Broadway and Beyond
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m.
Take a tour of musical genres as Mrs. Theresa's Kids present “When I Grow Up,” a collection of folk,
classical, Broadway and beyond. Students will present vocal and piano performances. Mrs. Theresa's Kids is
under the direction of Theresa Scavarda.
Journey Into The Performing Arts : The Magic of Broadway
Chickasaw Branch
Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m.
Students from Journey into the Performing Arts of Kids Helping Kids will perform at your local library. This
local music and dance school teaches the value of learning, sharing and giving back to the community at an
early age.
Nicholas Roberts
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m.
Nicholas Roberts is a songwriter from Orlando. Roberts crafts mellow acoustic folk music and is often
compared to Iron and Wine and James Blunt. Recently relocated from Nashville, he is set to release his 2nd
solo album in Spring 2016. His previous work has been featured on MTV, CNN and FOX Sports.
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and More
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Sunday, June 19, 4 p.m.
Pianist Giorgi Chkhikvadze presents a piano recital featuring the works of Chopin and Liszt. Chkhikvadze has
performed internationally at numerous music festivals and has appeared on various radio and television
broadcasts.
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Hearing Screening
Alafaya Branch
Friday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Hearing is an essential part of our everyday communication. Hearing connects us to our families, friends and
keeps us connected to the world. Hearing loss is gradual, but can be treated with amplification from hearing
aids. Connect Hearing helps people stay connected by offering premium, complimentary testing, servicing and
after -care rehabilitation. For more information, visit ConnectHearing.com or call 407.351.9679.
Why Falls Are a Big Deal & How to Prevent Them
West Oaks Branch
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.
Falls later in life can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Discover exercises and activities that can
reduce your risk of falling. Learn how simple changes around the home or in the clothes you wear can also
make a difference. This seminar is part of the LIFE Information for Elders series presented by the OCLS and
Orange County’s Commission on Aging. Call 407.836.7446 or e-mail [email protected] to register.
Reinventing Yourself After Retirement
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Thursday, June 16, 12:10 p.m.
Retirement is not just about finances and budgets. Learn when to begin planning for the “other” part of
retirement—and how to conduct a self-assessment to discover what is important to you and the goals you want
to achieve in the future. Then learn how to create and implement this plan. This seminar is part of the LIFE
Information for Elders series presented by the OCLS and Orange County’s Commission on Aging. Call
407.836.7446 or e-mail [email protected] to register. A small lunch is provided to the first 50 people to
RSVP
Tai Chi for Relaxation
Southeast Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
Alafaya Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial art that places emphasis on breathing. Its movements consist of fluid,
gentle, graceful and circular movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. Breathing is deepened and slowed,
aiding visual and mental concentration. Learn the basics of this ancient technique. Attendees are encouraged to
dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
Savvy Seniors
Orlando Public Library, Magnolia Room
Wednesday, June 22, 2:30 p.m.
Get tips and tricks on using electronic devices from Boone High School student volunteers. Bring your
personal electronic devices to get one-on-one guidance on how to use your device.
Your Life, Your Legacy
Southeast Branch
Monday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Dignity Memorial representatives share the advantages of preplanning final arrangements. Learn about the
financial and emotional benefits this can have for you and your loved ones. Plan ahead for all the right reasons.
Blood Pressure Screening with Walgreens
Alafaya Branch
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Walgreens will provide free blood pressure screenings to adults. Ages 18 and older.
Summer BreakSpot
Free lunches for Orange County kids!
Beginning in June, the Orange County Library System will once again team up with Orange County Public
Schools and the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the Summer BreakSpot Program,
which offers children free meals at participating locations across the state.
Monday through Friday, from June 13 through Aug. 5, food trucks and buses will visit the library system’s
Hiawassee, Edgewater, Chickasaw and South Trail branches to serve free lunches to kids 18 and under
Monday through Friday. Once kids have received their lunches, they are invited inside the library to have
lunch and participate in fun and educational Summer Reading Program events.
Last year, the Summer BreakSpot program served more than 11,000 to children at two Orange County library
branches. The program was so successful that two new library locations have been added this year so even
more kids can participate.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, more than a million Florida children who
rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year go hungry during the summer. Their families
struggle to make ends meet and may be unable to afford three nutritious meals per day for their children. The
Summer BreakSpot program at the library helps area families feed their kids’ bodies and minds with nutritious
food and educational events at no cost.
Beginning June 13, a bus will serve lunch daily at the Hiawassee Branch, 7391 E. Colonial Drive from 11:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m., and at the South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail, from 1:15-2:15 p.m.
A food truck will serve lunch daily at the Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m, and at the Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail, from 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Summer Food Bus
Summer Food Truck
Hiawassee Branch (11:30 – 12:30)
Edgewater Branch (11:30 –12:30)
South Trail Branch (1:15 – 2:15)
Chickasaw Branch (1:15 – 2:15)
Technology Highlights
Melrose Camps
From sewing to woodworking to sound effects, Melrose Camps have something to interest learners from ages
7 to 17. Seating is limited, so register today! Visit ocls.info/melrosecamps.
It’s Sew Easy Camp (Ages 11-17)
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro.
Work on projects from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric of your choice and professional sewing
machines in this five-day camp. This is a free camp for Orange County Library cardholders.
Arduino Electronic Engineering for Teens (Ages 14-17)
Using a combination of electronics and software engineering, learn how to design, assemble and program with
an Arduino™ micro-controller. Discover how to use controllers to operate sensors, lights, motors and more in
this five-day camp.
Lego WeDO Robotics for Kids (Ages 7-10)
Students build and program Lego projects with a simple computer interface in this five-day camp. Learn how
technology plays an active role in our everyday life. Apply STEM education skills in a collaborative learning
environment while working on a WeDo challenge project. This is a free camp for Orange County Library
cardholders.
Audio Post-Production for Tweens and Teens (Ages 11-17)
Create the perfect soundtrack. Add dialogue, sound effects and music to an animated film using Adobe
Audition. Use sound design techniques to craft original sounds for your film in this five-day camp. A $25
materials fee applies.
Video Production for Tweens and Teens (Ages 11-17)
Create your own movie with hands-on training from professional instructors. Write, produce, shoot and edit
like the pros in your first video clip in our state-of-the-art video production studio. A $25 materials fee applies.
Meet Me at the Melrose!
Featured Meetup: Orlando Video & Post Production Meetup
Do you have a project you're working on? We can help you find ways to finish it! Do you have a finished
project you need to distribute? We can guide you to resources for distribution and fundraising for independent
productions. Join us at the Orlando Public Library's Melrose Center to discover the awesome video producer
in you! You'll have the opportunity to network with experienced video producers, writers, directors and editors.
Something Like Reality
Introduction to Augmented Reality Using Aurasma
Enhance real life experiences using Aurasma, an industry-leading augmented reality app for iOS and Android
devices. Learn about the wild world of Augmented Reality that recognizes images and displays interactive,
educational content using your device's camera! It's Like the Real World, Only Better! Don’t forget to bring
your own mobile iOS or Android device (smart phone, tablet, etc.).
3D Animation with Maya for Tweens and Teens (Ages 11-13)
Discover how famous animators model, rig and animate cartoon movies and video games. Create the concept
idea of a vehicle on paper, and animate a car in Maya.
Camp Savvy: The Virtual Painter (Ages 6-8)
Children ages can use an image-editing program to create and modify your own digital work of art.
Get on the Right Page
Get tips to develop your Web page or improve your design. Visit ocls.info/classes to check the calendar and
register for a class at a library near you!
Create a Video Landing Web page
Looking for an exciting way to promote your business or project? Boost your search engine rankings with an
HTML5 landing page optimized with background video! Bring a storage device, so you can take home what
you create for further SEO tinkering. This class is ideal for creative professionals and business owners who
want to enhance their presence on the Internet. Filmmakers and web designers will also find this class useful as
an additional way to display their work.
Create Websites Using WordPress
Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress.com, which offers lots of options for skinning
your site the way you want it.
Tech Talks & Tips
Tech Talks: Tech Central
For more information, visit ocls.info/melrose or call 407.835.7323.
Cloud Storage
Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center
Saturday, June 11, 1:30 p.m.
What is cloud storage and how does it work? Representatives from Host Dime will explain what powers the
cloud and answer questions about how companies store their data in the cloud. Discover the technology behind
the scenes in a data center environment, then see how servers power the software to store data in the cloud.
Local Web Marketing
Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
If you know that local web marketing is important for your business, but don't know where to start, this Tech
Talk is for you. Get facts and insights from two industry-leading professionals. Discover the importance of
design, great content, SEO and more! Learn effective tips to increase traffic and drive sales and grow your
business like you never thought possible.
Featured Classes
Join the Maker Movement!
Camp Savvy: Crafty Capers Camp (Ages 8-10)
Savvy students can craft simple and easy projects using LED lights, circuits and a 3D printer. A materials fee
applies.
Camp Savvy: Basic Coding (Ages 6-8)
Come on a coding adventure! Join the Foos to solve problems using visual code. Walk, jump and build your
way to the finish.
Camp Savvy: littleBits: Engineering and Design (Ages 9-12)
Build electronic models that solve real-world problems with these simple-to-use kits of electronic components.
Learn how power, sensors and output devices can be combined to construct machines that react to their
surroundings.
Explore the World Around You
Camp Savvy: PHUN with Physics (Ages 9-12)
Have fun with physics! Learn to program objects in this physics simulator.
Camp Savvy: Google Earth (Ages 9-12)
Fly around the globe and view famous world landmarks using Google Earth. Also, go beyond the Earth with
Google Sky!
TechKrew: Intro to Electromagnets Using Snap Circuits (Ages 11-17)
Explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects.
Learn the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about
electromagnets a snap.
Develop Your Artistic Vision
TechKrew: Film and Edit a Movie (Ages 13-17)
Use film-making techniques to create and edit your own movie. Add transitions, special effects and titles to put
the finishing touches on your work.
Camp Savvy: Animate Characters Using Adobe After Effects (Ages 9-12)
Explore modern technologies that are used in animating cartoon characters in movies and video games.
Camp Savvy: Coloring with Photoshop (Ages 6-8)
Use Adobe Photoshop to bring Library Mascots Squirt and Juicy to life! Learn how to work with Layers, Move
and Transform tools and much more!
Tween/Teen Programs
Dramarama
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 p.m.
Eatonville Branch
Thursday, June 9, 3:45 p.m.
Not enough drama in your life? Join us for theatre games and activities sure to enhance your stage presence.
Teen Art Adventures: Doodle Art
Eatonville Branch
Thursday, June 2, 3:45 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 2, 5 p.m.
Doodle your way to becoming an artist. Discover how to use simple repetitive patterns to create brilliant works
of art.
Not-So-Bored Games
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, June 8, 12 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 9, 3:30 p.m.
Eatonville Branch
Tuesday, June 14, 2:30 p.m.
Herndon Branch
Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 p.m.
If you are experiencing the end of school brain drain, hang out with us at a not-so-boring event. Fill up on fun,
games and activities.
DIY Miniature Zen Gardens
Chickasaw Branch
Friday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Edgewater Branch
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.
North Orange Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 5:30 p.m.
Construct a Zen garden from rocks and gravel while exploring the art of abstraction.
Teen Summer Kickoff – After Hours
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the start of summer with live music, food, gaming and other activities throughout the night. Be sure
to wear white because the black lights will be in full force! Ages 13-18. Visit ocls.info/teenkickoff to learn
more.
SRP: Game Changer: A Dungeon & Dragons™ Writing Adventure
Orlando Public Library
Monday - Friday, June 13 - 17, 1 p.m.
Game Changer’s unique five-day camp will lead you through the fundamentals of the galaxy's most famous
tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons™. Develop your character, write an epic adventure as it
unfolds within your mind's eye, battle monsters, solve mysteries, and most importantly, have fun with other
gamers. Registration required.
Race to Win
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, June 15, 3 p.m.
Washington Park Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 4 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Thursday, June 30, 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a race around the library to solve clues, complete physical and mental challenges, avoid roadblocks
and be the first to arrive at the designated pit stop.
Meet the Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Alafaya Branch
Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m.
Join Alafaya’s librarian and young adult author, Lauren Gibaldi (The Night We Said Yes) to celebrate the
release of her second novel, Autofocus. The book follows Maude as she searches for information on her birth
mother, and wonders if who we are is determined at birth, or if we can change as we grow. Enjoy a Q&A
session, book sale, signing and cake!
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto
South Creek Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 2 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 4 p.m.
Washington Park Branch
Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m.
Edgewater Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 1 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Wednesday, June 22, 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to draw in the style of Japanese cartoons known as anime with artist Carlos Nieto! Visiting from
SoCal, Nieto has worked as a layout artist on The Simpsons, as well as a visual consultant for Disney. He
currently works with children and families as the artist in residence at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Seating is limited. Registration recommended.
Didge-Fit Workshop
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, June 22, 3 p.m.
Learn how to play the didgeridoo, including animal sounds and simple rhythms, and experience a natural
cardio workout while having fun and being motivated to live healthfully! Presented by Didgeridoo Down
Under. Registration required.
Bath Bomb Fab Lab
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, June 29, 3 p.m.
Use the scientific method and get hands-on to investigate beauty product ingredients and learn how they are
made. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own natural and organic fizzing bath bomb to
take home. Presented by Pretty on Purpose. Registration required.
Grand Prize Giveaway
Grab your opportunity to win fantastic prizes! Receive one entry for each event or TechKrew session you
attend, for writing a book review and for each photo you enter in the Teen Photo Contest. Winners will be
drawn randomly at the End-of-Summer Teen Party on Saturday, August 6 at 3 p.m. Must be present and
between ages 11–18 to win. Orange County Library System regular, property owner or fee card in good
standing is required to win. For official rules, visit ocls.info/srpteens.
Teen Photo Contest
June 11 – July 30
Show us your world this summer! Take a photo with your camera or smartphone and earn an entry to the
Grand Prize Giveaway on Saturday, August 6 at 3 p.m.! See official rules and enter online at
ocls.info/srpteens. Ages 11–18. Orange County Library System regular, property owner or fee card in good
standing is required to win.
Teen Clubs
Mayor Buddy's Book Club Discussion Group
Orlando Public Library
Thursdays, June 2 - 30, 4:30 p.m.
Join Mayor Buddy’s Book Club weekly discussion group to talk, meet other book club members, share
experiences and have fun. See what we are reading and sign up for the club at mayor.ocls.info.
Animanga
Orlando Public Library
Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m.
Are you an anime and manga fan? If so, join us to interact with other teens who love Japanese entertainment.
Chat about your favorite manga and watch anime while meeting new friends! The club meets the third
Thursday of every month. Ages 13-18.
Teen Library Corps
All Locations
Volunteer with the Teen Library Corps and give back a little “TLC” to your library and your community. Plan
and help out at events, give suggestions for teen services, meet new people and earn community service hours
for school. If you are between the ages of 13-18 and love to have fun, join TLC today! For more information,
please call 407.835.7323 or go online at ocls.info/TLC.
Gaming at the Library!
If you love gaming like we love gaming, get your game on at the library! Join us for action-packed fun at
multiple locations. Visit ocls.info/GamingEvents for dates, times and locations.
The Writers’ Corner | ocls.info/writerscorner
Debunking the Myths: Clarifying Common Misconceptions
About Writing, Agents and Traditional Publishing
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Sunday, June 5, 4 p.m.
Published authors Jose Iriarte and Elle E. Ire will discuss the rumors, the assumptions, and the realities behind
writing and traditional publishing, addressing misinterpretations and setting the record straight.
From First Idea to Full Story
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Tuesdays, June 7, 14 and 21, 6:30 p.m.
In this three-week workshop, learn useful mechanisms to build a story from a small kernel of an idea. Author
Andrew Robinson will teach writers to grow their ideas into short stories, screenplays and full -length books.
Earning a Five-Star Book Review
Alafaya Branch
Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Every author who submits his or her book for review hopes for those five beautiful stars. Unfortunately,
mistakes in many areas can lower a book’s rating. Find out how to avoid these common writing traps and give
readers (and reviewers) exactly what they want with book reviewer and author, Leslie C. Halpern.
Writers Group
Orlando Public Library, Magnolia Room
Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m.
Join fellow writers for critique, discussion and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome.
Please attend one meeting before submitting a piece for critique.
Orlando Book Festival
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books. Join us for book signings, panel discussions,
writing workshops and two keynote addresses from New York Times bestselling authors Chuck Wendig and
Allison Brennan. Visit ocls.info/obf to see all of the participating authors.
Meet the Author: Abbi Glines
Chickasaw Branch
Tuesday June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Abbi Glines is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary
Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys and Existence series. Join us for an author Q&A session and book signing to
celebrate the release of her newest book, Up in Flames.
Your Library at Home
EPOCH
epochlegacies.org
Featured Database of the Month – HeritageQuest Online
ocls.info/database
Investigate your family tree with easy-to-use HeritageQuest Online. One of the largest online genealogy
databases, you can search it from home for free. Start your search with U.S. Federal Census records (17901940) then explore all of the rich resources available. From beginners to the experienced researcher,
HeritageQuest Online is an invaluable, family discovery tool.
Featured Resource of the Month – Genealogy
ocls.info/genealogy
Interested in tracing your family history? This resource guide provides everything you need to get started,
including links to e-books, printable research charts, lectures, classes and free online databases. Experienced
genealogists can go beyond the basics with information on researching different ethnicities, planning research
trips and sharing your findings with other enthusiasts.
Orlando Memory
orlandomemory.info
Upcoming Events for July
Bucky & Gigi present Fun, Funny & Fit
Southwest Branch
Friday, July 1, 10:30 a.m.
Windermere Branch
Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m.
Bucky and Gigi will amaze and amuse you with their comedic clown show full of magic, juggling, circus skills
and more! Ages 6-12.
Stinky Science
Edgewater Branch
Friday, July 1, 1 p.m.
Explore the sense of smell and discover bizarre and gross facts about some of the world’s most smelly stuff!
Ages 6-12.
On Your Mark, Get Set… MOVIES!
South Creek Branch
Friday, July 1, 10:30 a.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Friday, July 1, 2:30 p.m.
South Trail Branch
Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m.
Southwest Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2 p.m.
Southeast Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 3 p.m.
Alafaya Branch
Thursdays, July 7, 2 p.m.
Race to the library for this awesome summer movie series! Ages 6-12.
Marshmallow Games
Alafaya Branch
Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m.
Herndon Branch
Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, July 9, 3 p.m.
On your mark, get set…GO! Learn about marshmallows and compete in a variety of games featuring this ooey,
gooey sweet treat. Ages 6-12.
Library Art Box
Chickasaw Branch
Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m.
Open up the art box and be inspired! Join us as we become movie-motivated to create with various art media.
Ages 11-18.
Star Wars® Galactic Games
Southeast Branch
Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m.
Eatonville Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2:30 p.m.
Hiawassee Branch
Thursday, July 7, 3 p.m.
Do you sense the force? Get into gear with galactic games and activities that celebrate the Star Wars®
Universe. Costumes welcome! Ages 6-12.
On Your Mark, Get Set… CREATE!
Orlando Public Library
Saturday, July 2, 3 p.m.
Join us for an open art lab! Participants will receive an art challenge and use creative thinking skills to plan and
design a project with the supplies given. What will you create? Ages 6-12.
The Glen Foster Show
Hiawassee Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.
Orlando Public Library
Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.
Edgewater Branch
Friday, July 8, 10:30 a.m.
It's time for mayhem with award-winning comedy magician Glen Foster! Ages 6-12.
Improve Your English Reading Workshop
Southwest Branch
Wednesdays, July 6 – 27, noon
Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and comprehension by reading a book.
Enjoy learning and meeting new people in a supportive environment. This event is presented through a
partnership between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League. Walk-ins welcome.
Crafting for a Cause
Herndon Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 3:30 p.m.
What makes someone a community helper? Is it someone who is brave, helpful and trustworthy? Join us for a
very special event where we salute community helpers and craft cards for the military. Ages 6-12.
Brain Fit for Kids
North Orange Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 5:30 p.m.
Exercise your mind! Strengthen your mental skills with crafts, games and activities. Ages 6-12.
Healthy-Fit Triviathon
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.
Sample tasty nutritional and exercise nuggets to beef-up our know-how. We will quiz you on health-related
trivia questions and nutrition facts sure to bring sweat to your brow and strengthen your mental muscle. Come
prepared to make serious strides toward a healthier you.
Fact or Fiction U.S.A.
Eatonville Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2:30 p.m.
North Orange Branch
Thursday, July 7, 5:30 p.m.
Do you know where you live? Test your knowledge and learn quirky facts about the great U.S. of A with
stories, activities, and crafts. Ages 6-12.
Cuisine Corner: Eating For Your Brain
Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room
Thursday, July 7, 6:15 p.m.
Can food make you smarter? Anna-Marie of beautyandthebeets.com will share recipes to boost your
brainpower!
Chair Fitness Fun
Eatonville Branch
Friday, July 8, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy slower movements with a good balance of sitting, standing and resting, designed for seniors, those with
limited mobility or persons looking for a more personal group fitness experience. Participants are encouraged
to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Presented by Fit to Dance 2.
Dig in the Florida Sand
Edgewater Branch
Friday, July 8, 1 p.m.
Florida has plenty of sand and the library has plenty of beach stories and crabby crafts. Don’t miss the fun!
Ages 6-12.
The Water Tasting Challenge
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Friday, July 8, 2 p.m.
The human body is made up of at least 60% water, making it an essential ingredient for everyday life. Join
library staff as we discuss the many treatment processes that water goes through and enjoy an interactive water
tasting challenge to see if you can taste the brand!
American Heart Association CPR/AED Course
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Become CPR certified with this four-hour course that teaches American Heart Association CPR/AED for
adults, children and infants. The certificate you receive is valid for two years. Hosted by Take Heart Orlando.
Space is limited. Registration required. Cost to take the course is $20/person and must be paid at the start of
class. Cash or check accepted. Checks can be made to Strengthen Orlando. To register, call 407.246.4277 or email [email protected]
Neo-Plastic Art
Winter Garden Branch
Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.
Learn to create your own art using the neo-plastic style of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Ages 6-12.
Hot Tempered Flying Creatures
South Creek Branch
Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.
The survival of the hot tempered flying creatures is at stake! Bring a friend and your powers for this Angry
Birds® inspired event and help your favorite feathered friends get their revenge with games, activities and
more! Ages 6-12.
Finding Your Family in U.S. Census Records
West Oaks Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.
The United States Federal Census has been conducted every 10 years beginning in 1790. Learn how to use the
library's databases to find your family in the U.S. Census Records. Discover what information is contained in
each decade's census and how find clues to further your research.
Meet the Tourist City Ghostbusters
Herndon Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of the Professional Paranormal Investigation and Elimination business. Meet the heroes
of your local branch of busters, see their amazing equipment used to wrangle the spooks, specters, ghosts and
goblins, and marvel at the assortment of haunted artifacts they've collected along the way!
Magic & Mayhem Present IMAGINIZE!
Winter Garden Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2:30 p.m.
Join our friends from Magic & Mayhem, along with a surprise visit from ChaChing the Amazing Bunny, and
learn that we can stretch our minds and discover the possible in the impossible. Ages 6-12.
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