As part of our Children’s Initiative, every Orange County Public Elementary School has a dedicated staff liaison from the Orange County Library System (OCLS). Liaisons can answer questions about library services and make school visits. Call 407.835.7323 to connect to your liaison or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Middle and high schools can also e-mail Youth Services at email@example.com with questions or requests for services.
In fall, at the start of a new school year, OCLS holds its annual library card sign up contest, License to Learn. All elementary school teachers and their classes can participate. For more information, please visit http://www.ocls.info/licensetolearn.
Every year OCLS recognizes outstanding schools that partner with the Library by publishing its honor roll. Library liaisons nominate their schools for the Honor Roll based on the following criteria:
1. The school must have participated in License to Learn during the current academic school year.
2. The school must have satisfied at least one of the following requirements:
The library makes strides each year to promote literacy and create greater awareness of the services we offer. Invite the library to your next school/community event! Contact Youth Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A field trip to the library is a great way to celebrate literacy any time of year. The Orlando Public Library offers several programs for your school to choose from including library tours, storytimes and database classes. Branch locations offer storytimes and general library tours as well as tours that may highlight a specific part of the collection. Tours of a branch are available by special arrangement with the particular location of interest. The best part is all library field trip services are free of charge.