Windermere (OCLS-Orange County Library System) Library Is Fantastic!
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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On Friday, after getting some produce and flowers at the Windermere Farmer’s Market, I stopped by our local Windermere Library for moments of respite from the Florida August heat (in the 90’s). It’s been a while since my last visit to 530 Main Street, Windermere, FL (407-835-7323).
It’s such a gem of a “Florida Cracker” style building, with a comforting wrap-around porch and 2 wonderful “Reader(s)” statues (one in honor of Grandchildren of Jim and Lynne Passilla
in honor of Grandchildren of Jim and Lynne Passilla
the other “Reading Is Forever” in memory of Lucy Nabers and Mollie Belle). It began as a town library, became a branch of the Orange County Library System (OCLS) in August of 1991. The current building resulted from efforts and donations of many Windermere residents.
It’s a wonderfully resourceful place, with books, magazines, CD’s
, classes, programs, bookable meeting room, etc. Our Windermere library is also progressive enough to make a great variety of Downloadable Media available to residents of Windermere and Orange County. Did you know that you can:
1. Stream 3 movies per week: Each movie can be streamed any number of times within 48 hours of its initiation. You cannot stream the same movie for 6 months after that. Freegal Movies & Television
2. Check out and download videos to your computer (both entertainment and informational videos) OverDrive Videos
3. Access over 500 videos on careers and workplace skills (with tips on landing a job to advancing in current jobs, etc.) Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
4. Find health & wellness information videos. Health & Wellness Resource Center
5. Obtaining a wide variety of videos on science (from astronomy, biology, computer science, earth science, environmental science, marine science, math, physics, and space). Science Online
6. Collection of streaming videos from your homes or offices for videos on Math and English as a Second Language. Standard Deviants Collection
7. Designed for Spanish speakers-World Book-Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica
8. There is much much more, such as : Axis 360, Freading, Freegal Music, OneClickdigital, OverDrive, Audiobooks, DIY Learning, E-books, E-magazines, Music, Movies & TV, Kids & Teens, Tools & Mobile-Friendly Resources .
9. Last but not the least: Downtown library has dedicated 26,000 sq. ft. of its second floor to fostering creativity through public access to innovative technologies. The space better known as the Melrose Center provides studios for photography, audio recording, and video production. One can also find fabrication lab (with 3D printers) and simulation labs, an interactive media wall and a fully wired conference room that seats 30. There are class series specifically for the youth market, including Camp Savvy classes for children age 6-12, Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits for Kids, TechKrew classes for kids age 13-18 on how to build websites, to create video games, to edit films, and more. Take a look at the video below:
By becoming a library user of OCLS (Orange County Library System), you will have access to so much information, educational and entertainment resources. If you are new in the area, what are you waiting for? Go to Get Your Card to register for OCLS library card.
Once you receive the card, you may obtain a PIN by logging in to your account on our website or by visiting an OCLS location. A PIN enables you to manage your account online, request material, access e-books and other downloadable products, register for computer classes and programs, use computers, WiFi and self-service checkout stations at locations, and more. Your library card will enable you to check out up to five items for the first two weeks, after which time the check out limit increases to 100 items. (OCLS web site)
What a great way to widen the horizon while reducing the entertainment budget for you and your family!
In the next few posts, additional resources at the Windermere Library will be shared.
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Gathered, written, photographed, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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