Events
Sorosis Club of Orlando Presents at Orlando Remembered, September 2022
                                                                                                                                                Photo by Juan Rivera The Sorosis Clu ... Read more
Places
OPL Expansion Plans and Construction Photos 1982-1985
ABOVE: April 20, 1983, looking Northeast with the 1966 OPL in the top right corner. Expansion of the 60,000 square foot 1966 Orlando Public Library was planned even before it opened on August 7, 1966, but the people of Orlando probably didn't think it wo ... Read more
People
Dorothy Field - Library Director 1995-2001
Dorothy W. Field – Library Director 1995-2001 Olive Brumbaugh was the first director of the Albertson Public Library, serving from 1923-1943, followed by Clara Wendel who served as director of the Albertson then the Orlando Public Library from 1943-19 ... Read more
Events
Booktoberfest 2018
Booktoberfest 2018 The following pictures are from the Booktoberfest event in 2018 at the Orlando Public Library. Featured in these photos are (L-R) Josh Shidel, Aiden Mitchell, Lynette Schimpf, Lauren Mathur. ... Read more
Places
Orlando Public Library Expansion 1982-1986
OPL Expansion from 60,000 to 290,000 square feet! From APL to OPL The Orlando Public Library was dedicated on Sunday, August 7, 1966, replacing the old Albertson Public Library which opened to the public on November 8, 1923. Compared to the old library, ... Read more
Events
Pull for the library! - 1980 Campaign for Library Expansion
1980 Campaign for Library Expansion Pull for the Library! After expecting a library expansion millage referendum to be on the ballot "any time now" since 1976, the measure was finally put before voters in the Orange County, Florida, district served by t ... Read more
Events
Orlando Public Library Dedication 1966
From APL to OPL After decades of waiting, construction of the new Albertson Public Library began in October 1964. In May 1965, it was decided that the name of the new library would be the Orlando Public Library. Read a memo to staff regarding the library ... Read more
Organizations
Annual Reports - From Albertson Public Library to OCLS - 1923 to 1979
Above: Cover of the 1960-1961 Annual Report with an actual library card attached. Annual Reports The annual reports for the Albertson Public Library run the gamut from simple small reports produced in the 1930s during the financial crisis, to more elabo ... Read more
Events
Mrs. Nils M. Schweizer and Architect Jerry Uhran Special Guest Speakers at Orlando Remembered, January 2020
Mrs. Nils M. Schweizer and Architect Jerry Uhran were the Special Guest Speakers at the Orlando Remembered meeting on January 15, 2020 in the Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library. Mrs. Schweizer is the widow of Architect Nils M. Schweizer ... Read more
People
Jo Anne Feldstein
CRASH KILLS LIBRARY VOLUNTEER By Rene Stutzman Orlando Sentinel Staff Writer April 28, 2016 Jo Anne Feldstein, 88, who was hit and killed by an SUV last week after volunteering at the Orange County public library downtown, was a New York fashion mod ... Read more
Topics
The Florida Collection
The Florida Collection at the Downtown Orlando Public Library holds many unique and interesting literary Florida gems. Items dating back to the 1800s and up to present day show hints of previous ownership, like an author's  scribbled  signature or  a p ... Read more
Organizations
Orlando Public Library - Library Square Proposal
The design for Library Square was part of the Orlando Central City plan (pages 24-25). It includes a summary on Library Square and a number of photos. To help you get your bearings, the far left corner is the intersection of Central with Rosalind i ... Read more