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Top Ten Stories for November 14 through November 20 include an undetermined death and a police shooting in Long Beach, and the opening of Amazon Fresh in Cerritos. Top Ten Stories for November 14 through November 20 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding …continue reading

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On November 16, 2021, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved to indefinitely eliminate library late fines. Beginning November 23, OC Public Libraries will take its 100 years of service in a new direction by removing late fines for overdue items. “Public libraries play an essential role in providing safe, …continue reading

In conjunction with April’s National Poetry Month, OC Public Libraries is partnering with LibroMobile Arts Co-Op to launch the inaugural OC Poet Laureate (OC-PL) and OC Youth Poet Laureate (OCYPL) programs in Orange County. Aiming to reflect regional demographics including approximately 60% people of color, these programs are intended to …continue reading

OC Public Libraries is recognizing a major milestone in 2021 as it reaches its 100th year of service. The OC Public Libraries centennial, to be commemorated with the tagline Celebrate the Past, Inspire the Future. 100 Years of Possibilities., was announced at yesterday’s Orange County (OC) Board of Supervisors meeting. …continue reading

With school looking different this year, OC Public Libraries’ literacy program, OC READ / Families for Literacy (OC READ), will be launching a series of Back-to-School events to support distance learning. “The County understands the need for literacy and family engagement are important in building a foundation for learning,” said …continue reading

Beginning today, library patrons can now pick up their holds thanks to OC Public Libraries new contactless Curbside Pick-up service. This announcement follows the reopening of book drops on June 9 as OC Public Libraries continues to follow State and County guidelines. This service is available today at all County …continue reading

OC Public Libraries is pleased to announce that library book drops will reopen beginning today. This is the first step in reopening for OC Public Libraries as it continues to follow State and County guidelines. The book drops were previously closed to protect the health and wellness of staff and …continue reading

Four adult graduates will be accepting their high school diplomas at OC Public Libraries’ Career Online High School Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 7- 9 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library located at 1855 Park Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. This is the second annual …continue reading