Monday, January 14, 2019

FOL February Program - Sonny & Perley

Sonny & Perley

The husband and wife team have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret which has become their musical signature. They engagingly perform the timeless standards of the Great American Songbook such as Gershwin and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Joanie Krueger, Program Chair

Thursday, November 1, 2018

President's Corner

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!  The past year was amazing and we look forward to a new year of incredible monthly programs, and FIVE BOGO Book Sales! 

Be sure to renew your membership with the form in this newsletter.  You help us in so many ways by renewing your membership!  For example, this year, in addition to the large number of books purchased for our OB library, we have:

Ø  Donated to the North Florida FOL Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief;

Ø  Become part of the sponsorship of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival to make “Literacy a Legacy” in the community; and

Ø  Funded the Ormond Beach Reluctant Reader, Easy Reader for Adult Literacy, and Juvenile and Teens

See you at our outstanding FOL programs, at the Book Sales, and of course, at the library!
Jane Finchum                                                                        

Renewing Your Friends of the Library Membership

It’s renewal time as well as welcoming new members to The Friends of the Library.  By renewing in November or joining for the first time, you receive 2 months “free”!  Annual membership runs from January 2019 to December, 2019.  

Your membership allows the FOL to assist in a variety of projects which would not be possible without your support.  By being a member, you receive a 10% discount on all Friends Book Sale Room items as well as early entry to the book sales which are held four times a year!

You may renew your membership or join in person at the library with our Circulation Staff. or by printing this form and sending in your check and completed form (below) to:     

        Friends of the Ormond Beach Library

                       30 S. Beach Street

               Ormond Beach, FL 32174

We truly appreciate your supporting our Library!

Friends of the Ormond Beach Library Membership Form (Please Print)

Date _____________________________________

Name ____________________________________

Address __________________________________

City/State _________________ Zip _________
Telephone ________________________________

Email Address _____________________________

Check One:         

______ Individual Membership                         $ 10

______ Family Membership                              $ 15

 ______Contributing Membership                    $  35

______ Corporate Membership                        $100

______ Life Membership                                  $150

______ Donation                                             ____

Check One:

______ Renewal

______ New Member

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

At the Library!

Access your favorite digital magazines using Flipster from EBSCO Information Services.

Flipster is a next-generation eMagazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines and is Kindle Fire compatible.

You can easily browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals and zoom in and out for better readability.

Apps are available for Android and Apple devices for off-line reading anytime, anywhere.

Available from Volusia County Public Library via the website @  A valid VCPL library card is required to access this digital magazine service.

Melissa Reynolds, Regional Librarian

Welcome Christina Wells

We are happy to announce the addition of Christina Wells to the Ormond Beach Regional Library team. Christina is our new Librarian I, Head of Circulation.

Christina describes herself this way:  “I’ve always loved libraries. They were my happy place when I was younger never imagining I could make my happy place into my dream job.  But, I managed to secure a spot in FSU’s online MLIS program, and now I’m living my dream, and looking forward to serving all of you to the best of my ability every day!”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!

As we begin the New Year, it is perfect time for a January sale.  Our first of 2019 will be held in the book room as well as the auditorium on January 5th from 9 until 3 pm.

Please plan to stop in for our famous BOGO sale.  Things will begin to slow down after the holidays and it is a great to time to relax and read a good book, listen to a fine CD, view a movie, on just thumb through a magazine. 

Our sale has it all with prices that are the best! 

Happy New Year to everyone, and I look forward to seeing you in the book room.

Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Chair

Why Be a Friend of the OB Library?

As the City of Ormond Beach population grows, so does the need for library materials, resources, programs and services. The mission of our Friends group is to support the Ormond Beach Library through fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism. We coordinate and staff the seasonal book sales and the Book Sale Room. We support the library’s children’s and teen programs, computer classes,  film series, speaker presentations and musical performances, sponsor the volunteer luncheon, help fund purchases of library furnishings, equipment and materials, stock the Free Seed Library and provide complimentary copies of the BookPage -- just a few of the things we do.

If you are interested in joining us, you’ll enjoy a few membership benefits, and we welcome you enthusiastically! You can be a one-time donor, a contributing member and a volunteer. You’ll find our brochures in tabletop stands around the library... on the circulation/checkout table, by the magazines, and in our Book Sale Room. We are a charitable, nonprofit organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

We encourage you to join our active and growing group! Questions? Call 386-676-4191, option 4, or email us at We appreciate your interest, support and involvement.