Saturday, September 7, 2019

Children's Programs

Our various summer programs were all very well-attended.  The finale, a performance by the Menestrelli Dog Circus, was especially well-received, with 197 people attending and declaring it to be a wonderful final show for the Universe of Stories summer program.

On the Horizon:

On Sept. 4 at 3 PM, we will be having our Crafternoons, where participants can make a craft to take home.  The program is aimed at K-5th grades, though all are welcome to come and participate.

We will once again be having our LEGOs Free Play on September 18 and October 23 (tentative).  However, due to many requests from our young patrons we will also be including a table to play Mobile Frame Zero.   The program is aimed at grades K-5 but all ages are welcome.

On September 25 at 3 PM will be having a Video Game Day giving kids grades K-5 a chance to play games that were released exclusively in Japan, along with other unusual kids’ games!

Kids N’ Cops returns in October.  Join Ormond Beach’s law enforcement officers as they tell a story and then do crafts with the kids!  As the specific date has yet to be decided, please keep an eye out on our library calendar on the Volusia Libraries website.  We also encourage you to stop on by & grab our Happenings calendar!

Monday, January 14, 2019

FOL October 18 Program - Chuck Smith of Angell & Phelps


There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with          
                               --Charles Dickens    
 Meet the Candy Man, 
     Chuck Smith of
        Angell & Phelps
      Chocolate Factory
   Friday, October 18, 2:00 pm

“I was the only guy in (Seabreeze) High School — the only football player, for sure — in my home economics class. I’ve always loved cooking, especially candy and chocolate,” said Chuck Smith, owner of Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory in Daytona Beach.

The Chocolate Factory’s first incarnation was in 1925, founded on Mackinac Island, Michigan by Riddell Angell and Cora Phelps who subsequently relocated to Daytona Beach at the start of WWII, where today you can visit and tour the facility – samples included!  

“I believe I make the highest quality chocolates for my customers.”  Chocolate-making for over 35 years, Chuck adheres to the founders’ commitments to integrity, honesty and excellence

Today, Angell & Phelps offers a plethora of goodies guaranteed to tempt any palate – including white chocolate-dipped Milk Bone biscuits for the Fido in your life.  Woof!

So, if you’d like the skinny on chocolate-covered sweets, or chocolate-covered savories like potato chips or bacon, be sure to meet Chuck at the Library on Friday, October 18 at 2 pm.    

Thursday, November 1, 2018

President's Corner

After a brief summer break, the Friends are back in full swing…scheduling entertaining programs and BOGO Friends Book Sales (see specifics in this newsletter)! 

The Big News is that the Friends Book Sale Room will be moving from the current glass enclosed room to a new, larger location in the library … the former Teen Room area!! 

This move is part of the renovations that will take place at our library.  We will begin moving books from the current Book Sale area to our new digs on September 3.  We can only imagine what a huge job that will be!

As a result of the move, though, fiction and non-fiction books and our other offerings will all be in the same room with helpful signage to make your search easier. 

We are grateful to the Ormond Beach Library for making this space available to us for you.

Be sure and check the Friends Bulletin Board in the Library hallway for notifications of our events!  You can also go online to view all the library’s scheduled programs, and don’t forget to take home a copy of Happenings for easy reference.

The Ormond Beach Library offers a wide variety of activities for all ages – I look forward to seeing you there!


Renewing Your Friends of the Library Membership

If you are not already a member of the Friends of the Library, now is the time to join!!.  

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!

This September, we are joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting Library Card Sign-up Month; an initiative to make sure every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Libraries provide computer access, free databases, movies, music, streaming resources, and educational programs for children and adults.

“Our professional staff is ready to assist students of all ages,” said Library Services Director Lucinda Colee. And for nontraditional students and life-long learners, we have GED resources, electronic databases, and more!

Bring a valid ID, proof of residency, and visit the library to get a card.  To learn about free library electronic resources, visit

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!


The book sale room has had a terrific summer, and I hope your summer has been wonderful also.

Now, as the children return to school and we look forward to more quiet days and hopefully a little cooler weather, we are also looking ahead to our Fall Sale

The sale will be October 5th from 9:15 to 3, and FOL members will have early access to the sale at 9 am. 

Please plan to come early and take advantage of the buy one get one offerings.

Renovation continues on the new Book Sale workroom and Book Sale area.  The end of this process is nearing.  This new space will provide a bigger and more user-friendly area to browse and find just the books for you, without having to crawl on the floor to see what’s on the bottom shelves!

I sincerely thank you for your continued support through donations and purchases.

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.