Friday, March 16, 2018

March Program - The Tampa Taiko Drumming Ensemble


Please join us Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm for an outstanding performance by The Tampa Taiko Japanese Drumming Ensemble.  Using a collection of taiko drums made from discarded barrels, Taiko drums are deeply entrenched in the fabric of Japanese culture.  They were used to drive away pests, bring rain, celebrate events, lead warriors into battle, and intimidate the enemy.  Taiko drums have had a great resurgence in Japan, and instruction in Taiko drumming is shared from generation to generation.

Mark your calendars for March 19th!  We look forward to presenting a fascinating program for our Friends and patrons.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

April Program - The Daniel Bennett Jazz Trio

The Daniel Bennett Jazz Trio
Hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation, New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett, joined by Nat Janoff on guitar and Matthew Feick, percussion, returns to Ormond Beach for an encore performance on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2:00 pm. 

The band was recently voted ‘Best New Jazz Group’ by New York City Hot House Magazine, and The Boston Globe described Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism."  They are currently touring to promote their new album, “Sinking Houseboat Confusion.” We are thrilled The Daniel Bennett Trio is returning to Ormond Beach.

Please join us on April 8th for a memorable performance!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Youth Services

Preschool Children’s Programs

Baby & Me ~ Lap babies not yet walking & their caregivers - Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Wiggly Walkers ~ Babies who are walking (up until 24 months) & their caregivers -Tuesdays OR Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:00 am
Ready to Learn ~ Pre-K ~ Children 3 to 5 years old -Thursdays at 11:00 am

Toddler Time ~ Children 2 Years Old -Tuesdays at 11:00 am OR Thursdays at 9:30 am

Jumping Beans Preschool Fun Fitness Time ~ Children 3 to 5 years old – Thursdays in March at 10:30 am
School Age & After-School Programs

Maker Lab for Kids: 3rd through 5th grades Tuesdays, March 13, 27 & April 10, 24 at 3:30 p.m.   Makerspace-type projects and activities for fun and discovery. Pre-registration is required at
Kids 'N Cops: All ages welcome - Wednesdays, March 7 & April 4 at 3:30 p.m. Guest police officers from the Ormond Beach Police Department visit & read with the children. 
Crafty Kids: K- 5th grade but younger may attend with adult - Wednesday, March 14 & April 11 at 3:30 pm.  A different creative project to do each month.
LEGOS for Kids: All ages - Wednesday, March 21 & April 18 at 3:30 p.m.  LEGO free play, fun & games.
Full STEAM Ahead: K – 5th grade -March 28 & April 25 at 3:30 p.m. STEAM Fun for school-age kids. 

Teen Program
Teen Anime Club: 6th – 12th grade - Fridays at 3:30 p.m.  Anime films and discussion.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!

The Book Sales room has been bursting with activity since the beginning of the year with both donations and sales.  We are very appreciative of the support from patrons, donors and volunteers to keep our little store stocked and looking inviting to all our visitors.

Our Spring sale is scheduled for Friday, April 27 from noon to 4, and Saturday the 28th from 9 to 1 in both the auditorium and the Book Sales room.  Plan to come in for this buy one get one opportunity.  We have so many wonderful books to choose and enjoy.

 See you soon!

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.