Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Welcome to Ormond Beach Library, Rebecca Russell!

Rebecca joins the Ormond Beach Regional Library as a Librarian II/Circulation Head. She recently returned to Florida after serving as Director of Library & Learning Resources at El Camino College, and a Learning Resources Supervisor at Ventura College in California. She earned her Library and Information Science Degree from FSU, a Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies from NYU, and a B.S in Visual Arts from SUNY.

Rebecca enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the natural beauty of Florida in her free time.

Friday, March 16, 2018

May Program - The FOL Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Kathy Kelly




Monday, May 14, 2018

Ormond Beach Library Auditorium

All members of the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library are encouraged to attend this very important annual meeting.

Three officer’s positions are due for election – President, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer.  Candidates for these positions are presented below.

After a brief general business meeting and election of officers, our guest speaker will be Ms. Kathy Kelly, former assistant managing editor of The News-Journal.


The Nominating Committee, Carla Topper, Chair, along with Bev Schlecht and Carrie Radam present the 2018 nominees…

For President

Jane Finchum has worn many hats: Friends Newsletter Publisher/Editor and Publicity chair, VP of Communications and Publicity, and President.  She has volunteered in Circulation and works weekly in the Book Sale Room. 

For Vice President   

Joan Krueger (Joanie) is Vice President and Program Planner. Joanie plays piano, leads a chorus in both a nursing home and a community singing group, loves reading, walking, bike riding and doting on her grandchildren.  

                             For Assistant Treasurer

Shirley Weibel, originally from Pennsylvania and the newest member of the FOL Board, is no stranger to volunteering!  In the past she has donated time and energy to the Library for the Blind, and graciously works in our own Book Sale Room twice weekly. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Children's and Youth Services

Libraries Rock! 

This is the theme for the summer Library program for 2018.  With many activities planned for children birth through 5th grades, our big summer kickoff will be on Wednesday, June 6 at 2:30 pm when we welcome Big Idea Balloons as our guests for a special double program.  First, they will perform their Rockin’ Readers Magic Show, followed by Do Magic Like a Rock Star workshop, so the kids can learn how to do some magic themselves!  Thank you to Friends of the Library for sponsoring this exciting family program!

Our Teens will be rocking too, as we offer a number of volunteer opportunities for kids in 6th through 12th grades.  They will participate in production & directing a Reader’s Theater Performance or do a story time for young children, or they may be a robotics or a Book Buddy mentor, and more!  The applications were accepted in April, and those participating will kick off with an orientation meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Please check our website, for a complete listing of both children’s and teen programs.  We will also have fliers with our Happenings available beginning at the end of May.

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 Fall Book Sale will be in September.  The date is to be determined.

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.