Saturday, December 9, 2017

Youth Services

 "Valentine Roundup and the OB Corral" ~ Wednesday,

February 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

This is a special Children’s Program in honor of the adult “Big Read” book,
True Grit!

We are rounding up all the buckaroos & cowpokes, dudes & dudettes, tenderfoots & city slickers that we can find to join us for a rip-roaring good time!  Y'all are welcome to wear your cowboy, cowgirl, other old west or pioneer duds, and we will also have a cowboy/cowgirl photo backdrop down on the ranch for you to try out.  Join in with fun & games, pan for gold, find the horse of your dreams (hobby horse craft), try out some rodeo stunts, whistle along with some hoedown music, and join the chow line to wet your whistle & grab some grub.  Little tykes of all ages are welcome along with their kinfolk, so pony up and come on down!

For information on our many regularly scheduled preschool and afterschool programs,  pick up the monthly Youth Happenings flier, or check our online calendar at 

Teen Anime & Role Playing ~ Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for kids in High School

A Word from our Regional Librarian - Suzan Howes

All Regional Libraries in Volusia County will now have self-check Kiosks to make your visit to the library as quick as possible! 

Ormond Beach Library implemented the new kiosks on December 5.  Patrons can scan their library cards and then place their items on the platform for the machine to checkout.  A printed receipt will be produced when all the checkouts are complete. 

The screen on the kiosk will even provide recommendations for other titles you might like and will advertise of upcoming Library programs. All materials can be checked out on the kiosks.  Of course, if you have a fine, expired library card or a question, visit the Checkout desk for assistance.

Patrons will also be able to pick up any available reservations and take them directly to the self-check kiosk!  Should you need more information or have a question, staff will be standing by to help!

Volusia County Public Libraries will again be hosting a BIG READ event in 2018!  Our title this year is True Grit.  Book distribution and program information begin the middle of January, so watch out cowboys!!

February Program - Folk Singer Ray Kamalay

Ray Kamalay - February 19 – 2:00

Please join us on February 19th, at 2:00 pm, for another wonderful musical program.

Folk singer, Ray Kamalay, has a repertoire that includes Delta blues, Bach, and a variety of music from around the world.  He has built a repertoire of music that is familiar, intriguing, and fun.

 His amazing voice and wry humor are matched by his fine mastery of the guitar.  But Ray doesn’t leave it at that.   Besides the occasional joke (all “family” material, of course), Ray often tells the stories of the songs themselves, drawing the audience closer.  All of which exposes not only his fine talent, but his great love of the music itself.

Kamalay is a Detroit native, who has been a professional musician since 1974. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues including the Edinburgh Festival, Interlochen, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Please mark your calendars for this entertaining performance!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FOL Program - "The King" Returns on His Birthday!

Elvis Impersonator - Dave Elhert of Branson, MO

             January 8 – 2:00

Join in celebrating Elvis’ birthday with the outstanding performance by  Dave Elhert, one of the nation’s top Elvis impersonators! We asked Dave back because of the amazing performance he gave last year.  You were there in record numbers. 

To ensure your safety and manage the number of interested Friends and patrons, seats must be reserved.  As a Friend, you are receiving advanced notification before it is announced in the news.  So, take action and reserve your seat by doing the following: 
 Beginning December 15th there will be three ways to reserve one of the 180 seats: by phone, online, or in person at the library. There is a limit of two seats per person.  Larger parties will have to register per two attendees. Here’s what to do:
      -       BY PHONE:  Call 366-676-4191, Option 4, for a reference staff member to register your name, or

 -       ON-LINE: Go to Select the Calendar tab along the top of the screen, choose Jan. 8th, select Ormond Beach Library, Happy Birthday Elvis entry. Click on the register button.  Enter your first and last name, your phone, and email. If you are reserving two seats, repeat using the name of the person.  Select method of reminder. Click submit, or

-       IN PERSON: Go to the Reference Desk in the library and have the librarian register  you

Please arrive early to secure parking and check in at the auditorium upon arrival.

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!

The December 1 and 2 Holiday Book Sale receipts totaled $892.33! This sale concluded a very successful year for the Friends of the Library Book Sale Room. 

By having both the auditorium and the book sale room available for our quarterly sales we have reached another level of service to our faithful patrons. Next year, we will once again have four sales – with our next sale planned for early April.

Thanks to all our volunteers and their tireless work to maintain an organized and attractive book room. Looking forward to 2018 as another banner year.

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.