LIBRARY 2.0
The Winter Garden Branch of the Orange County Library System goes above and beyond when it comes to accepting advances in technology and encouraging people to read.

A library is often thought of as a place where people can go to unwind with a book. However, what you may not know is that libraries have so much more to offer.

The Winter Garden Branch of the Orange County Library System goes above and beyond when it comes to accepting advances in technology and encouraging people to read. When walking into this library, benevolent staff members greet customers and the cozy atmosphere immediately welcomes guests.

This library has numerous programs for kids and adults. The branch technology trainer describes the library as a “hidden gem” because many people don’t know how many activities you can experience besides picking up a book. Folks can take technology classes, attend toddler programs, make crafts and so much more.

The Winter Garden Branch welcomes new technology with open arms. For example, they offer e-books, coding classes and 3-D printing. Winter Garden’s branch also gets to test new technology before it becomes available to the other Orange County branches. Connecting with the community through social media allows the branch to bring more guests into their library.

The Journalism X Team with the Technology Branch Manager.

“Innovation is one of the things that they (Orange County Library System) value, “ says Natalie Houston, the Winter Garden Branch Manager.

Whether going to one of their many community classes, utilizing their new technology and computers, checking out a movie, an e-book, or a good old-fashioned hardcover, the library is a community treasure full of exciting possibilities and resources.

Story by:

Sarika Rao
Age 13