Foundation Projects & Events

Orange County Public Library Foundation Projects & Events

Current Projects:
  1. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten - An on-going system wide program offered through all 33 branches to encourage family literacy by offering recognition and prizes for books being read to children birth to 5. Foundation purchased 10,000 book bags given to participating families.
  2. Big Read -  6 month program focused on one book and culminating with March 7, 2018 Celeste Ng at Bowers Museum. Over 300 people came to hear the author discuss her books at a free program. Underwritten in part by OCPL Foundation
  3. Literary Orange with the Orange County Public Libraries. This event brings together authors, readers & libraries in a celebration of literature. Every April.
  4. Orange County Children’s Book Festival with the Orange County Department of Education, Orange County Public Libraries, and Orange Coast College. The Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. Every October.