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Children's Services

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  --> Reader's Advisory
  --> Storytimes for all ages
  --> Class visits, library tours and instruction
  --> School outreach
  --> Special programs
  --> Children's Summer Reading Club


Click here for free educational eBooks. We have educational DK titles like Dinosaurs and Mythology and research sets like the Encyclopedia of World Biography, plus many more!


ABCmouse.com: With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+).
Only available on the Library's computers.

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books. The storybook library offers lively and interactive reading adventures for young children and their families.

Free Programs for Children

News ImageSpring Break Family Film Festival
Tuesday, March 31: "Cars 2" (Rated G)

Thursday, April 2: "Despicable Me 2" (Rated PG)

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageTweens Book Club
Tweens ages 8 - 12, join us in the Steve Ambriz Storytime Room to chat about the exciting "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series and enjoy some treats too!

Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
March 5: The Titan's Curse
April 2: The Battle of the Labyrinth

News ImageMusical Storytimes!
Presented by volunteer music teacher, Miss Mary!

1st and 3rd Fridays:
March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17,
May 1 & 15, and Jun 5 &19


11:00 - 11:30 am
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImagePaws to Read
Paws to Read gives children the opportunity to read aloud to a certified therapy dog! This special reading activity is fun for both the reader and the dog. Dogs are good listeners and will enjoy any story read at any pace.

Orange Public Library & History Center
Monday - 3:30 pm
March 16, April 20, May 18 & June 15

Taft Branch Library
Monday - 3:30 pm
March 2, April 15, May 13, and June 10

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
March 11, April 15, May 13 & June 10

News ImageA Wee Bit of Ireland
"A Wee Bit of Ireland" is a fun-filled look at Irish heritage through stories and songs performed by Ken Frawley. This program is a sing-along and clap-along show with family participation.

Saturday, March 14
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageTWEEN COMIC BOOK CELEBRATION BASH!
Tweens, ages 8-12, join us for this free program where you will enjoy snacks, discuss your favorite comic books and make a take-home craft.

Monday, March 23
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageSpring Storytime
Join us for a special story time about spring and fun stories, fingerplays & songs. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Saturday, March 28
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

News ImageOnce Upon a Story Time
Join us for a special story time to celebrate National Library Week and hear stories about fun times at the library, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Thursday, April 9
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

News ImagePreschool Fun
Young people and their parents will enjoy this program designed for young children that introduces sing-along participatory songs and great folktales. Children will be treated to songs like I Had Me a Rooster, Thinking of an Animal and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday April 14
11.00 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Taft Branch Library

News ImageEarth Day Storytime
Join us for fun stories, fingerplays & songs about Earth Day. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Wednesday April 22
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageCinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Karen Rae Kraut. Join along with songs and stories about Cinco de Mayo. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, May 5
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

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