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Children's Services

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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.
Use your library card # when logging in from home.

Free Programs for Children

News ImageMagician Abbit the Average (all ages)
Magician Abbit the Average brings fun entertainment to families and children of all ages with a wide variety of magic tricks and audience participation

Tuesday, February 16
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Taft Branch

News ImagePajama Storytime Author Visit
Join Ms. Sue for a special Pajama Storytime featuring special guest author Lee Mader. Ms. Mader will be reading her book Violet Makes a Friend.

Tuesday, February 16
6:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center



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

Fridays @ 11:00 a.m.
February 19
March 11* & 18
April 8 & 22*
*will be held in the Steve Ambriz Storytime Room
Orange Public Library & History Center

ATTENTION: The Spring edition of Our Orange magazine lists incorrect dates for the months of April, May, and June.

News ImageHappy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (ages 5 to 12)
Our friends from the Orange Blossoms, An Auxiliary of Assistance League of Orange, will be reading stories along with helping kids create fun Dr. Seuss-themed crafts.

Saturday, February 27
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageA Wee Bit of Ireland (Ages 5-12)
"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 12
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImagePete the Cat Story Time
Join us for a special story time with fun loving Pete the Cat. Features songs and simple craft for young children which your child will be able to make and take home.

Monday, March 14
10:30-11:00
El Modena Branch

News ImageBunny Money Storytime (Ages 5-12)
Join us for a fun storytime and craft to help children and families celebrate the American Library Association's "Money Smart Week."

Tuesday, April 26
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageLisi Pigglepen's Play Place
Join us for very special storytimes, presented by Lisi Pigglepen.

Mondays 10:30 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageCelebrate Spring with Miss Mary-Pat's Storytime Shennanigans
Join us for lively, engaging stories and peppy songs for young children presented by Miss Mary-Pat. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, April 12
10.30-11.30 a.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageAngry Birds Storytime
Join us for a special story time and crafts to celebrate National Library Week and the upcoming Angry Birds Movie

Thursday April 21
3:00-4:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

News ImageAngry Birds Storytime
Join us for fun crafts and a story about the new Angry Birds Movie. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Wednesday, May 18
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageTween Angry Birds Party (ages 9-12)
Hey Tweens, gather your friends and join us at the library to make some fun Angry Birds crafts and get ready for the movie release.

Thursday, May 12
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageSpring into Summer Story Time Shenanigans
Join us for fun stories and songs with Miss Mary-Pat to welcome summer. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Thursday, May 26
3:00-4:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch
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