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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.
Basic ESL - Learn English Online
Basic ESL ® is an online system built to deliver to a student the knowledge of English as a second language.

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 ImageManners Matter! (Grades 1-5)
Children in grades 1 - 5 will learn social and dining etiquette in this special four week program presented by the Pacific Conservatory.

August 26; September 9; September 30; October 7
3:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageChildren's Homework Centers Re-Open
Our Children's Homework Centers for 1st - 6th graders, will re-open

August 29
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

September 12
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImagePita and Pals (all ages)
Join us for a special visit from Pita, our most talented performer yet. Make your child's first experience with books and dogs one to remember!

Pita is a certified facility dog from Canine Companions for Independence and her owner Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist.

Tuesday, September 6
10:00 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageRuff Readers (ages 5-10)
Join us for a special 6 week program presented by Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc, which gives children the opportunity to read aloud to certified therapy dogs!

Wednesdays @ 3:30 p.m.
September 19– October 24
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with "Sounds of Ancient Mexico" (all ages)
Children and families will have lots of fun at this interactive musical program presented by Martin Espino. Play authentic native percussion instruments and learn simple songs.

Wednesday, September 21
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageFamily Lego Day
Kids, bring your creativity to the library and use our LEGOS to design and build something exciting and uniquely you.

September 23, October 14, and November 18
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageCover to Cover Reading Program for Children
Children (ages 4-12) who read 5 library books can earn a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger (while supplies last).

Sign up at any one of our three locations between:
Saturday, October 1 - Saturday, November 12

Sponsored by In-N-Out Burger

News ImageGeronimo Stilton Cheese-tastic Event! (ages 6–12)
Join us for fabu-mouse snacks, stories, and games featuring your favorite children's book detective, Geronimo Stilton!

Saturday, October 15
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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