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Children's Services

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  --> Storytimes for all ages
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  --> 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!


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

1st and 3rd Fridays:

September 15 & 19
October 3 & 17
November 7 & 21
December 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
Mondays - 3:30 pm
September 15, October 20, November 17 & December 15

Taft Branch Library
Mondays - 3:30 pm
September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
September 3, October 15, November 12, December 10

News ImageMorning Story Time on the Road
Join us at The Broken Yolk Restaurant for a special "on the road" storytime.


Tuesday, September 16
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Broken Yolk Restaurant
2810 E.Chapman Ave.
Orange, 92869


News ImageTween Harry Potter Book & Movie Club
Come watch a movie, check out the matching book, then return to the library to discuss and compare the book and movie. Free snacks will be provided at the book discussion, which takes place in the Steve Ambriz Storytime Room. Movies will be shown in the Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room.

Saturday Movies - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
September 6: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
October 4: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
November 15: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
December 20: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Thursday Book Discussions - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
September 11: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
October 9: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
November 20: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
December 18: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

Wednesday, September 17
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageScience to Go-Reaction Lab
Ages 5-12
Uncover the mysteries of chemical reactions as students participate in some amazing scientific demonstrations.

Thursday, September 25
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

News ImageGlue & Go Costumes for Kids
Celebrate Halloween with Holly Cleeland, up-cycler extraordinaire!

Holly will show you how to create unique, over-sized, eye-catching costumes from everyday items.

Tuesday, October 7
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageFamily Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Parade
Join us in the library community room for this free event features spooky stories and a craft. Come dressed up in your favorite costume for a great costume parade around the library.

Thursday, October 23
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageSpooky Storytime
Join ROAR volunteer, Miss Sue, for stories, fingerplays & songs about Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Friday, October 24
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageSilly Songs and Goofy Stories
Storyteller Georgette Baker will have you giggling in this fun-filled time of zany, wacky, silly stories and songs for young children. Audience involvement is encouraged by playing instruments, movements, and dancing. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, November 4
11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library


News ImageThanksgiving Storytime
Join ROAR volunteer, Miss Sue, for stories, fingerplay & songs about Thanksgiving and Fall. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!
Friday, November 14
4:00-5:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

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