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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!


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:
November 7 & 21
December 5 & 19
January 16
February 6 & 20
March 6 & 20

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
November 17, December 15, January 19 & March 16

Taft Branch Library
Mondays - 3:30 pm
November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2 & March 2

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11 & March 11

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 - 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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.
November 20: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
December 18: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

News ImageCover to Cover Reading Program for Children
Children (ages 4-12) read 5 library books for a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger Sign up at any of three Orange Public Library starting October 4. Program ends November 15.

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

News ImageFall Crafts with Miss Grace!
Children ages 4-12 are invited to this program to hear seasonal stories and make a related craft.

Orange Public Library & History Center
Monday, November 17
6:00 p.m.

News ImageHere Comes Santa Claus (OPL&HC)
Parents may bring cameras to take a picture of their child with Santa at this free event.

Tuesday, December 2
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

All ages welcome

News ImageHere Comes Santa Claus (El Modena)
Parents may bring cameras to take a picture of their child with Santa at this free event.

Saturday, December 6
3:00 - 4:30 pm
El Modena Branch Library

All ages welcome

News ImageHoliday Bilingual Story Time / Cuentos Bilingües de Navidad
Join us for an English / Spanish bilingual holiday story time for all of the family including a take-home craft. /Acompáñenos con cuentos navideños bilingües para todo la familia que incluye artesanías para levar a casa.

Monday, December 8 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Orange Public Library Community Room
( View PDF )

News ImageHere Comes Santa Claus (Taft)
Parents may bring cameras to take a picture of their child with Santa at this free event.

Tuesday, December 9
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

All ages welcome

News ImageHoliday Crafts with Miss Grace
Children ages 4-12 are invited to this free program to hear seasonal stories and make a related craft.

Orange Public Library & History Center
Monday, December 15
6:00 p.m.

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