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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 ImageFebruary Children's Book Club with Papa Murphy's Pizza
Children ages 0-12 can read (or be read to) 10 books and receive a FREE "Mini-Murph" Pizza Kit to take and bake at home. From February 2 - 28, children can pick up a Papa Murphy's reading log-bookmark at all three libraries: Orange Public Library & History Center, El Modena Branch & Taft Branch Libraries. Enrollment is limited to the first 500 children to register.
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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
February 5: Sea of Monsters
March 5: The Titan's Curse
April 2: The Battle of the Labyrinth

News ImageLEGO Movie & Program (all ages)
Parents and children celebrate LEGOs by building and playing with LEGOs, then watch the LEGO Movie the following Saturday (Rated PG).

LEGO Program
Saturday, February 7
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

LEGO Movie
Saturday, February 14
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

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

1st and 3rd Fridays:
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
March 16

Taft Branch Library
Mondays - 3:30 pm
February 2 & March 2

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
February 11 & March 11

News ImagePrincess & the Pirate Puppet Show
Join us for the famous Franklin Haynes Marionettes Puppet Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Orange Public Library.

Saturday, January 31
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

News ImageFamily Bilingual Story Time
Join us for an English / Spanish bilingual story time for all of the family including a craft.
Acompáñenos con cuentos bilingües para todo la familia que incluye artesanías.

Monday, February 9
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImagePlay-Along-Songs for Young Children
Georgia Frawley will have young children and their parents singing playful and fun interactive songs that help develop motor skills, vocabulary and supports early learning. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, February 24
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

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

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