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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
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month Snoopy is this year's honorary chair for National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Snoopy says "What's cooler than being cool? Having an Orange Public Library card. Get yours today!"
Musical Storytimes! Presented by volunteer music teacher, Miss Mary!
Fridays, September 4 & 18 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Children's Homework Center Re-opens Wednesday, September 9! Need help with your homework or looking for a quiet place to study? Then visit our FREE Children's Homework Center for grades 1-6, run exclusively by our volunteer staff.
Monday; Wednesday; Thursday 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.* Orange Public Library & History Center
*Please note hours are subject to volunteer availability
"Paws to Read" Read to a Dog! (ages 5 - 8) “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.
Mondays, September 14 & October 19 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Mondays, September 21 & October 5 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Taft Branch Library
Magician and Comedian Justin Rivera Join us for some family-friendly magic and comedy with Justin Rivera! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Thursday, September 17 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. El Modena Branch Library
Family Lego Day Kids, bring your creativity to the library and use our LEGOS to design and build something exciting and uniquely you.
Thursday, September 24 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Cover to Cover Club Children who read five books earn a certificate for a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger. Sign up at any of the three Orange Public Libraries! Sponsored by In-N-Out Burger.
October 3 - November 14
Old Time Games for Kids (all ages) Turn off the electronics and play some great games from the past including Marbles, Tiddlywinks, Pick-up-Sticks, hop-scotch, and other great games from the 1930's - 1950's.
Saturday, October 3 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Thursday, October 8 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. El Modena Branch Library
Saturday, October 22 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Taft Branch Library
Book Discussion for Tweens Tweens ages 8 - 12, join us for refreshments and treats while we chat about two books from our Orange Reads "Two Books - Two Cities" program: Bud, Not Buddy and Babe and I.
Thursday, October 15 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
“What Does Tofu Have to Do With Kung Fu?” How is that mushy white blob known as Tofu related to the king of Kung Fu, Bruce Lee, the ultimate symbol of strength and power? How can five average teenagers fight corruption and evil in today's complex world? The first book of the Tofu Power series answer these questions as 15 year old Tina Long and her friends, fueled by Tofu, use Kung Fu to save elderly folks.
Tweens (age 8-12) and Teens, come hear about a new graphic novel series called Tofu Power by author Eileen Hu!
Saturday, October 24 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Media Literacy for Parents (adults only) In this interactive and hands-on program, you will learn about media-related recommendations from pediatricians and psychologists, and receive science-based tips for using media in a healthy and productive way to benefit your child. Brought to you by Chapman University
Workshop for Parents of Children age 0-4 years Part 1: Fri., October 16 10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Part 2: Fri., November 6 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Workshop for Parents of Children age 5-10 years Part 1: Tues., October 13 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Part 2: Tues., November 3 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center (
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Special Halloween Pajama Storytime (ages 4-6) Celebrate Halloween with not-so-spooky stories. Children can wear their costumes for our costume parade around the Library.
Tuesday, October 27 6:30 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Lisi Pigglepen's Play Place Join us for very special storytimes, presented by Lisi Pigglepen.
Mondays 10:30 a.m. Orange Public Library & History Center