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Children's Services

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  --> Storytimes for all ages
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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 ImageWinter Story time
Join us for fun stories, fingerplays & songs about winter. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Thursday, January 22
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Taft Branch Library

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

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 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 ImageFrozen Movie + Celebration
Join us for a free screening of the movie Frozen:

Saturday, January 17
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

Join us for an afternoon of "Frozen" fun. Children will create crafts, listen to stories and celebrate a great story about sisters and friends by having a sing-a-long.

Saturday, January 24
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center



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

1st and 3rd Fridays:
November 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
December 15, January 19 & March 16

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

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
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. Movie will be shown in the Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room.

Saturday Movie - 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
December 20: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Thursday Book Discussion - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
December 18: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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
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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

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