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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!

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.
Basic ESL - Learn English Online
Basic ESL ® is an online system built to deliver to a student the knowledge of English as a second language.

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

News ImageRead for the Win! Summer Reading Club
All ages are welcome to join us for our 2016 Read for the Win Summer Reading Club!

Visit our Summer Reading Club 2016 page under the Navigation Menu for more information on programs throughout the Summer.

June 18 - July 30
All Orange Public Libraries


News ImageOrigami Workshop for Tweens and Teens
Tweens and Teens, ages 10 to 18, join us for fun and creative crafts from Japan. Find out about Anime and learn the art of Origami by making your own paper cranes. Join all the fun at the Orange Public Library & History Center- Community Room.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 pm

News ImageRuff Readers (ages 5-10)
Join us for a special 6 week program presented by Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc, which gives children the opportunity to read aloud to a certified therapy dog! Meet lots of friendly dogs and earn reading minutes for your Summer Reading Club game sheet.

Our July 27 finale will include learning how to draw dogs using basic shapes!

Wednesdays @ 2:00 p.m.
June 22– July 27
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageRead for the Win Storytime & Craft
Join us for stories and songs about summer and sports.
Children will be able to make and take home a craft.

Thursday, July 28
3:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImagePaws to Read with Pita!
Come meet Pita, a certified facility dog from Canine Companions for Independence and her owner Jennifer, a Speech Language Pathologist.

Practice reading aloud to Pita and watch as she performs some of her 50+ commands, like turning the pages of a book!

Tuesday, August 2
10:00 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageCreative Art for Kids and Tweens (ages 5-12)
What can you do with pipe cleaners and aluminum foil?—So much!
Be creative with fun materials and make your own creations at different art stations.

Tuesday, August 9
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageManners Matter! (Grades 1-5)
Children in grades 1 - 5 will learn social and dining etiquette in this special four week program presented by the Pacific Conservatory.

Fridays @ 3:30
August 26
September 9
September 30
October 7

Orange Public Library & History Center

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