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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
Musical Storytimes! Presented by volunteer music teacher, Miss Mary!
1st and 3rd Fridays:
September 15 & 19 October 3 & 17 November 7 & 21 December 5 & 19
11:00 - 11:30 am Orange Public Library & History Center
Paws 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 September 15, October 20, November 17 & December 15
Taft Branch Library Mondays - 3:30 pm September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1
El Modena Branch Library Wednesdays - 3:30 pm September 3, October 15, November 12, December 10
Tween 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. September 6: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire October 4: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 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. September 11: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire October 9: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix November 20: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince December 18: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Science to Go-Reaction Lab Ages 5-12 Uncover the mysteries of chemical reactions as students participate in some amazing scientific demonstrations.
Thursday, September 25 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. El Modena Branch Library
Cover 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.
Glue & Go Costumes for Kids Celebrate Halloween with Holly Cleeland, up-cycler extraordinaire!
Holly will show you how to create unique, over-sized, eye-catching costumes from everyday items.
Tuesday, October 7 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Star Wars Day Children may attend a costume contest, dueling demonstration, storytime, and meet-and-greet with their favorite characters.
Bring you camera and your lightsaber!
Saturday, October 18 2:00 - 4:00 pm Orange Public Library & History Center
Family Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Parade Join us in the library community room for this free event features spooky stories and a craft. Come dressed up in your favorite costume for a great costume parade around the library.
Thursday, October 23 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Orange Public Library & History Center
Spooky Storytime Join ROAR volunteer, Miss Sue, for stories, fingerplays & songs about Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!
Friday, October 24 4:00-5:00 p.m. Taft Branch Library
Silly 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.
Thanksgiving 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
Fall 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.
Holiday 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.