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Children's Services

  --> Professional staff to answer your questions         
  --> Reader's Advisory
  --> Storytimes for all ages
  --> Class visits, library tours and instruction
  --> School outreach
  --> Special programs
  --> Children's Summer Reading Club


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 ImageIntro to the Arts
Intro to the Arts with WITH ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (OCSA) STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

High School Student Volunteers from O.C.S.A will introduce K-3 grade students to dance, music, and drawing.

Registration is required and begins Monday January 6, 2014
For K-3 grade students.

Fridays
April 25 & May 23
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

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

Fridays:
May 2 & 16
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
April 21, May 19, and June 16

Taft Branch Library
Mondays - 3:30 pm
May 5 and June 9

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
May 14 and June 4

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. Movies will be shown in the Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room.

Saturday Movies - 2:00—5:00 p.m.
May 24: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
June 14: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
July 19: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Thursday Book Discussions - 3:30—4:30 p.m.
June 5: Book 1 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
July 3: Book 2 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
August 7: Book 3 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

News ImageTweens Book & Movie Club
Tweens ages 8 - 12, 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 Community Room.

Thursday Movies 3:30 - 5:30 pm
April 10: Coraline

Thursday Book Discussions 4:00 - 5:00 pm
March 27: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
April 24: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

News ImageRaising a Money Smart Child
Join the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County and US Bank to learn about fun ways to raise a "money smart child."

Tuesday, May 6
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageDay of the Child/Day of the Book
Celebrate children and families at our program that includes fun crafts and bilingual stories for children of all ages.

Tuesday, April 29
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageZumba Kids Dance Demo
Join licensed Zumba instructor, Josue Meneses, as he demonstrates Zumba Kids techniques for you to try!

Saturday, May 10
3:00 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageLook Up to the Stars!
Enjoy an entertaining exploration of the universe, stars and other celestial wonders. You will have the opportunity to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon, and more, through a powerful telescope, weather permitting!

Tuesday, May 13
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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