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Children's Services

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  --> 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!

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.

Free Programs for Children

News ImageTween Minecraft Party
(ages 9-12)
Make some fun MineCrafts along with your friends at the library.

Thursday, May 7
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageChildren's Day/Book Day ~ Día de Los Niños/Libros
Join us at the Orange Public Library & History Center for a bilingual story time for families. Bilingual English/Spanish stories celebrating "Día" will be presented in the Steve Ambriz Story Time Room. Acompañenos con cuentos bilingües que celebramos "Día" para todo la familia en el Steve Ambriz Cuarto de Cuentos.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


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

1st and 3rd Fridays:
March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17,
May 1 & 15, and Jun 5 &19

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
Monday - 3:30 pm
May 18 & June 15

Taft Branch Library
Monday - 3:30 pm
May 11, and June 10

El Modena Branch Library
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm
May 13 (Cancelled) & June 10

News ImageDiscover Basic Coding with "SCRATCH"
Learn basic coding with "Scratch". Scratch is a free program that teaches kids how to create interactive stories, games and animations.

Saturday, May 2
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center

For Ages 8-12

News ImageCinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Karen Rae Kraut. Join along with songs and stories about Cinco de Mayo. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, May 5
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

News ImageFamily Lego Day
Kids, bring your creativity to the library and use our LEGOS to design and build something exciting and uniquely you.

Thursday, May 14
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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