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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.

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 ImageSummer Reading Club One Million Readers Challenge
Let's meet the challenge and get 4000 sign-ups this summer in Orange!

News ImageSign Up for the Summer Reading Club @ Your Library!
Library cardholders of all ages are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Clubs, which run from Saturday, June 20 - Saturday, August 1, 2015. Read and win!




News ImageSummer Story Time and Craft
Join us for stories, fingerplays & songs about summer. Children will be able to make and take home a craft too!

Thursday, July 30
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageLight, Camera, Action! Film Making Workshop for Tweens and Teens
Join us for 6 days of fun and get an introduction to creating your own films. Film students from the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) will be introducing tweens & teens (ages 9 to 16) to production, writing, directing, and editing your own films.

August 4, 5, 6 & 10, 12, 14
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageRanger Jack: The Musical Kingdom
Have lots of fun during this interactive show which features fun songs, stories and hilarious animal puppets.

Tuesday, August 11
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Taft Branch Library

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

Fridays, September 4 & 18
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News Image"Paws to Read" Read to a Dog! (ages 5 - 8)
“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.

Mondays, September 14 & October 19
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

Mondays, September 21 & October 5
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageMagician and Comedian Justin Rivera
Join us for some family-friendly magic and comedy with Justin Rivera! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, September 17
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, September 24
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageCover to Cover Club
Children who read five books earn a certificate for a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger.
Sign up at any of the three Orange Public Libraries!
Sponsored by In-N-Out Burger.

October 3 - November 14

News ImageLisi Pigglepen's Play Place
Join us for very special storytimes, presented by Lisi Pigglepen.

Mondays 10:30 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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