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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!

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 ImageCover to Cover Reading Program for Children
Children (ages 4-12) who read 5 library books can earn a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger (while supplies last).

Sign up at any one of our three locations between:
Saturday, October 1 - Saturday, November 12

Sponsored by In-N-Out Burger

News ImageA Scavenger Hunt Adventure with BattleKasters

You've mastered Pokémon Go, are you ready for your next big adventure?
Family Event for Kids Ages 8-12

Tuesday, October 25
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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News ImageHalloween Storytime (all ages)
Join us for not-so-spooky stories about Halloween and create a fun craft to take home.

Friday, October 28
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageFall Coloring Program
Children, teens, and adults are all welcome to drop in to color a picture or bookmark. Come by yourself or bring a friend! Materials will be provided or you can bring your own.

Saturday, October 29
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageCalifornia Young Reader Medal Celebration

Visit any one of our three libraries to cast you vote for your favorite
California Young Reader Medal Picture Book. For Grades K-6

November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Vote Today !

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News ImagePita and Pals (all ages)
Join us for a special visit from Pita, our most talented performer yet. Make your child's first experience with books and dogs one to remember!

Pita is a certified facility dog from Canine Companions for Independence and her owner Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist.

November 8 & December 6
10:00 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageElephant, Piggie, and Pigeon, Oh My! (ages 2-6)
Join us for a special storytime and craft featuring your favorite Mo Willems characters.

Friday, November 18
10:30 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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

Friday, November 18
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Celebration (all ages)
Celebrate the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them movie and book by creating your own fantastic beasts and celebrating all things Harry Potter.

Saturday, November 19
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageHour of Code (all ages)
Celebrate Computer Science Week by learning to code/program. Come by to see great ways you can learn to code.

Monday, December 5
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

News ImageHere Comes Santa Claus (all ages)
Children can talk with Santa and parents may bring cameras to take a picture of their child with Santa at this free event.

Tuesday, December 6
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

Monday, December 12
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
El Modena Branch Library

Tuesday, December 13
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Taft Branch Library

News ImageTween Holiday Crafts (ages 8-12)
Get into the holidays by creating your own holiday cards and ornaments to give to your family and friends.

Thursday, December 15
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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