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Learning a New Language with Your Family

Learn a new language together with your family and our free CD kits, picture dictionaries, bilingual stories, and online resources.

Winter Bingo

OPL Announces the Start of Winter Bingo

Nov 29, 2021
Winter Bingo is a fun family literacy game for kids 0-14. Complete any 5 activities in a row between 12/18/21 and 1/29/22 to win a book.

Ideas for Family Fun

Read ideas for engaging activities your whole family can do together.

Family Activities

Watch OPL Storytime Online.Watch OPL Storytime Online.

Anytime is storytime with these songs, rhymes, and books from OPL children's librarians.
Anytime is storytime with these songs, rhymes, and books from OPL children's librarians.

Kids' Reading Lists

Wondering what books to choose for your kids? Try these OPL staff favorites!

Music Biography Picturebooks A-Go-Go!

Introduce someone you love to the music & musicians you love via OPL's wonderful selection of picture book biographies.

Hanukkah Books for Families

These warm and festive stories are cozy and fun--just like Hanukkah!

New Children's Books

Got Homework?Got Homework?

Visit OPL's K-8 Students page for more resources like these.
Visit OPL's K-8 Students page for more resources like these.

Homework Help

OPL's online resources for kids will get you through any report.

Storytime at OPL

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

This storytime is designed for the littlest of library visitors and is very interactive. After storytime, it's playtime!

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

At toddler storytime you'll find songs, active rhymes, and stories especially for kids 18 months to 3 years-old.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Our preschool storytimes are perfect for children who are 3 to 5. We'll read books, sing songs, and play together. Expect lots of smiles!

Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Have children of different ages? Bring them all! These stories and activities are for everyone.

Play Cafe

Play Cafe

Come and play! Kids under five will hear stories and crawl around with toys.

Developing your child's literacy skills

Talk

  • Respond to what your child says. If your toddler says “truck,” you can say, “We saw a truck today.” You can respond to babbling or even silence.
  • Talk in the language most comfortable for you. Babies’ growing brains can easily learn more than one language.

Play

  • If you read books about animals, make the animal sounds.
  • Let your child play with books. Try making a tower and knocking it down.

Sing

  • Sing the A-B-C song, nursery rhymes, funny songs or any songs you like.
  • Clap to the rhythm.
  • Sing songs in any language.

Read

  • It’s okay to read just a little bit of a book.
  • Try board books. They have hard pages your baby can throw, bite, and hit.
  • Your toddler can flip the pages and play with the book.

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