Youth Services

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers- "Everybody Loves Pirates"- July 7th, 6:00 pm - Free!

frogtownEight year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new ocean-dwelling friends, including enthusiastic superhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby, and an overgrown sea monkey.

“Everybody Loves Pirates” features 15 of our hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and an 8 foot paper-mache pirate ship.

Length of show: approx. 52 minutes
Recommended audience: ages 4 and up

Performance will be held at the Asa Adams gym.

Staring May 14, join us for Outdoor Storytime!

Outdoor Storytime

May & June PJ Storytime

PJ Storytime

Toddler Storytime is Back!

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Check out Orono's StoryWalk!

Storywalks were created as a way to combine literacy, physical activity, and fresh air. There Are No Moose on This IslandVisit Webster Park to follow our current story, There Are No Moose on This Island by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes. At each stop you'll find a page from the story and activity to do. We plan to rotate new stories in once every season. Read about our story walk in the BDN here!

Not sure what to read?

Check out some books that the Youth Services Desk recommends!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler. The goal? To read 1,000 books before starting kindergarten! This program is designed to help parents prepare their children for school. Children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. You are your child’s first teacher! Click to learn more about our new reading challenge!

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We are excited to share our subscription to
. It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home! TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. It's a great way to encourage kids to enjoy reading more!
There are over 250 animated and narrated picture books. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

ComicsPlus logo Opens in new windowComics Plus has thousands of graphic novels and manga. Just search for "Orono Public Library" and then enter your library card number when prompted. The site opens onto its homepage with both adult and children's content. There is a "children's" section under categories.

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Kanopy Kids features educational and enriching videos for children of all ages. Videos are limitless with your OPL card.

Have your OPL card number ready and click the link to begin! (If you need your number give us a call at 866-5060)

What's New?

Browse books recently added to our collection! 
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Storyline Online. Great videos of actors reading stories. Lots of books available for reading.

Storyweaver Thousands of stories can be filtered by language, level, categories and more.

Amazon’s Top 100 free Kindle ebooks.

Raising Readers Resources for Families

The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online here: Animorphs