Youth Services

Do Good December


Kids can stop by the library to pick up this year's Do Good December packet.  After completing 5 acts of kindness, children can come to the library to pick an ornament to decorate and to get their name entered into a drawing to                                                          win a Briar Patch Gift card.

Help us fight food insecurity in our community by donating to the Library's food drive to benefit the UMaine Black Bear Exchange.BBE

a small dog that kids can read to in a program called puppies and pages

river program

flyer for Maine state book award group

Book covers for graphic novels by Jerry Craft and for Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Toddler Storytime!

Toddler Storytime flyer

New StoryWalk at Webster Park!

Storywalks were created as a way to combine literacy, physical activity, and fresh air. Visit Webster Park to follow our current story Halfway Wild by Laura Freudig

At each stop you'll find a page from the story and activity to do. Read about our story walk in the BDN here

hector fox book cover with a fox, a chipmunk, mole, marten and skunk

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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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)

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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  1. Books & Reading
  2. Educational
  3. Just for Fun

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