Library Programs

Family Story Programs »
Multiple locations and dates

Join in the fun as adults and little ones get together for story time. Our storytellers provide age appropriate stories, rhymes, and songs for individual age groups.

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Library Online Resources

Celebrate Your Pet Virtual Gallery »

If your family has a pet, or is planning to have a pet, check out this popular Virtual Gallery. Find books about pet names, explore listings for local dog parks, or sign up to read to a furry friend.

Downloadable Media »

Connect to the Library's downloadable media to download free music with Freegal Music and other materials for kids and teens. Register for a downloadable media class to learn about downloading eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and music to your PC or mobile device.

Kids & Family - OCLS Videos »

The Orange County Library System runs fun programming and events for kids and adults throughout the year. Check out some of our recent offerings.

OverDrive »

Browse the Library's online video collection or Disney online books and download to your PC or Mac. The Disney Digital Collection includes Disney favorites such as Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, Disney Princesses, Cars, and many other Disney characters. Find something the whole family will enjoy.

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Kids & Teens

Library Online Resources

Podcasts & RSS »

Hear a podcast story with your family told by one of our very own storytellers. Available in English and Spanish.

Read the Books »

This resource offers great book suggestions for kids! It will help you find fun books read on your grade level.

TumbleBooks »

Read along with these animated children's stories. Check out the puzzle and games, language learning and more. Available in English, Spanish, and French for your enjoyment.

Library Materials

Laugh Out Loud »

Kids and teens, pick a good joke book. From gross body to sports, there are all kinds of jokes to share with your family that are guaranteed to tickle their funny bones.

Library Programs

The Library has programs for youth from birth all the way up to teens. Check out programs, hours and locations on KidsConnect or Informed Teens.

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Websites

Florida State Parks »

Relax in Florida's natural settings and enjoy canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, tubing, or festival events. In colder weather, pay a visit to the Manatees at the Blue Spring State Park.

DIY

Explore DIY with your children and help them become makers. Children complete challenges and upload their videos or photos so others can see what they made.

Lulu »

Publish your family story with a free membership at Lulu. You can upload your family history, stories, or poetry. Choose styles in print, eBook, or music format and order in small or large quantities.

Nickelodeon Parents Connect »

Explore this comprehensive website for parenting tips and advice. Find local activities and resources for the entire family at GoCityKids.

Tastebook »

Keep track of all your favorite recipes and create your own personalized cookbooks to share with family and friends.

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Library Materials

Family Cookbooks and Recipes »

Sometimes spending quality family time means getting out of the kitchen. Here are some popular selections designed to help you make delicious food fast.

Family DVD Movie Night »

We carry a diverse collection of movies geared for family viewing. Come into the Library and check movies out for free with your OCLS resident library card.

Family Music »

For traveling or just hanging out at home, the music collection includes both popular family entertainment and world music selections.

Family Recreation »

Find listings for family travel and plan a fun getaway. Have your own excellent adventure!

Family Time »

Packed with ideas for things to do as a family, these materials will help you foster connection, encouragement, playfulness, creativity, and imagination.

Family Travel in Florida »

Use these resources to explore Florida. Make a surprise day trip somewhere you've never been, or plan your Florida vacation.

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Local Resources

Event Guide Network »

Event Guide Network provides day-by-day listings of events throughout the Orlando metro area. Browse festival information, the arts, sports, and community events.

Orange County Parks»

Discover the beauty in our own Orange County backyard. With 93 different parks, facilities, and trails to choose from, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy. Find other Orange County family related information at OrangeCountyFL.net.

Orlando Family Magazine »

This monthly magazine features parenting tips, calendar of local events, fun family activities, movie reviews, and good books to read. Search the listings to find after school programs or summer camps.

Orlando Sentinel »

Find information about upcoming Orlando happenings in the Events section of the Orlando Sentinel website.

Visit Orlando »

This website has all the latest details about festivals, attractions, recreation, and dining options in the greater Orlando/Orange County area.

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Social

Flickr »

With a free account, you can upload, organize, and share your photos of your family. You can also make cards, calendars, and photo books.

Geocaching »

Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek. With a free registration, place a geocache, note its location using GPS, then share the location online at the Geocaching website. Read other members' posts as they attempt to find your hidden object and you try to find objects hidden by other members.

Pinterest Kid Blogger Network Activities & Crafts »

This virtual bulletin board provides a wide array of blogs featuring children's activities and crafts. Explore them to find your favorites.

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Mobile

Flixster »

Using this free application, families can watch trailers for upcoming movies, find out what's playing in your local theaters, read reviews, and see which DVDs are being released in the upcoming week. This application is available for multiple mobile devices.

Google Sky Map

Astronomers in the family will enjoy using this free Android application to search the night sky. Google Sky Map will help you identify and search for planets, stars, constellations, and other objects in the sky. This app works during the day and night.
Android Market | Website

Pandora Radio »

Enter your favorite artists and bands and Pandora Radio will create your own personalized family radio station. This is a free application and is available for multiple mobile devices.

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