Services and Programs
The OPL Children's Department provides numerous services for children and parents. Teachers, please check out our Teacher Corner for details on special services the library can offer to you.
Advice: Looking for a good book? The OPL children's staff will be happy to help you find a title you will enjoy. We will also gladly recommend titles according to reading level and interest.
Learning Station: Families can enjoy toys, puzzles and puppets in the Learning Station area. In addition, computers with educational games for preschool children can be found here. These computers were funded through a grant from the Wayne County Community Foundation.
Story Times: Offered at a variety of times for ages 9 months through 5 years. Holiday and special story times are offered on occasion, as well as creative programs for children in grades K-2. See the Story Time page for information on the latest session.
Bag A Books: Check out our collection of mesh backpacks which contain books and fun focusing on a specific theme. Bags are available in preschool, primary and intermediate levels and include at least two books and one toy. Bags must be returned to Orrville Public Library and may not be reserved.
Displays: Do you have a collection you'd like to display? Children may arrange to have their collection in our display case for one month. Our young patrons love to see what their friends are collecting! Call the Children's Department at 330-683-1065 to sign up.
Programs: The Children's Department at OPL is continuously developing relevant, educational, and fun programming for children and youth. Check our calendar for current programming.
Summer Reading Program: From June through the end of August, fun and creative incentives are provided to keep school-aged children reading all summer long. Students who have just finished kindergarten all the way through high school can participate in various programs. Check out our SRP page for more information.
Tel-A-Story: By dialing 330-683-2222, children can call our Tel-A-Story line. They may then choose among several titles and listen to a three-minute story. These stories are changed monthly.
Read to Your Bunny: Babies born at Aultman Orrville Hospital receive a certificate to bring in to OPL for a free book and bib. These books are provided by community service organizations.
Library Show: Once a month, Armstrong Cable films a short segment with a children's librarian from Orrville Public Library sharing fun and creative ideas on crafts, books and activities to help kids get ready to read. OPL children's librarians also enjoy simply inspiring parents on ideas for having some family fun! "The Library Show" plays on Armstrong Cable, channel 4, every weekday at 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and weekends at 9:00 a.m. It is also available for viewing anytime through Armstrong's Video-on-Demand.