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Kids in Summer

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Library Online Resources

KidsConnect »

KidsConnect is your one stop source for everything kids at OCLS. Find out about upcoming events and programs, listen to a podstory, or watch one of our storytelling videos.

TumbleBooks - eBooks for eKids! »

Watch a book or read along with this fun resource that brings books to life! Languages include English, French, and Spanish.

Web Arcade - Fun, free games with a Library twist! »

Take a look at our Web Arcade. Solve a puzzle, take a quiz, grow your own garden, build a snowman, and much more with these fun activities.

Library Materials

Candy Experiments

Cool Kid Science »

No boredom allowed with all these great science activities and experiments. Explore how and why for hours of fun learning.

DIY Summer Crafts »

Put your skills to the test with these great do-it-yourself projects.

The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book

Outdoor Stuff »

Get outside and have some fun in the sun.

2014 Summer Fun Reads »

Check out one or more of these titles from our summer reading list.

2013-2014 Sunshine State Young Readers Gr. 3-5 »

Sunshine State books are selected to appeal to a wide variety of young readers and cultivate a love of reading. The list changes each year as students vote on their favorites.


Learn Skills. Be Awesome. - DIY »

Earn skills. Become a maker. Complete challenges, share what you make, and earn Skill patches.

Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More — National Geographic Kids »

Quiz your noodle, make a cool terrarium, or write a letter to a lion. Adventure is only a click away.


ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose

Turn your photos into talking objects with this free app. Snap a picture then record your voice to make your picture talk. Customize your photos by adding stickers, frames and filters.
iTunes | Website


You create the questions and solve the answers in this challenging app which tests your estimation skills. How many questions can you solve?
iTunes | Website

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Library Online Resources

Freegal Music »

Download your favorite tunes for free. Choose from hundreds of popular artists.

Informed Teens »

Be an informed teen! Find out about our next gaming event, select a good book, and join Teen Voices or our Teen Library Corps. You will find everything here including photos, contests, and schedules of upcoming events.


Do you find yourself too old for kids’ stuff and too young for teens? Bridge the gap with these exciting programs and classes perfect for ages 11 and 12!

Zinio for Libraries »

Read your favorite magazines online or download to your computer to read later. Select from popular titles such as Seventeen and Popular Science.

Library Materials

The Summer My Life Began

Hot Reads for Teens »

Find a great book to read from this list of hot summer titles. You will find something for everyone and want to read them all!

Teen/Tween Reads for the Summer 2014 »

The Clockwork Scarab

Spark a reaction with these great reads for the summer. Whether you like fantasy, science fiction, or contemporary romance, you will find it here. Browse our catalog or print your own copy.

2013-14-Sunshine State Readers Gr. 6-8 »

Sunshine State books are selected to appeal to a wide variety of young readers and cultivate a love of reading. The list changes each year as students vote on their favorites.


HowStuffWorks "Learn how Everything Works!" »

This is the perfect website for all science-minded teens as well as those who just want to know! Once you know how it works, take a quiz, or play a game.

Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website »

Teen Ink features all teen writing. You will find poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, reviews, interviews, and more.


Color Splash

Add cool color effects to your photos with this cool app. You can convert color photos to black and white while selecting certain elements to remain in color. Cost is $.99.
Google Play | iTunes | Website

Symmetry Shuffle

Slide, flip and rotate objects to match them to the grid. Geometric fun for teens young and old. Cost is $1.99.
iTunes | Website

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