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Storytelling is Fun!

Make stories come to life like this tale Old Sally Cato, told by one of our storytellers.

But the fun doesn't stop there! Watch this OCLS Storyteller's purrfect story Why Cats and Dogs Aren't Friends.

Or find out what happens when a wish comes true, The Birthday Wish, as told by an OCLS Storyteller.

You can find even more stories in our storytelling videos!

Now it's your turn to tell a story. Use this Virtual Gallery to learn more about storytelling and don't forget to stop by the Library for our story times.

Library Programs

Cuentame un Cuento/Tell Me a Story: Bilingual Stories and Fun! »
Multiple locations and dates

Come enjoy bilingual stories and crafts for children. The library provides an interactive storytime in English and Spanish suitable for speakers of either or both languages. The whole family is welcome! Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. Each month the first 10 families that register and attend will receive a book to keep. An Orange County regular, fee, or property owner card in good standing is required. Sponsored by ALSC and Dollar General.

PAWS to Read »
Multiple locations and dates

Sign up to practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a loveable, furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs. Seating is limited, call today to reserve your spot 407.835.7323.

Story Programs »
Multiple locations and dates

The Library has story times for children from birth all the way up to school age. Check out story time hours and locations the programs at your library location on the Upcoming Programs section of KidsConnect.

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Library Online Resources

Books & Stories on the Web »

Take a look at the amazing world of books online. Check out some of our favorite links when you're looking for stories on the web.

Early World of Learning - for Preschoolers and Children »

Welcome to reading, read-alouds and read-alongs for kids at all reading levels. Classic stories are also available at the story corner. Use this database to help young learners build vocabulary and reading fluency.

Junior Edition InfoTrac for Junior and Middle School »

Want to learn more about storytelling? Find periodicals and articles all about storytelling with this resource.

OCLS Podcasts & RSS »

Kids, enjoy listening to our storytellers share their favorite tales.

Storytelling - OCLS Videos »

Enjoy a story! Sit in on a story by one of our very own OCLS storytellers.

TumbleBook Library - eBooks for eKids »

Read along with these favored children's story books. Available in English and Spanish.

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ICDL- Free Books for Children - International Children's
Digital Library

The International Children's Digital Library brings a worldwide collection of free children's books to the iPad.
iTunes | Website


Create your own electronic storybook. This free app allows you to write, illustrate and record sound effects for a story of your very own.
iTunes | Website

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Library Materials

Books for Storytelling »

Find great stories to tell and retell. Spend some time with these books and learn about the ancient tradition of storytelling.

Cuentame un Cuento Reading List »

Bilingual reading fun! Check out these books recommended by our OCLS Cuentame un Cuento storytellers.

Juvenile Story Collection »

Take a peek at our story collection for kids. An enjoyable collection of reference and timeless stories, there's something for everyone!

Multicultural Tales »

Books bring cultural stories to life. Visit faraway lands with stories from around the world.

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Digital Booktalk »

Check it out! Teens just like you are making their own digital booktalks. Could you be the next Digital Booktalk star?

Storyline Online »

Storyline Online is an innovative website featuring well-known actors reading quality children's picture books aloud.

Storytelling Workshop with Gerald Fierst »

Get to know storyteller Gerald Fierst. Share in the magic of creating and telling stories with our voices and bodies through this online workshop brought to you by Scholastic Teaching Resources.

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