Kids & Family
OCLS' Cuentame un Cuento (Tell Me A Story) bilingual book club is fun for all families! Register now by calling (407) 835-7323.
Learn about the animals that live in the rainforest with the Central Florida Zoo and the Orlando Public Library! Meet a tarantula, a red-eyed tree frog, a python, and more!
Dig into reading this summer with the Orange County Library System! Read fantastic books, learn new things at library programs and win fun prizes!
Folksinger Adam Miller performs "The Frog Song" at the Orlando Public Library.
Middle and high school students from across Orange County exhibited their art at the Orlando Public Library during the month of February and competed for prizes.
Families at the Washington Park Branch Library recently met to learn how to make heart-healthy Valentine's Day treats with LuAnn Duncan, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the University of Florida IFAS Extension. The children and parents made baked tortilla chips as well as fruit and veggie kebabs.
The Eatonville Branch Library held storytime and face painting for the youngest attendees of the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts. Some of the stories told, like the short excerpt from "Why Dogs Chase Cats," were collected by Hurston herself.
Reactory Factory's DJ Dan and Dr. Reacto help kids learn about books and get excited about reading at their recent concert at the Orlando Public Library.
Circus clowns from Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus return to the library to entertain a host of children.
Join the bumbling magician Mr. Tim as he amazes, entertains, and makes children laugh at the Windermere Branch Library.
Dog Powered Robot and his friends, Lollibot, Scraps and Senor Basura, visited kids competing in the 2012 Lego Contest at the Orlando Public Library. Children exhibited their Lego creations and competed for prizes in three categories. Many thanks to iBrickAcademy, the National Women in Construction, the National Association for Civil Engineers and UCF College of Engineering.
It's the 10th birthday of the Orange County Library System mascot, Squirt -- and children of all ages came out to wish him a happy birthday, play party games and eat birthday cake! Celebrations were held all across the system -- check out some of the fabulous parties right here! (3:58)
Meet Mr. Joel, a real-life alligator wrangler from Gatorland, as he exhibits exotic animals like boa constrictors, bearded dragons and -- of course -- alligators! Learn which species of animal make good pets, and which are better off left in the wild.
Pianist Yehaa! Bob visits Library Central to play for and sing along with elementary-schoolers.
Geddy the Gecko visits children at the Orlando Public Library for a cha-cha-dancing good time!
Jiggleman brings his unique brand of comedy to the Orlando Public Library to thrill adults and children alike. (1:43)
Author, artist and Caldecott Medal honoree John Rocco reads his book, "Wolf! Wolf!" to an audience of children at the Orlando Public Library.
PBS Kids' SteveSongs, Hooper, and Whyatt visit the Orlando Public Library to sing songs and meet new friends on part of their Soar With Reading
tour across America! (1:53)
Maurice Stovall (WR), Dekoda Watson (LB), and Captain Fear of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stop by the Orlando Public Library to teach kids and parents alike the importance of exercise and education. (4:24)
Curious George and The Man With the Yellow Hat visit the Orlando Public Library to read stories, sing and dance, and get their very own library cards! (1:50)
Tigger, Mickey, and Minnie Mouse pay a special visit to the Orlando Public Library to dance, get a Library card, and meet their biggest fans! (1:31)
Library Central becomes "Skull Central" when the Central Florida Zoo stops by, along with some creepy friends who are still very much alive! (1:28)
Elmo and Grover have come all the way from Sesame Street to visit the Orlando Public Library! But Grover doesn't have a library card! What's going to happen? Watch and find out! (1:12)
Watch Squirt, Curious George, Winnie the Pooh, and more of your favorite storybook characters ride the Library's float in the 2008 Citrus Parade in Orlando, Florida. (1:19)
Clowns from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus visit the Orlando Public Library, bringing laughter, stories, juggling, and more!
Lt. Col. John Lynn, director of Aerospace Education for the State of Florida Civil Air Patrol, teaches Orange County Library System patrons how to easily build a paper rocket. Then, they blast them into the sky with compressed air! (2:04)
Check out the games, crafts, music, face painting, and more at this year's Friends Family Frolic, held at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida. (1:43)
Join Curious George, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Strawberry Shortcake, and their friends as they take part in the 2007 Citrus Parade in Orlando, Florida with the Orange County Library System! (1:17)
Have a look at 2007's Friends Family Frolic at the Orlando Public Library, a day full of music, games, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family. (0:42)
Alligators, snakes, iguanas and more reptiles invade the Children's Department of the Orlando Public Library when the Central Florida Zoo stops by for a visit! (0:54)
Watch some of Orlando's most talented kids perform at the Orlando Public Library in OCLS' annual Children's Talent Show. (4:33)
Super Grover flies all the way in from Sesame Street
to visit the Orlando Public Library, sing songs, tell stories, and get some exercise! (5:36)
It's a day of fun, music, and learning when Elmo visits the Orlando Public Library! (9:52)
Have a look at the 2004 Friends Family Frolic, a day full of music, games, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family. (1:54)
Dozens of budding witches and wizards enroll in Hogwarts 101 for a day of arts, crafts, food, stories, and most of all... magic. (8:59)