How Analogue Tools Help to Connect Us
April 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. While text messaging, email and video chat are currently bridging the “social” part of social distancing, it’s important we remain connected to one another in ways that allow mental breaks from the sensory... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Clouds!
April 17, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Welcome to another edition of Preschool Fun! This week we’re going to have fun with ... clouds!

First, go outside and look up. Do you see clouds? If so, ask your child: Are the big or small? Are they puffy or flat? What do they look like?   What is a cloud? What color are... READ MORE
Free Online Resources from Educational Technology Companies and Your Public Library
April 15, 2020 | Tracy Covey

In response to unprecedented school closures and the need for learning from home, School Library Journal published a list of resources that are currently available to students, educators, and parents during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can find these resources listed below in... READ MORE

Como usar la biblioteca durante el distanciamiento social
April 14, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

Debido a preocupaciones acerca del COVID-19 y recomendaciones de directivos y oficiales públicos a practicar la distancia social, el sistema de bibliotecas del condado de Orange ha decidido cancelar todos los eventos y clases. La biblioteca toma muy en serio... READ MORE

sic in the Time of Quarantine
April 13, 2020 | Rebecca Hyman

In troubling times, music is something that unites us and lifts our spirits.  According to Psychology Today, music is beneficial to mental health because it elevates our mood, promotes creative thinking, and makes us feel good.  We can also have fun with it by making... READ MORE

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Art 101: Ancient Greek Pottery
May 17, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

I normally teach our Art 101 events in-person, but since we're unable to do that for the time being in this post I would like to share a little bit of information about ancient Greek pottery and how you can create your own Greek style flowerpot for your home.


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Preschool Fun: Kittens!
May 15, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Welcome to another week of Preschool Fun! Several weeks ago, we highlighted puppies and I heard kittens were a bit jealous. So, this week – we honor our feline friends. 

Let’s start by asking your child a few questions: 

What sound do kittens make?  What do kittens... READ MORE
Stay Fit While Staying at Home
May 13, 2020 | Melissa Tees

Keeping myself active and motivated has been difficult over the last few weeks. Even with the “home gym” my husband and I created, I still hit a rut when it comes to exercise. Luckily for me, I have found new inspiration through the wonderful world of the internet. Below are... READ MORE

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