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The Children's Department of the Ohio County Public Library is the place to read, play, learn and grow! Here you'll find everything for children from birth through age twelve as well as for the adults who work and play with them.

OCPL Children's SectionOur collection boasts over 35,000 items including books, magazines, music CD's, DVD's, and more. Special programs are scheduled throughout the year.

▼Children's Programming at the OCPL

▶ Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

OCPL Summer Reading Program 2016  Are you ready to read this summer?! Children can participate in this year's Summer Reading Program by picking up an activity book during all open hours at the Library starting Monday, June 5.

Each week will feature activities, challenges, and prize drawings as well as special library programs to keep you entertained all summer long!

When you complete the activity book, return it to the library and pick up your ticket to our annual Summer Reading Pool Party at Wheeling Park Monday, Aug. 7.

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2016 Summer Reading Program:
The OCPL Kid's 
Summer Reading Program: On Your Marks, Get Set... READ! ended August 1 with a pool party at Wheeling Park. 
▶  Read a wrap-up report for the 2016 OCPL Kid's Summer Reading Program
▶ Read about the On Your Marks, Get Set... READ! program

▶ Story Time: Step Into Stories 

Story Time The Children's Department has launched a new program series, "Step Into Stories". These high-quality, free Story Time programs are offered every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

Story Time programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, songs, crafts, and other fun activities. Library Story Times incorporate the early literacy skills that children must master before they can learn to read. Story Times are designed for children 3-5 years old, though all ages are welcome. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes and caregivers are asked to participate with their children.  Story Time is held in the Children's Department.

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▶ Toddler Time: Mother Goose on the Loose 

Toddler Time featuring Mother Goose on the Loose Mother Goose on the Loose is a fun-filled thirty-minute interactive program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. It is a proven method for planning and presenting programs that focus on the whole child. Join us for this special program every Friday morning at 10:30 AM in the library auditorium.

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What's New at OCPL KIDS?

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Parenting Corner

▶ The Parenting Corner

We now have a special display area called "The Parenting Corner," which will feature parenting information rotated on a monthly basis. We hope that with this new feature, parents will be able to find the resources they need while attending a Story Time or using the Children's Department with their family. 


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▼ Online Resources for kids

Try the new eReading Room for Kids

WVDeli Cafe for Kids

Do your tech-savvy kids love e-books? Check out the eReading Room for KIDS at WVDeli. Your kids can download 100s of children's e-books and audio books with their library card!


▶ TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a fantastic source of animated picture books including fiction, non-fiction, math stories, and language learning. Tumblebooks also has videos, puzzles, and games for you kids to play!


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Library-Sponsored Programs Policy

The purpose of Ohio County Public Library-sponsored programs is to provide education, information, and entertainment for library patrons. The Library reserves the right to exercise sole discretion in selecting and inviting presenters for its programs. In selecting presenters, the Library does not discriminate on account of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, religion, ancestry or national origin, and the views expressed by presenters of Library-sponsored programs, or by any person in attendance at the programs, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Library, its staff, and /or its representatives.

Ohio County Public Library

The Ohio County Public Library serves all persons who live in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, which includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties. Residents in Jefferson, Belmont and Monroe counties of Ohio and Washington, Greene and Allegheny counties of Pennsylvania may also receive library services. 

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.