The Library is closed due to concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area. All Library programs are canceled until further notice.
In the meantime, follow the OCPL Kids Facebook page for daily Story Time videos and activities.
Check out e-books for your kids on your Kindle, iPad, Android tablet, laptop or desktop computer from our on-line offerings through WV Deli. All it takes is your Ohio County Public Library card and 4-digit PIN.
No waitlists on Pete the Cat, Captian Underpants, Lemony Snicket, or Mo Williams! Hoopla has introduced a Kids Mode, which limits available content to that appropriate for children 12 and under. To enter Kids Mode on the Hoopla website, after you have signed in, Just click the "Kids Mode" at the top of the page.
NOTE: The first time you use Hoopla, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Get Started" button on the homepage. Registration to Hoopla requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.
When you read a Sesame Street eBook with your child, you can make story time extra engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. Best of all, Sesame Street eBooks are ready to read anytime with an internet connection!
➤ To get started reading Sesame Street eBooks, visit http://ebooks.sesamestreet.org/ and click the Elmo login in the right-hand corner of the screen. Enter the user name, "[email protected]", and the password, "library", to gain two-week unlimited access to MORE THAN 200 Sesame Street eBooks!
Toddler Time is based on the award-winning program "Mother Goose on the Loose" and incorporates songs, nursery rhymes, stories, fingerplays, bells, scarves, and puppets to engage newborns to children age three.
Toddler Times are held in the Library Auditorium most Mondays & Fridays and start at 10:30 am. The program lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Have kids ages 3-5? Our Story Time program meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the Children's Department.
The "Mother Goose on the Loose" program helps children develop skills for success in a classroom. It helps children acquire a rich vocabulary and strengthens foundational reading skills. MGOL gives children opportunities to practice turn-taking, direction following, paying attention and showing appreciation to others. The age-appropriate listening, moving, and singing that takes place in MGOL exercises fine and gross motor skills, fosters speech development, keeps children’s interest for an extended period of time, gives children opportunities to make scientific observations regarding cause and effect, and provides a joyful introduction to the world of books and reading.
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