Kid's Department Quick Links
WELCOME TO OCPL KIDS!
Our collection boasts over 35,000 items including books, magazines, music CDs, DVDs, and more to choose from. You'll find everything for children from newborn through age twelve as well as for the adults who work and play with them.
The Children's Department of the Ohio County Public Library is the place to read, play, learn, and grow!
Early childhood literacy is important. Children who read regularly exhibit higher activation in areas of the brain that support mental imagery and comprehension of narratives — key skills needed for independent reading comprehension. Library programs have significant positive impacts on early development and help equip children with lifelong learning and literacy skills that help prepare them for school and beyond.
Call us at 304-232-0244 or email [email protected] to request more information.
Monday - Mother Goose on the Loose with Miss Sarah - Auditorium at 10:30AM
Mother Goose is a 30-minute early literacy program that supports your child's development through stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and more. Designed for children ages birth through 2 years and their caregivers.
Do your tech-savvy kids love e-books? Check out the following digital offerings geared toward children:
WV Deli Kids: Read books on your tablet or phone!
Check out e-books for your kids on your Kindle, iPad, Android tablet, laptop, or desktop computer from our online offerings through WV Deli. All it takes is your Ohio County Public Library card and 4-digit PIN.
Hoopla Kids Mode: Download immediately with no waitlists
No waitlists on Pete the Cat, Captain 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.
Live broadcasts of our children's programs can be viewed either on the OCPL Kids! YouTube channel or the Ohio County Public Library Facebook page. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or like us on Facebook to receive notifications of our upcoming live broadcasts or download our free OCPL Connect app from your smartphone's app store (available for both iPhones and Android devices). Videos will be available for playback following our broadcasts and viewable on the Story Time Online Page.
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.