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OCPL Kids!

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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.

View our full calendar of events to see our upcoming children's programs.

Children's Programming at the Ohio County Public Library

Mother Goose on the Loose with Miss Sarah - Auditorium at 10:30 AM
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.

Toddler Tuesdays with Miss Sarah - Children’s Area at 10:30 AM
Toddlers will enjoy books based on a theme along with songs, movement activities, and fingerplays. Designed for children ages 2 and 3 years and their caregivers.

Music & Movement with Miss Carrie - Auditorium at 10:30 AM
Studies show that music and movement are imperative for cognitive and physical development! Join us for this 30-minute music and movement class as we explore song tales, action songs, circle games, beat-motion activities, and more. Designed for children ages 2 and up, and their caregivers.

Fun Labs with Miss Sarah - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
This STEAM program is designed for grade school students and features science experiments, engineering challenges, art projects, and more.

Family Story Time with Miss Dianna - Children’s Area at 6:00 PM
Can't make it to our morning activities? Families and children of all ages are welcome to join us for our weekly evening story time, songs, and crafts every Thursday for a fun-filled, interactive 30-minute program.

Preschool Story Time with Miss Sarah - Auditorium at 10:30 AM
Preschoolers and their caregivers will explore books, songs, and rhymes to expand their imagination, inspire self-discovery, and develop early literacy skills in this 30-minute program. Designed for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

Second Saturdays - Children’s Area
Specifically designed for working parents, join us for Mother Goose on the Loose at 10:30 AM and Family Storytime at 2:00 PM. Families will join us for fun stories and songs! This storytime focuses on creating a shared experience and bond around the books that we read.

Online Resources for Kids

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. 

Start accessing our digital ebooks for kids from the collections at WV Deli!  

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. 

Start accessing our digital ebooks for kids collections through Hoopla!  

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. 

Follow Us on Social Media

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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.

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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.

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