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OCPL Kids!


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OCPL Children's Section

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 are read to 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.

Drop in for one of our storytimes, browse for a bedtime story, or spend a quiet hour reading to your child in our children's department. Here you'll find everything for children newborn through age twelve as well as for the adults who work and play with them.

Our 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 Ohio County Public Library


Story Time: most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Story Time at the Ohio County Public Library

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.

Learn more about Story Time


Toddler Time: most Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 am

Toddler Time at the Ohio County Public Library

Toddler Time 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. Toddler Time is based on the early-literacy readiness program "Mother Goose on the Loose," a proven method for planning and presenting programs that focus on the whole child. Join us for this special program most Monday and Friday mornings at 10:30 AM in the library auditorium.

Learn more about Toddler Time


Family Programs: See seasonal schedule for times and events

Family Programs at the Ohio County Public Library

Family library programs broaden opportunities for families to learn together, strengthening connections between parents and children engaging families with young children through storytimes, movies, hands-on activities, and crafts.

View our Fall 2019 Family Programs schedule


Summer Reading Programs for Kids

A Universe of Stories

Each year, a new theme is chosen for our children's Summer Reading Program. We are excited to announce the theme of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories." In the summer of 2019, the Ohio County Public Library will be one of many libraries across the country to celebrate space exploration in their summer reading programs. The slogan “A Universe of Stories” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. 

Learn more about our Summer Reading Programs


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Like the OCPL Kids Page on Facebook to keep up with all the latest Children's Department news!

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Online Resources for kids

Do your tech-savvy kids love e-books? Check out the following digital offerings geared toward children and teen:


e-books for Kids

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 on-line 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, 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. 

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. 


Sesame Street Ebooks:

Sesame Street Ebooks

When you read a Sesame Street eBook with your child, you can make storytime 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!


e-books for Teens

WVDeli for Teens: Books on your tablet or smartphone

Check out and download e-books, audiobooks, music, and more to your Kindle, Nook, 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. 

Start accessing our digital ebooks collections through WVDeli Teens!


Hoopla Young Adult Collection: No waitlists on e-books ever!

Rick Riordan, Lois Lowry, Rin Chupeco, Kiera Cass as well as classics by Tolkien, Alcott, and Austen are all available anytime on Hoopla — no waitlists ever! 

Start accessing young adult digital ebooks 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. 


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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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