KidSpace at Central Library

KidSpace offers a variety of engaging activities for toddlers and older children, including a child-sized village that includes developmentally appropriate books and activities. From interactive play spaces, to cutting-edge technology, KidSpace offers creative and educational opportunities for all children.

Big Blue Blocks @ Central

Permanently located at the Central Library, and visiting other OCPL locations, these Big Blue Blocks are fun for kids of all ages! Come build, play and create. Then knock it all down and do it again and again.

Summer Learning Program

Reading during summer vacation helps students do better in school in the fall. 

OCPL's Summer Learning Program is designed for children who read independently as well as for children who have books read to them by parents or caregivers.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that encourages parents and guardians to help children read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. Experts agree that sharing books with children often is the best and simplest way to help them prepare to read and learn. The program involves free books, stickers, and other incentives for every 100 books read.