Kids playing in the blue blocks in KidSpace


READytown at Central LibraryKidSpace 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

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

Build Your Child's Literacy Skills 

Every Child Ready to Read logoEvery Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read teaches parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators about these five critical practices that boost literacy skills, as well as recent brain research, and techniques for reading and selecting books for children.

ABC Mouse

From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Day By Day NY Family Literacy Calendar logoDayByDayNY Family Literacy Calendar

DaybyDayNY is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries.

The New York State Library hopes that families across New York State will use this interactive calendar to develop a love for books and learning that will last a lifetime. The calendar uses multimedia to enhance books, songs, and family health and bring these components to life.  If families can only spend a few minutes together, this calendar will give them something they can use to make sure that this is quality time as well as educational time.

Featured Children's Picture Books

Featured Children's Chapter Books