Youth Services during Library Closure

The library is closed, but your OPL Story Time grownups would still like to share some stories with you!  New stories will be posted here until we are able to meet in person again, so check back to see what’s new.

Please note: these videos are intended only for our patrons during this time when the library is closed. Please don't share them on your other social media feeds, they can be our secret!  :)

Take good care of yourselves and your families.  We miss you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Miss Janette reads Officer Buckle and Gloria
Miss Janette readsThe Story of Ferdinand
Mr. Mark reads Green Eggs and Ham
Mr. Mark reads If You Give A Mouse A Cookie



Voting has been extended for both the Maine Student Book Award and the Chickadee Award, so there is time to read more books, yay! Many MSBA titles are available through CloudLibrary too.  If by chance you have read all of the MSBA titles already, you can take a look at next year's reading list here.  If you'd like to cast your vote for your favorite MSBA or Chickadee read, please email jlandis@orono.org. (Remember you can only vote once, so only vote here if you are not voting through school.)  


Here are a just a few of the many things that are available to you free online while schools and libraries are closed:

Books and Reading:

Storyline Online. Great videos of actors reading stories.

Read.gov   Lots of books available for reading.

Storyweaver  Thousands of stories can be filtered by language, level, categories and more.

Amazon's Top 100 free Kindle ebooks.

The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online here:  
Animorphs


Educational:

Rosetta Stone is offering up to 250 hours of language learning in 24 languages free to all K-12 students for three months. [https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/]

Mad Science of Maine - Science Experiments Mad Science

Learn at home activities and magazines from Scholastic   Scholastic

New York Philharmonic Kidzone

Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo