Youth Services

100 Books Before High School

For grades 4-8

What better way to prepare for high school than reading books? Keep track of the books you’ve read using Beanstack. Visit the library for a halfway prize when you’ve read 50 books. Once you reach your 100 book goal, stop in for a free book and other goodies to help you get ready for high school.

Take and Make

We have crafts for you to do at home. Each Take and Make kit is created with a specific age group in mind. They are only available to our Orland Park patrons who fit within the specified age group. Each Take and Make kit has a limited amount. They are first come, first served with a maximum of 2 kits per patron.
We will start handing them out at 4 p.m. for kits 5th grade and under and at 9 a.m. for the Teen Kits (grades 6-12). There is no reserving a kit.

We will post a notification on the online event calendar.

If you were not able to pick up a Take & Make kit, check this page for ALL the “Take & Make” kits directions.


Learn what you need to know to start homeschooling.

Learning Resources

Learning Resources provided a variety of interactive websites and videos including authors, musicians, museums, and even national parks. From online storytimes to virtual field trips, this collection of resources will provide you with new content to experience in your own home.

Family Storytime Kits


Missing Storytime at the Library? Now you can have Family Storytime from the comfort of your home with our new Family Storytime Kits.
You can read, create, dance, and explore with these themed kits using links to ebooks, online music, crafts, and age-appropriate informational resources!

Ask A Librarian-Youth


Hey kids!  Do you have any questions for our librarians?  They can be serious questions like ‘what’s the tallest mountain in the world’ or silly questions like ‘what’s the librarian’s favorite ice cream.’  If you submit your question, a librarian will answer it through a video!  We want to answer your questions, even when you are at home.
Guardians: Please include your email or phone number so that we can let you know when your child’s answer will be posted.


Homework Help

Let the Orland Park Public Library help you anytime of the day with your homework needs! We offer 24 hour access to databases that will help you with your homework and projects.

Digital Escape Rooms

Pokémon: Let’s Explore!

Welcome to the world of Pokémon! This is an Escape Room with Pokémon-themed puzzles aimed at kids between Kindergarten and 5th grade. The difficulty of the puzzles are best aimed at kids 3rd grade and above.
All ages are welcome to participate and you are encouraged to work as a group on puzzles when needed. Puzzles can be skipped if you would like to continue the story.

You do not need any previous knowledge of the various Pokémon games, anime, movies, etc. to complete this Escape Room.

Dog Man: On The Case!

This is an interactive virtual program intended for readers between Kindergarten and Fifth Grade. While all readers are welcome to participate, this program’s challenge level is best for readers around 3rd grade and older. Feel free to work as a team to succeed! For younger readers, it would be ideal to do this program with aid from an older reader or guardian. We also have Baby Monkey: On The Case which is a new program that will debuting in the future which is perfect for younger readers around ages 3 to 7!
Visit this link to participate.


This escape room is designed for small children with the help of parents. It can be done by anyone though.
Have the escape room pulled up on one device. Each individual can help answer all of the questions. If you are playing long distance with others, have one person be in charge of inputting the solutions for the rest of the group.

Story WalkOrland Park Public Library StoryWalk®

The OPPL StoryWalk® is Open!

Located on the outdoor path off of Ravinia Ave., adjacent to Village Center North Pond, the Orland Park Public Library StoryWalk® is a delightful new way to read and enjoy a story.

Pages from a children’s book have been framed and attached to wooden posts which have been installed along the path. Walk and read while enjoying the beautiful outdoors with your friends and family.

The stories will change four times a year, just like the seasons. There will also be fun activity suggestions, book recommendations, and a calendar of events that will rotate with each new book.

This reading adventure has been made possible through the collaboration of the Orland Park Public Library and the Village of Orland Park.

Upcoming Programs

Virtual Baby and Toddler Storytime
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where: Zoom Outreach
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early…
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In-Person Baby Storytime
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where: Youth Services Program Room
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early…
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Once Upon a Time Storytime
When: Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where: Youth Services Program Room
Join us for this interactive storytime. Be ready to sing, shake, …
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Night Owls Storytime
When: Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM Where: Youth Services Program Room
Come hear stories and songs to end the day on a happy note.…
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Baby Subscription Box
When: Friday, December 01, 2023 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sign up to receive a specialty themed subscription box for your baby f…
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Create a Miniature Winter Log Cabin
When: Friday, December 01, 2023 - 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM Where: Youth Services Program Room
It’s getting cold out, and we’ve got to build our log cabins befor…
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Santa at the Library
When: Saturday, December 02, 2023 - 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM Where: Lobby
Santa is in the building! Visit with Santa and get a picture with him …
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Bright Starts Family Storytime
When: Saturday, December 02, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where: Youth Services Program Room
Start your weekend off right! Bring the family together for stories, s…
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Dave Herzog's Puppets Presents Christmas Capers
When: Saturday, December 02, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Large Meeting Room - 104
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s bringing a whole sleigh full …
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