The Month of February
Join Ms. Stephanie as she interviews various preschools from Orland Park and the Southwest suburbs, helping you navigate your child’s educational options. Links to preschool interviews are posted on the Digital Preschool Fair page.
Great Backyard Bird Count
Great Backyard Bird Count is a program through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This project seeks to collect data on birds submitted by everyday people. Collecting data takes 15 minutes, and can be done from the comfort of your home.
To participate in this program, simply visit the website https://www.birdcount.org/. There, you will find all of the forms and directions you will need.
To learn more about the birds of Illinois, visit http://www.illinoisraptorcenter.org/backyard.html
For grades K-5th
We might not have any crafts for you to do at the library this summer, but we do 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 patrons who are entering that grade in the fall or that current age from our younger patrons. Each Take and Make kit has a limited amount. They are first come, first served.
We will start handing them out at 4 p.m. through our contactless curbside pickup. 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.
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!
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.
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.
Learn what you need to know to start homeschooling.
Tumblebooks Ebooks for kids!
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.
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.
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.