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Orange County Library System Programs

"THIS PROGRAM WAS SO ENGAGING! THE COMBINATION OF STORY, ACTION AND ART WAS FANTASTIC."

                                                                     - "Picture This!" Parent


  • Art Bards: Exploring Poetry Through Visual Art - This program provided hands-on art activities inspired by poetry for youth ages 6-12 years old at the 16 different library branches. Through a grant from the Disney Foundation in 2018, ArtReach was able to offer additional Art Bards programming, including two weeks of summer camp and the program Family Art Adventures for children and their families. 


  • Picture This! is a literacy-based art program where children actively participate in hands-on, open-ended art experiences with an emphasis on creative inquiry. Each class begins with by reading a thoughtfully selected book, followed by a process-oriented, literature-based art activity. This program helps students sharpen their reading skills, improve their critical thinking, and ignite their natural creativity. For ages 6-12 years old. This program will continue in the spring of 2020.


  • Picture This, Junior! is a literacy-based art program where children and their families actively participate in hands-on, open-ended art experiences with an emphasis on creative inquiry. Each class begins by reading a thoughtfully selected book, followed by developmentally appropriate, process-oriented, literature-based art activities. This program helps establish school readiness, improves motor and sensory skills, develops socialization skills, encourages an enjoyment of reading, and inspires creativity. For ages 0-5 years old. 

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Parent Feedback

“This program was so engaging! The combination of story, action, and art was fantastic. I loved that they pulled something from the story and applied it to the art making.”

Partner Spotlight

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The Orange County Library System promotes learning to improve the lives of those in the community,

empowers and fosters creativity and collaboration, delivers outstanding service to external and internal customers, and demonstrates respect, integrity, and excellence.