Fun & Games
Check out a curated selection of podcasts, video series, and online activities selected by our Youth Services team. You can also learn about some of our special programs for kids like 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Summer Reading, and Books for Babies.
Eat Your Spanish Podcast
Montessori/music based Spanish learning podcast for children and families. Filled with lots of fun stories, songs, lessons, and activities to help your little ones learn Spanish or build on existing skills.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder.
FEATURED VIDEO SERIES
Sesame Street in Communities
Printables, videos, activities and more designed to help families learn, grow, and be healthy.
Oregon Symphony Storytimes
Oregon Symphony musician accompanies the reading of an illustrated children’s book and shares fun details about the featured instrument, with both English and Spanish language books.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Author and illustrator of Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie books has pledged to present a daily drawing lesson for all ages on his YouTube channel.
Making Space with Christian Robinson
This video series from author/Illustrator Christian Robinson features fun art projects, book discoveries, and heartfelt conversations with fellow authors and illustrators.
We are pleased to spotlight The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
We believe the heart of the home is the kitchen, and there’s no better place for delicious and educational fun this school year -- no matter what “school” looks like for your family. Our team of parents, educators, and chefs have collaborated to bring you edible adventures that inspire culinary creativity and foster kitchen confidence.
Red Ted Art
Fun, easy and do-able crafts for kids and grown ups. Projects use everyday materials, making DIY a great activity to do together... with successful and gorgeous projects and results! Keep them to treasure or create wonderful gifts for friends and family.
And make sure you check out the interactive and engaging portal just for kids, called Chickasaw Kids. Play games, meet Chickasaw characters, download coloring pages, cook traditional Chickasaw recipes, and much more.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Get started on the reading journey with your child by becoming part of Lake Oswego Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It’s easy and so doable! We’ll provide the support along the way with gifts, including a book tote, log sheets, early literacy information, prizes, and tips for reaching the 1000 book goal.
Multicultural Children's Book Day
This annual event celebrates the diversity in children’s literature and in our own community. Sharing stories from our own cultural backgrounds encourages us to discover similarities and to celebrate differences.
Summer Library Challenge
With separate programs for kids, teens, and adults, we make reading fun all summer long. Our theme for summer 2021 will be "Reading Colors Your World!" Check back for details.
Books for Babies
Do you know someone in the community who is expecting a baby, just gave birth, or adopted a child? The Friends of the LOPL want to support new parents by providing them with a bag of books for their baby! There will be a selection of board books along with materials for the new parents on early literacy and sharing songs and stories with babies. Just ask a library assistant next time you are at the library.