After you visit our StoryWalk®, be sure to visit the Ocean City Public Library to learn more about bugs! 

We have "More Bug Facts" from Sophia Spencer on display outside the library. 

Please stop by the children's desk to pick up a bug themed craft!


Toddler Time (for ages 2-3) Tuesdays at 10:30 am from January 5th through May 18th

Rhythm & Rhymes (for ages birth - 2) Wedesdays at 10:30 am from January 20th through May 5th

Preschool Storytime (for ages 3-5) Fridays at 10:30 am from January 8th through May 21st

**There will be no programs the week of April 5th - 9th.  


June 29th:  Chad Juros presents a Virtual Magic Show - Join us as we kick off our summer reading program with magician Chad Juros!

July 6th:  Laura Kaighn presents "Critter Tales for All Ages" - What would an ark of animal stories be like?  Find out when Laura Kaighn of Lady Hawke Storytelling performs for audiences young and old!

July 13th:  Eyes of the Wild with Travis Gale presents "The Zanimal Show" - Come meet five exotic animals up close on Zoom!  Learn more about these unique animals with Travis Gale.

July 20th:  Talewise presents "Unicorns:  Break the Cage!" - Not everything at the city zoo is as it seems.  Two curious kids take a closer look and discover what they believe is a unicorn.  But unicorns aren't real... or are they?!

July 27th:  Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre presents "The Bookaneers" - Join some pirate puppets as they take you on a swashbuckling adventure!

August 3rd:  Dave Darwin presents "One Man Sideshow" - Join Dave Darwin as he performs comedy-juggling and other captivating feats!

August 10th:  Adventure Aquarium presents "Tails & Tales" - Join Adventure Aquarium and their animal guests as they "dive in" to some of the ways animals use their tails.

August 17th:  Traveling Lantern presents "Tale of the Rainbow Lizard" - Join us as we watch a pre-recorded performance of "Tale of the Rainbow Lizard" featuring Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.


 Register for "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" at Click here for more information about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.  

1.  Sign up for a Beanstack account.  Add your child to your account and register for our "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" challenge.

2.  READ!  READ!  READ!  Start logging the number of books you read to your child.

3.  Receive a special prize after reaching different reading milestones.

4.  Children who reach 1,000 books before kindergarten will be recognized at our annual celebration!


Click here for a complete list of videos from our children's librarians.




July 7th:  "Fabulous Fruit" with the Classy Chef - If you are a fruit lover, then this class is for you!  Learn how to cut and arrange fruit in an artistic manner which will delight family and friends.

July 14th:  The Wetlands Institute presents "Traveling Turtles" - Join us as we meet a variety of turtles that are native to NJ.  We will learn about turtle anatomy, natural history, behaviors, life cycles, and more!

July 21st:  July Mosaics with Michele Pasciullo - Create a stunning work of mosaic art with Michele Pasciullo.  Registration is limited.

July 28th:  Virtual Planetarium Program with Edelman Planetarium - Explore the wonder of the night sky, including planets, constellations, and more!

August 4th:  Sherin Motawea presents "Pyramids" - Learn all about pyramids with Sherin Motawea!

August 11th:  Michelle Washington Wilson presents "Multicultural Folktales from Around the World" - Listen to storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson as she captivates us with folktales from around the world.

August 18th:  August Mosaics with Michele Pasciullo - Create a stunning work of mosaic art with Michele Pasciullo.  Registration is limited.



 Whether you are learning from school or home! Search thousands of resources & printables for grades PreK-8.

Check out Scholastic Teachables with your OCFPL library card.

Want to see what Scholastic Teachables has to offer?  Watch our Scholastic Teachables tutorial here.





Check out our printable Ocean City Public Library Activity Book for children.  


Online Resources for Children

An online collection of children’s ebooks, including animated picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and graphic novels. Children may also listen/read to books in Spanish and French. There is also a TumbleBooks app which is freely available for Apple iOS and Android devices.
A database designed specifically for children in grades K-3 with informational articles written for beginning readers. PebbleGo includes interactive lessons, activities, and games which reinforce learning. Articles are also accessible in Spanish.
Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids
The Just for Kids Collection includes thousands of educational videos, songs, and interactive activities & games.
World Book Online
Online resources for a variety of ages. Early Learning World Book is geared towards children in preschool, and includes videos, games, stories, and activities. World Book Kids contains a variety of learning activities designed for primary school-aged children. World Book Student is aimed for upper elementary to middle school students and includes thousands of articles and multimedia.