• Explore Spiral Jetty
    Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development. Robert Smithson

    Explore Spiral Jetty

    Learn about the history, art, and science behind the artwork at the Spiral Jetty with backpacks provided through the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Each pack includes science tools, a sketchbook, materials to make a mini jetty, and more.

  • Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts.

    Kids can take part in weekly creative workshops at the Day-Riverside Branch with supplies provided by the Library.

  • Musical Theater Series
    Musical Theater Series with Utah Children’s Theatre Main Library · Multiple Dates

    Musical Theater Series

    A whimsical workshop all about Dr. Seuss! Discover the ins-and-outs of musical theatre by learning the songs and choreography from the hit musical Seussical, then perform for friends and family on the Library stage. For ages 6 and up.

  • Scales & Tails Birds of the World Show June 18 · Main Library · 1PM

    "Birds of the World Show" is a 30 minute bird show displaying six birds from around the world. Show birds include: an American Pigeon, a European Starling, a Rainbow Lorikeet, a Laughing Kookaburra, a Green Wing Macaw and an Umbrella Cockatoo or Red Fronted Macaw.

  • The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes
    "see" like a bat does Multiple Locations · June–July

    The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

    Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does. Registration begins two weeks prior to each session.

  • Happy Hula Multiple Locations · June–July

    Happy Polynesian dance group loves to share our beautiful cultures in through dance and music. We display dances from the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Samoa. Our favorite part is inviting you to learn and dance with us. We are based in Provo and our group members are there and nearby, we all love to share our heritage and preserve it.

  • eBooks for kids
    Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald

    eBooks for kids

    OverDrive's Digital Collection for Kids allows parents to quickly and easily find eBook titles that your child will love. Browse by Subject or Reading Level, or check out the New Arrivals and Most Popular titles!

  • Library Elf is here to help
    Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself. Cyril Tourneur

    Library Elf is here to help

    The City Library offers Library Elf, a web-based service to help keep your whole family's library accounts in order, with options for text message alerts when items are due and much more.

  • Scales and Tails for Toddlers Multiple Locations · June–July

    Children age 4 and younger can touch and hold some very nice reptiles while learning all about these fascinating creatures. A Reptile Guide will show off the animals and tell about each one with stories, jokes, and songs.

  • Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly

    Kidding Around Yoga combines traditional yoga techniques with music, games, and other activities. It helps kids stay active, build confidence, and manage their day-to-day emotions.

Prepare your little one for kindergarten through the world of books. This program invites you to read 1,000 books during the first five years of your child's life. For each milestone you reach in your journey (100, 250, 500, 750, and 1,000 books), you will receive a prize.

Start tracking your progress today by picking up a reading log at any City Library location or through Beanstack at slcpl.beanstack.org.

The Children's Librarians at The City Library are pleased to be able to share their expertise in the form of these thoughtful and timely booklists.


Kids Databases

The City Library is pleased to provide several databases with streaming and downloadable content tailored for kids. Get started exploring by browsing the databases below.

Talk, sing, read, write, and play! We all have a role in getting Utah kids ready to read!
Utah Kids Ready to Read is the Utah State Library Division's early literacy initiative.