• Jump Rope Workshop with Extreme Elevation

    Impress your friends and family with new jump rope skills and tricks taught by competitive jump ropers from Extreme Elevation. Registration required.

  • 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.

  • You're Invited!

    Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will take part in crafts, songs, dancing, cookies, and juice, and will be able to take a photo with the Library’s giant teddy bear. Registration is required.

  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

    Help build a better world this summer by participating in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! All City Library locations will host events featuring magic, science, art, animals, and much more.

  • Beanstack
    Make your child's early reading experience a success.

    Beanstack

    A new offering from The City Library, Beanstack helps you discover books based on your child's interests, allowing you to explore deeper into The City Library's catalog of children's books. Sort and filter titles by genre, topic, age range, even the type of main characters in the book! Track your child's reading progress with badges and Learning Tracks.

  • MUZZY ONLINE
    Before I speak, I have something important to say. Groucho Marx

    MUZZY ONLINE

    Available in seven languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, and South Korean), MUZZY is a captivating and entertaining way for kids to learn another language.

  • Tracy Aviary Explore Nature in the City

    Kids can experience different aspects of nature in this series, including taking part in insect safaris, exploring neighborhoods, mapping parks, and making art with natural materials.

  • 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!

  • Amazing Animals Petting zoo

    Experience a small petting zoo. Kids can see and touch a variety of small, friendly animals, including chinchillas, bunnies, a sulcata tortoise, cockatiels, ferrets, a hedgehog, a baby fox, chicks, ducklings, and geese.

  • Talk to a Librarian today to begin exploring!

    The City Library offers themed kits filled with all sorts of activities, games, books, and tools to help kids explore and learn about the world around us.

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.

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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.