• 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!

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


    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.

  • 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.

  • Bucket Percussion Drum Circle Tue, Aug 14. 3pm · Chapman Branch

    In this interactive class will kids can make some beautiful noise while learning rhythms, rhythm notation, improvisation, and playing in an ensemble! Cosponsored by the Mundi Project. For ages 8–12. Registration is required.

  • 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.

  • Sensory Storytime

    Stories, songs, and specially-designed sensory experiences for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges. Loving and supportive siblings, family members, and friends are welcome.

  • Pop Art
    Pop Art Experience Main Library · Tue, Aug 14, 12:30–2:30pm Marmalade Branch · Tue, Aug 14, 4–6pm

    Pop Art

    Become a Pop Artist for a day! Artist Michael Albert is known for making collages out of cereal boxes and other packaging, and has traveled the world for over 20 years leading Hands-On Cereal Box Collage workshops. Kids and families can meet the artist, learn about his work, and make their own Pop Art collage using the same materials he uses to create his masterpieces. All participants will receive a free, limited-edition poster signed by the artist.

  • Family Yoga

    Relax your mind and connect with your body with an hour of yoga for all ages and all experience levels. Children and families are welcome at these professionally-led yoga sessions.

  • Super Summer Sign-off
    Super Summer Sign-off at Tracy Aviary Aug 18, 9am-4pm · Tracy Aviary

    Super Summer Sign-off

    After you've hit all the right notes and finished your Super Summer Challenge, celebrate with an encore at the Tracy Aviary! When you turn in your Level 3 Bingo Card you'll receive a prize and a free admission ticket to the Tracy Aviary for our Super Summer Sign-Off on August 18. Walk the beautiful grounds, listen to the birds sing, and get your picture taken in The City Library's photo booth for a Super-Summer Souvenir.

  • RBdigital
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde


    RBdigital makes kids' fiction and nonfiction audiobooks available for download.

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 City Library is a proud partner in Salt Lake County's Talking is Teaching initiative, which offers support to families with young children to help them learn together in any language through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing every day.


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.