• Bugs on my Block Multiple Locations · April

    Stories, rhymes, and fun to help kids get ready to read! This week, it's a buggy celebration! In partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah, Poets House, and the IMLS.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    RBdigital

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

  • Code Club
    Programming is just logic-based creativity. John Romero

    Code Club

    Develop computer coding skills at your own pace in a creative and collaborative environment. Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a self-guided programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

  • 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.

  • EARTH DAY CELEBRATION for kids
    EARTH DAY CELEBRATION! Sat, Apr 20 · 1–3pm · Main Library

    EARTH DAY CELEBRATION for kids

    Celebrate Earth Day with awesome hands-on activities. LEAP into the science of water, learn about microplastics, do a planting activity using recycled materials, and make an edible "dirt cup!"

  • LEAP into Science and Poetry Oct 2018–May 2019 · Multiple Locations

    Learn how scientists and poets express their observations in the world in different ways. This program promotes scientific thinking (observation and critical thinking) and poetic thinking (observation and imagination) around different themes for kids to be involved with the exploration and share discoveries of their own. Students will be at each program to help guide exploration and connect observations.

  • CHILDREN'S CHOCOLATE PARTY Fri, Apr 19 · 3:30–4:30pm · Marmalade

    Children who love chocolate can learn how its made and where it comes from, while sampling different and delicious varieties of artisan chocolate and cocoa. Led by chocolate experts from Moka.

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.

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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.