• cast your vote for your favorite book series! Polls close on Thursday, February 28

    Stop by any City Library to pick up your Winter Book Series Showdown bookmark featuring nine different books series'. Make your voice heard by voting thumbs up or thumbs down for each book you read from the list. Don’t forget to grab an “I Voted” sticker!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday with a storytime, crafts, and snacks!
    Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration Sat, Mar 2 · 11am–1pm · Day-Riverside

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday with a storytime, crafts, and snacks!

    Grinches and Sneetches and Cats wearing Hats, Why, who do we have to thank for all that? He brought them to life, they sprang from his head, Who else could it be, but our dear old friend Ted. “Who’s Ted?” You might ask. He’s a doctor, you know. He told you of “Oh! The places you’ll go!”He gave us the Lorax, blue Yertle, and Horton. And that’s why we think that his birthday’s important. If you don’t know by now, then I must introduce: The writer, the artist, the great Dr. Seuss!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.