• 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.

  • Programming is just logic-based creativity. John Romero

    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.

  • Candy Construction

    Enjoy a sweet exploration of construction. Kids will be able to imagine and build structures, characters, and more with provided candy and supplies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

    OneClickDigital

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.