• 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.

  • 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.

  • Book and Boots Nature Storytime with Tracy Aviary

    Explore the outdoors with educators from Tracy Aviary. Preschoolers and their grown-ups will enjoy nature-themed stories, games, and a "hike" around their neighborhood City Library location.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A children's play by Elaine Jarvik
    I sure wish someone had put on this play for me when I was a kid. Playwright Elaine Jarvik

    A children's play by Elaine Jarvik

    Five-year-old JJ (who has lots of questions) and eight-year-old Izzy (a know-it-all who doesn’t know it all) are siblings who have recently lost their grandmother. They embark on a funny and touching hero’s journey to try to make sense of loss, grief, death and life.

  • 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!

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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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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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.