• 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.

    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.

  • Scales & Tails Birds of the World Show June 18 · Main Library · 1PM

    "Birds of the World Show" is a 30 minute bird show displaying six birds from around the world. Show birds include: an American Pigeon, a European Starling, a Rainbow Lorikeet, a Laughing Kookaburra, a Green Wing Macaw and an Umbrella Cockatoo or Red Fronted Macaw.

  • Candy Creation
    Let your imagination come alive! Multiple Locations · June–July

    Candy Creation

    Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided to participants as they imagine and bring their Sweet Branch dreams to life.

  • Princess Fearless & Prince Craig Performance
    Princess Fearless & Prince Craig Performance Multiple Locations · July

    Princess Fearless & Prince Craig Performance

    Live music for all ages with award-winning multi-instrumentalist Princess Fearless and the bass playing Prince Craig. Families can learn about rhythm and harmony while enjoying catchy, folk-influenced tunes from Northern Utah’s royal musical super hero.

  • STEM Classes: Dot and Dash Robots
    Dot and Dash Robots Multiple Locations · June–Aug

    STEM Classes: Dot and Dash Robots

    Dot and Dash are robots that kids will learn how to program in this fun hour long workshop. Registration begins two weeks prior to each session. For ages 6–8.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bucket Percussion Drum Circle
    Bucket Percussion Drum Circle Multiple Locations · July - Aug

    Bucket Percussion Drum Circle

    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 8–2. Registration is required.

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.


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.