• Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth

    Transform paper into a variety of fun and fascinating objects with Karah Pino. Kids will learn how to create origami in this monthly workshop, taking place at 2pm on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Sprague. Branch

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Collect resources, craft tools, and survive the hostile creepers and skeletons

    Explore Minecraft with your peers. Kids ages 8–12 will create a world from scratch in Minecraft's Survival Mode. The next session at the Day-Riverside Branch starts April 3 and runs through April 24. Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on March 27 at 10am.

  • Escape the room! Myanmar Edition

    Use your problem solving skills to uncover clues that will help you break out of a different country each month. Kids ages 9–12 will use their knowledge of math and reading to solve riddles, figure out puzzles, and save the day!

  • The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir

    Celebrate the grand opening of the Children’s Library’s new Wild Woods space with a special storytime, ribbon-cutting ceremony, crafts, and refreshments. Kids will be able to explore the Wild Woods, and will have an opportunity to win a small prize.

  • 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 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.