CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+). Each week presents a new experience and new information, and participants can attend as many or as few sessions as their schedule allows—no registration necessary.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.Edgar degas
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.
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!
Make your child's early reading experience a success.
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.
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.
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.
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.