• Beanstack
    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.

  • All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise The Beatles, "Blackbird"

    Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! You'll have the opportunity to participate in fun activities at the Library and all over the city, featuring music, reading, science, art, and 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.

  • Happy Hula Multiple Locations · June–July

    Happy Polynesian dance group loves to share our beautiful cultures in through dance and music. We display dances from the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Samoa. Our favorite part is inviting you to learn and dance with us. We are based in Provo and our group members are there and nearby, we all love to share our heritage and preserve it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Magic Show
    Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

    The Magic Show

    Find out how reading and using your imagination can make books come to life. Magician Chris Lopez will present a showcase that will illustrate the magic of reading and using the Library. Kids and families will be entertained and excited to check out and take home books.

  • Scales and Tails for Toddlers Multiple Locations · June–July

    Children age 4 and younger can touch and hold some very nice reptiles while learning all about these fascinating creatures. A Reptile Guide will show off the animals and tell about each one with stories, jokes, and songs.

  • Musical Theater Series
    Musical Theater Series with Utah Children’s Theatre Main Library · Multiple Dates

    Musical Theater Series

    A whimsical workshop all about Dr. Seuss! Discover the ins-and-outs of musical theatre by learning the songs and choreography from the hit musical Seussical, then perform for friends and family on the Library stage. For ages 6 and up.

  • 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.

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.