• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learn and Grow Playtime
    Learn and Grow Playtime All Branches

    Learn and Grow Playtime

    Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play. At the playtime, parents and guardians can fill out a developmental questionnaire, learn how they can help their child’s development, and get more information about community resources. This playtime is intended for ages 0–8.

  • For the most distinguished contribution to american literature for children newbery medal

    In time for the announcement of the 2018 Medal-winning book, The City Library is hosting a Newbery Reading Challenge. From January 2 through February 28, kids, teens, and adults who read one Newbery Medal-winning book will receive an Honor pin. Participants who read five books will receive a Medal pin and can enter a drawing to win four tickets to the Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

  • 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.

  • Newbery Film Festival Screening
    90-Second Newbery Film Festival Screening Sat · feb 24, 2pm · Main Library

    Newbery Film Festival Screening

    Come discover the next Steven Spielberg at this celebration of young filmmakers! Kids all over the country from kindergarten through grade 12 were invited to create short film adaptations of Newbery Medal-winning books. Watch these classics reimagined with hilarious twists by national and local winners at this film festival hosted by award-winning authors for young readers.

  • 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.

  • Explore Spiral Jetty
    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.

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.