• The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes
    "see" like a bat does Multiple Locations · June–July

    The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

    Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does. Registration begins two weeks prior to each session.

  • 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.

  • RBdigital
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde


    RBdigital makes kids' fiction and nonfiction audiobooks available for download.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • STEM Classes: Space Invaders
    Space Invaders Multiple Locations · June–July

    STEM Classes: Space Invaders

    Kids will learn to read a schematic, using electrical circuits, and then build and program a Space Invaders Game. Registration begins two weeks prior to each session. For ages 10–12.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts.

    Kids can take part in weekly creative workshops at the Day-Riverside Branch with supplies provided by the Library.

    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.

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.