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.
Talk to a Librarian today to begin exploring!
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.
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!
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.
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.
LEAP into Science and PoetryOct 2018–May 2019 · Multiple Locations
Learn how scientists and poets express their observations in the world in different ways. This program promotes scientific thinking (observation and critical thinking) and poetic thinking (observation and imagination) around different themes for kids to be involved with the exploration and share discoveries of their own. Students will be at each program to help guide exploration and connect observations.
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 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 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 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.