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  • NPR's Book Tour: Each week, this podcast from National Public Radio includes contemporary authors of fiction and nonfiction discussing and reading from new books.
  • NPR's Book Podcast: This bi-weekly podcast pulls from many National Public Radio shows to present a collection of author interviews, reviews, and other literary news. Episodes are released every Monday and Thursday.
  • The New York Times Book Review Podcast: NY Times Book Review Editor Sam Tanenhaus speaks with editors, critics, and authors about new books.
  • The Library of Congress presents the National Book Festival: Listen to authors like Geraldine Brooks (author of March and People of the Book) or filmmaker Ken Burns discuss books and reading. This podcast collection includes both the 2007 and 2008 Book Festivals.


  • Just One More Book: This podcast about "the children's books we love and why we love them..." comes out three times each week, and includes interviews with children's authors and illustrators, along with reviews of new books. A charming and informative broadcast.
  • Storyline Online: Members of the Screen Actors Guild read entire children's books for free on this charming videocast, featuring illustrations from each book. Readers include actors like Lou Diamond Phillips, Elijah Wood, and many more. Storyline is entirely free and available to anyone with an Internet connection.


  • Library of Congress Webcasts: From time to time, the Library of Congress hosts authors, educators, and other experts as they discuss their work or area of expertise. From a discussion of the Declaration of Independence to Langston Hughes' poetry, these webcasts include both video and audio, and are a real national treasure!
  • C-SPAN Podcasts: Listen to "After Words", where nonfiction authors discuss their newest titles. Visit The American Political Archive and listen to recordings from America's past (for example, excerpts from Lyndon Johnson's presidential recordings). Or just browse any of the other political and literary podcasts made available by C-SPAN.


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Have you had an Orem Public Library card before? Even if it has been awhile, please go to the Circulation Desk for assistance.

If you have never had an Orem Public Library card, please read the following instructions before proceeding:

  • The PIN (Personal Identification Number) you choose can be any 4 digits (not letters) you can easily remember.

  • Use dashes when entering your phone number, ie. 801-229-7050.

  • Once you have filled out all fields, click on the "Submit" button at the bottom right of the screen.

  • If an "Error"message appears, it means information was entered incorrectly, or information was missing from your registration. Please try again, or go to a staff member for assistance.

Once you are finished, go to the Circulation Desk to complete the registration process and receive your new Orem Public Library card!

Ready to begin? Click here and then choose "New Library Account" to begin filling out your registration.

The Community Writing Center @ Orem Public Library

Interested in improving your writing skills?

Visit the Community Writing Center at the Orem Public Library!

Join us for FREE writing resources:

  • Coaching sessions
  • Workshops
  • Handouts
  • Peer revision groups

Learn how to write:

  • Resumes
  • Letters
  • Family histories
  • College application essays



The Community Writing Center is located at the Orem Public Library:

58 North State Street in Orem, Utah

Fall 2015 Hours:

                 Monday: 6:00–9:00pm

                 Tuesday: 5:30–8:00pm

                 Wednesday: Closed
                 Thursday: 3:00–8:00pm

                 Friday: 2:30–5:00pm

                 Saturday: 10:00am–2:00pm

Appointments preferred. Walk-ins welcome.

Contact the UVU Writing Center at 801-863-8936 to schedule an appointment.

Hours are subject to change. Closed all UVU holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Community Writing Center located?

The CWC is located in the internet are of the Orem Public Library (58 N. State Street).

Who can use the Community Writing Center (CWC) at Orem Public Library?

Anyone interested in improving his or her writing skills is invited to visit the Community Writing Center. 

Who provides instruction and coaching at the CWC?

The Community Writing Center offers one-on-one coaching sessions and writing workshops featuring Utah Valley University writing coaches and faculty members.

What do I need to bring to the CWC?

Bring a copy of your writing, any writing questions you have, the assignment sheet (if appropriate), and the desire to become a better writer.

What kind of writing can I get help with at the CWC?

The CWC can assist you with class assignments, resumes, scholarship essays, letters to newspapers or elected officials, family histories, and much, much more!

Do I have to bring a completed draft?

We help patrons at all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, revising, and proofreading.

Do I have to be enrolled at Utah Valley University  or in an English class to use the CWC resource?

No! The CWC strives to help everyone - community members, students, teachers, business people, family historians, and all others - to improve their writing skills. 

Orem City

58 North State Street // Phone: 801.229.7050
Hours: M-F 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm


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About the City of Orem Library

The Orem Library is open Monday through Friday 9am until 9pm and on Saturdays from 9am until 6pm. We are closed Sundays and Holidays. Click here for a list of observed holidays.

If you need to return books outside of these hours, a 24-hour drive through book and media drop is located on the North side of the Library.

We are located at 58 North State Street in Orem, Utah at the north end of the City Center Complex (on the northeast corner of State and Center Streets). Parking is to the east of the library building and is accessed from 100 North. If you need assistance please call 229-7050.