The Orem Public Library houses more than 310,000 items in 62,939 square feet, including books and non-print titles. It is one of the busiest single-branch libraries in the State of Utah, with 1.1 million items checked out annually.
The Adults/Teen Collection has 124,000 books, including a large reference section, current and classical fiction, large print books, Boy Scout Merit Badge books, and pamphlets on topics of current interest. The periodicals area has over 250 magazines, as well as local and national newspapers. Internet service is available in this area, as well as access to many CD-ROM databases for Utah history, science, and literature. The map collection has 2,200 maps, including hiking and topographic maps.
The Children’s Collection is the largest in the State of Utah, with 97,000 children’s books, pamphlets, magazines and read-alongs. Librarian assisted Internet access is available in the Children’s reference area along with online databases designed especially for children.
The Media Collection nearly 20,000 DVDs, and a growing Blu-Ray collection, including contemporary films, old-time favorites, PBS series, silent and foreign films, and instructional videos. Over 31,000 compact discs offer a wide array of music, sound effects, children’s literature, speeches, old-time radio programs, and a particularly exceptional collection of jazz. The very popular books on tape and CD provide abridged and unabridged readings of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, as well as classic literature.
Parent Education Resource Center (P.E.R.C.)
P.E.R.C. is a non-profit organization founded by the PTA in association with Alpine School District and the City of Orem. Its purpose is to help improve parenting skills, to improve parent involvement in their children’s education, and to support families in this process. P.E.R.C. is housed in the Orem Public Library. For more information, call 229-7390, or visit the website at oremperc.org.
Lists With Both Fiction and Nonfiction