The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to an animal. But not just any animal. R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owners/handlers as a team, visiting schools, libraries, and many other settings as reading companions for children. If your child would like the experience of reading to a friendly animal companion, sign up for a reading time and date at the Children's Desk or call 801-229-7161 to schedule an appointment.
After a near-fatal plane crash, Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini fights to survive during War World II as he spends 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen, is caught by the Japanese navy, and is sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Island Style Dance Studio & Performing Company, L.L.C. is dedicated to preserving and sharing the dances of the Polynesian Islands. Their show "Island Magic" has performed for audiences small and large throughout Utah, California, Louisiana, and Nauvoo, Illinois. Come feel the "Magic of the Islands" as they share dances from New Zealand, Hawaii, and Tahiti. Their keiki show "Waikiki Kids" features some of the cutest little dancers around!
The National Federation of the Blind is a national organization with 50,000 members and has affiliates in all fifty states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to attend meetings of the Utah Valley Chapter of the NFB of Utah.
All teens 12-18 are invited to a special after-hours screening of Mockingjay, Part 1, the third movie in the Hunger Games series. Soda and popcorn will be provided. Be here at 6:30 pm with your library card to browse the library shelves and check out books before the movie starts at 7:00 pm.
If you need to return books outside of these hours, a 24 drive through book and media drop is located on the North side of the Library.
The Main Library is 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.