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.
Utah Valley Writers (UVW) is a non-profit, non-commercial community of serious writers dedicated to learning the craft and business of writing. Their mission is to encourage, educate, and provide a supportive environment for all writers. New members and visitors are always welcome to come to any of their meetings, regardless of experience, genre, or platform.
All teens 12-18 are invited to the library after hours for a fun game of hide and seek in the bookshelves. Treats will be provided. Be here at 6:30 pm with your library card to browse the library shelves and check out books before the activity starts at 7:00 pm.
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.
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.