Library Book and Media Sale
Looking for great deals on used books, movies and other media? Want to help support the library and its programs? Check out our monthly book and media sale near the library foyer. Proceeds from the sale support Orem Public Library by helping to fund library projects and programs. Great bargains starting at 50 cents. Magazines and empty DVD and CD cases sell for 10 cents each.
Look for great finds and support the Library! Thanks for your support!
New items put out daily (if available & as space allows) : December 3rd to 13th (Hint : look for the "New Today" shelf labels.)
Regular prices : December 3rd - 23rd
1/2 price sale : December 27th - 28th (library closed 24th - 26th)
$1.00 per bag : December 30th
Leftovers free : December 31st
Shelves will be restocked on January 2nd, 2014
Storytime & Laptime at the Orem Library
Laptime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am in Ship's Cove. A 20 minute program for babies, toddlers & their caregivers with songs, fingerplays & short stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.
Storytime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30am in the Storytelling Wing. A 30 minute program for preschoolers & young school age children with stories, puppets & activities to engage youngsters & highlight the joys of books & storytelling.
Bilingual Storytime: Once a month, come experience a special bilingual session of story time! Talented storytellers introduce the audience to words & phrases in Spanish through terrific books & music (3rd Wednesday of each month in the Storytelling Wing.)
Special Needs Storytime: Special Needs Storytime introduces reading to children with special needs and their families. Children learn through games, toys and a variety of fun picture books and stories. (2nd Saturday of the Month in the Media Auditorium.)
Chess for Kids & Open Chess
Want to stretch your mind and improve your mad game skills? Come to the Main Library on any Thursday for your chance! Volunteers are available for help with Kid’s Chess from 4-6pm. Bring your own board if possible, and meet on the North Wing Mezzanine, or come to Open Chess from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Book Discussion room in the South Wing.
We don’t just do summer reading programs here. Our Shared Reading program is designed to help your child keep up the good reading all year-round. The simple program encourages you and your child to become reading partners, as together you set reading goals and talk about what you read. You can create your own reward system for meeting your goals, but the library, through generous donations from local businesses, also provides several prizes for your child to choose from once a month. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.
Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs and Rewards
Each year, starting in early June, you can sign up for Summer Reading at the Orem Library! Kids and teens can earn weekly rewards such as coupons to local restaurants, arcades and museums when they set and meet reading goals. Come to the library often throughout June and July to attend a variety of free programs for kids and teens, including storytimes, games, art workshops and other events.
Catch regular screenings of Hollywood classics, blockbuster hits, and the finest of cinema from around the world each week, Monday at 6:30 PM, Friday mornings at 10:00 and Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Media Auditorium. And don't miss Dr. Dean Duncan's film presentations the second Friday of each month.