Children’s Book Council

A non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers and producers of related materials pertaining to children’s books and literature.

Closure Resources

Stay up to date on all the digital resources available for your family during the Coronavirus outbreak. This curated collection of resources features virtual programs created by the Orem Library as well as lists of the best online resources from other educational institutions. All resources are free to Orem Library card holders.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Digital Learn

Do you need to brush up on your computer skills to help your child with their homework? This website has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace.

Early Literacy Activities Calendar

The calendar is filled with creative craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, and much more!

Education | USA.Gov

Find government information on education including primary, secondary, and higher education.

The Lisa Valentine Clark Show

Amy Carr joins the show to talk about children’s literacy. She has worked as a classroom teacher and school administrator. She has also worked as a storyteller and early literacy specialist at Provo Library, American Fork Library, and is currently working as a storyteller at Orem Library, where she does weekly storytelling programs for babies and their caregivers (0-12 months), toddlers and their caregivers (18 months-3 years old), and preschoolers and their caregivers (3-5 years).

July 2016

PBS Parents

Explore PBS parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities.


PERC (The Parent Education Resource Center) is a free lending library of learning aids. Its purpose is to help improve parenting skills, to improve parent involvement in their childrens’ education, and to support families in this process. All items for check out are geared toward teaching children, or the adults working with them, in a wide range of subject areas. PERC is located in the basement of the Orem Library, on the Northeast. After going down the stairs, turn left and go down the hall to the signs for PERC.

Preschool Pioneer

Preschool Pioneer Library aggregates interactive learning games, curriculum ideas, parent and caregiver support materials, and other vetted resources from PBS, national, and local providers. The site is free to all families with young children in Utah.

Reading Rockets

Offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read.

Utah Kids Ready to Read!

The mission of Utah Kids Ready to Read! is for all parents and caregivers to nurture their children’s early literacy skills, and for all children to develop as independent, lifelong readers.

Utah Poison Control Center

The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) is a 24-hour resource for poison information and educational resources.

Utah Pride Center: Youth & Family Programs

Empowering Youth. Celebrating Families. Uniting Educators.

Voice of Literacy

Listen to bi-weekly podcasts (available 1st and 3rd Mondays) of interviews with literacy researchers as they discuss the implications of their research.


New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons fire at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why Vroom is here.

Worlds Awaiting

A weekly program for grownups who care about children, with topics that will help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Hosted by children’s literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. New episodes Saturdays at 1:30 pm Eastern. You can listen to the audio of past shows on the website HERE. Orem children’s librarians on Worlds Awaiting:

August 2017

August 2016

July 2016

May 2016


Orem Literacy Center

The Orem Literacy Center invites families and students of all ages to join us for FREE tutoring. Every Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. at the Orem Senior Citizen Center. Flyer PDF

Child Find Notice

Alpine School District is responsible for Child Find identification and evaluation for all students who reside within the Alpine School District boundaries, are suspected of having a disability, and are in need of an evaluation for possible special education or early intervention services. Please see the flyer for details. Flyer PDF (English/Spanish)