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A non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers and producers of related materials pertaining to children’s books and literature.
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 improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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.
The calendar is filled with creative craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, and much more!
Find government information on education including primary, secondary, and higher education.
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).
- Amy Carr–Children’s Literacy
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 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.
Offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn 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.
The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) is a 24-hour resource for poison information and educational resources.
Empowering Youth. Celebrating Families. Uniting Educators.
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.
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:
- Rita Christensen–A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney, MP3
- Anita Krohn–Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle, MP3
- Carla Morris–Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins, MP3
- Shauna Mundinger–Mango and Bambang: The Not-a-Pig by Polly Faber and Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy, and Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton, MP3
- Mark Pulham–I am a Unicorn! by Michaela Schuett, MP3
- Mark Pulham–Who Wants to Be a Princess?: What It Was Really Like to Be a Medieval Princess by Bridget Heos and Illustrated by Migy, MP3
- Mark Pulham–The Joy of Puppetry
- Mark Pulham–Telling Stories to Your Child
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)