Toddler Tales is held on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 10:00 am in the Kid Zone, then repeated at 11:00 am. This is a 20 minute program for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers with songs, fingerplays, and short stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.
Bouncing Babies is held Fridays at 10:00am am in the Storytelling Wing. This is a 20 minute program (followed by playtime) for infants and pre-walkers and their grownups (no walkers or older siblings, please). Bring a blanket, and come enjoy baby bounces, songs, tickles, and interactive activities!
Preschool Storytime is held on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 10:30am in the Storytelling Wing. A 30 minute program for preschoolers and young school age children with stories, puppets and activities to engage youngsters and highlight the joys of books and storytelling.
Bilingual Storytime is held at 10:30 on Fridays in the Kid Zone (starting in September, this program will be moved to 4:00pm). Join Miss EJ for a lot of fun: stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English. All ages are welcome!
Family Evening Storytime
Join guest storytellers for special performances featuring music, interactive storytelling, science, and more! Family Evening Storytime is held the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Kid Zone or Storytelling Wing.
Music & Movement
Please note that Music and Movement is not currently in session. We will resume in the Fall of 2019. Music & Movement is held on Mondays at 10 a.m. Children and their parents are invited to come sing, dance, and experience stories with storytellers in the Storytelling 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.
Welcome Baby: Ready to Learn
Every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Auditorium. Join presenters from United Way of Utah County as they teach a class for parents introducing babies and young children to early literacy and education. Register for the free class HERE.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Click HERE to register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless. Read any book to your child–infant, toddler, or preschooler–until you have read 1,000 books together. After registering, come to the Childrens main floor reference desk to receive your first 100 books record log. Record each book you and and your child read together by simply marking the icon on the record sheet. You may read the same book multiple times. You can also count books heard at storytime, daycare and preschool.
After each set of 100 books is read and recorded, take your log to Children’s desk to receive the log for your next 100 books. Small rewards are earned with completion of 100 books and 500 books. After reading the 1000th book, your child will receive a certificate of completion, a free book, and will be eligible to attend the 1000 Books before Kindergarten Celebration.
Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m., Storytelling Wing. Are you a coding ninja? Would you like to become one? Join us Wednesday afternoons to meet other computer coders and mentors, learn new languages, and work on your own projects such as games and mods. Kids 8 and up are invited, as well as teens and parents. All levels and abilities are welcome. Bring your own computer if possible.