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CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL

A non-profit association dedicated to supporting children’s literacy.

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

OPL’s storyteller, Amy Carr, joins the show to talk about children’s literacy.

PBS Parents

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

PERC

A free lending library of learning aids located in the basement of the OPL, on the Northeast. After going down the stairs, turn left and go down the hall to the signs for PERC.

PRESCHOOL PIONEER

Interactive learning games, curriculum ideas, and parent and caregiver support materials. Free to all families with young children in Utah.

READING ROCKETS

Strategies, lessons, activities and ideas to help young readers.

UTAH KIDS READY TO READ!

Provides information and resources on emergent literacy.

UTAH POISON CONTROL

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

Bi-weekly podcasts of interviews with literacy researchers.

VROOM

Empower parents and caregivers to be brain builders.

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. You can listen HERE.

Orem children’s librarians on Worlds Awaiting:

Rita Christensen–A Poem for Peter [MP3], and El Deafo [MP3]

Anita Krohn–Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir [MP3]

Carla Morris–Hooray for Birds! [MP3]

Shauna Mundinger–Mango and Bambang: The Not-a-Pig, Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea [MP3], and Finding Winnie [MP3]

Mark Pulham–I am a Unicorn! [MP3], Who Wants to Be a Princess?: What It Was Really Like to Be a Medieval Princess [MP3]The Joy of Puppetry, and Telling Stories to Your Child

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