Reading & Writing


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.


Children’s Core Collection Complete

Provides caregivers and teachers comprehensive collection development guides covering works for readers from preschool through twelfth grade.

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks offers thousands of titles, both fiction and nonfiction. You can browse this collection by simply clicking on ‘eBooks’ in the upper left hand corner of the search page.


Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A general encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.

Mango Languages

An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. These include Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek; and English as a Second Language for Spanish speakers, Portuguese speakers, and Polish Speakers. This interactive program and allows you to save progress with your user account. The first time you use Mango, you will need to register with an email address and your library card and PIN number. After you register and login, Mango will remember where you were the last time you visited.


NoveList will help you answer the fundamental question for all readers everywhere: What should I read next? Contains lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc., and find out other books you are sure to enjoy.

Novels For Students

Novels for Students includes important historical and background information to some of the most studied titles in literature. Read essays, find overviews of themes and plots, and meet a book like never before.

Something About the Author

An outstanding series that spotlights specific authors and illustrators creating books for young people.

Provides free one-to-one tutoring and homework help for Orem Public Library card holders.

Utah’s Online Library

A virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries. This resource is aimed at all Utah residents and serves Utah’s public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries.



Learn a language. It’s free, fun and science-based.

Fandom Wiki

FANDOM is the fan-trusted source in entertainment. You can find in-depth information on favorite book series fandoms.

International Children’s Digital Library

A free online library of digitized children’s books in 59 languages from various countries.

Kids Read

A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.


The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.

Literature & Languages for Kids

The American Library Association’s recommended literature and language websites for kids.

Open Library

The children’s part of the non-profit Internet Archive with over 28,000 works published between 1181 and 2017. Sign up to start reading and downloading a variety of formats.

Order of

Complete list of all book series in order. “If You Like Books” included.

Oxford Owl

From Oxford University Press, the focus is children ages 3 – 11 and learning how to read. Access over 150 ebooks by signing up for a free account.

Renaissance Bookfinder

You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books.

The Lexile Framework for Reading

Find the right books for you!

Storyline Online

A good choice for readers that still enjoy having a story read to them. Choose YouTube or SchoolTube for viewing.

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.