Looking for great deals on used books, movies and other media? Want to help support the library and its programs? Check out our monthly book and media sale near the library foyer. Proceeds from the sale support Orem Public Library by helping to fund library projects and programs. Great bargains starting at 50 cents. Magazines sell for 10 cents each.
Thanks for your support!
The Book Sale is open during our reduced COVID-19 hours, however the clearance sales have been suspended during the month of May (subject to change).
Preschool Storytime Pins and Needles
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30am in the Storytelling Wing. A 30 minute program for preschoolers & young school age children with stories, songs, and activities to engage youngsters & highlight the joys of books & storytelling. Please note that this program is not held during the months of May, August, and December due to program planning.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am & 11:00am in the Kid Zone. A 20 minute program for babies, toddlers & their caregivers with songs, fingerplays & short stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words. Please note that this program is not held during the months of May, August, and December due to program planning.
Pins and Needles
Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Book Discussion Room.
Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing or just yourself to this laid back weekly gathering of crafters. Join us for free beginning crochet lessons. Bring your own yarn and crochet hook (size G or H).
Children & Teen Summer Reading Programs
Each year, starting in early June, you can sign up for Summer Reading at the Orem Library! Kids and teens can earn weekly rewards such as coupons to local restaurants, arcades and museums when they set and meet reading goals. Come to the library often throughout June and July to attend a variety of free programs for kids and teens, including storytimes, games, art workshops and other events.
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.
Catch regular screenings of Hollywood classics, blockbuster hits, and the finest of cinema from around the world each week, Monday and Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Media Auditorium.
CoderDojo: Weekly Coding Club for Kids
There will be no CoderDojo during December
School Year Schedule (September through May): Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Storytelling Wing
Summer Schedule (June through August): Wednesdays, 2:00–4:00 pm, 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. You are welcome to bring your own computer, or you may use one of the library’s.
Want to stretch your mind and improve your mad game skills? Come to the Main Library on any Thursday for your chance! Bring your own board if possible, and meet from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the Book Discussion room in the South Wing.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, read a book (any book) to your child – infant, toddler or preschooler – until you have read 1,000 books together. You might ask, “What? 1,000 books? That’s so many. How can we do it?” If you read one bedtime story a night for three years, you will have read over 1,000 books. If you read four books each day, you will have read over 1,000 books in one year. Reading 1,000 books will help your child develop a larger vocabulary, increase language skills, and strengthen parent to child bonding. You can do this! The library is here to assist you. We have booklists available at the library, and our staff love to give book recommendations.
How does the program work?
1. Come to the Orem Public Library’s Children’s desk.
2. Pick up your first 100 books log.
3. Check off each book you read (re-reading counts!)
4. Check off every book read to your child—include books from daycare, preschool, or storytime
5. Finish the first 100 books, come in and pick up the log for the next 100 books.
6. Repeat until you hit 1,000 books.
Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm, Children’s Mezzanine. Free play and building challenges with LEGO and DUPLO blocks. Caregiver must accompany children ages 7 & under. No registration.