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Programs

Kid Zone

Storytime at Orem Library

Summer block runs June-July.
Toddler Tales

Please note that this program is done for the block and not held in May. We will resume June 7th. For ages 0–3. Join us Tuesday & Thursday at 10 AM in the Ashton Auditorium for songs, rhymes, and simple stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.

Preschool Storytime

Please note that this program is done for the block and not held in May. We will resume June 7th. For ages 3–5. Join us Tuesday & Thursday at 11 AM in the Ashton Auditorium for songs, stories, rhymes, dances, and fun as children develop a love for reading and storytelling.

Bilingual Storytime/Tiempo de Cuentos

Please note that this program is done for the block and not held in May. We will resume June 8th. Join us Thursdays at 4 PM in the Storytelling Wing for songs and stories in Spanish and English. First Thursday of the month is Spanish only. Primer jueves solamente en español.

Traiga a toda la familia al ala de cuentos cada semana para un cuento bilingüe especial de media hora. Todas las edades son bienvenidas.

Kids Any Time Activity

Come put your rhyming skills to the test! Pick up a playing card at the Children’s Desk and search the main floor for the rhyming picture cards. Once you find them all, come back to the desk for a sticker! También en Español.

Tween Any Time Activity

Do you have an expansive vocabulary? Come play Words with Librarians, a tile crossword game! Construct up to five words on our grid game board. Remember to tally your points on the scoreboard! Who will get the highest score?

Check It Out! Book Club

Join us for the monthly Check It Out! Children’s Book Club where fellow 4th–6th graders and their caregivers will engage in discussions and participate in activities. Registration is required and is limited to 15 students and their caregivers. Register online or at any Children’s Desk. Then pick up a reserved copy of the book at the main floor Children’s Desk.

April 13: The Story Collector by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Music & Movement

Music and Movement is a class designed for toddlers and their caregivers. Books, instruments, songs, fingerplays, and dances encourage the development of skills such as imitation, vocalizing, self and peer awareness, and much more. For children ages 18 months to 3 and their caregivers. Mondays at 10 AM in the Storytelling Wing.

Children's Literacy

Shared Reading

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register at the main floor Children’s desk. 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 Children’s main floor reference desk to receive your first 100 books record log. Record each book you 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 and a free book.

Get your reading logs HERE.

STEM Programs

CoderDojo

Suspended until further notice. 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.

LEGO Lab

Suspended until further notice. Free play & building challenges. LEGO & DUPLO blocks. Caregiver must accompany ages 7 and under. No registration. Every Thursday of the month at 4:30.

Family Library Services