Storytime at Orem LibraryWinter/Spring Block runs from January 3rd to April 28th.
Please note that this program will not be held in May as we prepare for fun summer storytimes. For ages 0–3. Join us Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 10 & 11:10 AM in the Kid Zone for songs, rhymes, and simple stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.
Please note that this program will not be held in May as we prepare for fun summer storytimes. For ages 3–5. Join us Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30 AM in the Storytelling Wing for songs, stories, rhymes, dances, and fun as children develop a love for reading and storytelling.
Please note that this program will not be held in May as we prepare for fun summer storytimes. Join us Thursdays at 4 PM in the Kid Zone for songs and stories in Spanish and English. First Thursday is Spanish only.
Traiga a toda la familia a la zona infantil cada semana para un cuento bilingüe especial de media hora. Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
Please note that this program will not be held in May as we prepare for fun summer storytimes. For ages 0–12 months (pre-walking babies only). Join us Friday at 10 AM in the Storytelling wing for bounces, songs, and a short playtime where babies and caregivers may interact. Bring a blanket! Older babies or those with older siblings are invited to attend Toddler Tales on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Kids Any Time Activity
Some Items have gone missing from our Pacific Island. Explore the main floor Children’s area to find the missing items, then turn in your paper at the Children’s desk for a sticker!
Tween Any Time Activity
Sakura is the national flower of Japan, signifying the end of winter and beginning of spring. Come to the Children’s Mezzanine to fold a Sakura blossom and add it to our tree.
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.
May: Taking a Break!
June: Here in the Real World by Sarah Pennypacker
July: North of Supernova by Lindsey Leavitt
Music & Movement
Not currently in session. 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.
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 online at orem.beanstack.org or in the Beanstack app.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
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.
Sign up online at orem.beanstack.org or in the Beanstack app.
If you prefer using paper charts, print your reading logs HERE.
Free play & building challenges. LEGO & DUPLO blocks. Caregiver must accompany ages 7 and under. No registration. Every Thursday of the month at 4:30.