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Kid Zone

Storytime at Orem Library

Summer Block runs June 10th - August 2nd.
All Together Storytime

For ages 0-5. Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am at the City Center Park Stage (right next to the All Together Playground) for songs, rhymes, dances, and story fun as children develop a love for reading and storytelling! Wednesdays held 10:00am indoors in the Storytelling Wing. 

Bilingual Storytime/Hora de Cuentos

Join us Wednesdays at 11:00am in the Storytelling Wing for songs and stories in Spanish and English.

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

Big Kid Adventures

For grades K-3. Join us every third Wednesday of the month in the Sorenson Legacy Room for a 1-hour storytime for big kids. While focusing on literacy, we will make discoveries through playful activities and strengthen the mind-body connection. Registration is required. Register here.

Bouncing Babies

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

Camping can be a great adventure, but you need to pack the right supplies! Pick up a packing list at the Children’s desk. Then explore the main floor to find all the supplies you need for your camping adventure! Mark them off and come back to the desk for a sticker!

Tween Any Time Activity

National Parks are a great place for an adventure! At the Orem Public Library, some National Parks cards have been hung up throughout the top floor Children’s area. Grab a paper at the desk, find each card, and cross them off on your list. Then return to the desk for a prize!

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 copy of the book at the main floor Children’s Desk.

May: No meeting

June: Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell

Music & Movement

Spring Session has ended. Music and Movement is a class designed for toddlers and their caregivers hosted by Kids on the Move. 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 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.

STEM Programs

LEGO Lab

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

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support