School is out for the summer and you’re bored. Never fear! The Orem Library is here! In addition to books, movies, and online resources to keep you learning and busy all summer long, we have a lot of fun events in June at the Library Hall for you and your family.
Summer Reading: Once Upon a Library
Click below to learn more about our summer reading program, “Once Upon a Library,” and how to register starting June 7.
Choose Your Own Fantasy Quest
June 7–July 31 | Teen Area
Celebrate our summer of fantasy and adventure by creating your own character and going on an epic quest through the library. Pick up a character sheet in the Teen Area and assign your character different attributes and personality traits. Then start your quest and see where your choices lead you. All those who complete the quest will earn a small prize. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Great Scott Magic
June 8 | 6 PM & 7:30 PM | Ashton Auditorium
Grab your wand and join us for the kickoff to our summer reading program, Once Upon a Library. Magician extraordinaire Scott Chamberlain is stopping by to work his magic in a funny, surprising, and entertaining show. There will be two shows, one at 6 PM and one at 7:30 PM.
Fairy Tale Take-Home Activity
June 14–19 | Library Entrance
Drop by the library entrance to pick up a fairy tale-themed craft or activity to complete at home. Make a paper version of Cinderella’s glass slipper, weave a paper basket to keep goodies in on your way to Grandma’s house, or make a castle bookmark with a tassel made of Rapunzel’s hair. One activity per child. Available while supplies last. No registration required.
All Together Storytime | Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 15
Bilingual Storytime | every other Wednesday starting June 16
10 AM | The Stage at City Center Park
Join us at the Stage at City Center Park for songs, rhymes, stories, and activities for early childhood that introduce our young patrons to the world of words and storytelling.
Check it Out! Book Club: Nevermoor
June 16 | 7 PM | Sorenson Legacy Room
Join us for the monthly virtual book club for children in grades 4–6 and their caregivers. June’s book will be Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. Registration is required and is limited to 15 students and their caregivers. Once you are registered, you may pick up a reserved copy of the book at the main floor children’s desk.
Teen After Hours: Dungeons & Dragons Game Night
June 19 | 7 PM | Storytelling Wing
Join us for a night of questing and magic as we form into groups and play Dungeons and Dragons. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event starts at 7 PM. Costumes welcome and treats provided. Sign up by June 18 at 5 PM. For ages 12–18.
The Care of Mystical Creatures
June 21 | 6 PM & 7:30 PM | Ashton Auditorium
In a fairy tale, you might meet a cursed frog prince or a fire-breathing dragon or two. Join Scales and Tails for a magical live animal show and handling session, featuring eight reptiles and amphibians as well as creature caretakers in wizarding robes and other fun props. There will be two shows, one at 6 PM and one at 7:30 PM.
Tween Scene: Fairy Tale Festival
June 22 | 4 PM | Sorenson Legacy Room
A fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without magical items and treasure. Be whisked away for an afternoon of dragon eggs, fairy houses, sword fighting, fantasy games, and much more! Treats provided. For ages 8–12.
We hope to see you at the Orem Library this summer!