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The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo City Library's brand new exhibit space dedicated to bringing in the best art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.

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The Attic is located on the 4th floor of the Academy Wing of the Library, accessible only by elevator. Use the elevator at the West end of the building.


Monday-Friday: 5-9 PM
Saturday: 1-6 PM

Other viewings by appointment; call 801-852-7685 to schedule a tour. 



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Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at the National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

Image: John Vachon, Man mowing lawn, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1940, black-and-white photograph, courtesy Library of Congress

Special Programs for this Exhibit

Little Builders: If I Built a HouseHG web block

Friday, February 17 & 24
1:15 PM, The Attic

In this story activity, we'll learn about different kinds of houses as we explore our exhibit, House and Home.

Preregister for one session online beginning February 10; both sessions are the same.

Register for Session 1 »

Register for Session 2 »

Attic Book Club: At Home HG web block

Thursday, March 9
7:00 PM, The Attic

Join author and English professor Chris Crowe for a discussion of AT HOME by Bill Bryson. Free copies of the book will be available while supplies last (one book per household), and can be picked up in The Attic beginning February 9.


HG web blockCall for Entries: 3rd Annual Homegrown Art Show

Provo residents of all ages are invited to submit works of art for the Provo City Library’s annual amateur art show. The purpose of this juried show is to encourage and cultivate the creativity of Provo’s amateur artists (an amateur artist is someone who does not derive a steady income from, or teach, art). We accept entries in 2-D and 3-D visual art, including (but not limited to) paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramic, glass, and metal art.  

Prizes will be awarded in the following age-based categories:

  • Children (ages 3-12)
  • Teens (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (ages 18 and above)


  • Entrance in the show is limited to Provo residents.
  • No more than 3 entries per participant. Entry in the show does not guarantee acceptance to the show.
  • Art works must not depict nudity, extreme violent content, or use harsh language.
  • Art works may not contain perishable materials or glitter.
  • Art works need to adhere to the following guidelines:  
      • All pieces must be ready to hang with hanging wire. Frames are recommended.
      • No piece may exceed 50 inches in any dimension. 
      • All pieces must be ready for safe display. If a piece needs to be placed in a display case, it must not exceed 16 inches in height.
      • Non-breakable pieces must not exceed 60 inches in any dimension. 3-D pieces may be excluded from the show if we feel we are unable to display them safely.


All entries must be submitted electronically. Fill out an electronic application (links below) and then submit digital image(s) to provocitylibraryattic@gmail.com.  ENTRIES ARE DUE AT MIDNIGHT ON FEBRUARY 28, 2017.  Entrants will be notified of acceptance by April 1. 

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