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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, 3:30–9:00 pm


Now Showing

Rarely Seen FB event


October 16-December 30

Library visitors will get to experience some of the world’s most astounding phenomena in the National Geographic exhibition, “Rarely Seen.” In this exhibition of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few have the chance to see for themselves. “Rarely Seen” will remain open in the Attic until December 29.  

The exhibition, inspired by the book, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RARELY SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY, features 50 striking images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers of places, events, natural phenomena, and man made heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. With an introduction by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, this exhibition captures unbelievable moments, natural wonders, and extraordinary objects from the far reaches of the globe.


Nature photography block

Little Artists: Nature Photography

Friday, November 3
11:00 am & 1:00 pm

For artists ages 4-6 and a parent/caregiver. Explore nature photography in this art and story activity. Preregister for one session online beginning Monday, October 30; both sessions are the same. 


Register for Session 1

Register for Session 2

10 Tips Photos

10 Steps to Taking Better Photos

Thursday, November 9
6:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to take your photography up a level but have no idea where to start? Come learn the 10 steps to taking better photographs. Your photography can improve just by doing these 10 things.





Showcasing the works of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, this is the only traveling exhibition featuring the art of children’s pop-up books. An exciting balance of process pieces, initial sketches, concepts pieces, preliminary art, prototypes, dummies, cut-paper collage artwork and nesting sheets, "The Wizards of Pop: Sabuda & Reinhart", offers a great window into the world of pop-ups, and the precise engineering and detailed production techniques used to create them. Renowned for the extraordinary range and depth of their talents, and paper engineering skills, artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart have created many bestselling books together, as well as separately, some of which are featured in this show.

No matter where you are from or how old you are, these books are sure to capture your attention. From Sabuda & Reinhart’s first collaboration on YOUNG NATURALISTS POP-UP HANDBOOK: BEETLES, and their last collaborative Encyclopedia series, to their solo pop-up book works such as Sabuda’s THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, PETER PAN, AND ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and Reinhart’s STAR WARS, CINDERELLA and THE JUNGLE BOOK, this exhibition has something for everyone.

Transforming the gallery into a magical land of pop-ups, fantasy and wizardry, pop-ups in Plexiglas display cases in between the sketches, dummies, paper collages and trial pieces that the duo have engineered, this exhibition showcases creations that you can only dream of and draw you into adventures that you can only imagine.