Following the counsel of Governor Herbert and under the direction of Mayor Kaufusi, Provo City Library will be closed until further notice. No fines will accrue while we are closed. You can return items to our outside book drops during curbside hours.
Following the counsel of Governor Herbert and under the direction of Mayor Kaufusi, Provo City Library will be closed until further notice. No fines will accrue while we are closed. You can return items to our outside book drops during curbside hours.
 

 

Do you like fairytale retellings but are tired of the same old Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast storylines? There are lots of wonderful retellings inspired by lesser-known stories from Europe to the Middle East to Asia. 

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FIND THEM IN THE CATALOG: 

SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW

TOADS AND DIAMONDS

SHADOW SPINNER

Have you visted our Homegrown Art Show yet? It's on display in the Attic and in the Anderson Art Gallery; the Attic is open every weekday from 5-8 and on Saturdays from 10-6. 

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bugs poetry

 

There are a lot of books about bugs. There are a lot of books about poetry. But only the best are about both. These 5 children’s books are a unique way to learn interesting facts about insects while simultaneously enjoying the beauty of poetry. Learn about the different parts of a moth, what the praying mantis eats for lunch, or the genealogy of a cockroach. Young readers can easily vocalize these simple verses and will be transfixed by the photography and illustrations of our favorite creepy crawlers.

insectlopediaINSECTLOPEDIA
poems and paintings by Douglas Florian
(1998)

The poems in this book never contain more than a few words per line and often just one. Youthful and slightly abstract paintings by the author accompany each poem.

unbeelievableUNBEELIEVABLES
poems and paintings by Douglas Florian
(2012)

By the creator of INSECTLOPEDIA, simple poems are offset by brightly colored paintings in Florian’s signature style. As an added bonus, each poem is followed by an informative paragraph about that insect.

bug offBUG OFF! CREEPY, CRAWLY POEMS
by Jane Yolen, photographs by Jason Stemple
(2012)

Vibrant fullpage photographs rather than illustrations cover this volume. Like UNBEELIEVABLE, Yolen includes interesting facts about each bug after every poem.

nastybugsNASTY BUGS
Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Will Terry
(2012)

This book is covered in colorful, cartoony artwork by the talented Will Terry. His adorable artwork moves the reader through poems by a variety of authors. This volume includes an illustrated index in the back with information on each bug mentioned.

facebugsFACE BUG  
poems by J. Patrick Lewis, photographs by Frederic B. Siskind, illustrations by Kelly Murphy
(2013)

The poetry in this book was motivated by a series of photographs featuring the faces of bugs up close and personal. Each poem is accompanied by the seemingly alien photo that inspired it. As if that wasn’t cool enough, illustrator Kelly Murphy covers the rest of the page in black and white cartoons that take the reader on a comical journey. Like NASTY BUGS this book also includes a simple index with facts about each bug’s life cycle.

historic provo photos

 

True Confessions of Carla: Old photographs fascinate me.  I know I am not alone in feeling this way.  We often get requests from patrons trying to find historic photographs of Provo.  So, we have created a page on our website to help.  Here you can find online as well as print sources for historic images.  

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Here is a quick list of where some of these sources:

Remembering Provo: Historical Photographs Project

Digitized historic photographs of the buildings, people, and history of Provo. Hosted by the Mountain West Digital Library.

Utah Division of State History - Digital Photos

25,000 historic photographs are made accessible here by the Utah State Historical Society.

Parker School Eighth Grade graduating class of 1903

Provo Historical Images

This is the largest collection of digital photographs of Provo with over 800 images scanned from photos in the collection of Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Index to Photographs in Books on Provo History

This is an index which includes references to photos and other images from 24 published histories of Provo or Utah County.  These books are all available in our Special Collections for use in our building.

Provo Tabernacle without Tower

Historical Photographs

This database consists of digital images from several collections. Most important for portraits of Utah pioneers are the C. R. Savage Collection (1,000+) and the George Edward Anderson Collection (almost 14,000 photos).

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Photo Index

Name index to 15,000 photographs in the collections of the DUP Museum in Salt Lake City.

View of Provo from Tabernacle Tower

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