The Attic at Academy Square

The Attic at Academy Square The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo Library's exhibit space dedicated to bringing in the best art, science and history from around the country
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The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo City Library's new exhibit space located on the 4th floor dedicated to bringing in the best art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.

07/11/2019

The Attic is closed Thursday and Friday for a private event. We will reopen on Monday!

12/27/2018

Only three more chances to see the Great American West exhibit! We will be open Thursday and Friday from 4-9 PM and then Monday, December 31 from 9 AM-9 PM.

03/06/2018

Our Teen Pop-Up Workshop has been cancelled; if you have teens interested in Pop-Up creation, be sure to have them register for the Pop-Up workshop with Matthew Reinhart!

Provo Library
02/01/2018
Provo Library

Provo Library

Thanks to all of YOU rainbow-infused space unicorns, we've made it to the top 32 for the Leslie B. Knope Award for best public library by Engaging Local Government Leaders

Please vote for us to continue on to the sweet 16! #ELGLKnope

12/08/2017

This is your last month to see our "Rarely Seen" exhibit, which closes on December 29. Don't miss it before we pack it away and send it back!

11/01/2017

Due to setup for a special event this week, this exhibit will be closed on Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will reopen on Monday!

Our new exhibit, "Rarely Seen" is now open! Join us on weekdays from 3:30 pm-9:00 pm to see a selection of phenomenal ph...
10/23/2017

Our new exhibit, "Rarely Seen" is now open! Join us on weekdays from 3:30 pm-9:00 pm to see a selection of phenomenal photos from National Geographic.

04/27/2017

Our 3rd Annual Homegrown Art Show is now open! Drop by any time between 5-9 to see some great art by local amateurs!

03/15/2017

Tomorrow is the last day to see our House & Home exhibit. Don't delay! Come today!

Do you like cool houses? What about free books? If you answered yes to those questions, join our Attic Book Club! We are...
02/24/2017

Do you like cool houses? What about free books? If you answered yes to those questions, join our Attic Book Club! We are giving away free copies of "At Home" by Bill Bryson while supplies last. Get them in the Attic, and join us next month for a discussion.

We're celebrating historic homes! Pictured is the house built in 1935 by Gerrit de Jong Jr., the first dean of the Colle...
02/23/2017

We're celebrating historic homes! Pictured is the house built in 1935 by Gerrit de Jong Jr., the first dean of the College of Fine Arts at Brigham Young University. 🏡

If you're a historic home superfan, we have a book club just for you! Members of our Attic Book Club receive a free copy of Bill Bryson's AT HOME. To find out more, visit us in the Attic any weeknight from 5-9 pm or Saturday from 1-6 pm.

Our latest exhibit, "House and Home," explores what makes a house a home—like, for example, the presence of a mustache c...
02/10/2017

Our latest exhibit, "House and Home," explores what makes a house a home—like, for example, the presence of a mustache cup!

Provo Library
01/10/2017
Provo Library

Provo Library

Calling all amateur artists! We are now accepting submissions for our third annual Homegrown Art Show! Entries due February 28, so start making something awesome!

75 years ago, December 7, 1941 was declared a date that will live in infamy in American memory when bombs were dropped o...
12/07/2016

75 years ago, December 7, 1941 was declared a date that will live in infamy in American memory when bombs were dropped on Pearl Harbor. Join us in The Attic tonight at 7 PM to hear Robert Freeman, author of the SAINTS AT WAR books, present about that historic day.
This photographic exhibit will be open through the end of December. 🇺🇸

NOW ON DISPLAY: INFAMY: December 7, 1941
12/05/2016

NOW ON DISPLAY:
INFAMY: December 7, 1941

In honor of Veteran's Day, our latest exhibit opens commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor
11/11/2016

In honor of Veteran's Day, our latest exhibit opens commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor

Don't miss this Saturday on the 4th floor for the last day of our BAM! It's a Picture Book Exhibit
11/03/2016

Don't miss this Saturday on the 4th floor for the last day of our BAM! It's a Picture Book Exhibit

One of our artists, hard at work creating his comic masterpiece! 💥 We have one more session of Little Artists this Frida...
10/27/2016

One of our artists, hard at work creating his comic masterpiece! 💥
We have one more session of Little Artists this Friday at 1 PM. Explore comics as art in this interactive activity for ages 3-6.

Happy Monday!
10/24/2016

Happy Monday!

We hope you had a day that surpassed all others! 🌟 Stop by this week at our graphic novel exhibit chance to win a copy o...
10/19/2016

We hope you had a day that surpassed all others! 🌟
Stop by this week at our graphic novel exhibit chance to win a copy of this graphic novel by Lincoln Peirce, 'Big Nate: In a Class by Himself'

Provo Library
10/19/2016

Provo Library

Don't forget it's Kids' Week in the Attic! Every weekday, join us from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon for a scavenger hunt, activities, and maybe even a story or two!

Registration is now open for both sessions of Little Artists! This story and art activity for children ages 3-6 will exp...
10/14/2016

Registration is now open for both sessions of Little Artists! This story and art activity for children ages 3-6 will explore comics as art.

Link to register is in our events tab!

10/14/2016

Registration opens today for both sessions of Little Artists, a story and art activity for kids ages 3-6.

Looking for ways to introduce your young reader to comics? Here's a fantastic list of comics for early readers. We've go...
10/12/2016
10 Great Kids Comics for Early Readers

Looking for ways to introduce your young reader to comics? Here's a fantastic list of comics for early readers. We've got most of them on our shelves (or, we would, if they weren't checked out. You can put them on hold!).

When a child is just learning to read, comics can be a great supplement to help foster love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful handout, “Raising a Reader,” from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comics have a lot to offer young readers. For that crucial first stage of early rea...

10/12/2016

Registration starts today for our tween Comic Mix-up! If you've got an 8-12 year old that loves comics and has a free Wednesday afternoon, be sure to sign up.

Last week's book winner has been notified; next week, we are giving away a copy of Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute!...
10/05/2016

Last week's book winner has been notified; next week, we are giving away a copy of Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute! Visit the Attic on the 4th floor of the library and fill out a survey to be entered to win.

To celebrate our new exhibit—a "behind-the-scenes" look at your favorite graphic novels!—we're giving away a novel featu...
10/03/2016

To celebrate our new exhibit—a "behind-the-scenes" look at your favorite graphic novels!—we're giving away a novel featured in the exhibit every week through October. This week's giveaway: 'Akiko on the Planet Smoo' by Mark Crilley

All you have to do to enter is come check out the exhibit and fill out a quick survey!

Smile, everyone-- it's giveaway time! 😁 To celebrate our new exhibit--a "behind-the-scenes" look at your favorite graphi...
09/30/2016

Smile, everyone-- it's giveaway time! 😁 To celebrate our new exhibit--a "behind-the-scenes" look at your favorite graphic novels!-- we're giving away a novel featured in the exhibit every week through October. All you have to do to enter is come check out the exhibit and fill out a quick survey!

Now Showing: BAM! It's a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels
09/30/2016

Now Showing: BAM! It's a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels

Bonus points for Throwback Thursday if you can name the famous baseball player stealing home in this photo from our Art ...
09/29/2016

Bonus points for Throwback Thursday if you can name the famous baseball player stealing home in this photo from our Art of Sport Exhibit ⚾️

Timeline Photos
09/28/2016

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Address

550 North University Avenue
Provo, UT
84601

Opening Hours

Monday 15:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 15:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 15:30 - 21:00
Thursday 15:30 - 21:00
Friday 15:30 - 21:00

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(801) 852-7685

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For years, it was just a storage space; mostly empty, maybe haunted. In 2014, The Attic at Academy Square opened as the Provo City Library's exhibit space. We’re located on the 4th floor of the Library, and there you’ll find art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.