History and Operations

PERC was started in 1983 when several mothers in the community saw a need. It has moved through several locations in the Orem City Center area. When the new north wing of the library was added, an area was included for PERC - where it has been located since 1995. PERC is operated mostly by regular volunteers. Yearly grants are applied for to provide new materials and some small part-time salaries. PERC is also run in cooperation with Orem City and local PTA's. The city/library donates the space, and local PTA's send volunteers to help for short blocks of time.