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One County, One Book
one book

Salt Lake County Library is pleased to present the annual One County, One Book program, when all Salt Lake County adults are encouraged to read the same extraordinary book, creating a countywide discussion. It runs September through November this year at all county libraries. The 2014 selection is the award-winning book Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. In addition to being a New York Times Bestseller, it recently won the 2014 Edgar Award For Best Novel, the 2014 Dilys Award and has been selected as a School Library Journal Best Book Of 2013. The book’s richly-layered themes will lend itself well to a great deal of discussion, making it an unforgettable choice for the One County, One Book program. For more information visit

Huge Book & Surplus Sale
Book Sale

November 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: old West Jordan Library at 1970 West 7800 South

An opportunity for our patrons to Gobble up big savings on books and surplus furniture. There will be hundreds of nearly new and used hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, nonfiction, children’s materials, CD’s and DVD’s. Used chairs, tables, desk and other miscellaneous items will also be sold. Bookmarks offering coupon savings for the sale will be available at your local library branch.

A Great Place for Our Employees and You!
Top Work Places 2014

Salt Lake County Library Services - A Great Place for Our Employees and You!
Salt Lake County Library Services was voted by our employees as one of Salt Lake Tribunes “Great Places to Work,” and was ranked 10th among large organizations. Our libraries are a great place for family information and inspiration! At the 18 locations many amazing and fun projects are offered - book groups for various ages, classes, crafts, author lectures and an opportunity for our patrons to expand their knowledge from the books that they read, movies they watch, music they listen, languages they can learn and downloadables. Come and check out why the Salt Lake County library had 4.5 million people walk through our doors last year.

Jim Cooper, library director, says his philosophy surrounds empowering employees to provide better customer service. The first thing is to have a strong vision of your mission and what customer service is, and then attracting talented, dedicated employees that understand what good customer service is.

As an employee put it “I am allowed to grow in many ways professionally, and to try new things out. As I have advanced into this position, I feel very happy and accomplished with my work at the library.”

Riverton Library Closed for Remodel
Riverton Library

Riverton Library will be closed for remodel beginning Monday, October 20 and will reopen mid-December. The library will get new carpet, a new reference desk, a reconfigured staff workroom, a new staff entrance door and a drinking fountain.

Book drops will be closed during the remodel and holds can be picked up at the South Jordan Library, 10673 South Redwood Road. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Fines on all library materials now 25 cents/day
Fines on all library materials now 25 cents

Two changes were recently approved by the Salt Lake County Council and the Library Board to equalize fines for overdue library materials. After more than 20 years at the same rate, the fine for books has been adjusted from 15 cents to 25 cents per day. At the same time, the overdue fine for DVD’s, CD’s and books on CD has been lowered from $1.00 to 25 cents per day. Effective as of October 1, allfines for all library materials will be the same—25 cents per day. The maximum outstanding amount owed on a library account before further checkouts are blocked is still $10.00.

We’d like to help our customers avoid overdue fines on materials.

1. The library will send courtesy email or text reminders three days in advance of upcoming due dates if we have your email address or text service on file in your customer record.Library staff can help update your record with that information.

2. The library-sponsored LibraryElf service will provide courtesy reminders of upcoming due dates in one place for all library accounts registered for your family. Auto-renewals are now available. Register under “My Account” (dropdown menu) on our website.

Book Recommendations on Facebook
book recommendations

Library patrons can now receive personalized book recommendations on the library’s Facebook page with our new ongoing service. Simply visit our Facebook page, click on the “Message” button at the top and send us a private message telling us the title of a book or two that you enjoyed. One of our expert librarians will respond with a recommendation for a similar book or series that you may also enjoy. Every effort will be made to respond to your request within a business day or two (we’re closed Sundays). These could be book recommendations for you or anyone else, including your children. It’s one more great free service we offer to improve your library experience.