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United We Read SLC
United We Read

United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and sharing their experience with others.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman is the book selected for the 2017 United We Read initiative and the following Salt Lake County libraries are participating:  

 - Murray Library

Salt Lake City Public Library
Salt Lake County Library

United We Read SLC will launch mid-January 2017. Classes, events and activities related to the book will take place across the County through May 2017. Please check back for the United We Read SLC web information.

Read * Connect * Share

Alzheimer's Education Series
Alzheimer's Association

The County Library is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, Utah Chapter to provide a series of six free workshops specific to Alzheimer’s Disease (September 2016-January 2017). The workshops are open to everyone and recommended for loved ones and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics include:

- Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters
- The Basics – Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Dementia Conversations – Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning
- Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
- Effective Communication Strategies
- Healthy Habits for a Healthier You – Tips from the Latest Research

For locations, dates and times please check our online calendar (search for “Alzheimer’s”): or call Customer Service, 801.943.4636.

NOTE: Registration is preferred. Please register by calling 1.800.272.3900.

Name Our New County Library Mascot
Name Our New County Library Mascot

The polls have closed, the ballots have been tallied and we are pleased to announce Owl as the new County Library mascot.

As with most political campaigns, the real work begins now. Owl needs a name and anyone interested in picking their favorite name is invited to vote at their neighborhood County Library, on Facebook, and through December 31.

In addition to voting, everyone is encouraged to share their vote on social media using the hashtag #VoteCountyLibrary. The winning name will be announced during an inauguration ceremony held in January 2017.

More info:

PetsPlus Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive
PetsPlus Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive

Salt Lake County seniors and pets will receive the nutrition they need as a result of the annual PetsPlus Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive. The food drive benefits seniors on limited incomes who receive Meals on Wheels and have pets. The public is encouraged to donate new, unopened bags of dry dog and cat food.

Donation barrels will be located at each of the County Library branches and in the Salt Lake County Government Center.

DATES: Nov 7-Dec 2

Visit the Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services page for more information.

A Visit from St. Nicholas
A Visit from St. Nicholas

Enjoy the original "A Visit With St. Nicholas" during storytime, light refreshments, and with each food item donated to the Utah Food Bank a free printed picture with St. Nick. Families may bring their own cameras for photos as well.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are NOT required.

DATE: Saturday, December 3
TIME: 11 am to 2 pm
PLACE: Library's Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Visit the Library's Viridian Event Center page for more information.

Dickens' Christmas Ball
Dickens' Christmas Ball

Enliven your Christmas spirit in a grand way by joining us at the Dickens’ Christmas Ball.

Old Glory Vintage Dancers will expertly take you back in time and teach you the ballroom dances of the Victorian era. Lively parlor games will be played throughout the evening and light refreshments will be served.

DATE: Thursday, December 15
TIME: 7 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

COST: $10 – Tickets may be purchased at the door or online:


Free Early Literacy Text Messages.*

Text SIGNUP or REGISTRESE to 385.206.6828 and receive tips for growing young learners. We all learn better when WEeLearn together.

*Carrier rates may apply.

Bingham Creek Branch Construction Update

Beginning December 1, the County Library's Bingham Creek Branch will temporarily close to remodel interior space for an improved user experience. Estimated reopen date is early 2017.

Basic information and procedures during the closure are detailed below:

Returns can be made at any County Library branch – West Jordan, South Jordan, Herriman and Kearns are the closest.

Holds may be picked up at West Jordan: 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan. 

Book Drops will be closed. 

In the interim, we invite you to visit any and all of our County Library branches and the Library's Viridian Event Center (location map). 

Thank you for your patience as we work to make the County Library's Bingham Creek Branch an even greater place for you to read, create, learn, play and connect. 

Questions or concerns? Please call Customer Service, 801.943.4636.

Library Board Member Recruitment

The County Library is recruiting new board members for our nine-member policy making board. For information and to apply visit: