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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 by sharing their experience with others.

“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, the 2015 County Library’s Reader’s Choice winner, is the book selected for the 2017 United We Read SLC initiative. The following Salt Lake County libraries are participating:

Murray Library
Salt Lake City Public Library
Salt Lake County Library

Classes, events and activities related to the book will take place across the County through May 2017. Be sure to like the United We Read SLC Facebook page.

More info:

Read * Connect * Share

Salt Lake's Mardi Gras Gala
Salt Lake's Mardi Gra Gala

By Royal Decree, King Marcus III invites you to Salt Lake's Mardi Gras Gala "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!"

We are bringing the best of Mardi Gras to Salt Lake!

Enjoy traditional Nawlins’ tastings, cocktails (non-alcoholic), live music, dancing, floats, beads, contests and more! Wear a mask or come dressed to the nines in your purple and gold. Bring your whole krewe to fête in the swamp, Royal Street, and Bienville Square. You might just be crowned the King or Queen of Salt Lake's Mardi Gras Gala.

DATE: Saturday, February 25
TIME: 6:30 pm-10 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

This free, private and ticketed event for adults is at capacity. Register to be added to the waitlist. 

Bingham Creek Branch Grand Re-Opening
Bingham Creek Re-Opening

Salt Lake County residents and businesses are invited to attend a Grand Re-Opening of the County Library’s Bingham Creek Branch.

DATE: Monday, February 27
TIME: 10 am-9 pm
PLACE: Bingham Creek Branch, 4834 W 9000 S, West Jordan, UT 84081

Bingham Creek temporarily closed last year to remodel interior space for an improved user experience. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked to make it an even greater place for our patrons to read, create, learn, play and connect.

Festivities will take place throughout the day with crafts, activities, light refreshments and more. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to Library fans of all ages. We hope to see you!

Author Rosemary Wells
Rosemary Wells

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play with renowned Children's Author Rosemary Wells at the County Library.

Participate in Hand in Hand discussion with Rosemary, parents, caregivers. teachers, librarians and enjoy early learning tips and tricks. Additionally, on day two, children and families can enjoy Hand in Hand play, storytime, crafts, music and movement.

Hand in Hand Discussion
 Friday, March 3

TIME: 7pm-8 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Hand in Hand Play
 Saturday, March 4

TIME: 10:30 am-Noon
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Book signings and book sales will be available from The Printed Garden at both events.

The Lowdown on Downloads & Databases
Video Tutorials

Get the lowdown on downloads and databases with our new video tutorials. The tutorials can be found on the main page, the Reader’s Café page, and the Research Room page – look for “Help Tutorials,” on the right-hand side of each page. In addition, the video tutorials are highlighted within the links to the specific apps and databases.

OverDrive, Axis360, Gale Virtual Reference, Recorded Books, Flipster, Hoopla, and Freegal are just a few of the databases and downloadables apps with accompanying video tutorials.

Take a minute to check them out and to learn simple tips and tricks for using our electronic and online resources.

More info:

Free Tax Help

The County Library is connecting users with free online tax filing and tax preparation.

My Free Taxes, a program of United Way, provides basic information about tax preparation and helps people find local help.

Utah Tax Help, a program of CAP Utah, is a free online tool for filing state and federal taxes. They also offer free tax preparation.


-Household income of $54,000 or less = free help with tax preparation from a certified volunteer at a designated VITA site.

-Household income of $64,000* of less = free online preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns.

* For households earning more than $64,000 in 2016, some fees may apply.

Individuals interested in assistance with tax preparation must make an appointment by calling 2-1-1 or 1-888-826-9790.

Desktop icons are placed on public County Library computers that will take users directly to My Free Taxes.

If you have questions, please contact the CAP Utah program director:


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.

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: