Salt Lake County Library is partnering with Salt Lake County Health Department all month in April for a Sun Safety Drive. During the month customers can donate sunscreen, hats or sunglasses at any Salt Lake County Library and receive a coupon for one FREE item from the library's book sale. All donations will benefit the 4th Street Clinic. Donations can include unexpired sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, wide-brimmed hats or dark sunglasses. Please help our homeless beat the heat and prevent skin cancer.
Join us for a system-wide Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hunter Library located at 4740 West 4100 South in West Valley City. Most items will be available for under $1.00
Salt Lake County Library is pleased to welcome author Brandon Mull to the Library's Viridian Event Center on Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. He is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. Come hear him speak and get signed copies of his novels, including the first book in his newest series Five Kingdoms.
The Utah Humanities Council has been selected to participate in the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys program, a scholar-led national program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. UHC has chosen the theme of “American Stories” for the discussion series, and is partnering with Salt Lake County Library to present book discussions at Millcreek Library and West Valley Library, and free film screenings at the Library’s Viridian Event Center. Books will be available on a first come, first served basis at the Millcreek Library. Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.
- Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. – G. Willow Wilson’s Butterfly Mosque at Millcreek Library
- Wednesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m. – Film screening: Koran by Heart at Viridian Event Center
- Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. – Leila Ahmed’s A Quiet Revolution at Millcreek Library
- Thursday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. – Edward Curtis’ Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims at West Valley Library
- Thursday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. – Eboo Patel’s Acts of Faith at West Valley Library
Don't miss the 2nd annual Kids’ Fest: A Celebration of Día de los Niños on Saturday April 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at the Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan. This free event is a celebration of children, families and reading, emphasizing the importance of literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. It will include fun crafts and activities for children and families, performances by storytellers in English and in Spanish, a performance by the Whizgiggle Puppets and our featured guest local indy musician and author Jeremy Chatelain. He will read from his book May the Stars Drip Down and entertain with live music. The King’s English Bookshop will be selling copies of Chatelain’s book. This year’s event is presented in partnership with KUED.
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.