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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

Inauguration of Owl
Owl Inauguration

The County Library requests the honor of your presence to attend and participate in the inauguration of Owl as mascot of Salt Lake County Library Services.

DATE: Monday, January 30

TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Immediately following the inauguration, the public may visit with the Owl and participate in What Every American Should Know: A Community Dialogue.

More info:

What Every American Should Know
What Every American Should Know

An interactive community dialogue hosted by Salt Lake County Library and the Aspen Institute. Moderated by Ken Verdoia.

Explore local perspectives of how this country can cultivate a sense of shared destiny and common civic purpose. Register online to reserve your spot.

DATE: Monday, January 30
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Arrive early to participate in the inauguration of our new County Library mascot: Owl. The inauguration begins at 5:30 pm.

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day at the County Library on Saturday, February 4 by stopping by the County Library for a sticker and a high five! Storytimes will be offered each hour at select locations. Branches and times are detailed below:

10:00 am - Columbus Branch
10:30 am - Herriman Branch
10:30 am - Magna Branch
11 am - Millcreek Branch
12 pm - West Jordan Branch
1 pm - Holladay Branch
2 pm - Whitmore Branch
3 pm - Kearns Branch
4 pm - South Jordan Branch
5 pm - Millcreek Branch

In addition to librarians telling stories, we've lined up a few locals – to include Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams – to read stories to our amazing County kids. Looking forward to seeing you!


To find other fun and free events taking place at the County Library on this day, visit our online calendar:

Salt Lake's Mardi Gra 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 and mocktails, 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 is a FREE private event for adults; however, tickets are required for entry.


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: