Salt Lake County Library is pleased to participate in the Big Library Read presented by OverDrive from May 15-June 1, 2013, when libraries worldwide will encourage their patrons to read the same eBook. The program is designed to create a global “library book club,” with book lovers all reading The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone. It is a novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. The author brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves? The downloadable eBook will be available for OverDrive Read, Kindle, EPUB and PDF.
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will be rolling into the valley when the Viridian Event Center hosts the eBook downloading experience on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Book lovers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s downloadable service. The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor trailer full of high-tech equipment to help patrons explore the library's eBook collection. This free event is one day only, so don't miss it.
This year's annual Summer Reading Kickoff Party will be on Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Viridian Event Center and Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan. There will be free live music, entertainers, activities, exhibitors, a giant inflatable playground, train ride and crafts for the kids. West Jordan Police will be on hand with and the West Jordan Fire Department will have a fire truck and ambulance available for kids to explore. You can also sign up for the Summer Reading program at the party. Families are invited to bring blankets and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park, or purchase lunch from food trucks. Everyone can start the day with the Fun Run in the park which includes 5K and 10K Family Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. and a one mile Family Walk at 9:30 a.m. This is presented in partnership with West Jordan City, and you can register for the Fun Run at WJordan.com.
The library is pleased to welcome the author of Until Tuesday, Luis Carlos Montalván, and hear his story. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors–Montalvan, an Iraq war veteran, and Tuesday, a golden retriever trained to assist the disabled–found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, and spiritual restoration. Come meet Luis Carlos Montalvan and hear his inspiring story at the Viridian Event Center on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
This year get ready to “Dig Into Reading,” the 2013 summer library program. It will launch with a kickoff party on Saturday, June 1, and will run through August. There will be fun programs for kids and early readers, which helps prepare children for continued success through the development of early language skills, and a lively teen program bringing together literacy activities and rewards to motivate young adults to read and discuss books. Also, a third program for adults encourages everyone to experience the joy of reading while fostering a common family activity.
The kickoff party will include performers, music, community exhibitors, inflatables, a kid's train, food vendors, police and fire vehicles and more. Presented in partnership with West Jordan City.