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Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Kickoff at the County Library

In partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks

The Summer Reading Challenge is for participants of all ages and abilities. Read, create, learn, play and connect during the summer to win prizes including free books, entry into a prize drawing and a ticket to Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Finishers receive discounted vouchers for Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Centers and Pools this summer and Utah Grizzlies games this fall.

Participants are also encouraged to simultaneously participate in Salt Lake County’s ZAP Kids Summer Passport, June 1–August 23, which offers free and discounted activities, events and family friendly locations. Passports are available at the Kickoff or any County Library branch.

One more opportunity to win this summer is the my529® and Utah State Library Book Your Summer program. Readers under 18, who participate in a library summer reading program, may enter for a chance to win a $1,000 my529® scholarship.

Pick up your summer reading packet at any open County Library branch or download here.

WHEN: June 1–July 31
WHERE: All open County Library branches

Astronomy Quest
Astronomy Quest at the County Library

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah.

Create your own star clock. Learn about astronomy, light pollution, star and night sky viewing tips, and how to find constellations while participating in hands-on activities with telescopes.

Participation in the program meets the first four requirements for the Scout's Astronomy Badge.

Columbus, Thursday, July 11, 2:30–5:30 pm
Draper, Thursday, July 18, 1–4 pm


In partnership with Clark Planetarium.

A four-week STEM program with new hands-on robotics activities that explore complex concepts and principles through simulations of robotic missions, including programming, creativity and problem solving.

WHEN: Mondays in July, 5-5:45 pm                                                                         Wednesdays in August, 5-5:45 pm

Registration may be required at some branches. For more information, and to find more free programs and events at the County Library, visit the online calendar

Teen Summer STEM Camps
Teen Summer STEM camps at the County Library

Presented by Salt Lake County and Utah State University Extension 4-H.

A variety of STEM day camps make a great way for curious minds to spend the day.

Registration at the branch may be required.


SLCC Community Writing Center Workshops
SLCC Community Writing Center Workshops at the County Library

Presented by SLCC Community Writing Center

We've got the WRITE stuff for you! Learn the writing skills you need to succeed.

Résumés and Cover Letters
, Tuesday, May 21, 7–8:30 pm
Smith, Saturday, August 3, 11 am–1 pm

, Monday, June 3, 7–8:30 pm

Speculative Fiction
, Monday, July 8, 7–8:30 pm

College-Bound: Writing Scholarship Essays
West Valley
, Wednesday, July 10, 7 pm
Bingham Creek, Saturday, July 20, 11 am–1 pm

Flash Fiction
, Saturday, July 27, 4–6 pm