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January 24, 2017

International Take Your Child to the Library Day Celebrated at the County Library

Mike Varanakis - Email
(801) 944-7521

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – The County Library is inviting children, families and caregivers to visit their neighborhood branch on February 4 in celebration of International Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Public libraries provide valuable free early and lifelong learning opportunities for children, teens, adults and families of all ages and abilities. Take Your Child to the Library Day is an international initiative to raise community awareness about the important role libraries play in children’s lives and to introduce or reintroduce the public to the many library programs and services available to them.

Children who visit the County Library on February 4 will receive a sticker, a high five, coloring sheets, and a bookmark. Storytimes will be offered at the following times and locations:

  • 10 am - Columbus Branch
  • 10:30 am - Herriman Branch
  • 10:30 am - Magna Branch
  • 11 am - Millcreek Branch
  • Noon - 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 our librarians telling stories, we’ve lined up a few local leaders – to include Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams – to read stories to our amazing County kids. Mayor McAdams will be leading the storytime at the Columbus Branch in South Salt Lake at 10 am. Follow and share the celebration online: #TakeYourChildToTheLibraryDay.

For more information about this and other County Library events, visit or call 801.943.4636.

WHAT: Take Your Child to the Library Day
WHEN: Saturday, February 4 – 10 am-6 pm
WHERE: Your Neighborhood County Library Branch


About Salt Lake County Library Services

More than 4.5 million children, teens, adults and businesses visit our 18 Salt Lake County Libraries, and the Library’s Viridian Event Center, where thousands of free programs and millions of complimentary resources and materials are available to them. We are an innovative community hub that provides equal access to information, technology and resources. In addition to our 18 community libraries, we also offer library services in the Salt Lake County Jail and in the Byington Reading Room at South Main Clinic. Our online library,, provides library card holders the opportunity to manage their account, check out books, audiobooks, eaudiobooks, movies, television shows and music or access one of our many free databases – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Library membership is free to Salt Lake County residents and is an excellent return on investment for the community.