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August 20, 2018

Nearly 5,000 County Library Summer Readers Attend Library Days

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SALT LAKE CITY—Nearly 5,000 people who took part in the County Library’s Summer Reading Program attended Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah last week.

“The County Library was able to reward so many of our summer readers thanks to our partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah,” Library Director Jim Cooper said. “I’m proud of Salt Lake County’s residents who make reading and literacy a priority.”

Now in its sixth year at NHMU, Library Days lasted for three days last week: Wednesday, August 15, for adults only, as well as Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, for all ages to attend.

In addition to the many interactive exhibits the museum has to offer, attendees on Wednesday had the option to take part in exclusive back-room tours to explore some of the minerals and fossils owned by the museum. Weekend attendees were able to take part in family friendly crafts, storytimes, fossil activities and meet the County Library’s mascot, Owlexander. All attendees were able to participate in a scavenger hunt to explore the museum’s many displays.

For more information on Summer Reading and Library Days at NHMU, please visit


About Salt Lake County Library Services

Salt Lake County Library is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our community by inspiring imagination, satisfying curiosity and providing a great place for everyone to visit. You belong at the County Library and your interest to read, create, learn, play and connect is supported by our employees, programs, collection and online resources. Early and lifelong learning, as well as equal access for all, are at the forefront of all that we do.

About Natural History Museum of Utah

The Museum’s mission is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it, and we do this in the context of the extraordinary landscape of Utah. The Natural History Museum of Utah will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and in those five decades has developed a reputation of excellence in research, education, exhibitions, collections stewardship, and community service. 

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