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December 5, 2018

The County Library Opens New Branch at Junior Achievement City

Tavin Stucki - Email

Becky Harding - Email

WHEN:  Monday, December 10, 2018
                10 am–Town Hall led by students
                10:30 am–Ribbon Cutting
WHERE: JA City, 444 W 100 S, Fourth Floor (above the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Gateway Mall, SLC)
WHO:   Jim Cooper, Director, Salt Lake County Library
                Liz Sollis, Marketing and Communications Manager, Salt Lake County Library
                Salt Lake County Library Board
                Salt Lake County Library Librarians
              Fifth-grade students, teachers and volunteers
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah—Junior Achievement of Utah is celebrating their partnership with the Salt Lake County Library with a ribbon cutting at their newest installation at Junior Achievement City (JA City).
JA City is a hands-on experiential learning center where fifth graders bring the 10,000 sq. ft. facility to life as they operate banks, manage restaurants and other businesses, work in city government, vote for mayor, develop working budgets, and now, is home to a County Library.
The County Library’s JA City branch gives aspiring youths the opportunity to work in critical library roles, such as librarian, branch manager and volunteer coordinator. In these roles they assist with STEM activities, connecting JA City businesses with many of the essentials needed to do their daily work, and provide a place for youth to vote.



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 Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Utah was established in 1956 to educate Utah’s students in work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

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