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Health Department Encourages Student Physical Activity—Even During Inversions

Program offers physical activity equipment for schools to use year-round, indoors or out


Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season

Donate, volunteer via existing organizations—don’t serve people experiencing homelessness on your own.


Salt Lake County Youth Services to kickoff annual angel tree donation campaign

Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Karen Hale will announce and launch the annual countywide Angel Giving Tree Donation Campaign on November 21st in partnership with ShelterKids, a local non-profit organization that has been providing support to homeless, abused, neglected, at-risk teens and young adults served by Salt Lake County Youth Services.


Public Safety Agencies Encourage Residents to Learn About Naloxone

Life-saving naloxone rescue kits are legal to possess and, when necessary, use.


Play all month long at the County Library’s International Games Day Finale

Play games and connect with others in the community during an annual event all about games.


Maker Projects by County Librarians Featured in New ALA Sourcebook

Two County Library Youth Services librarians have been published in a new sourcebook from the American Library Association.


Reading is a Party, a Picture Book Party, at the County Library

Jean Reagan, author of the popular picture book, "How to Babysit a Grandma." to attend the County Library picture book reading party on Nov 13th.


Local Authors Connect with the Community at the County Library

More than 70 published authors will provide free writing workshops, book signings and discussions at the fourth-annual Local Authors & You event November 3-4 at the Library’s Viridian Event Center.


North American Libraries Send Strong Message of Commitment to Racial and Social Equity

124 urban libraries sign-on to statement aimed at achieving racial and social equity


County Invites Residents to Open Houses on Off-Leash Dog Park Plan

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Division is hosting four open houses to educate the public and receive feedback regarding its Off-Leash Dog Park Implementation Plan.


Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Parley's Trail Project Milestone

Completed Parley's Trail phases now connect Bonneville Shoreline to 900 West.


Carve Up Some Family Fun at Pumpkinpalooza

The Library’s Viridian Event Center is bringing back one of Salt Lake County’s favorite family Halloween traditions: Pumpkinpalooza.


We Want to Hear from You – Help Shape the Future of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Utah State University is seeking community feedback for its needs assessment project. The study’s results will establish priorities for future development of parks, recreation, golf facilities, programs and services provided by the division.


Inspiration for Netflix’s ‘Longmire’ to visit the County Library

New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson will regale us with tales of heroics, sign books and answer questions about his 12th and 13th Longmire novels.


Salt Lake County Youth Services to Host Ribbon Cutting at New West Jordan Location

On September 26th, Salt Lake County Youth Services is hosting its Ribbon Cutting event at the newly opened West Jordan Office. The public is invited to attend to meet staff, tour the facility and learn about its unique wraparound approach that Salt Lake County Youth Services provides to residents.


The County Library Invites the Public to ‘Read Out Loud’ in honor of Banned Books Week

On Sunday, September 24, the public is invited to bring their favorite banned book to the County Library’s Columbus branch and participate in a Facebook live event where we will all read from our banned books, simultaneously, for approximately three minutes in celebration of our intellectual freedom.


Utah authors plan “Mustaches for Maddie” book launch at the County Library featuring book’s theme “Compassion in Action”

Local authors Chad Morris and Shelly Brown will visit the Library’s Viridian Event Center September 27 to discuss their new book, Mustaches for Maddie, which School Library Journal praised as “a moving novel about a truly brave girl.


Parley’s Trail - Tanner Park to Sugar House Park Construction Update

Parley’s Trail - Tanner Park to Sugar House Park Construction Update


The County Library Celebrates Veterans at Advanced Screening of Ken Burns' Vietnam Documentary

The County Library is partnering with KUED Channel 7 to present a special preview of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ten-part documentary, The Vietnam War, on August 10 at the Library's Viridian Event Center.


Giant Sculptures Made of Healthy Food Encourage Food Bank Donations

Organizers of Food Design say, “The opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy.”


Health Department Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2016

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing


All Eyes on the Sky at The County Library’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties

The County Library is offering programs and viewing parties in celebration of the total solar eclipse on August 21.


Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Salt Lake County Animal Services

Salt Lake County Animal Services is ecstatic to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the Free Feline Fix, a program that provides free spays and neuters to owned cats in their service area.


Algae-related Toxin Detected in Jordan River

A low level of anatoxin-a means people and pets should stay out of the water itself, but recreational activities like boating should not present a threat to health.


WNV Detected In Multiple Salt Lake County Mosquito Pools

Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness


Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library's 5th Annual Teen Anime Convention

For the fifth year in a row, more than 1,000 teens from around the state will geek out at the County Library's anxiously awaited ToshoCON event.


The County Library hosts month of programs as part of Refugee Awareness

The County Library is celebrating refugees all during July.


Marriage Mentor Offers Tips for Successful Relationships at the County Library

Critically acclaimed author and mentor Ramona Zabriskie will visit the County Library’s Viridian Event Center on July 27 to share her approach for personal happiness and marital bliss.


One Voice Children’s Choir Performs a Free Community Concert at the County Library

In partnership with Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), the County Library is hosting a community concert with the One Voice Children’s Choir.


Discover a ‘Rogue World’ at the County Library

Local author Matthew J. Kirby will visit the Library's Viridian Event Center on July 19 to discuss "Rogue World," the newest installment in his Dark Gravity Sequence series.


Salt Lake County’s Longest Serving Employee Retires After 53 Years of Service

Nearly 20% of health department employees have more than 20 years at the agency


Salt Lake County Libraries Are Ready to Respond to Drug Overdose

County Library Services, partnering with the Salt Lake County Health Department, has trained librarians on how to administer NARCAN, and has distributed Naloxone kits to their branches. Located in most valley communities, branches of the County Library are strategically situated to offer emergency response.


The County Library Partners with Aspen Institute to Offer Air Quality Panel

In partnership with the Aspen Institute's Citizenship & American Identity program, the County Library presents "Science & Civics: Clean Air in Utah," a panel discussion with local and national experts focusing on Utah's air quality.


Real Salt Lake’s Leo the Lion, Kids Kick-off the County’s Newest Mini Soccer Courts

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Real Salt Lake will celebrate the groundbreaking of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Wednesday, June 21st.


Health department adds a follow-up recommendation to “Don’t Poop in the Pool,” warns swimmers, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Half of adults don’t regularly shower before swimming; 60% admit to swallowing pool water


Unlock Your Inner Wizard at the County Library's Diagon Alley

Starting June 12, various library locations will transform into magical shops, offering wand-making classes, a potions-themed scavenger hunt, magical creature crafts and wizard jokes for the County Library’s Diagon Alley.


Health Department Reminds Restaurants: Receive Permission Before Welcoming Dogs to Patios

Twelve SLCo restaurants have applied for and received a “Paws on the Patio” variance


County Library Offering STEM Camps All Summer Long

The County Library is partnering with Utah State University to offer a series of STEM camps through August. The camps encompass everything from Junk Drawer Robotics and Woodworking, to Archaeology and an Aerospace Mission to Mars, and more.


Local Author Discusses Historic Factory Fire at the County Library

Local author and Westminster University professor Christine Seifert is visiting the County Library in June to share her new book, “Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic View of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.”


Learn the Ins and Outs of Cosplay at the County Library

Interested in cosplay but not sure where to start? The County Library is offering a series of free cosplay classes for teens in June and July.


County Librarian Receives Utah Library Association Community Engagement Award

Salt Lake County Library Youth Outreach and Programming Librarian Stephanie Anderson was named the recipient of the 2017 Utah Library Association (ULA) Community Engagement Librarian Award.


The County Library Donates More Than Seven Tons of Food to Utah Food Bank

As part of their library month campaign, The County Library held a food drive for its patrons and staff through the month of April. The drive resulted in a 14,120-pound donation to Utah Food Bank, up 24 percent from 2016’s donation.


The County Library Hosts Outstanding Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) Camp this Summer

The County Library is hosting its first Outstanding Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) Camp this July at the Library’s Viridian Event Center, offering Salt Lake County youth, ages 11-18, the chance to receive an O.W.L. letter, board Platform 9 3/4 and attend Hogwarts for a day.


Health Department Announces New Prescription Drug Disposal Option

Proper disposal of medications protects our environment and helps prevent drug misuse.


The County Library Tackles Suicide, Depression as Part of Countywide Reading Initiative

United We Read SLC continues its discussion series of “A Man Called Ove” at Salt Lake County Library’s Bingham Creek branch on May 10. The discussion will feature a special guest from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah who will share information about depression and suicide prevention.


Authors Johanna Buchert Smith and Ellen Buchert Teach the Art of Story Gardening at the County Library

Local authors Johanna Buchert Smith and Ellen Buchert share their secrets for creating a more conscious, connected life through gardening in their book “The Story Garden: Cultivating Plants to Nurture Memories” at the County Library’s Whitmore Branch on April 17. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be available for purchase from The Printed Garden onsite.


Learn Skills for Success at Business 101 Workshops Offered at the County Library

The County Library is offering a series of free workshops on business basics, Business 101. Each monthly workshop will explore a different topic, including how to market your business and how to research franchise opportunities, and will be taught by business owners or members of Salt Lake Score.


Salt Lake County Announces the Public Hearing & Public Comment Period for Recommendations on 2017-2018 Federal Funding

A Public Hearing will be held before the Salt Lake County Mayor and the Mayors of the Town of Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Riverton and South Salt Lake to accept comment on the proposed projects and activities to be undertaken with 2017-18 federal funds under the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)


El Condado de Salt Lake Anuncia la Audiencia Pública y el Periodo de Comentarios Públicos para Hacer Recomendaciones Acerca de los Fondos Federales Correspondientes a 2017-2018

La Audiencia Pública se realizará con la presencia del Alcalde del Condado de Salt Lake y de los Alcaldes de las Ciudades de Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Millcreek, Murray, Riverton y el Sur de Salt Lake para aceptar comentarios acerca de los proyectos propuestos y las actividades a realizar con los fondos federales en el 2017-2018 bajo los siguientes programas: Subvención de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG por sus siglas en Inglés) Subvención para soluciones de Emergencia (ESG por sus siglas en Inglés) Subvención para programa de Vivienda (HOME) Subvención de Servicios Sociales (SSBG por sus siglas en Inglés)


Meet Author Brandon Mull at the Launch of Fablehaven Sequel

New York Times bestselling author, Brandon Mull, is visiting the Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm to celebrate the release of the long-awaited sequel to the Fablehaven series, “Dragonwatch.”


Return to Ixia with Maria V. Snyder at the County Library

New York Times bestselling author Maria v. Snyder will visit the County Library’s Herriman Branch on April 6 to discuss the newest installment in her “Study” series, “Dawn Study,” and to answer audience questions. Following the presentation, attendees may get their books signed by the author.


Transform at the County Library during National Library Month, April 1-30

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County Library fans are showing their love for the library and the community during Library Month, April 1-30. Library fans are invited to stop by their local County Library, take a photo and share it on social media, using the hashtag #SLCoLibraryFan, to let others know how the County Library has transformed them and their loved ones.


Historic Fairy Tales and Their Impact on Modern Times with Dr. Karin Baumgartner at the County Library

From oral to written to visual and digital storytelling, historic fairy tales continue to play an influential role in all of our lives. Dr. Karin Baumgartner will be at the County Library’s Taylorsville Branch on March 29 to discuss historic fairy tales – how to read them and their impact on modern culture.


Celebrate Innovation and Technology During Teen Tech Month at the County Library

Teens across the County are invited to create STEM projects and “Be the Source of Change” in their communities during Teen Tech Month at the County Library.


Join Hands with Renowned Children’s Author Rosemary Wells at the County Library

Rosemary Wells and the County Library will share early learning tips and a “Hand in Hand” storytime at the Library’s Viridian Event Center March 3 and 4.


Mumps Outbreak Joins Growing Measles Outbreak in Salt Lake County

Confirmed measles cases up to two; officials also report two confirmed cases of mumps in the county


Superheroes Assemble for an Evening with Author Judd Winick at the County Library

The County Library and The King’s English Bookshop welcome award-winning artist and author Judd Winick to the Library’s Viridian Event Center on Thursday, March 2.


Krewes Across the County are Anxious to Experience an Evening of Mardi Gras Revelry at the County Library

The County Library and King Marcus III are bringing true Mardi Gras spirit to the Library’s Viridian Event Center on Saturday, February 25. First announced the last part of January, the free Gala “sold out” within days; approximately 300 adults are expected to attend.


Local Early Reader Author Lindsey Leavitt Shares a Special Storytime at the County Library

he County Library and The Printed Garden welcome award-winning local early reader Author Lindsey Leavitt to the Holladay Branch on Saturday, February 18.


Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Salt Lake County

SLCoHD urges residents to vaccinate.


Oscar Nominee “A Man Called Ove” to be Screened as Part of Countywide Reading Initiative

Book and movie lovers are invited to a free screening of "A Man Called Ove" at Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center on February 13.


High Blood Pressure Diagnosis Inaccurate at Least 50% of the Time

New website educates clinics and patients about correct blood pressure measurement techniques


Now Accepting Arts and Cultural Applications for Funding

The Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program is currently accepting applications for Tier II funding. Learn how to apply.


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

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.


One Night, Two Historic Events at the County Library: What Every American Should Know and Inauguration of Owl

The County Library, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, is hosting an interactive civic discussion about what it means to be an American on January 30, at the Library’s Viridian Event Center. Just prior to the community dialogue, Owl (name to be announced at the event) will be officially inaugurated as the County Library’s new mascot.


Salt Lake County Animal Services 2016 Live Release Rate

In 2016, Salt Lake County Animal Services is the largest no kill municipal shelter in Utah. This year the live release rate exceeded 95%, this is the fourth year in a row Animal Services has reached a number over 90% for the entire year.


United We Read SLC Launches in Salt Lake County to Unify the Community with One Book

Library systems across Salt Lake County are uniting on a reading initiative that encourages everyone in the County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others.