Program offers physical activity equipment for schools to use year-round, indoors or out
Donate, volunteer via existing organizations—don’t serve people experiencing homelessness on your own.
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.
Life-saving naloxone rescue kits are legal to possess and, when necessary, use.
Play games and connect with others in the community during an annual event all about games.
Two County Library Youth Services librarians have been published in a new sourcebook from the American Library Association.
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.
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.
124 urban libraries sign-on to statement aimed at achieving racial and social equity
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.
Completed Parley's Trail phases now connect Bonneville Shoreline to 900 West.
The Library’s Viridian Event Center is bringing back one of Salt Lake County’s favorite family Halloween traditions: Pumpkinpalooza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Organizers of Food Design say, “The opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy.”
Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing
The County Library is offering programs and viewing parties in celebration of the total solar eclipse on August 21.
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.
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.
Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness
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 is celebrating refugees all during July.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 20% of health department employees have more than 20 years at the agency
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.
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.
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.
Half of adults don’t regularly shower before swimming; 60% admit to swallowing pool water
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.
Twelve SLCo restaurants have applied for and received a “Paws on the Patio” variance
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 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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
Proper disposal of medications protects our environment and helps prevent drug misuse.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Confirmed measles cases up to two; officials also report two confirmed cases of mumps in the county
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.
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.
he County Library and The Printed Garden welcome award-winning local early reader Author Lindsey Leavitt to the Holladay Branch on Saturday, February 18.
SLCoHD urges residents to vaccinate.
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.
New website educates clinics and patients about correct blood pressure measurement techniques
The Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program is currently accepting applications for Tier II funding. Learn how to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.