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The County Library Honors Doctor Carrie Byington for her Commitment to Early Literacy

The County Library has unveiled a plaque dedicated to Dr. Carrie Byington, a physician and advocate of literacy who cofounded the University of Utah's South Main Clinic and its reading room.

12/21/18


Holladay Lions Recreation Center Celebrates Pool Re-Opening

We are excited to announce the re-opening of the new & improved indoor pool at Holladay Lions Recreation Center. Following weeks of renovations, the pool will be re-open to the public beginning December 26th.

12/21/18


The County Library Opens New Branch at Junior Achievement City

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).

12/05/18


Larry H. Miller Charities and Salt Lake County Announce Plans to Rebuild Softball Complexes

Salt Lake County’s softball complexes in Holladay and Taylorsville cities will soon see major improvements thanks to a $5 million contribution from Larry H. Miller Charities. A partnership – announced Tuesday, December 4th at a meeting of the Salt Lake County Council – between Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Larry H. Miller Charities will rebuild both the Larry H. Miller Softball Complex and the Valley Regional Softball Complex.

12/05/18


Today Is Salt Lake County’s First “No Burn” Day of the 2018–19 Season

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299

11/20/18


Today Is Salt Lake County’s First “No Burn” Day of the 2018–19 Season

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299

11/20/18


The County Library, Utah Department of Public Safety and Salt Lake Suicide Prevention Coalition Collaborate to Prevent Suicide and Protect Children with Free Gun Locks

County Library will hand out free gun locks, no questions asked, and no personal information collected or shared.

11/19/18


Play All Week Long at the County Library’s International Games Day

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

11/07/18


Local Authors Connect, Learn and Sign the ‘Big Book’ at County Library’s Author Convention

Robin Glassey has a not-so-originally named “big book.” Since 2014, she has carried the 30-pound, leather-bound behemoth (see photo “CountyLibrary_LocalAuthors1.jpg”) from convention to presentation to workshop, using it to collect autographs from authors and those she meets whose work she admires.

11/03/18


The County Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos at Two Branches for First Time

The County Library celebrated Mexican heritage with more than 800 people at special Day of the Dead celebrations at two branches and ofrendas around the system on Friday.

11/03/18


The County Library - Picture Book Party with Kristyn Crow

Kristyn Crow, author of many popular children’s picture books including “Bedtime at the Swamp” and “Zombelina,” will read and speak at the County Library’s upcoming Picture Book Party.

10/26/18


Over 5,000 Utah Children Potentially Poisoned by Lead

Experts estimate only 3% of Utah children are tested for lead, so actual number may be higher

10/22/18


Trick-or-Treat Safety with County Library, Zero Fatalities and UDOT

In a partnership intended to educate parents and their trick-or-treaters during the Halloween season, the County Library, Zero Fatalities Utah and the Utah Department of Transportation will host an awareness event and unveil a new pedestrian safety campaign for the month of October.

10/16/18


Local Authors & You Convention to Kick Off with Battle of the Genres

The state’s largest convention to connect local authors will take place at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center.

10/16/18


The County Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos with Special Events at Two Branches

The County Library is celebrating Mexican heritage with special Day of the Dead celebrations to two locations and ofrendas around the system.

10/15/18


Inktober™ Drawings Decorate the Walls as Artists Develop Their Skills

Local art from illustrators of all ages will line the walls of the County Library’s Bingham Creek branch and explode onto social media during October.

09/24/18


The County Library and the Utah Recycling Alliance Partner to Fix Items and Reduce Waste

If something isn’t broken, don’t fix it. If something is broken, do fix it—with the help of volunteer fix-it coaches at the County Library’s Fix-It Clinic.

09/24/18


Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Celebrates Opening of New Park Operations Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation will cut the ribbon on its new Park Operations Center this Monday, September 17th at 10:30 am. Located at 6332 S. Airport Road in West Jordan, the new center will quadruple the capacity of the organization tasked with maintaining more than 100 parks and public spaces throughout the county.

09/14/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Downtown SLC Restaurant

Customers who visited the New Yorker between July 25 and August 15 may have been exposed.

09/10/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Downtown SLC Restaurant

Customers who visited the New Yorker between July 25 and August 15 may have been exposed.

09/10/18


Back to School Transition is Easier for Salt Lake County Library’s Summer Reading Participants

A new University of Utah/Utah Education Policy Center study suggests participation in Salt Lake County Library’s Summer Reading can significantly increase young students’ basic early literacy scores.

09/07/18


Diapers Needed for Annual Diaper Needs Awareness Drive

Help promote infant health by donating disposable children’s diapers at the County Library during Utah Diaper Bank’s annual Diaper Needs Awareness Drive, September 1-30.

08/29/18


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.

08/28/18


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.

08/28/18


The County Library Partners with Odilo to Better Serve Spanish Speakers

Spanish-speaking residents of Salt Lake County can now have access to thousands of materials in Spanish, thanks to the County Library’s partnership with Odilo.

08/23/18


Salt Lake County Reports First WNV Death of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in the county test positive

08/22/18


Salt Lake County Reports First WNV Death of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in the county test positive

08/22/18


Nearly 5,000 County Library Summer Readers Attend Library Days

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.

08/20/18


Jokes and Stories from Robert Kirby at the County Library

Salt Lake Tribune humorist Robert Kirby will relate stories of Utah and his experience as a journalist at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 5 at the County Library’s Whitmore branch.

08/15/18


Statement on Issues at Sugar House Park Pond

Salt Lake County is grateful to our community that cares so much about our parks and the animals that live in them. Avian botulism naturally occurs in low depth, slow moving bodies of water during hot temperatures and Salt Lake County is extremely concerned about this issue at Sugar House Park.

08/09/18


New Construction Scheduled to Make Way for New Kearns Branch

Plans for the new County Library in Kearns are underway and, in an effort to build economically and as quickly as possible, we will be closing the current Kearns branch effective Monday, December 24.

08/08/18


Send Out Summer at the County Library’s Chalk Art Festival

Spend the day watching artists fill the sidewalks with unique and exciting artwork at the County Library’s second-annual Chalk the Walk art festival.

08/07/18


SLCoHD Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2017

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

08/02/18


SLCoHD Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2017

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

08/02/18


Experts Needed for The County Library’s Fix-It Clinic

Handy about fixing things? Sign up to be a fix-it coach at the County Library’s Fix-It Clinic.

08/01/18


Celebrate Local Farmers at the Salt Lake County Fair Family FarmFest

Celebrate local agricultural and horticultural skills and products at this year’s free Salt Lake County Fair. To make the event accessible to everyone, there are no fees for admission, parking, entertainment, or for most of the activities.

08/01/18


Week of Activities and Giant Food Sculptures Encourage Food Bank Donations

Foodstruction sculptures on display at seven area libraries from July 28 through August 4.

07/26/18


Week of Activities and Giant Food Sculptures Encourage Food Bank Donations

Foodstruction sculptures on display at seven area libraries from July 28 through August 4.

07/26/18


Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library’s 6th-Annual Teen Anime Convention

For the sixth 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.

07/17/18


Close out Summer Reading with a Rockin’ Storytime at the County Library

The County Library will welcome special guests David (Gruber) Allen and Lupé Carranza for a Rockin’ Storytime at the Smith branch

07/12/18


Salt Lake County and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation Celebrate New Community Futsal Courts

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation celebrate the opening of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm.

06/25/18


Salt Lake County and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation Celebrate New Community Futsal Courts

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation celebrate the opening of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm.

06/25/18


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on New Recreation Center in Draper

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Draper City and Canyons School District will celebrate the start of construction on the Draper Recreation Center on Thursday, June 21st at 1:30 pm at 657 East Vestry Road in Draper, Utah.

06/19/18


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on New Recreation Center in Draper

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Draper City and Canyons School District will celebrate the start of construction on the Draper Recreation Center on Thursday, June 21st at 1:30 pm at 657 East Vestry Road in Draper, Utah.

06/19/18


Naloxone Rescue Kits Available at the County Library

The County Library has joined the fight against opioid deaths by distributing injectable Naloxone rescue kits to the public, no questions asked and no personal information collected or shared.

06/18/18


Rock Your Summer with The County Library’s Summer Reading Program and the ZAP Summer Passport

The County Library's Summer Reading Program is rockin’ with challenges and prizes from June 1-July 31. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock!"

05/30/18


The County Library Kicks Off the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Challenge with a Rockin’ Celebration

The County Library is rockin’ at the seventh-annual Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff on June 1 from 6-9 pm at the Library’s Viridian Event Center and Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan.

05/21/18


SLCoHD Announces Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

Twelve Salt Lake County restaurants have received a “dog patio” variance for this season

05/16/18


SLCoHD Announces Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

Twelve Salt Lake County restaurants have received a “dog patio” variance for this season

05/16/18


Pet Owners Unite at the County Library’s Pets Rock! Event and Donation Drive

The County Library is rockin' the entire month of May with pet supply donations, to be followed by a day of festivities on June 2 with Save Our Local Pets Utah, Salt Lake County Animal Services, Tiger Claw Tattoo and Rescue Rovers.

05/14/18


Digital Access for All at the County Library

Connect with others by participating in technology programs at the County Library during Digital Inclusion Week from May 7-11.

04/25/18


Space Out on May the 4th at the County Library

Dust off your Jedi robes, it’s time for the County Library’s annual May the 4th event—an evening at the Mos Eisley Cantina for costume and trivia contests, mocktails, refreshments and galactic games.

04/19/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Murray Edible Arrangements

Customers who ate items from this location between March 21 and April 13 may have been exposed.

04/18/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Murray Edible Arrangements

Customers who ate items from this location between March 21 and April 13 may have been exposed.

04/18/18


Immigrants And Refugees Share Their Stories at the County Library

In the spirit of United We Read SLC, and in support of New Americans, a guest panel of youth and adults will share their experiences of coming to the United States at the County Library’s Columbus branch on April 26.

04/12/18


The County Library welcomes renown illustrator Ana Aranda for Kids Fiesta

Celebrate Día de los niños at Kids Fiesta with Latina artist and illustrator Ana Aranda at the County Library’s Viridian Event Center on April 28.

04/05/18


Health Department Accepting Nominations for “Air Quality Ally” Award

Individuals, businesses, and schools eligible to be recognized for their efforts or advocacy on behalf of improved air quality in Salt Lake County

04/04/18


Health Department Accepting Nominations for “Air Quality Ally” Award

Individuals, businesses, and schools eligible to be recognized for their efforts or advocacy on behalf of improved air quality in Salt Lake County

04/04/18


Salt Lake County Reports First Deaths Due to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health officials encourage vaccination and frequent, thorough hand washing to prevent infection

04/03/18


Salt Lake County Reports First Deaths Due to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health officials encourage vaccination and frequent, thorough hand washing to prevent infection

04/03/18


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

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 branch, take a photo and share it on social media using #SLCoLibraryFan, to let others know how the County Library has transformed them and their loved ones.

04/02/18


Art Beyond Combat: Vietnam Veterans Showcased At The County Library

In partnership with KUED, the County Library will host a free reception for traveling art exhibit Vietnam Veterans: Art Beyond Combat on March 29, Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in Utah.

03/19/18


Calling All Witches and Wizards! Apply Today for the County Library’s O.W.L. Camp

The application period is now open for the County Library’s Outstanding Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) Camp this June at the Library’s Viridian Event Center, offering Salt Lake County youths, ages 11-18, the chance to receive an O.W.L. letter, board Platform 9 ¾ and attend Hogwarts for a day.

03/13/18


The County Library Welcomes Local Author Camron Wright

In partnership with Shadow Mountain Publishing, Author Camron Wright will join the book discussion of The Orphan Keeper, along with and Taj Rowland, the subject of the book. Wright and Rowland will answer questions and discuss a preview of Wright’s new release The Other Side of the Bridge.

03/12/18


Middle-Grade Authors Team Up for Book Signing at the County Library

Middle-grade authors Brandon Mull, James Riley and Kevin Sands are visiting the Library’s Viridian Event Center on March 19 to share their latest middle-grade fantasy novels: Time Jumpers (Mull), Worlds Apart (Riley) and The Assassin’s Curse (Sands).

03/06/18


The County Library Celebrates 1.9 Million Digital Checkouts in 2017

Readers borrowed nearly 2 million digital materials from the County Library during 2017, becoming one of only 58 libraries worldwide to circulate more than 1 million digital materials through OverDrive alone.

02/16/18


Sample New Cultures at the County Library’s Cooking & Conversation Event

The public is invited to connect with new cultures through Cooking & Conversation, an event offered in partnership with United We Read SLC at the County Library’s Tyler branch on February 27.

02/15/18


Teens Can Get Techy During Teen Tech Month and Tech Fest at The County Library

Teens are invited to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math the entire month of March as part of the County Library’s Teen Tech Month.

02/13/18


Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the County Library’s Chinese New Year Event

The County Library will honor and celebrate Chinese culture and the Year of the Dog with local artists, performers, community members and Salt Lake County Animal Services on February 17 at the Library’s Viridian Event Center.

02/05/18


Salt Lake County Board of Health Temporarily Amends Health Regulation

Amendment requires hepatitis A vaccination for food handlers in certain circumstances

02/01/18


Residents Invited to Review Potential Off-leash Dog Park Sites

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is hosting a four open houses to educate the public and receive feedback regarding potential locations identified most suitable for future off-leash dog parks. The results of this selection process will result in sites and concept plans for two-to-three, five-to-ten acre dog parks in Salt Lake County.

02/01/18


Salt Lake County Board of Health Temporarily Amends Health Regulation

Amendment requires hepatitis A vaccination for food handlers in certain circumstances

02/01/18


The County Library Celebrates Black History Month with Film and HistoryMakers

In honor of Black History Month, the County Library is offering a free film screening on February 1 and a special HistoryMakers event on February 3

01/30/18


Public Invited to Weigh In on Future Regional Park in Magna

Salt Lake County residents are invited to attend an open house for Magna Regional Park this Thursday, January 25 from 6-8 pm at Salt Lake County’s Magna Recreation Center.

01/24/18


The County Library Honors Salt Lake County ‘HistoryMakers’ in Special Program

Offered in partnership with The HistoryMakers organization, the County Library will honor Salt Lake County HistoryMakers Emma E. Houston, the Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson and Dr. Joyce M. Gray in a special program on February 3.

01/22/18


Bestselling Children's Author to Connect with County Library Patrons in Exclusive Skype Chat

Bestselling children's literature author Lynda Mullaly Hunt will be chatting with library patrons in an exclusive Skype visit on January 22 at the County Library's Whitmore branch.

01/08/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at West Jordan 7-Eleven Store

Customers who used store restroom or consumed certain items on specific dates should receive preventive treatment immediately.

01/07/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at West Jordan 7-Eleven Store

Customers who used store restroom or consumed certain items on specific dates should receive preventive treatment immediately.

01/07/18


Witches and Wizards Gather for the County Library’s Sixth-Annual Teen Yule Ball

Thousands of young witches and wizards will gather at the Library’s Viridian Event Center on January 19 for the sixth-annual Teen Yule Ball—a night of wizardly revelry that has become a yearly tradition for countless Salt Lake County teens.

01/05/18


Lights, Camera, Action: Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Tobacco Film Festival

Since 2011 the use of e-cigarettes among youth in Utah has tripled, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes.

01/05/18


Lights, Camera, Action: Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Tobacco Film Festival

Since 2011 the use of e-cigarettes among youth in Utah has tripled, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes.

01/05/18


Immerse Yourself in the Immigrant Experience with the 2018 United We Read Campaign

Library systems across Salt Lake County are uniting for the second-annual United We Read SLC campaign.

01/03/18