Looking for great resources for summer reading and summer learning? In this post series we round up programs and resources from Granite School District, community public libraries and organizations, and other resources from the web in general. Today we are featuring the upcoming summer programs and events of the public libraries in our community: the Salt Lake County Library, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and the Murray Library.
Salt Lake County Library – A Universe of Stories
The County Library kicks off their summer reading challenge with a festival on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Viridian Event Center and Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan (8030 South 1825 West). You can sign up for their summer reading challenge, play games and activities, and watch a free movie at dusk.
The County Library’s summer reading program officially runs from June 1 to July 31, 2019. In addition to lots of great books they have a range of fun learning and creative activities to do at home or at the library that fulfill the challenge.
Participating in the challenge enters you to win a $1000 scholarship, and there are other prizes and incentives, such as free admission to the Natural History Museum of Utah on certain days in August. Get a tracker and learn more by visiting their Summer Reading Challenge web page or by visiting your local library branch. Also, don’t miss their LiB (“Librarians in Black”) parody video:
Salt Lake City Public Library – Super Summer Challenge
The Salt Lake City Public Library also begins their Super Summer Challenge on June 1, 2019. You can visit any branch of the SLCPL to pick up a tracker and get started. You can also participate in their reading program online through an app/service called Beanstack.
The Murray Library also provides many activities and events throughout the summer, including LEGO League, family movie nights, and more. Check out their calendar and their Facebook page for more details.