Library News Archive

New Chapman Branch hours better suit patrons, community

SALT LAKE CITY—Visit the Chapman Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library on a Sunday and you’ll find students crouched over study materials, teens browsing through graphic novels, and kids and adults accessing the Internet through Library computers or their own devices. This bustle of weekend activity is due to the Chapman Branch’s new operating hours, which began on December 1. Now, instead of encountering a locked door, patrons can access Library services, materials, and programming ...

Salt Lake City Public Library invites all to the 13th Annual City Library Diwali Celebration

SALT LAKE CITY—The City Library invites Salt Lake area residents of all ages to celebrate the Diwali, the “Festival of Lights” at the 13th Annual City Library Diwali Celebration, taking place at 2pm on November 16 at the Main Library. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the oldest and most important festivals in India and falls on the new moon night of the Hindu month of Kartik, which typically falls in October or November. During the celebration, lamps—called diyas—are lit to ward o...

Salt Lake City Public Library receives 5-Star Rating in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service 2014

The Salt Lake City Public Library has retained its 5-Star Public Library status for the fourth straight year in 2014, as ranked by Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. The 5-Star rating is the highest available, placing the Salt Lake City Public Library among the best-used libraries in the nation. “The City Library is honored to be recognized as a Five-Star Library once again,” said Salt Lake City Public Library Executive Director John Spears. “Salt Lake City residents have a s...