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National Friends of Libraries Week October 19-25th

Come help the Friends of the Logan Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week by attending some of our special events:

Wednesday October 22:
  • Halloween Stories - 4:00 PM, Jim Bridger Room
  • Movie showing: Cache Valley, the Beautiful - 7:00 PM, Jim Bridger Room

    Thursday October 23:
  • Chair Yoga - 1-2 PM, Lake Bonneville Room
  • USU Permaculture Garden presentation - 6-7 PM, Lake Bonneville Room

    Friday October 24:
  • Backyard birds of Cache Valley - 1-3 PM, Lake Bonneville Room
  • Movie showing: Cache Valley, the Beautiful - 4:00 PM, Jim Bridger Room

    Saturday October 25:
  • Virtual Tour: Gardens of the World - 1-2:30 PM, Lake Bonneville Room

    More information

  • Award Winning Fiction

    Two new book awards were announced recently.

    Ann Leckie has been awarded the 2014 Hugo Award for her novel Ancillary Justice. The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955 at the World Science Fiction Convention, are science fiction's most prestigious award. The novel has also won the Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus Magazine and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

    Richard Flanagan has been awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

    The Logan Library has ordered a copy of The Narrow Road to the Deep North. In the meantime consider reading one of the past Booker Prize winners available at the Library.

    21st Century Libraries- Innovation, Information and High School Diplomas!

    21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:57pm
    [Dear Reader-While I have made the decision that I will only include details about my own library very sparingly on this blog- I prefer to rely on my experiences in broad strokes rather than specifics about my current library- I … Continue reading →

    Learning @ the Library

    Registration for a new series of classes has begun! Learning @ the Library are classes that offer instruction on computers, email, and internet basics, as well as instruction on how to use your eReader or tablet with the Logan Library's resources. We're even offering an introduction to Facebook class.

    You can either bring your own device or use one of the library's. A schedule of classes is available here.

    To sign up for any of these classes, stop by the Information Desk or call 716-9120.

    Library Closed for Columbus Day

    The Logan Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th in recognition of Columbus Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, October 14th. The online catalog will be down for brief maintenance during the morning.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    Library Will Be Open Late For The Gallery Walk

    The library will remain open later than normal tonight to host Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library will be showing handmade piñatas created by Gloria Perez and Ernesto Lopez will be performing Latin music. Works from the Cache Valley Chapter - Utah Watercolor Society will also be on display.

    When: Friday, October 10, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Logan Library

    More information about the Gallery Walk.
    More information about the Watercolor Society.

    El Chavo Goes to the Library

    On Saturday morning, the library is hosting a family fun event, "El Chavo Goes to the Library." Come dressed as your favorite El Chavo character. There will be photo opportunities with a life sized El Chavo, as well as impersonations, prizes, food and fun!

    When: Saturday, October 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Logan Library Jim Bridger Room

    Everyone is welcome!

    21st Century Library Blog goes to Denmark!

    21st Century Library Blog - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:01pm
    It is with much pleasure that I announce that I will be the closing keynote speaker at the Danish Union of Librarians’ annual conference “Snapshot! – The Librarian in 2014″ on Sunday October 26, 2014 in Nyborg Strand, Denmark. The Conference announcement … Continue reading →

    Logan Library Friends Group Special Quarterly Meeting

    The Friends of the Logan Library invite all to attend the Quarterly General Membership Meeting. This meeting includes a special presentation as part of the regular agenda. Jeff Davis from Architectural Nexus will be discussing Modern Library Building Designs. Officer elections will be held following the presentation.

    When: Wednesday October 8th at 7 p.m.
    Where: Jim Bridger Room of the Logan Library

    The Friends of the Logan Library meet every second Wednesday. Please come to share your passion and ideas for helping our library be the best it can be. For more information visit Friends of the Logan Library Facebook Page.

    NK News is Now Available Through the Library

    Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:01am


    NK News is an independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. NK News has no affiliation to any political organization or country. The site aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place.

    You can follow the library’s acquisition of new databases by visiting http://lib.byu.edu/feeds/electronic-resources/, once there you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

    Story Time Review

    WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:00am
    When the Moon Hits Your Eye...This week for our Story Time classes we discussed the moon. We read The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horacek, Papa Please Get Me the Moon by Eric Carle, Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, and Hello Moon! by Francesca Simon with our Jr. classes. We added Ten Moonstruck Piglets by Lindsay Lee Johnson and The Boy and the Moon by James Carroll for our preschool classes.

    We did some space finger plays and the song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with our Jr. kids. We sang the song Aiken Drum and used some picture props on the flannel board to help everyone remember the words. I also used the flannel board to introduce the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle. After we had done the rhyme the traditional way we mixed up the pictures so we ended up with a silly nonsense rhyme, something like... Hey diddle diddle the cow and the fiddle the dog jumped over the spoon, the little cat laughed to see such a thing and the dish ran away with the moon.

     For our older kids we did an activity on the white board. I used a picture of the moon taped on the
    board and we talked about the legend of how some people say the moon is made of green cheese. Then I asked the kids to decide of what they thought the moon could be made of. We listed the answers on the board around the moon. One especially thoughtful child decided that since the moon floats in the sky it must be made of a balloon. Other answers included wood, bricks, bubbles and plastic.

    For our craft we created a night sky picture with black construction paper, a yellow cut out of the moon and some star stickers. Our take home pages were a space objects page and a circle pre-writing practice sheet.

    Next week: Stars and Space
    Michele Schumann
    Children's Librarian

    Friends of the Logan Library Book Sale ends Saturday!

    The Friends of the Logan Library's Book Sale ends Saturday October 4th. This week prices are $5.00 for a grocery size bag or regular prices - $1.00 for a hardback and .25 for a paperback and there are still hardwood maple tables for sale.

    The book sale is located in the old Car Care Center at 321 N Main.
    Hours are 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

    For more information check out the Friends group Facebook page or email loganfol@outlook.com.

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Piñata Decorating

    As part of Hispanic Heritage month, the Logan Library is sponsoring Piñata Decorating for Teens and Tweens, Wednesday, October 1st 3:00 to 5:00 in the Jim Bridger Room.

    Come learn about the history of pinatas, how they are made, and decorate one for yourself. It is bound to be all kinds of pinata fun! The activity is free and open to kids age 10 - 16. Come create a work of art!

    We will be hosting activities through October to celebrate Hispanic Culture. Mark your calendar for the following great family activities:

  • Wednesday October 1 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Teens and Tweens Piñata Decorating
  • Friday, October 10th 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Hispanic art and music at the Gallery Walk
  • Saturday October 11th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: El Chavo costume party for the whole family!

    More information about our activities.

    More information about National Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Staff Reading Pick

    Book: The Hearts of Horses by Molly Glass

    Recommended by: Karen

    In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for a remote county in eastern Oregon, looking for work "gentling" wild horses. Molly Gloss's writing is plain and simple yet captivating, kind of like Martha herself.  I liked getting to know Martha and meeting the friends she came to know through her work.  Great read and nice discovery while perusing the library stacks one day. I have to admit, the picture of the horse and rider on the cover intrigued me.

    Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

    ALA's Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

    Library Grants - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:08pm
    Deadline: December 15, 2014

    The ALA Learning Round Table will award $1000 to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and to share your new learning with others via the Learning Round Table newsletter, blog, listserv, Connect, or other means. Monies can be used to cover registration, travel, lodging or other expenses. 
    The grant is in memory of the late Pat Carterette, a much admired Learning Round Table past-president, to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences.
    The online application is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015PCG

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Salsa Dancing

    September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Logan Library is celebrating!

    Join us for a night of Salsa Dancing tonight, September 24th at 7:00 PM in the Jim Bridger Room. Don't know how to salsa? No worries! Dance instructors will be present to show you how.

    We will be hosting activities throughout September and October to celebrate Hispanic Culture. Mark your calendar for the following great family activities:

  • Wednesday September 24th at 7:00 PM: Family Salsa Dancing come and learn!
  • Wednesday October 1 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Teens and Tweens Piñata Decorating
  • Friday, October 10th 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Hispanic art and music at the Gallery Walk
  • Saturday October 11th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: El Chavo costume party for the whole family!

    More information about our activities.

    More information about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Public Libraries Must Agree Upon a Mission If We Are to Survive

    21st Century Library Blog - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:34am
    As Librarians we are repeatedly told that the average person doesn’t really know what the Library does. We worry about this. We recognize that this lack of understanding leads to reduced funding, marginalization, and potentially worse fates. We discuss at … Continue reading →

    Banned Books Week 2014

    September 21 to 27 is Banned Books Week!

    Banned Books week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

    To see a list of books that others have attempted to ban, view The American Library Association's (ALA) list of Frequently Challenged Books. Also view their list of Banned and Challenged Classics. Chances are that you will find a couple of your favorites on that list.

    Here is a short list of books banned or challenged in 2013-2014.

    Celebrate your freedom to read by selecting a book from a list of banned books available at the Logan Library:

    ALA Carnegie-Whitney Grants

    Library Grants - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:25pm
    Deadline: November 7, 2014

    The Carnegie-Whitney Grant program provides grants of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of
    library. The grants are intended to cover preparation costs appropriate to the development of a useful product, including the cost of research. The grants do not cover the costs of final printing or online distribution of the product.

    Grants are awarded to individuals; local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including units, affiliates and committees of the American Library Association, or programs of information and library studies/science. International applicants welcome.

    The project(s) must:
    • focus on American libraries
    • demonstrate how the project would stimulate the use of library resources
    • have the potential appeal and usefulness to a broad audience
    • be intended for national distribution
    • meet a need for publication
    • be completed within two years.
    • be new or in process. Completed works, works under contract for publication, or projects associated with the completion of academic work are not eligible.
    For more information, visit the ALA website.

    The American Dream Starts @ your library

    Library Grants - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:21pm
    Deadline: October 1, 2014

    The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services with funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is offering grants from $5,000 to $15,000 through the American Dream Starts @ your library initiative. These grants will help public libraries and public libraries with bookmobiles in Dollar General communities add or expand literacy services for adult English language learners.

    Past grants have been used to expand ESL collections, teach classes, host conversation circles, train tutors, increase computer access, build community partnerships, and raise the library’s visibility. Eligibility criteria:
    • A public library or library system with a demonstrated need and the capacity to provide literacy services for adult English language learners.
    • Applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office (please visit the Dollar General Store Locator online).
    • Libraries and library systems that have previously received American Dream grants are eligible to apply.
    For more information and access to the full application, visit the website: http://www.americandreamtoolkit.org/2014/application
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