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Library Closed for Labor Day


The Library will be closed on Monday, September 1 in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. We will resume normal hours on September 2.

Enjoy your holiday!

Logan Library Database Day


The Logan Library is sponsoring Database Day where you can come explore what you can access or download for free with only your library card. There will be demonstrations, hands-on help and tutoring. Bring your own devices or use one of our devices to discover what the library has to offer.

When: Friday, August 29th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Logan Library Lake Bonneville Room

Come discover what you can access for FREE through the Logan Library.

Friends of the Logan Library Book Sale


Through a generous donation from Gene Needham, owner of the former store "Books of Yesterday," the Friends of the Logan Library is hosting a large-scale book sale in the old Car Care Center at 321 N Main St beginning Saturday August 16, 2014. Until further notice, hours are 9:00 AM -6:00 PM. The sale will continue into October.

Over 30,000 books will be available for purchase, as well as some wooden tables and shelving units from the recently vacated store, all at extremely low "yard sale" type prices.

When: Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: 321 N Main St.

For more information about hours, pricing or helping to volunteer check out the Friends group Facebook page or email loganfol@outlook.com.

Innovation is all a matter of Perspective

21st Century Library Blog - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:36am
We spend so very much time talking about innovation and 21st century librarianship! We attempt to define what it is and what it looks like. We try to pin it down like a butterfly on a board so that we … Continue reading →

The Great War: A Centennial Remembrance

Harold B. Lee Library News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:45pm

2014 marks the hundredth year since the outbreak of World War I. Special Collections curator Kristi Young and BYU professor Robert Freeman collaborated to put together a stunning exhibition commemorating the anniversary.

The exhibit, located in Special Collections on the first floor of the library, features journals, weapons, uniforms, photographs, posters, and a stereoscope with slides from university collections.

The small travel diary of a typist stationed in Paris tell of sightseeing, hotels, and uncomfortable train rides, while a headphone station nearby allows you to listen to a veteran telling stories from his service.

Track star and BYU hall of famer Clinton Larson served in World War I in a special squadron tasked with maintaining troop morale. He competed for the US in the Inter-Allied Games in France in 1919, winning a gold medal in the high jump. The exhibit contains several items of Larson’s clothing, and information about his service during the war.

Take time to explore, contemplate, and imagine life during this dramatic period of modern history.

The exhibit will be on display until Spring 2015.

Family LEGO night

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:07pm
Family LEGO Night
We held our second family LEGO night yesterday and it was a great time. We played a LEGO challenge game, LEGO bingo, had a bridge building challenge and time for free building. We displayed all the creations from the free build in our children's department and they look amazing, very creative!

Our bridge building challenge was a great success, with 3 teams building bridges that could hold 10 encyclopedias! The pictures below show the teams during the construction of these awesome structures. I unfortunately didn't get any photos during the bridge testing phase, since I was busy stacking encyclopedias up and getting them to balance too! If anyone got pixs, I would love it if you shared. :)

 Many thanks to all the families that attended!

Michele Schumann, Children's Librarian








Preschool Storytime Registration


Registration for the fall 2014 block of Preschool Storytime is now open. You can register online, by phone (716-9123), or in person at the library. This block of Storytime runs six weeks from September 2 to October 9.

Logan Library's Storytime is a program for children 5 and under that introduces children to books, reading, and the library. Each Storytime we explore a different theme through books, songs, puppet stories, fingerplays, and more!

Registration is required for our preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5. It is 30 minute program offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Each registration lasts for 1 block which is six weeks.

For children under three, we have a Toddler Time program Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 11AM that lasts approximately 15 minutes. This is a drop-in storytime and does not require pre-registration.

For more information, visit our Storytime page.

Summer Reading Programs 2014


Our Summer Reading Programs for 2014 are coming to an end but don't worry, there is still time to turn in your reading cards and booklets. There are also several prizes yet to give away.
  • The Children's Reading Program ends Saturday, August 16th but you have until Saturday, August 23rd to turn in your last reading card for an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing which will be held Monday, August 25th!

  • The Teen Reading Program ends Saturday, August 30th when the August reading records are due. Remember each reading card you turn in is entered into the August drawing for an iPod shuffle.

  • The Adult Reading Program also ends Saturday, August 30th. Return your reading punch booklet to the Information Desk to be entered into the drawing which will be held during the first week of September. Two grand prize winners will receive a $50 gift card. Ten other winners will be able to choose from a selection of smaller prizes.
Happy summer reading!


Teens Teach Tech Grant

Library Grants - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:42pm
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for funding for a Teens Teach Tech program in your community! These programs serve as a series of informational workshops led by teens, meant for older adults to learn how to use modern technological devices. By teaching senior citizens to be comfortable with modern devices, the teens will also be strengthening intergenerational relationships and supporting community development. The grant will provide teens with proper training materials and will aid with promotional advertising for the program, inlcuding funding for promotional flyers, print-outs and volunteer staff T-shirts.

For more information, and to apply:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13eI-ZJZnrzbvkCU-CTHkybMNeUo1Bum6_-9_B94pjRM/viewform?fbzx=1220013066718164286

Authors now join Public Libraries as targets of Publisher and Bookseller censorship and greed – But who is the real victim?

21st Century Library Blog - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:05pm
It appears that it is not just Libraries any longer that are at the whim of publishers and booksellers. Authors now find themselves pawns in the game of market share and bottom-line. And some are NOT taking it lying down. … Continue reading →

Staff Reading Pick


Book: Archetype : a novel by M. D. Waters

Recommended by: Melanie

Set in a futuristic dystopian world, a woman awakens with no memory of her life before--only a voice in her head telling her things are not as they seem. Is her husband her worst enemy or best friend? She has terrible nightmares about a different world where she is trapped. The dreams intensify and become daytime flashes of memory. A suspenseful story that kept me guessing right up to the end! It finishes with a cliffhanger, but don't worry there is a sequel, Prototype.


Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Gallery Walk at the Library

The library will remain open later than normal Friday night to host Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk. We will feature paintings from several artists from the Cache Valley Chapter - Utah Watercolor Society.

If you can't make it on Friday, we will be exhibiting the paintings for next couple of months. So make sure you come in to the library and see the watercolors by these talented local artists.

When: Friday, August 8, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Lyric Theatre Film Event


You are invited to attend the last showing of "Lady Lyric Turns 100," a new documentary on the history of the Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan. Admission is free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, August 7, 3:00 PM
Where: Jim Bridger room

Brought to you by the Old Lyric Repertory Company, the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, and the Logan Library.

21st Century Library Innovations and Inspirations!!

21st Century Library Blog - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:00pm
Today my Library hit an innovation milestone. After months of negotiation, planning, board convincing, budgeting, and financial paperwork, we took delivery of our brand new media box! (think Redbox meets library card!!). It is the first of its kind in … Continue reading →

Miss Utah to Speak at Logan Library

Karlie Major, reigning Miss Utah (formerly Miss Cache Valley), will present a program about her platform "Get Real: Using Media Smarts to Promote Positive Body Image" Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Lake Bonneville Room at the Logan Library.

More information about Miss Utah.

When: Wednesday August 6, 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library Bonneville Room

All are welcome; there will be a Q&A as well as an opportunity to take pictures with Miss Utah 2014.

Monday Night Movie - Frankenstein

Every Monday at 6:30 PM, the library shows a movie on our large screen in the Jim Bridger Room. Our next movie is Frankenstein staring Boris Karloff. It is the 1931 cinematic retelling of Mary Shelley's horror classic, where an obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. The movie is unrated.

When: Monday, August 4th at 6:30 PM
Where: Logan Library Jim Bridger Room


Admission and popcorn are free.

Book Club Kits

Did you know that the Logan Library provides book club kits to reading groups? Each kit contains 8-10 copies of one book along with a folder containing information about the author and title and a list of possible discussion questions. Check out the Book Club Kits page to see what books are available and to reserve a kit for your reading group.

Happy Reading!

21st century libraries are a one stop for job seekers….

21st Century Library Blog - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00am
So says the new “Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act” signed into law on July 22, 2014. “As the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act recognizes libraries as One-Stop partners and includes adult education and … Continue reading →

Robots Rock! Story Time

Special Learning @ the Library Story Time:

Michael Harris, National Finalist Robotics Team.
Joel Duffin, director of the maker space project in the Chamber of Commerce building.

When: Wednesday July 30th - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Logan Library Jim Bridger Room

Final summer story time for the year!

For more library events check out our Library Events Page.

Christian Fiction - First in a Series

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:41am

Did you know we've pulled all of the adult Christian Fiction titles and shelved them together so it's easier for those of you who love Christian Fiction to find the authors you already love as well as new ones who may become favorites in the Christian Fiction genre. Here's a list of some first in a series titles from that section. 

Need help finding our Christian Fiction section? Just ask at the front desk and they'll be able to point you in the right direction!



Priced to Move
By Aiken, Ginny
2007-10 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800732271 CHECK CATALOG She Thought She Was Leaving the Rat Race Behind??? Gemologist Andie Adams is suffering a bad case of burnout in her stress-filled job in New York. So she jumps at the chance to ditch her wormy corner of the Big Apple for a home in Kentucky with her lovable but off-the-wall Aunt Weeby. After all, things should be slower paced in Kentucky???right? Wrong. Andie reluctantly joins the Shop-Til-U-Drop …More



A Lasting Impression
By Alexander, Tamera
2011-11 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206221 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Christy Awards (2012)

After an unwanted past, Claire strives to create something that will last as an artist among Nashville's elite society in the 1860s. …More



Welcome to Last Chance
By Armstrong, Cathleen
2013-08 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800722463 CHECK CATALOG The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie's comfort--especially since she's on the run and …More



Candle in the Darkness
By Austin, Lynn N.
2002-11 - Bethany House Publishers
9781556614361 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Christy Awards (2003)

The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained. But awakening to the cruelty it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her …More



Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?
By Baumbich, Charlene Ann
2004-01 - Penguin Books
9780142003794 CHECK CATALOG Introducing the irrepressible Dearest Dorothy and the cozy country town of Partonville. For the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life's simple pleasures, 87-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville, Illinois, will become instant favorites. …More



Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp
By Behunin, Ben
2009-02 - Abendmahl Press
9780615276069 CHECK CATALOG Jake Kimball is afraid he agreed too hastily to spend the summer working his way through the mess Isaac Bingham, the old potter-God rest his soul-left behing. As Jake begins his work in the old studio, he becomes aware of a unique collection of mugs hanging from an overhead beam. When friends of the old potter stop by to sip peppermint tea from these mugs and tell their stories, Jake begins to …More



Truth Stained Lies
By Blackstock, Terri
2013-03 - Zondervan
9780310283133 CHECK CATALOG Can three sisters--a blogger, a cab driver, and a stay-at-home mom--with only a little courage and no experience, moonlight as private investigators to save their brother from a murder rap? The first book in "New York Times"-bestselling author Blackstock's new Moonlighter Series. …More



The Widow of Larkspur Inn
By Blackwell, Lawana
2007-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764202674 CHECK CATALOG Book one of "The Gresham Chronicles" takes readers to an 1860s English village, where recently bereaved Julia Hollis, determined to provide for her children, decides to renovate an old inn. With the help of the town's new vicar, it just might happen. But will a behind-the-scenes scheme jeopardize everything? …More



No Place for a Lady
By Brendan, Maggie
2009-01 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800733353 CHECK CATALOG Can a Southern belle tame the heart of a rugged cowboy? Readers will fall in love with "No Place for a Lady"'s Colorado setting and the spunky heroine who wants to claim it as her own. …More



Treason
By Brown, Don
2005-04 - Zondervan
9780310259336 CHECK CATALOG The stakes are high . . . and the entire world is waiting for the verdict.The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder.Only three years out of law school, Zack has already made a name for himself, winning …More



The Centurion's Wife
By Bunn, Davis
Author Oke, Janette
2009-01 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764205149 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Christian Book Award (2010)

A sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity-- and the very personal story of Leah, compelled into a betrothal she never wanted, drawn by a faith she never expected... When her family's wealth and power are lost forever, Leah is sent to Pontius Pilate in hopes that he might arrange a strategic marriage. But despite her betrothed's striking countenance and position, …More



Fire in the Night
By Byler, Linda
2013-05 - Good Books
9781561487950 CHECK CATALOG The Amish community of Lancaster is being terrorized by barn fires. David and Malinda Beiler's barn was the first to go. The clues are sparse, but Levi, the Beilers' oldest son, happened to be awake in the middle of the night and spotted a white vehicle driving past. …More



Accused
By Cantore, Janice
2012-01 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414358475 CHECK CATALOG Detective Carly Edwards hates working in juvenile and longs to be back on patrol. So when a troubled youth is arrested for the murder of the mayor and Carly is summoned to the crime scene, she's eager for some action. As the investigation progresses, Carly suspects a cover-up and strikes out on her own, uncertain of whom she can trust. …More



The Trouble with Tulip
By Clark, Mindy Starns
2005-07 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736914857 CHECK CATALOG From the author of "The Million Dollar Mysteries" comes a brand new series ofadventure, sleuthing, and romance with a "chick lit" feel. …More



Blue Moon Promise
By Coble, Colleen
2012-02 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781595549150 CHECK CATALOG Lucy Marsh has lost everything but her determination to provide for her brother and sister. When she realizes her father's death was no accident, she decides to accept a proxy marriage in order to get her siblings out of harm's way. But trouble follows her to Wichita Falls, Texas, and nothing there is as she expected. …More



Brink of Death
By Collins, Brandilyn
2004-04 - Zondervan Publishing Company
9780310251033 CHECK CATALOG Terror rocks Grove Landing when a woman is murdered in her home. The victim's young daughter, Erin, witnessed the crime but is too traumatized to give a description. Desperate detectives ask neighbor Annie Kingston, with a background in art, to interview Erin for a composite. But what if Annie's lack of experience in forensic art leads Erin astray? The detectives could end up searching for a face …More



Out of Control
By Connealy, Mary
2011-08 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209116 CHECK CATALOG In this humorous historical romance, a cowboy must choose between family bonds that could restore his trust or a love that could heal his heart. …More



A Case of Bad Taste
By Copeland, Lori
2003-06 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842371155 CHECK CATALOG Copeland introduces readers to the little town of Morning Shade with a lighthearted take on life. Frustrated author M.K. Diamond has a bad case of writer's block until she sees the perfect plot unfold in real life: a burglar who breaks into homes and "redecorates"--of all things. …More



Black: The Birth of Evil
By Dekker, Ted
2009-07 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781595547309 CHECK CATALOG A silent bullet from the night clips Thomas Hunter, and his world goes black. From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world--a world where evil is contained. Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakes in the other--both facing catastrophic disaster. …More



No One to Trust
By Eason, Lynette
2014-01 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800722081 CHECK CATALOG Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she's been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story?
The search for her husband--and answers--takes Summer ever deeper into a world of …More



The Choice
By Fisher, Suzanne Woods
2010-01 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800733858 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Carol Award (2011)

Lancaster County has always been her home--but where does her heart belong? Debut contemporary fiction from the author of "Amish Peace." …More



Love's Reckoning
By Frantz, Laura
2012-09 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800720414 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Christy Awards (2013) INSPYs the Bloggers Awards for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature (2013)

On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, Pennsylvania. Just months from becoming a master blacksmith himself, Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship and move west. But Liege soon discovers that Silas is a prodigious worker and craftsman and endeavors to keep him in York. Silas becomes interested in both of Liege's …More



Day of War
By Graham, Cliff
2011-06 - Zondervan
9780310331834 CHECK CATALOG Day of War is a gritty, intense, stylistic portrait of the Mighty Men of Israel---a rag-tag band of disgruntled warriors on the run with David, the soon-to-be King, whose legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11. …More



Daybreak: Days of Redemption
By Gray, Shelley Shepard
2013-02 - Avon Inspire
9780062204400 CHECK CATALOG In the first book in the new Days of Redemption series, readers meet three generations of the Keims, a close-knit Amish family whose many dark secrets are about to be exposed and nothing is as perfect as it seems. …More
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