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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

Hispanic Heritage Month / Mes de la Herencia Hispana

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

Our first activity is a kids craft and puppet activity, Saturday September 20th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Lake Bonneville Room. Kids can make Guatemalan worry dolls, Mexican papel picado flags, and puppets that they can then use to create their own puppet show on our puppet stage.

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

  • Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Kids Crafts and Puppets
  • 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.

  • Send Us Your Book Selfie

    What is a Book Selfie? It is a photo of you with a book where you appear to be part of the cover. Here are some examples with Logan Library Employees.

    So get a friend, grab a book and take a #bookselfie! Then come see your picture displayed at the Logan Library!

    Submission guidelines and instructions.

    Check out past Book Selfies on our Facebook page.

    21st Century Librarians are the original Growth Hackers

    21st Century Library Blog - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm
    Just the other day I came across one of the biggest buzzwords of 2014: Growth Hacker. I was unfamiliar so I started digging. Lauren Hockenson in her article on Mashup defines Growth Hackers as: “The growth hacker is essentially a … Continue reading →

    Helicon West Showcases Local Authors

    Authors Joni Haws, Chadd VanZanten, and Kase Johnstun will be reading from their anthology Utah Reflections: stories from the Wasatch Front at this week's Helicon West kickoff event.

    Helicon West is an open-mic opportunity combined with featured speakers; a place for writers to share and learn alike. Creative writers are invited to read up to seven minutes of their original work. Arrive early to sign up. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and the Logan Library.

    Readings are free, open to the public and uncensored.

    When: Thursday September 11th at 7:00 PM
    Where: Logan Library Jim Bridger Room

    More Information

    All are welcome!

    Library Board Meeting

    The Logan Library would like to invite the public to join library staff and board members in discussing the library's future. Logan Library Board meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Logan History Room. The next meeting will be on September 9th - here is the agenda.

    Doing More with Less in 21st Century Libraries

    21st Century Library Blog - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:15pm
    … why are we still saying this?!!! It isn’t true and it isn’t possible. Its delusional and, worse, its harmful! Harmful not just to one organization; but to libraries everywhere. Libraries around the world fight every day for increased budget. … Continue reading →

    Fall Reading Program for Adults

    Our fall reading program for adults reminds you that the library is filled with a Cornucopia of Choices.

    Come into the library today. The library is brimming with new opportunities!

    You can pick up everything you need to get started at the Information Desk starting September 2nd.

    More information

    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:

    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.

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