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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 - 11:08am
    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 - 12:34am
    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 - 11:25am
    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 - 11:21am
    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 - 9:00pm
    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 - 9:15pm
    … 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!

    Learning 3.0

    Utah Libraries - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:20am
    I am considering ways to make learning in libraries more meaningful. The Serious e-Learning Manifesto published in March 2014 sparks both thought and action. It is the brainchild of Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer, national e-learning gurus. One truth discussed … Continue reading →

    Albert Einstein is one of my favorite people in the universe

    Utah Libraries - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:26am
    Albert Einstein is one of my favorite people in the universe. No, I didn’t meet him personally; no matter my current age I was way beyond his time. When I first had an awareness of him I was in high school, or … Continue reading →

    Questions upon questions

    Utah Libraries - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:20pm
    I am teaching an online course on Library Surveys for Success soon. Here are some questions to be considered when writing survey questions (echo alert). After designing your survey take a second look and think about the following: Survey design … Continue reading →
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