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Upcoming After School Programs


Who: Kids age 6 and up
Where: Logan Library, Lake Bonneville Room



When: Thursday, February 20, 3:30 PM
What: Learn About Therapy Dogs!
Michelle Howard (and a special guest) from the Cache Humane Society will be here to talk about therapy dogs - what they are, how they are trained, and what they do. Come learn about how animals can help people!









When: Thursday, February 27, 3:30 PM
What: World Music - More than Meets the Eye!
Join us as we take a closer look at musical traditions from around the world. Kids can get a hands-on look at (and try playing!) instruments from around the globe. Presented by the USU Museum of Anthropology. Teaching Trunk programs are made possible by a grant from the Utah Humanities Council.

Staff Reading Pick


Book: Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski

Recommended by: Laura, Young Adult Librarian

Life is tough at the bottom of the cookie jar but it is also the safest. No one wants to eat crumbs. However, "Fingers" is snatching away tasty treats creating mayhem throughout the jar. It is all up to one "Tough Cookie" to solve a crime, take down the crook, and improve life for everyone in the cookie jar in this finger lickin' mystery.


Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Friends of the Library


Anyone who loves the library is invited to attend the meetings of the Friends of the Logan Library! The group supports and promotes the library in our community.

When: Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

For more information, visit the group's Facebook page.

Health Care 101


Real answers to your tough questions about "Obamacare":

* Where can I shop for health insurance?
* How do I qualify for premium subsidies?
* Where can I find enrollment assistance?

When: Monday, February 10, 5:00 PM
Where: Logan Library, Bonneville Room

Presented by the Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Sponsored by the Logan Library. Free and open to the public.

2014 ALA Award Winners


The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced last week, and the following titles are some of those that received awards:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Locomotive by Brian Floca

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Robert F. Sibert Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan Roth

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick

Visit the ALA website for a complete list of award and honor books.

Questions upon questions

Utah Libraries - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:20pm
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 →

2014 Grammy Winners


The Grammy Award winners were announced on Sunday, January 26. Logan Library has the following Grammy-winning CD albums:

Album of the Year: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Best Pop Vocal Album: Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: To Be Loved by Michael Bublé
Best Rock Album: Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Unapologetic by Rihanna
Best R&B Album: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
Best Rap Album: The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Country Album: Same Trailer, Different Park by Kacy Musgraves
Best New Age Album: Love's River by Laura Sullivan
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue by Terri Lyne Carrington
Best Gospel Album: Greater Than by Tye Tribbett
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Overcomer by Mandisa
Best Latin Pop Album: Vida by Draco Rosa
Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: Treinta Días by La Santa Cecilia
Best Regional Mexican Music Album: A Mi Manera by Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Best Bluegrass Album: The Streets Of Baltimore by Del McCoury Band
Best Blues Album: Get Up! by Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You by Guy Clark
Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley In Concert by Ziggy Marley
Best World Music Album: Savor Flamenco by Gipsy Kings
Best Spoken Word Album: America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert
Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Sound City: Real To Reel by Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Skyfall by Thomas Newman
Best Opera Recording: Adès: The Tempest
Best Choral Performance: Pärt: Adam's Lament
Best Classical Compendium: Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik

After School Program: Ancient Egypt!


Join us for a fun program about life and death on the Nile! We'll take a hands-on look at ancient Egyptian culture, burial practices, art, and architecture!

Who: Kids age 6 and up
When: Thursday, January 30, 3:30 PM
Where: Logan Library, Lake Bonneville Room

The USU Museum of Anthropology's teaching trunk programs are made possible by a grant from the Utah Humanities Council.

New Service for the Homebound


Logan residents who are homebound permanently or temporarily can sign up for our homebound service and, after consulting with our librarians, request a limited number of items which will be mailed to them at no charge. Please share this information with those who may benefit!

To find out more, call Angie at 435-716-9129.

Downton Abbey at the Library!


Come celebrate the release of the fourth season of Downton Abbey at the Logan Library! Visit with Lynda Linford, retired USU professor and professional tour guide to the sites associated with English country living. Tea and scones will be served. First come first served.

When: Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Training through Utah State Library: The programs, the results

Utah Libraries - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:31pm
Here is an update on training through the Utah State Library recently. First of all, the Utah State Library’s Needs assessment for 2014-16 is underway. Be sure to be a part of this and tell us what you’d like to learn, or … Continue reading →

Help with Health Care


Uninsured? Confused? A Certified Application Counselor with the nonprofit Health Access Project will be on-hand to answer questions and help you understand your options for affordable health care coverage. Se habla Español.

When: Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library, Bonneville Room

Staff Reading Pick


Book: Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett

Recommended by: Joseph, Adult Nonfiction Librarian

Mark Everett, otherwise known in the music world as 'E', is an ordinary guy with problems. He's also the singer-songwriter behind the Eels, an indie rock band that continues to defy convention and accumulate fans worldwide. Since his family was first struck by tragedy when E was a teenager, he has been through a lot of heartache which he describes in this memoir in plain, straightforward prose. Unlike most celebrity lives, E's pain seems thrust upon him by fate and is not the result of rock n' roll excess. That fact alone makes his resilience and his life story a triumph. Learn more by watching Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, and listening to EELS.


Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

ProQuest Flow for Research Collaboration

Utah Libraries - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:52pm
ProQuest has a new online version of Refworks known as Refworks Flow or simply as Flow™.  While Refworks itself (like EndNote, Papers, and Zotero) supports citations and referencing,  Flow (like Papers 3, Mendeley, EndNote Web, ResearchGate, and Zotero Groups) supports reading, annotating, … Continue reading →

Foreign Film Special Feature


Come to the library for a free showing of Life is Beautiful (La vita è bella)!

A carefree Jewish bookkeeper must use every bit of his wit and imagination to protect his son from the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe.

This film will be shown in Italian with English subtitles and will be projected on our large screen. Life is Beautiful won three Academy Awards and is rated PG-13.

When: Monday, January 6, 6:30 PM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Bring your friends and family for a great time at the library!

Holiday Hours


The library will observe the following schedule during the holidays:

  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24 - Open 10-3 pm
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25 - Closed
  • New Year's Eve - Tuesday, December 31 - Open 10-5 pm
  • New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1 - Closed

Regular hours will be kept on all other days. Happy holidays!

Winter Reading Program for Adults


The Logan Library is now offering reading programs for adults that continue year-round! Our winter program encourages you to Read Together! Come into the library today and discover great books to carry you and your loved ones through the colder months. Sign up at the information desk and you could win prizes just for reading!

Click here for more information.

Staff Reading Picks


Book: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Recommended by: Natalie, Technical Assistant

A fun read that offers an explanation for why snowmen look different the day after you make them: they play at night! Each page is beautifully illustrated, and has a look-and-find aspect. Can you find the dinosaur on every page?


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Book: The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

Recommended by: Debbie, Associate Librarian

This is a fun, imaginative version of how Santa became Santa, starting with the orphan, Klaus, who was taken in by a guild of craftsmen in 1343. After the Black Death had swept through the land, he made toys for all the surviving children in his village and delivered them, with the priest's blessing, on Christmas Eve to put some joy back into their lives. Those children told the children from other villages, and Klaus, not wanting to disappoint any of them, found himself with more deliveries to make than he could do in one night. Enter his (soon to be) wife, Anna, and her reindeer, Dasher. (The magic and the flying come in later.)




Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Santa Storytime!


You're invited to bring your children to our "Fun with Santa" drop-in storytime!

When: Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 AM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

With entertaining stories, a treat, and a visit from Santa, a merry time will be had by all! No registration is required.

So Long, Blog

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 03/14/2013 - 9:00am
Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and... Joanne Vandestreek
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