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Looking for your next great read?

The Library maintains several lists that will help you find a good reading suggestion. Our Books & Reading pages are always a good place to start. Here you will find links to our Booklists, lists of recommended Websites about books and plenty of staff reviews both Fiction and Nonfiction.

If you still can't find anything to read, we have a form to fill out to get a Personalized Reading Suggestion.

Happy Reading!

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 - 9:57pm
    [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 - 9:01pm
    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 →

    NK News is Now Available Through the Library

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


    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.

    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 →

    Training through Utah State Library: The programs, the results

    Utah Libraries - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:31am
    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 →

    ProQuest Flow for Research Collaboration

    Utah Libraries - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:52pm
    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 →

    OITP developing digital literacy portfolio, engaging with NTIA on Digital Literacy Portal

    ALA Direct Dispatch - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 2:29pm

    The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is in the process of developing a digital literacy portfolio.  During Midwinter, OITP staff began meeting with a range of ALA member groups to learn more about current efforts and to help inform the portfolio development.  One outcome of the Midwinter meetings is that OITP’s Advisory Committee is supporting an OITP task force that would delve into digital literacy issues and include representatives from interested ALA units.  A formal proposal to the Advisory Committee is forthcoming, after which time OITP will connect with other ALA units to establish task force membership.

    OITP also is in communication with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), one of the government agencies working on digital literacy issues as an outgrowth of recommendations made in the National Broadband Plan.  The Digital Literacy Portal is one of the initiatives underway at NTIA.  NTIA has issued a request for organizations – including libraries – that are engaged in digital literacy projects to submit content to be considered for inclusion in NTIA’s Digital Literacy Portal.  A description of the Portal may be found here (pdf) and the content and comment policy is described here (pdf).

    OITP will be coordinating with NTIA staff in the collection of library content for the Digital Literacy Portal.  As we are confirming the details of this collaboration, we encourage members to copy us on any submission to the portal and send any comments or other questions you may have to oitp@alawash.org.

    The Digital Literacy Portal is a complex undertaking, and staff at NTIA are working diligently to make sure that content on the portal is collected from a wide range of community-based organizations – including libraries.

    Save the date! National Library Legislative Day to be held on May 9 and 10

    ALA Direct Dispatch - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 1:57pm

    The 2011 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching and will be held on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

    Many changes in Congress now contribute to a new political climate in both the House and the Senate.  New members need to hear from their constituents. Be sure to register early – the American Library Association has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel, but they always go quickly!

    The American Library Association, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and the District of Columbia Library Association sponsor National Library Legislative Day.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

    ALA urges library supporters to push for passage of USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011

    ALA Direct Dispatch - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 1:00pm

    The ALA Washington Office is urging all library supporters to ask members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass S. 193, the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011.

    Click here for background information and talking points.

    Library Copyright Alliance releases paper on Costco v. Omega non-decision

    ALA Direct Dispatch - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:58am

    The ALA as part of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has released a paper exploring the Costco v. Omega non-decision. The document, titled “The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries” prepared by Jonathan Band details legal options in the copyright law that support libraries who lend foreign-made copies in their collections.

    ALA seeks nominations for 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

    ALA Direct Dispatch - Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:19am

    Contact: Jenni Terry
    Press Officer
    ALA Washington Office
    (202) 628-8410
    For Immediate Release

    Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is calling for nominations for the 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. This annual award honors individuals or groups who embody the spirit of the U.S. copyright law as voiced by the framers of our Constitution: “to advance the knowledge of science and useful arts” (U.S. Constitution, art 1, sec 8). 

    Please send letters of nomination outlining a candidate’s qualifications for this award to Carrie Russell, Director, Program on Public Access to Information, ALA OITP, 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20009, or to crussell@alawash.org.  Include examples of how the nominee has contributed to the pursuit of the fundamental tenets of copyright law. Nominees who have worked or collaborated with libraries will be given special consideration. Nominations will be accepted through March 15, 2011. 

    Patterson was a foremost legal thinker, writer and champion of users’ rights. He was a pioneer who exposed the restrictive nature of new interpretations and unnecessary expansions of contemporary copyright law. For librarians, Patterson was a key legal figure who articulated how corporate interests have sidetracked the true purpose of copyright – to advance learning and to ensure that knowledge is broadly disseminated to the public.  Through numerous books, articles, and briefs, Patterson highlighted and justified the importance of the public domain and fair use. 

    The award was founded by the ALA in 2002; a list of past awardees can be found on OITP’s Web site.

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