In this week’s Super Summer Spy Training, spies are invited to any of our branch libraries (not including the Main Library) to complete a sidewalk-chalk obstacle course created by our Children’s Librarians. All patrons are welcome to come enjoy the different obstacle courses. To learn more about our super secret Spy Training visit the link in our bio.
The City Library has updated our Black Lives Matter material recommendations to include recommended movies and TV series, arranged by content and other categories. Within this blog post there are also recommendations for adult and teen readers, and books for children. Link in our bio. . Also, thanks to OverDrive, the audiobooks So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijemoa Oluo, and The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, are among several titles that are now available free to library cardholders, with no wait! . "Knowing that our library partners want to provide antiracism and social justice titles to their patrons, we are launching a new program called Black Lives Matter: Community Read. The titles included in our Black Lives Matter: Community Read program are focused on #ownvoices and are intended to help patrons read, listen, learn and grow as they expand their knowledge of race relations. Donated by OverDrive, titles will be made available to United States and Canada libraries at no cost and patrons will be able to check these books out without waistlist or holds." -OverDrive
To kick off the Super Summer Challenge this month, we have a curated set of summer reads with the theme "Imagine Your Story," to get you started toward your reading goals. #SLCPLPICKS #slcpl Link in Bio.
Although The City Library’s buildings have been closed to the public for the last three months, we’ve been as busy as our rooftop bees! Our latest blog post highlights the many ways that we've adapted our services for social distancing, new services we've created, and other ways we've helped keep the community connected. Link in Bio. . HOLDS TO GO: In the last three months, you’ve been clamoring to get books back in your hands! Many factors needed to be considered in order to offer curbside pickup, like sanitation, PPE supplies, staffing, and coordination. Since early June we have successfully been hosting Holds To-Go at the Main Library and the Anderson-Foothill and Day-Riverside branches. Starting June 22, our remaining five branches will be available for Holds To-Go. So you can pick up your books, DVDs, CDs, and more!
Kids, it’s time to put your spy skills to the test! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to join The City Library for a summer of secret challenges, disguises, and decoded messages. Every week, starting June 1, you can sign on for a video briefing and a new super secret spy challenge. You can share your completed missions on Biblioboard, or by tagging @slcpl on social media. For kids ages 8–14 (younger kids can join with help from a grownup). 🕵️♀️🕵️♂️ . Meet some of our active spy agents above! . The link for Super Summer Spy Training is in our bio.
Check out this nostalgic mural our great partners @cleveroctopus painted on our Anderson-Foothill Branch. Thank you to the painters and designers of this mural. We absolutely love it! #wemissyou #myslcpl #yourcitylibrary #saltlakecity