• Library Budget
    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

    Library Budget

    For the first time since 2004 The City Library is proposing a budget that will require a revenue increase for operational funding. We have created a page of Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the factors contributing to the requested increase for additional revenue.

  • Gain hands-on work experience, meet other local teens, and have fun while helping out the Library!

    Be part of The City Library's Teen Squad! The Teen Squad is a summer-long teen volunteer program that will take place at all City Library locations.

  • You are worth more than your darkness.

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, we encourage you to explore materials that address the importance of mental health and the connection between mind and body. Select titles offer a glimpse of what life with a mental illness feels like or share a point of view that may help individuals who are struggling with mental illness to explain what they are going through.

  • Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7–9pm

    Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering. Gatherings taking place February and later will focus on a pre-selected title.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    A monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    When the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still. Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through August.

  • If I can touch people’s minds and hearts, they will accept me. Safi S. M. Safiullah

    Safi S. M. Safiullah was named Librarian of the Year by the Utah Library Association on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the association’s annual conference. Safiullah, the Manager of the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Marmalade Branch, was recognized for his career in community engagement and lifelong support of libraries and education around the world.

  • Happy Hunger Games, and May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor. Effie Trinket

    Enjoy an exciting night of trivia, stage-fighting, and more at this after-hours event! Teens are invited to this Hunger Games-themed celebration where they'll be able to take part in Capitol makeovers, cupcake decorating in Peeta's bakery, and photo booth opportunities.

  • Tea Tuesdays
    The tea ceremony wonderfully lifts the mind above the perplexities of life. D.T. Suzuki

    Tea Tuesdays

    Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a series of casual, hands-on workshops focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition.

  • Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn

    Build a better world with The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Beginning June 1, visit any City Library location to sign up, receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker, and start working toward entry into prize drawings. Fun, free events will also be offered at the Library all summer long.


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