Salt Lake County Library is proud to present our biggest event of 2012: the
grand opening of the Viridian Event Center and West Jordan Library in
conjunction with the Summer Reading Kickoff. The new facilities will help
people find just the right book for the summer reading program.
The new Viridian building, located at 1825 West 8030 South across from
Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan, is an extraordinary structure that
houses the new 20,000 square foot library, a large 7,000 square foot event
center for use by library patrons and community groups, and Library
Administration including management, customer service and information
technology. It is a beautiful addition to Salt Lake County Library Services,
and will be a centrally located gathering place for the entire county. It was
built in partnership with West Jordan City.
“We are so excited to share this unique new event center and library with all
of Salt Lake County,” Jim Cooper, Library Director said. “It’s a cutting-edge
facility with the latest technology to best serve our patrons. It’s also very
eco-friendly, slated to be LEED certified gold.”
The sumer reading program is designed for the whole family to enjoy, from
toddlers to adults, and runs from June 1 to August 18. Last year there were
38,000 participants throughout the summer. Children can participate in the
“Dream Big” program, the teen program is called “Own the Night” and the
adult’s is “Expand Your Universe.” This is the second year a toddler
component has been included, called “Little Dreamers.” Each will feature
specially designed reading records to encourage everyone to keep track of
their reading progress throughout the summer.
Book lovers of all reading levels can start on Friday, June 1, when sign-up
begins. Participants will receive a variety of incentive prizes for each age
group. When the reading records are completed patrons can bring them
into the library by August 18 to receive the final prizes.
For more information, visit http://www.slcolibrary.org/