Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Closures

The Library will be closing at 2:00pm on December 24, and will be closed on December 25 and 26 for Christmas. Nothing will be due on those two days, but the bookdrops will still be open.

We will also close at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 31, and will be closed for New Year's Day on January 1.

Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Littlest Elf Puppet Show

The littlest elf thinks that Christmas is all about getting presents. What do you think it's all about? Join us Monday, December 21 at 7:00pm for this fun puppet show!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Family Reading BINGO

We have a fun new reading program going on in December and January:

Studies show that children benefit from being read to and reading aloud even after they have learned to read- and reading together is a great way to encourage family bonding. Plus, it's just fun!
Come into the Library to pick up a Family Reading Bingo card- come up with your own prizes for each Bingo, and when you get a "Blackout", bring it back into Bingham Creek Library for a free book for each child in the family!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Guess Who's Coming to Storytime?

We will welcome a Very Special Guest to our storytimes on December 16 and 17! Come to the Kids' Desk to pick up a ticket for the 10:15 or 11:15 time on either day to be a part of this popular program!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Teen Programs in November

Teens! This November we have a couple of programs just for you!

On Saturday the 14th you won't want to miss the New Moon Party- the party starts after the library closes and goes from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Registration is required (click here to register). Remember to dress as your favorite character!

Monday, November 30 at 4:00pm come and make a fun craft for the Holidays! Choose from a snowflake key chain, snowflake picture frame, snowflake bookmark, or make a sweatshirt (you bring the shirt) or wooden Santa. There is a .25 change for each item you make and you must register in the library to choose your items. Click here to register.

Programs for Kids in November

In November we have two fun programs just for kids!

Monday, November 16, join us at 7:00pm for Mad Science: Up, Up, and Away!
This show displays the incredible pressure we all live under- air pressure! Mandeburg spheres, indoor hot air balloons, giant vortex generators, the “Mad Science Jet Engine” and the “Mad Science Hovercraft” are all used to demonstrate the amazing effects of air pressure. This is one of our most popular programs, so come early for a good seat! Ages 4-12.

Monday, November 23 we welcome History Alive! (7:00pm) You won’t forget your “Night in the Library” when the history of the pilgrims comes alive through costume, story, dance, games, crafts and food. You’ll discover there is more to Thanksgiving than eating turkey! School age.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga is a physically oriented technique that uses a blend of playful, empowering and otherwise “tension-releasing” simple laughter exercises. With gentle yoga breathing and stretching exercises, rhythmic clapping and chanting of Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha in unison, a simulated laughter turns into real laughter. Laughter Yoga is done as a way to increase well-being and promote peace in the world through personal transformation. It is non-religious, non-sectarian, and non-political.
For teens & adults. Saturday, November 14 at 12:00pm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

KUED Reading Marathon

It's time for the annual KUED Reading Marathon!
Get a reading record (from the library or download it from to keep track of your reading between November 4 and November 27. Enter your time on KUED's website before December 4 to get a ticket to the Super Reader Party- where there will be fun activities with Martha Speaks, SuperWHY, Sid the Science Kid, and Buddy from Dino Train!
Also, if you bring your completed reading log or ticket into Bingham Creek Library, you can choose a free book to take home, too! *
*Please note that this is ONLY at Bingham Creek Library

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holiday Closures in November

The Holidays are nearly upon us! The Library will be closed on the following days in November:
Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)
Wednesday, November 25 we will close at 6:00pm
Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The bookdrops will still be open so you can return Library materials on those days.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Tricks for Treats

Vincent the Vampire uses his magical talents and is full of spooky surprises with this hauntingly fun Halloween magic show!
For families. Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00pm

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Storytime!

Our Halloween Storytime is coming up!
Join us on October 28 and 29 for trick-or-treating in the Library*.
Don't forget to wear your costume!!

*The Wee Ones Storytime on the 29th will not be trick-or-treating.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Read-and-Win!

This October, kids can read and win a free book! Come into Bingham Creek Library and get a reading record from the Kid's Information Desk- read and fill in all the spaces, and bring it back in by October 31 for a free book!

Library Programs for Adults

We have several programs coming up in October for adults.
Wednesday, October 14: Emotional Connection- Putting your heart into writing
Wednesday, October 21: Penny Gourmet
Friday, October 23: Healthy Behaviors (begins at 10:30 am)
Wednesday, October 28: Happy Stress-Free Holidays

All programs begin at 7:00pm (unless stated otherwise) and are free!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Free Boardgame Event- Saturday, October 10, 2009

Come play games at the library! Try some modern boardgames you may not have seen before, or bring your own favorites. This event is for everyone aged 8 and up and lasts all day (10:30 - 5:30 in the Auditorium)- come for all or just a part!
Presented by West Side BoardGamers.
For more information, see the fliers in the library.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mad Science!

Join us October 5 at 7:00 pm for a fun program- Mad Science Fire and Ice. This highly interactive show includes fascinating science demonstrations with air pressure, states of matter, bubbling potions and more. Explore experiments with “Eggbert & Peggbert,” nitro-cellulose, fire, dry ice and more! Taste a burp, explore the “Mad Science Bubble Bath” and see the Binford Tools ultimate hair dryer. Ages 4-12.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The M.A.G.I.C. of Well-Being

Program for families September 21 at 7:00pm. Come to the library for fun and magic and leave with good ideas for living healthy.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Talk Like a Pirate Day- September 19

Ahoy, Mateys!

Saturday, September 19 be the day we talk like scurvy scallywags of the sea- Pirates!

Present yerself at the Children's Information Desk any time that day, and give us yer best Pirate impression- and get some booty fer yer trouble!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Library Fines?

Here's your chance to get up to $5 taken off your fines. Bring canned food into any SL County library the week of September 14-19 and recieve a waiver of up to $5 per library card! For more details, including a list of needed items, see the Library's webpage.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Summer Reading is over...

but there's still fun to be had at the Library!

Storytimes will be back starting September 16, and will follow the same schedule as always:
Wednesdays at 10:15, 11:15, and 1:15
Thursdays at 10:15 (for babies), 11:15, and 1:15
These are drop-in storytimes, with no registration needed.

We are also starting up No Girls Allowed on September 8 at 4:15. This fun program is for boys ages 7-11, and no registration is needed.

Great Reads for Girls begins September 22 at 8:00pm. We will be discussing The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye, so get your copy today! Great Reads is a program for girls ages 8-12 with a caring adult. No registration is necessary.

Rock Band and Guitar Hero are back for the teens- come rock out every Thursday afternoon from 4-5:00.

Come into the Library and get a calendar (or click here to view the calendar) so you won't miss any of our great programs!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Salt Lake County Fair "Read and Ride"

The Salt Lake County Fair (August 5-8) is participating in a special reading program this summer to encourage kids to read by providing free carnival rides!

Kids ages 5-14 can read three books, fill out the Official Book Report Form (available at the Library), then take the completed form to the Fair Office at the Fairgrounds between 11:00am and 9:00pm to receive tickets for 3 free carnival rides, plus a special bookmark.

Come into the Library and talk to the Librarians at the Kid's Desk for more information.

Summer Stuff

There are still lots of things going on at the Library for Summer!

July 27 (Teens) T-Shirt Remake- bring a t-shirt that's a couple of sizes too big, and learn how to redesign it for a new look. 3:00pm
August 1 (Families) Shakespeare for Kids- Our presenters will help kids put on a (brief) version of a play by William Shakespeare! Lots of fun and educational, too! 3:00pm
August 7 (Teens) Vinyl Tote Bag Make and Take 4:00pm
August 10 (Families) Kid Fiddlers- Come spend the evening with us and enjoy the music of these great performers! 7:00pm
August 12 (Adults) Digital Scrapbooking 7:00pm
August 15 (Families) Irish Dancers 3:00pm
August 21 (Teens) CD Locker Magnets or Woven Tote Make and Take 4:00pm

Find out more information about these and all of our programs here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Creativity Zone!

Every Tuesday in June we will be hosting the Creativity Zone here at the Library.

Come on in on Tuesdays from 3-5pm and make a new craft every week!
(here are some pictures from our puppet-making day this past Tuesday)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Summer Reading Program is Coming!

The Summer Reading Program, Get Creative at your Library, begins June 1.

Beginning with the annual kick-off party at Wheeler Farm, there will be games, prizes, and fun to be had all summer long! In addition, you can read down your fines (for kids up to 18 years old), enter the Recycled Art contest, and donate new or gently used art supplies to the library, which will then pass them on to the Boys and Girls Clubs and Refugee Center.

This year Bingham Creek is hoping to sign up 1400 kids- for a new record! Pick up your Reading Record right away!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Utah State Fair Read and Win program

It's time again for the Utah State Fair Read and Win Program! Come into the Library to pick up your entry form.

Read 10 books of any length, and write the title on the entry form. Have a parent, guardian, or librarian initial next to the title, and when the form is all filled out send it in for your gift pack. The gift pack includes:
  • Gate entry pass to the Utah State Fair, September 10-20, 2009
  • Ribbon bookmark
  • coupon for a free drink- redeemable at the fair
  • coupon for a free ride- redeemable at the fair

All entries must be postmarked July 23, 2009 (no late entries will be accepted).

For more information, contact Jamie Jackson, Special Events Director for the Utah State Fair (801-538-8454 or

Monday, April 6, 2009

April is National Poetry Month

To celebrate, the library has set up a "Poet-tree". Come in and add your favorite poem (original or otherwise) to our tree.
Also, memorize a poem and recite it to a librarian for a prize! Details are available at the library...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest

Get out your pencils, pens, paints, and crayons! The annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest begins February 27 and will run through April 3, 2009.

Come into the library for an entry form, then submit it along with your work to KUED. Only one entry is allowed per person, and the contest is open to kids from Kindergarten through 3rd grade. There will be three national winners for each grade level, and the grand prize is a Flat Panel TV with a DVD player!

For more information see the flyers at the library, or go to

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Grizzbee visits the Library!

On Tuesday Grizzbee and Scott Thauwald from the Utah Grizzlies hockey team came to help promote the Grizz Kids Winter Reading Program. Scott read a book and helped everyone practice making goals. It was a lot of fun!

If you haven't come in to get your reading record yet, there is still time- the program goes until March 31, and when you finish, you will get a voucher for a hockey ticket, candy, and a free book!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day make-and-take craft

Come to the Kid's desk on Friday (February 13) or Saturday (February 14) to make a special craft for Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Grizz Kids Winter Reading Program!

The Grizz Kids Winter Reading Program has begun.

Come into the library to get your reading record- when you get it all filled out bring it back to Bingham Creek Library for your prize: candy, a free book, and a voucher for a free ticket to a hockey game!

Also, be sure to come in on February 17 at 7:00pm to meet Grizzbee and a player from the team!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Book Awards have been announced!

The winners of the 2009 Caldecott, Newbery, and Prinz awards have been announced!

Caldecott Award (awarded for illustration):
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Caldecott Honor:
A Couple of Boys have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant

Newbery Award (awarded for Kids' Fiction)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Newbery Honor:
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Savvy by Ingrid Law
The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Printz Award (awarded for Teen Fiction)
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Printz Honor:
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanahan
Nation by Terry Pratchett
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Vol. II: Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson

Click on any of the titles to request the book!

Have you heard of Preschool Pioneer Library?

Preschool Pioneer Library is a FREE Internet resource designed to help children 3 to 6 years old get ready for school. It's packed with games, activities, and other materials to make learning fun and rewarding. There is a lot of great information for grown-ups, too!

You can find it online at

The UEN (Utah Education Network) is looking for volunteers to help with a study to evaluate Preschool Pioneer. Families participating will attend two 20-minute meetings in Salt Lake City to assess the kindergarten readiness of their 4-year olds before and after using Preschool Pioneer. If you have a 4-year old (as of September 1, 2008) and want to help with this study, please sign up at your Salt Lake County Library before February 1. A UEN staff member will contact you to set up an appointment.

Even if you don't want to participate in the study, the website is available at no charge.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Beehive Books Voting

Beehive Bingo has returned!

Come into the library to pick up your Beehive Bingo reading records and nominated books. This year we have added a special category for preschoolers, which has fewer required books (and most of them are picture books). You'll get a prize for each Bingo, and a free book when you "blackout" your card.

Remember to vote for your favorites and turn in your ballots at the children's desk and help select Utah's favorite children's books for 2009!

For more information about the Children's Literature Association of Utah and the Beehive Book awards, visit their website at