Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Closures

With the December Holidays come special Library hours to be aware of:
We will be closed on December 24 and December 25 for Christmas, and December 31 (and January 1) for New Year.
The book drops will be open both days, and due dates will be adjusted.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Warm Some Hands and Hearts This Season

Bingham Creek Library's annual drive for warm clothing to donate to The Road Home is going on now. Bring in hats, scarves, socks, mittens/gloves, etc to decorate our Christmas tree! The shelter needs articles in all sizes, because they provide services to entire families.

This is a wonderful opportunity to share with the less fortunate members of our community at this special (and cold) time of year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Programs

Make room in your Holiday plans for Library programs!

The fun starts Saturday, December 4 with a screening of the movie Up at 2:00pm

Monday, December 6 is a Family Make & Take at 7:00pm- we will be making gift tags

The Pokemon club meets Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00pm

The Family program on Monday, December 13 is a magic show: The Magic of Christmas at 7:00pm

December 14 (Tuesday) is Great Reads for Girls at 7:00pm

December 15 and 16 your little ones won't want to miss our special Christmas Storytime! 10:15 and 11:15 both days

Monday, December 20 is a Puppet Show, the Cow Who Saved Christmas, at 7:00pm

On Wednesday, December 22 we are showing the Muppet Christmas Carol at 2:00pm

and finally, Monday, December 27 come and relax with us for Lullabies at the Library at 7:00pm

See you there!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Boys and Books

On January 6, Whitmore Library will be hosting a special program for Adults, aimed at anyone who is concerned about getting boys to read.

Parents and educators alike will tell you that the love of reading (sadly) doesn’t always come naturally to boys. As a story in (1/25/05) put it “girls read; boys don’t.” Is there anything a concerned adult can do? Ann Cannon’s experiences as a teacher of children’s literature, a bookseller, a writer, and a mother of five sons have convinced her that the answer is yes. She’ll discuss strategies and specific titles that have been successful with real live boys.

This special program is especially for parents and is presented at the Whitmore Library, 2197 Fort Union Blvd., Salt Lake City, 84121-3139. Adults only. This speaker is provided by the Utah Humanities Council.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Movie Night

The Library is hosting another Movie Night on Monday, November 22 at 7:00pm.

Come join us for a showing of Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (rated PG), and at the end we will have a drawing for a DVD of The Cat in the Hat (you have to be there to win)!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The KUED Reading Marathon has begun!

Get started recording your reading minutes for the KUED reading marathon.

Come into the Library to pick up a reading record, or go directly to to record your time on their electronic log (all times will need to be entered electronically in order to get the ticket to the Super Readers party, but we do have a paper copy to help you keep track).

When you have reached your goal, print out your ticket to the party, and then bring it in to Bingham Creek Library for a free book!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Storytime

We will be having a special Thanksgiving storytime on November 17 and 18 at 10:15 and 11:15. Please note that there will not be a 1:15 storytime either day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Closures

The Holidays are nearly upon us, and that means the Library will be closed on a few days this month.
We will be closed all day Thursday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
For Thanksgiving, we will close early on Wednesday, November 24 (at 6:00pm), and will be closed all day Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26.
As always, bookdrops will be open so you can drop materials off, and the website is always available to search the catalog, do research, or place holds.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Author Visit!

On November 15 Bingham Creek Library will host local Young Adult Novelist Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine. She will talk about how she came to write the book, and will sign your copy! Copies of the book will be available to purchase that evening.
It all starts at 7:00pm, so don't be late!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November Events

Looking for something to do? Come to the Library!
Events at Bingham Creek Library in November include:
  • Music Music Music (musical playtime) every Monday morning at 10:00 and 11:00 (registration is required; just click on the calendar link at the left, then click on the event itself and a registration page will come up)
  • Spanish Immersion Playgroup every Tuesday except 11/2 (election day) at 11:00. Registration is required.
  • Thanksgiving craft make and take on Monday, November 8 at 7:00pm
  • Pokemon Free Play Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00pm
  • An Author visit! Bree Despain will be coming on Monday, November 15 at 7:00pm
  • No Girls Allowed (for boys ages 7-11) on Tuesday, November 16 at 4:15
  • Library Movie Night (families) on Monday, November 22 at 7:00pm
  • Great Reads for Girls (for girls ages 8-12 with a caring adult) Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00pm
  • Family Game Night Monday, November 29 at 7:00pm

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Bingham Creek Library is a polling place for the elections, so there won't be any other events going on Tuesday, November 2.
The Spanish Immersion Playgroup and the Pokemon Free Play night will return on November 11.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Storytime

Remember to wear your costume to our Halloween Storytime!
Come and trick-or-treat at the Library with your friends during storytime: On Wednesday, October 27 at 10:15, 11:15, and 1:15,
and on Thursday, October 28 at 11:15 and 1:15.
Put it on your calendar and be sure to join us- it will be a scream!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Special Storytimes in October

In October we will be having some special morning programs in addition to our regular storytimes.
On Monday mornings there will be two Music Times, one at 10:00am for babies (up to a year old) and one at 11:00 for toddlers (up to 3 1/2 years old). This program will go every Monday morning in October and registration is required.

Tuesday mornings we will host a Spanish Immersion playgroup/storytime for kids 5 and under. This program will start at 11:00 and will be every Tuesday in October. Registration is required for this program.

To register for either or both of the programs, go to the Library's calendar (at and click on the program title. This will bring up the registration form. Please note that you need to register for each class individually.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Roald Dahl's Birthday is September 13!

Come celebrate his birthday with us as we hold a screening of The Witches. You can also check out his other books and movies based on them.

The movie will start at 7:00pm on Monday, September 13. Don't be late!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Storytimes are coming!

Have you been waiting all summer for storytime to return?
Well, the wait is almost over! Storytimes will be back starting September 1. We will have the same schedule as before, with times on Wednesday at 10:15, 11:15, and 1:15, and on Thursdays at 11:15 and 1:15, with Baby storytime on Thursdays at 10:15.

Come and have fun with us!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Storytelling Superstars!

On Monday, August 30 Wheeler Farm will host two award-winning storytellers: Andy Irwin and Antonio Sacre.
They will be performing in the Amphitheater at 7:00pm, so bring a blanket and a picnic and the whole family!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Programs for the End of Summer

The Summer Reading Program is almost over, but we still have some fun events to finish up August.
Join us on Monday, August 16 for a Puppet Show
Monday, August 23 for a Magic Show
Monday, August 30 for Dazzle Dogs

All programs begin at 7:00pm and are for everyone. See you there!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Free Books!!

Summer Reading ends this Saturday (August 14) so be sure to come in and pick up your free book for finishing the program!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Water Party!!

July 12 will be our annual summer party. This year, prepare to get wet as we celebrate the Summer Reading Theme- Make a Splash!
The fun starts at 6:30 out on the lawn and all are welcome. Bring your friends and family!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July Closures

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday, and on Saturday, July 24 for Pioneer Day. Material due dates will be adjusted accordingly, and the book drops will be open so you can turn things in. Happy Summer!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Reading Camp

Wednesdays in July are especially for new readers! We will be having our Summer Reading Camp every Wednesday from 10:30-12:00. There is no registration required, but the Camp is restricted to kids who have just finished 1st grade. Join us for games and activities to reinforce new reading skills!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

You Can Be a Friend of the Library

Did you know that the Salt Lake County Library system has a page on Facebook? Become a friend of the Library today!

Find out what's happening at the Library in 140 characters or less.

And if you just can't get enough, watch us on YouTube, too!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Geek Squad is Coming!

Is your home computer vulnerable to phishing, "drive-by downloads", and other malicious attacks? The Geek Squad from Best Buy is coming to Bingham Creek. Come and find out how to troubleshoot and protect your computer and your information.

June 10

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Catch the Wave Tuesdays in June!

Come and craft with us almost every Tuesday in June* from 3-5:00pm in the Bingham Creek Library Auditorium. We will make a different craft each week, and everyone is welcome!

*June 21 is County Elections, so we won't be having a craft that day- but come down and vote!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Bingham Creek Library is splashing into Summer Reading with Great Programs in June!

Join us on Monday, June 7 for Mad Science- Wacky Waves. Water does a lot more than wash your hands or quench your thirst. Take a Mad Science bath and shower. Observe the effect of centrifugal force water. Investigate water pressure and tension. Watch water mysteriously disappear and turn into a rainbow of colors. View light through water.

June 14 will be Beach Party Magic: Experience the magic of Hawaii with Anthony, the Big Kahuna. Use your imagination on this magical trip to the Hawaiian Islands. If you love summer, beaches and Hawaii, you’ll love this show. Help Anthony name his new friend (Bird Puppet). At the end of the summer there will be a drawing. The winning name will be the new name of Anthony’s friend, and the winner gets a FREE Magic Show.

On June 28 we will go on an adventure with the Utah Puppet Theater as they present The Treasure Chest: a Pirate Adventure! A young boy goes fishing and meets up with a pirate, a sea serpent, and a mermaid. Should he trust the pirate? Whatever could be inside the mysterious treasure chest? What is all that thumping, bumping and splashing? Should he open the chest or not? Preschool to elementary.

All programs are free and begin at 7:00pm in the Bingham Creek Library Auditorium.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Memorial Day

The Salt Lake County Libraries will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31. There will be no change to the regular operating hours on Saturday, May 29.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Summer Reading is almost here!

Come to the Library any time from June 1 to July 31 to sign up and get your reading record. Be sure to also pick up a calendar so you won't miss any of the fun activities we have planned!

First up is the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party at Wheeler Farm on June 3 from 5:30- 8:00pm. It's free, and there will be lots of activities and plenty of entertainment, and you can get your reading record there, too. Bring your whole family and a picnic dinner and make a fun evening of it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pajama Time

Join us Monday, May 10 at 7:00pm for an evening storytime! We will be reading fun books and doing songs and rhymes, as well as a special craft. Bring the whole family, and you can even wear your PJs if you want!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Come to the Kids' Information Desk all day on Friday and Saturday (May 7 & 8) to make a special card for Mom!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Storytimes are finished for the Summer

Thank you so much for supporting our Storytimes- we love sharing books and rhymes with you! We have finished with our regular storytimes until Autumn, but we have a couple of evening storytime programs scheduled, along with all the fun programs and activities we have lined up for Summer! Be sure to check our calendar at or come into the Library and pick up a paper copy so you don't miss anything!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Beehive Award Winners

The winners of the 2010 Beehive Awards are:

How Big Is It? by Ben Hillman
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
Oh Theodore! by Susan Katz
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Click on any of the titles to reserve the book!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two Fun Programs Coming Next Week!

Come to the Library on Monday, May 3 for Raptor Rapture- a fun program presented by Hawkwatch that will teach you all about these amazing birds. The finale includes a live raptor!
Then on Thursday, May 6 we have a Multicultural Music Program. Come and hear instruments and musical styles from all over the world!
Both programs are for families and begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Board Game Day

Come play games on April 24! Scott Nieves will be bringing some fun new board games to share for an afternoon of fun at the Library!
Saturday, April 24 1:00-5:00pm in the Auditorium. No registration is required.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Utah State Fair Read and Win Program

Come to the Library for your entry form for the Utah State Fair Read and Win program!
Fill out the form, listing the titles of the books you have read, and bring it in to show us here at Bingham Creek Library for a free book (you will need to mail the form to the address listed in order to get your Fair ticket). All forms must be received by July 22.
For more information, see the State Fair's website at

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Monday Night Family Program

Join us April 5 at 7:00 for a fun puppet show: Your Imaginary Friends. Described as "Laugh-out-loud puppet shows, including storytelling and music, capturing the heart of Celtic folklore. High energy, quirky shows for the whole family", it is sure to be lots of fun!
Come early for a good seat!

Beehive Votes Are In!

Thanks to everyone who played our Beehive Bingo game and voted on the books. We received over 1200 votes and have sent them in to the Children's Literature Association of Utah. Watch here for the winners to be announced later this month, or go to

Thanks again for playing!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PBS Kids Go! Writing Contest

You can get entry forms for the PBS Kids Go! writing contest at the Library. The contest is open to Kindergarteners through third graders, and all entries must be received by Friday, April 2. Get all the details from the back of the entry form, or go to

Magical Dr. Seuss

Come to Bingham Creek Library on Monday, March 15 for a Seussical Magic Show!

The fun starts at 7:00 with magician Anthony White and a celebration of Dr. Seuss- come early for a good seat!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mondays are Family Fun Nights at Bingham Creek Library!

Come to the Library every Monday night for family fun!

March 1: Line Dancing

March 8: Game Night- bring your own, or use ours!

March 15: Magic Show- the Magic of Dr. Seuss

March 22: Game Night- bring your own, or use ours

March 29: Game Night- come play Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution together!

All events start at 7:00 and are for the whole family.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Princess and the Pea Puppet Show

Join us Monday, February 22 at 7:00pm for a puppet show!
What makes a princess? Is she a princess or not and can she pass the Queen's tricky test? Find out in this fun musical version of the Princess and the Pea.
Come early for a good seat!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New information re: the Grizz Kids Reading Program

There has been a change in the deadline for the Grizz Kids Reading Program. In order to get the ticket to the hockey game, vouchers must be postmarked by March 20.
We will still accept the reading records, and kids can still get prizes and free books until March 31, but there will not be ticket vouchers available after the 20th.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Our First Pokemon Night!

We had fun on our first Pokemon (or Bakugan, or Yu-Gi-Oh!) night- we are hosting them on the first Tuesday of each month.

Come join us on March 2, and bring your friends!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grizz Kids Reading Contest

The Grizz Kids reading contest will begin on February 1 and continue through March 31. Come into any county library and pick up your reading record- complete it, and get a free ticket to the game on the Salt Lake County Library night!
We will be having a special kick-off event on February 16 at 7:00pm, with Grizzby himself, so be sure to come that night to meet him and practice your shooting!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Come and play Pokemon in the Library!

Beginning February 2, we will be hosting a Pokemon Game Night on the first Tuesday of each month- so bring your cards and your friends from 7-8pm for some fun!

Ages 8 and up, please, and children under age 12 cannot be left alone in the library. We will not be providing instruction on how to play.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Storyteller at Wheeler Farm

Storyteller Donald Davis will be doing a free performance at Wheeler Farm on Monday, February 1 at 7:00pm.
Please register to attend at beginning Thursday, January 28.
This program is for families, but due to space limitations, no strollers will be allowed.

Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Winners Announced!

The 2010 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz awards were announced yesterday.

The Caldecott Medal (for illustration) was awarded to Lion and the Mouse, a nearly wordless retelling of Aesop's fable illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney.

Honors went to All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and written by Liz Garton Scanlon, and Red Sings from the Treetops, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman.

The Newbery Medal (awarded for Children's Literature) went to When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Honors were awarded to Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, and The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.

The Printz Award (for outstanding Young Adult literature) went to Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

Honors went to Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, Punkzilla by Adam Rapp, and Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes.

To place any of these books on hold, click on the title.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Storytimes are starting up again

Storytimes will begin again on January 13!
The schedule is the same as always: Wednesdays at 10:15, 11:15, and 1:15, and Thursdays at 10:15 for babies, 11:15, and 1:15.
No registration is required, just come and have fun!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Puppet Show!

The Utah Puppet Theatre will be presenting the Frosty the Snowman puppet show here at the Library on Monday, January 11 at 7:00pm.
Come early for a good seat!