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Whether you visit the library weekly, with toddlers in tow for story time, or you haven’t set foot in a library in who knows how long, Susan Orlean’s The Library Book will captivate and enthrall you. Set against the backdrop of the devastating Los Angeles Central Library fire in 1986, Orlean’s non-fiction narrative explores all kinds of things from the essential role of libraries in today’s world to the cultural history of Los Angeles.  Summit County Library’s Youth Services Librarian, Kirsten Nilsson has this month’s book review.

A program hosted by the Park City Library and Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City provides an opportunity for immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries to access literacy, primary and secondary education and GED testing. 

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Slip and slides, water balloons and popsicles fill kids’ summer days. But the Park City Library wants to encourage kids—and their parents—to keep up with reading and other school subjects during the summer with the Library’s “Summer Slide” event. 

We discussed the "Dangers of Border Crossings" event that took place May 18th at the Park City Library to discuss the effects of the current political climate, and how it affects the latino community. The exhibit featured art, poetry and other presentations.

The Park City Library is gearing up its programming for spring and summer. 

Utah is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike, marking the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. To commemorate the occasion, the Park City Library will be hosting an exhibit from Stanford University called “The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad, The Railroad Helped Build America.” The exhibit is currently making its way through the Summit County Library System.

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Lucky Ones coffee shop is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Lucky Ones Coffee is located in the lobby of the Park City Library. The shop, which employs members of the community with disabilities is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday. Co-founder Katie Holyfield says the whole staff is excited for the celebration.

 Bianca Carrasco is the Spanish and Youth Services Coordinator  at the 

The directors of the Park City and Summit County Libraries say they’ve received good comments from the public, after they moved to a fine-free system for books and DVD’s.

Summit County Library Director Dan Compton and Park City Library Director Adriane Herrick-Juarez said they decided to make the change last summer.

Compton said they were visited by a representative from the Salt Lake City library and he made a compelling case to their boards.

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If you’ve ever been intimidated by the prospect of returning an overdue library book, and paying a fine, to a stern-faced librarian, the Park City council has good news for you.

The council Thursday night approved a resolution to drop library fines in the city.

The council approved the resolution to modify the city fee schedule, at the recommendation of Librarian Adriane Herrick Juarez and her board.

She said that other locales have taken up the idea of dropping overdue book fines.

Novelist Celeste NG  is a New York Times Best-selling author two times over with her second novel LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE.  Barb Bretz has this month's Book Review.

I've decided to give you a “Two For One” this month and recommend both of Celeste NG's first two novels. I only discovered NG last year..... although her first novel... EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU.... was the Amazon book of the year in 2014. As soon as I read it I looked for anything else by the author.

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Park City is looking for someone to lease the now-empty coffee shop of the Park City Library and are hopeful they can have someone in there before the holidays. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City Library has hired KPCW’s very own Cada Domingo host and DJ Jorge Rodriguez as their new Spanish services librarian. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why that’s a good thing.

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 The Utah Humanities Book Festival is holding several Author events in Park City this month.  The organization is partnering with Dolly’s Book Store, Candlewick Press and Friends of the Park City Library to bring a local presence to the Book Festival this year.  Carolyn Murray has more:

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Amir Caus about an application for a change of use of an accessory building in Silver Creek; Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez  talks about the overwhelming support county residents have shown his department; Julie Glusker is the new Head of Athlete Career and Education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and Becca Lael and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library talk about some upcoming programs.

On today's program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews the agenda for Wednesday's County Council meting.  Park City Council Candidate Hope Melville talks about her candidacy. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Park City librarians have details on the current art exhibit and stuffed animal slumber party.