Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

I visited the Salt Lake City library the other day and thought I would blog about it. The library has a collection of over 500,000 books, has an area of 240,000 square feet, as well as 176,368 square feet of glass.

It has fireplaces inside, an art gallery, a coffee shop, a store, a children’s library, three glass elevators, and has arguably one of the largest selection of graphic novels in a library.


Probably due to it being an easy access to elevated heights (it is five stories tall), there have been several suicides and attempted suicides here.

They have a whole floor with kid books and cool areas to sit and play in. The library also treats visitors to recurring free events, such as art workshops, family yoga, game nights, lectures, and even a Bob Ross Paint-Along.


The view from outside is gorgeous.


The library also is home to bees and harvests honey each year. In 2014, they turned out 50 pounds of honey!

The library has an art gallery.

Just the first front row of the library’s graphic novel section!

Interestingly, the City Library recently did away with charging late fees. It also organizes Project Uplift to help the homeless.

The Salt Lake City Library’s Facebook page.

I had a blast and the building is architecturally gorgeous and you could spend hours here exploring. I will definitely be returning soon!



2 thoughts on “Visiting the Salt Lake City Library

  1. beiger says:

    Wow!!!!!!! Great post! That is a striking building. What an amazing resource for the community.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carla says:

    Great blog Shelly, kept my interest and it’s sounds so fascinating. Makes me want to visit it.

    Liked by 1 person

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