Author Archives: ginapercival1

The County Library Celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros with Kids’ Fiesta

By Anna Zanarini, Early Learning Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Bilingual storytimes, live music, cultural dancing, bounce houses, crafts and piñatas are just a few of the fun and free activities offered at the County Library’s Kids’ Fiesta on April … Continue reading

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Library Fans Unite!

Authored by: Kelsy Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator, Salt Lake County Library Are you a library fan? Has the library changed your life in some meaningful way? We want to hear about it! Salt Lake County Library fans are showing their … Continue reading

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Suicide: Is there a way to help?

Authored by: Jillian Hill, Prevention Supervisor With 609 recorded suicides in 2015, Utah has the 5th highest suicide rate in the nation. In 2015, 16% of surveyed youth living in Salt Lake County had seriously considered suicide, 13% made a … Continue reading

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Queer Prom: Offering a Safe Space to Bust a Move

Authored by: by Ricky Vigil; Afterschool Program Coordinator, Cyprus High School Think back on your teenage years. Do you remember feeling misunderstood? Did you ever feel like you didn’t belong? Did social settings felt uncomfortable for you? Did you have … Continue reading

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He will walk 500 miles, and 500 more…

Authored by: Gina Barker,  Development & Marketing Director at The Christmas Box International David Tucker likes to think big, like hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail for charity big. This month, Tucker embarks on a 2,650 mile journey from the … Continue reading

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Preventing Child Abuse

Authored by: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I would like to talk about some factors that strengthen families, and thus reduce the risks of child abuse. Of … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Volunteers Month

Authored by: Gina Percival, Volunteer Coordinator at Salt Lake County Youth Services. “Only a life lived for others is worth living.”  Albert Einstein April is a special month. Not just because of Spring Break or Easter, but because we get to … Continue reading

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