Library Memories Project
As part of the celebration of our pre-centennial year, we are collecting the favorite memories people may have about the Logan Library. If you would like to submit your favorite memory, please fill out the form here.
Here are some of the current submissions.
- taking my kids to storytime - Haley Pearce
- My daughters and I loved the Fancy Nancy party they had last year to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. There were so many fun activities and my daughters loved dressing up and getting all "fancy" for it. :)
[See attached photo] - Laura
- The books's fixing rome - Jade Lee
- I enjoyed the Christmas tree from my living room & bedroom windows across the street: I even told my friends that you put the tree up just for me! :) - Deb
- I cam to the Library with my little sister to get books and movies. (I was babysitting) I think it was 100 year annaversary (my spelling sux) and there was lemon water and cupcakes. My little sister loved it. I come here every other day. This is my favorite place. It's quiet. - Kayd
- I worked part-time at the Logan Library circulation desk after grad school. In that time I wish I had had taken the opportunity to thank Mr. Sanderson, who passed away while I was still employed at the Library, for bringing Debussy's music into my life via a cassette tape he renewed to the max on more than one occassion. He had no idea that I finally checked it out to myself, took it home, and found myself so delighted with the piano pieces that were new to my ears, that I played the tape over and over again. I am not sure how long that particular tape remained intact and in circulation, due to our mutual delight in excessively pressing 'play,' but it certainly remains eternally available for 'check out' and 'renewal' as a fond memory of the Logan Library. - Cynthia
- During the summer, I would ride my bike here everyday. I would read all day. Non until close to closing time. - Kate
- My husband and I had just gotten our library cards and were trying to figure out where everything way. As we were wandering around, all of a sudden his eyes got big and he let out a huge gasp. He had found one of his favorite series from high school and was very excited. - Krystal
- When I got my library card. - Tess
- I remember getting my first library card after years of going to storytime. Checking out 25 books a week during the summer was always fun and winning the summer contests was a highlight. I love the library. - Rechelle
- ZOMBIE APOCALPSE - Sarah
- Well this one time I was here there was a guy here talking on the pay phone about the Alien Visitation From the night before
...I'm sorry for this... - His Wife - Bickey McMithelum
- I remember when I first foun baby mouse books. - Xiamara
- I LOVED 20's night - Angel
- You are the best library. You have the best books. You are vere speshol to me. Happy Holidays. and mery christmas. Love Amy - Amy
- Bringing my child here reminds me of my mom taking me as a child. My BEST memory. - Donna
- Bringing my child here reminds me of my mom taking me as a child. My best memory. - Donna
- We used to come here when I was little, and check out 20+ books. When we read them all within a few days, we'd come back and do the same thing. We had stacks up to our heads, like Gus-Gus in Cinderella. - Rebecca
- I used to be a Library Page in the children's section of the Logan Library where I shelved books and dealt with kids' messy enthusiasm for books. One particular section that needed my attention on a regular basis was the bug and spider section. Kids will be kids and their interest in the spider books was almost always evident by scattered books all over the floor or precariously stacked on the shelves in no particular order.
On one particular day, I was gingerly handling what I considered some of the scariest books at the library: the spider books. As my heart raced faster and faster with each book, I finally finished and stood to walk away from the nightmare section, that section which was clearly the hardest part of the job for me. But, as I stood, a real spider jumped off the shelf at me. How rude! I'm sure it was just waiting for the perfect moment to scare me out of my socks. Of course, I screamed and ran ... not the best behavior to have at the library, but inevitable in that moment.
Lucky (if you could call it such) for me, it was a smaller spider. When I had gathered my wits enough to face the beast, I walked over to where it was still waiting, and I, bravely and without remorse, squished out its guts.
Feeling I had just conquered the world, work wasn't too bad after that. - Marilee
- When I found the movie series iCarly and Victorious. I think that it's the best series. - Destanie Chavira
- When I first moved to Logan, the library was my refuge. I felt at home with the friendly staff and calm atmosphere. Three years later, it is still a delight. - Ariel
- My Mom and I were with my sister. I was in third grade and we watched a movie. - Kyra Salas
- As a Children's Librarian in Maine I visited your site today when another Maine librarian linked to http://library.loganutah.org/books/children/MysPB.cfm. Thanks for this great list which will inspire a Family Story Time presentation this fall at the Windham Public Library.
I noticed that you will be celebrating 100 years in 2016. What a fine accomplishment and it is good to know that your community supports all that you do. Now I have to go find out exactly where Logan, Utah is. Enjoy your celebration. - Laurel Parker
- The people who work at the Logan library are friendly and very helpful. Getting the books I ask for is always easy and the computers are a God send. I love everything about this library. - Tina
- One of my memories about the Logan Library is when I was looking for a movie, I didn't know how to search at the time so I went to the front desk and said that they don't have anymore or I can't find it. So the person looked and they were all checked out. It's funny because I didn't even search or know. - Enya
- 28 years ago I walked to the Logan Library (located east of the Tabernacle) to check out books. My children have loved story-time through the years. My daughters have won bookmark and quilt block drawing contests! The library holds a "favorite place" in our hearts! - Sarah
- When they didn't have baby mous - Tiomara
- I enjoyed going to the old library and looking at the mural with my children. - Rob
- I and my son really enjoy the activities the Logan Library has for little kids and families. - Shaylee
- I remember being younger, and going to story time in the backroom with all the steps as seats. - Kaylie
- They have movie that my son as not seen and I like to come and see what movie they have that I had not seen forever that are good once to get and check out and watch them. - Jodi
- I loved the "Read" poster fund-raiser you had where we could pose with a favorite book. My sister and I posed together and my nephew printed out posters that are such a fun reminder of family and book love! - Holly
- Every time I come here! I'm serious. I always leave here happy. Thanks for all you do! - Aubrey
- One day when I was a little kid, I won a contest here. It wasn't the first time, but this one was particularly special. The prize I got was a beautiful copy of fairytales. It was a hardcover and beautifully illustrated. I've always treated the book with a certain amount of awe and respect, and now thanks to the Logan Library for so many wonderful memories and opportunities. - Lauren
- When I was younger, I used to come here a lot. I had tons of fun coming with story time and checking out different science books. It was fun to find the books and I felt so grown up. A few years ago, we moved away and this was one of the places I wanted to come to when we visited. Lots of memories here. - Audrey
- My favorite memory of the Logan Library goes back to the late 70s and early 80s, when I was a kid going to the library with my dad. Back then the library was in a 3-story building across (NE) from the Logan Tabernacle. I loved the nooks and crannies in the children's section where I would curl up and read my Nancy Drew mystery books and wait for my dad to finish finding his books! I loved the smell of old books and the sound of the creaky old floor as you came up the stairs to the main floor! I remember the sunlight coming through the windows, the sound of books being checked out by hand, the quiet sound of the card catalog drawers being opened and closed; the sound of the drinking fountain and the drip-drip-drip sound of the fish tank! I remember the feeling of warmth, welcome and wonder at the library! That feeling continues today! I love the Logan Library! - Julie
- I like the Logan library it's awesome. It's quiet here. It's nice to read in here. - Steven
- I love the summer reading program. - Anonymous
- I remember years ago when the library was moving from its location on 1st east to its current building. We were allowed to take home as many books as we wanted if we would bring them to the new building. It was a book lover's dream come true! - Karen
- That time I snogged Rose Tyler on aisle 7 before the Daleks arrived. - Doctor
- It's been fun renting TV series such as "Downtown Abbey" and "Call the Midwife." Since they such popular shows I sometimes would discuss them with the people at the checkout desk and look forward to when the next series was available to watch. - Vanessa
- I loved the 2014 summer program. I learned lots of sci-fi in the books I read. I just can't for centennial day to strut! 100 years of Logan library thanks for the books! - Josue Hernandez
- The time we had the zoo here - Anonymous
- My favorite part of the Logan Library was the books I read and the Logan history, because the books were memorable series and the Logan history was mysterious and fun to learn about. - Jade
- When I was in grade school, I fell in love with the book "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish it by the time it was due at the library (which, at that time, was at 100 East and 100 North). I was in literal tears before my mom explained I could RENEW it and finish it. What a happy day that was! I've loved reading -- and E.B. White, incidentally -- ever since. - Katie
- I was very fond of the old library with its typewriters in the basement for we students to use. This now one in the old Sears building is a modern twist to access learning and reading entertainment. PCs and laptops have replaced the old royals, but the book count has vastly multiplied along with the added entertainment section. Not many of us get to go to New York or La Scala for opera season so the opera and classical music selections are a blessing.
Librarians are knowledgeable, kind and patient. Those new to the library experience can start their growth in story time exploring other areas as they mature. Libraries are wonderful learning and social institutions. Learning is a gift that keeps on giving.
Long may the library thrive. - Cathy
- I loved coming to the library to listen to story time. - Oak
- Ny favorite part about the Logan Library is the different selection of books and movies. I also love the kids section and the Lego Club. - Kensney
- It was when Willow Park came with the animals! - Anoceise
- I remember when I would ride my bike to the library on the corner of 100 east and 100 north. Lots of nooks and crannies, the old dewy decimal system, the card files... - Tina