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Logan Library: Centennial 1916 - 2016

The library celebrated our 100th anniversary with activities from April 18, 2015 to April 18, 2016. Some of ways our patrons participated are as follows:

History of the Logan Library

A short history of the Logan Library from 1916 to the present day was published for our patrons.

100 Years Contest

The library's first 100 years was a whirlwind of change and technological advancements. From cars to computers, the Logan Library has remained a pillar in the community.

What adventures lie in store for the next 100 years? Read the submissions we received of all kinds, from all ages, and all skill levels.

Library Memories Project

As part of the celebration, we collected the favorite memories of our patrons. Read what was submitted.

In addition, the library acquired a grant from the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Division of State History. This money was used to professionally collect, transcribe, and store various oral history interviews. Those interviewed have added tremendously to the recorded history of the Logan Library. These recordings and the transcripts will soon be available on our website.

Logan Library's Centennial Song

"100 Years of Words" Composed by Robert Linton; Lyrics by Lyndi Perry; Vocal by Lexi Hewitt; Engineered and Co-Produced by Taylor Griffin. Listen below to either the complete song or just the instrumental version or check out a copy from the library (coming soon).

100 Years of Words
100 Years of Words - Instrumental

Celebrate with us all year long.

Decade Celebrations

Every month on the 18th, we are going to be celebrating each decade the library has been open.

Upcoming Celebrations:

  • April 18, 2016 (Monday): Save the date, we will be doing a lot of things to celebrate our library's 100th birthday. It's going to be a big party!
    • All Day in the Library: Music from the last 100 years, Displays from past decade events, Centennial READ poster displays, Commemorative Centennial Buttons and Stickers, Photobooth, Cupcakes and more
    • Carnival from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Celebrate the Logan Library's 100th Birthday with us, as we throw an old-fashioned carnival! We'll have face painting, balloon animals, a clown, and lots of games and prizes. The Carnival will take place throughout the library.
    • Formal Centennial Program 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Video message from Governer Herbert, plus other state and local dignitaries, Centennial Song "100 Years of Words" performed by Children's Choir, 100th year birthday cake.

Past Celebrations:

  • May 18, 2015 (Monday) we celebrated the 1910s with Charlie Chaplin films, displays about the World's Fair, World War I, a history of storytime at the library and Oreo cookies for everyone.
  • June 18, 2015 (Thursday) we celebrated with a 1920s Extravaganza event featuring The Banned Book Speakeasy Club where patrons could learn to dance the Charleston. There was a showing of the movie 'The Great Gatsby' and information about the history of Logan and the library.
  • July 18, 2015 (Saturday) we celebrated the 1930s with two melodramas presented by the Logan Library Children's Theater group, a showing of the 1939 classic movie, 'The Wizard of Oz' and free movie theater candies from that era.
  • August 18, 2015 (Tuesday) we celebrated the 1940s with displays on what life and the library was like during the 1940s. We also had newsreels and cartoons, toys and candy from that decade. There were also displays on the 'Little Golden Books' and the 'Victory Book' program supporting our troops during WWII. That evening we showed a special presentation of the movie Casablanca.
  • September 18, 2015 (Friday) we celebrated the 1950s. We had a blast playing cool games of the time, Mr. Potato Head was a particular success. We stirred those Malt Shoppe Memories with ice cream sodas and listened to some great music from the 1950s.
  • October 19, 2015 (Monday) we celebrated the 1960s. There were displays on the literature, movies, music, food-drink-candy and clothing of the decade. We played games popular during the 1960s - Battleship, Aggravation, Twister and more. There was also a special showing of The Jungle Book, a movie that first came out in the 1960s.
  • November 18, 2015 (Wednesday) we celebratied the 1970s. Since Star Wars first came out in the 70s, we went Retro! We had Cantina Karaoke, Star Wars Crafts for all ages, and displays about un-Star Wars life in the 1970s. We also had a showing of Star Wars: A New Hope with candy invented in the 1970s.
  • December 18, 2015 (Friday) we celebrated the 1980s. Movies from the decade played all day long. We also celebrated the 1985 release of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System with NES machines setup for retro gaming and a Tetris tournament.
  • January 16, 2016 (Saturday) we celebrated the 1990s. We hosted a Harry Potter themed event with a sorting quiz for the Hogwarts houses, Honeydukes candy games, Harry Potter themed crafts and even a muggle's museum. We also had a showing of Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone.
  • February 18, 2016 (Thursday) we celebrated the popular culture and entertainment of the 2000s. We had displays on the culture and entertainment, a display on 9/11 and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics, snacks and drinks popular in the 2000s, we had a showing of the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and lots of prizes were given away.
  • March 18, 2016 (Friday) we celebrated the Smart Phone generation of the 2010s. We had displays about library storytimes for the last 100 years and how it has changed. There were displays on library Apps that the library offers and free reading apps available online, including Social Media: Facebook, Twi5tter, YouTube, and Pinterest which the library uses.

Get a Centennial READ Poster

Have you seen the cool READ posters in the library? Ever wanted one with you in it? Now you can! We'll be having a READ poster photo booth at each month's centennial celebration. Come in to get your picture taken and have a READ poster made! Centennial READ posters will be sent to you in a digital format and are only $5.00! Pick from 4 different backgrounds and a variety of props as well. Bring in a book or use one of our faux books and we'll edit in the cover!

More Information

Be a Centennial Reader!

Read 100 books before our 100th Birthday (April 18th, 2016). Print and fill out this form and turn it into the Information Desk when completed and be entered in a drawing for a prize!

Library Timeline

  1. Library founded

  2. Mae Hansen hired

  3. Cache County Library Established

  4. 1st Story Hour

  5. Permanent location at 21 West First North

  6. Dora Wright hired

  7. Library consolidation

  8. Collection size: 9,000

  9. Check outs: 40,000

  10. New building at 90 North 100 East

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