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Springs Public

Stop by your local library to sign up for the In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Club. Read five books and get a coupon for a free hamburger, cheeseburger, or grilled cheese. All kids ages 4-12 are eligible to participate. Program runs March 2nd through April 13th. Earn up to three coupons per child. See a librarian for details.

Utah STATEWIDE book club

Some of the libraries in Utah have told their customers about this. Others are still lurking. There is an online book group for everyone in Utah (yes that means you). The topic of the next one: The Favored Daughter by Koofi.

It is about a Fawzia Koofi, young woman in Afghanistan whose father was in politics before he died. She was able to carry on his legacy and be in the legislature. She is still in it today and hopes to run for President of the country in the next election.

She's fascinating because she's someone young in a male dominated culture that is making inroads. She's all about human rights, women's rights. and equality. "Ban the burqa." She is definitely someone to watch out for in the world. Find out more about her: http://www.fawziakoofi.org/

Read the book and then come online for the discussion on Feb. 25. Register today: http://favored.eventbrite.com/

You can get copies of the book through the State Library. It's one of the Book Buzz books or you can order a single copy through Interlibrary Loan. Contact Kristen Stehel for details. kstehel@utah.gov

The nominees for the 2013 Beehive Book Awards were announced by members of the Children’s Literature Association of Utah on March 15, 2012 at the annual UELMA conference.

The official cut-off date for the 2012 Beehive Book Award will be April 4th, 2012. 

Come on in now and vote for you favorite book!


A Dog’s Way Home | Written by Bobbie Pryon

Edgar Allan’s Official Investigation Notebook | Written by Mary Amato

The Emerald Atlas | Written by John Stevens

The Familiars | Written by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson

Heart of a Samurai | Written by Margi Preus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus | Written by Judith Viorst, Illustrated by Lane Smith

True (…Sort Of) | Written by Katherine Hannigan

Turtle in Paradise | Written by Jennifer L. Holm

The Unwanteds | Written by Lisa McMann

With an Name Like Love | Written by Tess Hilmo


Between Shades of Gray | Written by Ruta Sepetys

Blood Red Road | Written by Moira Young

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book 1) | Written by Andy Lane

The False Princess | Written by Elis O’Neal

The Last Thing I Remember (Homelanders, Book 1) | Written by Andrew Klaven

Okay for Now | Written by Gary Schmidt

Ruby Red | Written by Kerstin Gier

The Running Dream | Written by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sean Griswold’s Head | Written by Lindsey Leavitt

Ten Miles Past Normal | Written by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Texas Gothic | Written by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Variant | Robison Wells




Art & Max | Written and Illustrated by David Weisner

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake | Written by Michael B. Kaplan ; Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Blackout | Written and Illustrated by John Rocco

Children Make Terrible Pets | Written and Illustrated by Peter Brown

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? | Written by Susan A. Shea ; Illustrated by Tom Slaughter

Doodleday | Written and Illustrated by Ross Collins

Earth to Clunk | Written by Pam Smallcomb, Illustrated by Joe Berger

Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! | Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems

Me and My Dragon | Written and Illustrated by David Biedrzycki

Press Here | Written and Illustrated by Herve Tullet



Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart | Written by Candace Fleming

Arlington: The Story of Our Nation’s Cemetery | Written by Chris L. Demarest

The Bat Scientists | Written by Mary Kay Carson

A Butterfly Is Patient | Written by Dianna Hutts Aston, Illustrated by Sylvia Long

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London | Written by Andrea Warren

For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Mozart | Written by Elizabeth Rusch, Illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

Just Being Audrey | Written by Margaret Cardillo, Illustrated by Julia Denos

Lafayette and the American Revolution | Written by Russell Freedman

Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum | Written by Meghan McCarthy

Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature | Written by George Sullivan




Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems | Written by Amy Gibson, Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Better Together | Written by Sheryl and Simon Shapiro, Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Dear Hot Dog | Written by Mordicai Gerstein

Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems | Written by Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys | Written by Bob Raczka, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

I Am the Book | Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Illustrated by Yayo

Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes | by Sally Mavor

Switching On the Moon: A Very First Book Bedtime Poems | Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku | Written by Lee Wardlaw, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells | Written by Debbie Levy