Utah libraries want you to be part of the state’s biggest book club

Michael Lionstar

Cristina Henríquez, author of “The Book of Unknown Americans,” will be visiting the County Library’s Viridian Event Center on Jan. 17 to discuss her book, which is being featured in the second-annual United We Read SLC campaign this year.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County libraries are calling all bookworms to participate in a county-wide reading campaign, aimed to foster empathy and kindness, as well as build connections among readers.

“The whole idea … is to get people connecting, and what better place to connect than at your public library,” said Liz Sollis, Salt Lake County Library marketing and communications manager.

The second-annual Salt Lake County reading campaign United We Read SLC, in partnership with Utah Humanities, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and Murray libraries, begins this month and runs through the spring. This year’s selection is writer Cristina Henríquez’s “The Book of Unknown Americans” — and the author will visit the Beehive State to kick off the campaign.

“That’s incredible, we are very excited about that,” Sollis said.

Michael Lionstar

Cristina Henríquez, author of “The Book of Unknown Americans,” will be visiting the County Library’s Viridian Event Center on Jan. 17 to discuss her book, which is being featured in the second-annual…

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