What's Happening


This isnt’t the same kind of library you remember visiting when you were a kid to check out a few books. The brand-new Salt Lake County Library: Daybreak branch is a testament to innovation, arts, culture and literature. The Daybreak branch redefines the whole notion of library—with a rooftop garden, a maker space and other innovative features. But don’t worry, they still have a large assortment of books and a children’s story time area.

The role of the public library has evolved drastically over the past decade. While the core mission of the Salt Lake County Library system has always been to connect patrons with resources they need—those needs have changed. The Daybreak Branch acts as a de facto community center, a co-working space, a bridge for the digital divide and a nurturer of lifelong learning and literacy. Below are a few spaces you can expect to see inside the Daybreak Branch:

Create Workshop- Think of this as your personal tinker garage where the library will provide access to a variety of innovative tools. Including 3D printers,virtual reality technology, design tools and a bicycle repair shop. The library also offers classes to teach patrons how to use the equipment. These different types of equipment and classes may rotate or change over time depending on availability and community demand.

Create AV Lab- Offers easy-to-use equipment for making podcasts, videos and music recordings.

Community Living Room- This will be your go to spot for an informal hang out or co-working space. Oh, and lots of comfy chairs to help the creativity flow!

Community Café- Yep, you can even eat in the library. The Community Café is another informal hang out space where you can sit, talk and drink your Diet Coke or morning coffee. While there will not be an eating establishment included in the library, you are welcome to bring your own snack and enjoy it in this area.

Art Gallery- The Salt Lake County Library system has a variety of exhibits that rotate throughout the Salt Lake Valley. This area will host these works of art.

Roof Terrace-This will be the first open access roof garden in the Salt Lake County Library system. This will be a wonderful space for library events, but also a space for the public to relax and enjoy scenic views of Daybreak.

Meeting Space- The Daybreak branch has a large meeting room that seats up to 72 people for community events, a conference room, and four smaller study rooms for meetings, tutoring, and other sessions.

The Daybreak branch also includes an outdoor plaza with an art installation by James Brenner.