North Logan Library History
Four miles north and east of Logan, nestled at the mouth of Green Canyon, lies the dynamic and rapidly growing city of North Logan, population 10,600. Legendary sunsets, picturesque mountains, and spectacular sunrises set the stage for an unmatched lifestyle. There is an abundance of recreational, educational and cultural opportunities within the city or just minutes away.
North Logan City has a highly educated and productive workforce. Utah State University is a few minutes away and the U.S.U. Innovation Campus is located within North Logan. Cache Valley Specialty Hospital, located in North Logan, and the Logan Regional Hospital both serve this community well. Currently under planning and development is North Logan City’s future “Downtown” known as The City Center. It is envisioned to be a destination center where people will come to work, shop, dine and stroll in the park along charming streets lined with shops, bistros, and businesses. The Village Park will be used for community events, concerts, and festivals and will add to the open-rural feel that our residents desire to maintain.
For approximately two years, the North Logan City Library operated out of 820 square feet of space in the city’s main offices on 2076 North 1200 East. Although cramped, residents cherished the modest but worthy services it offered. In the Fall of 1997, North Logan taxpayers voted for a 2 million dollar bond to secure a site for the construction of a new, larger library facility. City officials determined it was essential that the library be centrally located and become the hub of the community, drawing in patrons of all ages for a variety of needs.
Construction of the new North Logan City Library was started in August of 1998 and completed in October of 1999. The 11,200 square foot building is angled to face the majestic east bench mountains of Cache Valley on 2500 North, the main thoroughfare entering North Logan City. Vaulted ceilings, which soar to 30-foot peaks, are lined with rustic pine boards and compliment a large array of lush live foliage below. The southeast exterior wall boasts expansive windows from floor to ceiling offering patrons a dramatic view of the Cache mountains. This feature, along with sumptuous seating, creates a most soothing backdrop for the ever-growing collection of over 60,000 books and materials.
In addition to approximately 7,000 square feet for the main library area. There is also a separate work/delivery area, break room, staff restroom and Director’s office. Public restrooms are located down the main hallway that leads into a multipurpose Meeting Room, complete with sound equipment, overhead projectors, and a full-service kitchen.