The Friends of The City Library

requests the pleasure of your company at the

Just Read Jubilee

Saturday, October 24, 2020

the coziest non-event of the year!


Our Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee is October 24, 2020.


The online Silent Auction will begin on Monday, October 19 and end on Saturday, October 24 at 6 pm.


Come and join our jubilee and read great books in support of the Library!


Your cozy couch, outside in your garden, or just stay in bed all day to read – promise we won’t tell.


The Silent Auction will be available online at our website


Select a book, or multiple, and get lost in the pages!


While you’re reading at home, support the Library by donating what you would have spent at a fancy gala or night on the town. Bid on fabulous Silent Auction items all week long!

Share your love for the Library on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter and tell us what you’ll be reading –don’t forget to include #JustReadJubilee or #slclibraryfriends.


Party PJs, black tie attire or anything inbetween… choose your own adventure!


Something sparkly if you’re feeling fancy, or order delivery if you just can’t put down your page-turner.


Friends, family, book clubs, neighbors, pets, or no one at all so you can read without interruption!

Just Read Jubilee Co-Chairs

Christian McKay Heidicker reads and writes and drinks tea. Between his demon-hunting cat and his fiddling, red-headed fiancée, he feels completely protected from evil spirits. Christian is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Scary Stories for Young Foxes, Thieves of Weirdwood, and Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Facebook: @cmheidicker

Buy Christian McKay Heidicker’s Books

Ella Joy Olsen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, a charming town tucked at the base of the massive Wasatch Mountains. She is the mom of three (young adult) kids, the mama of two dogs, and the wife of one patient husband. Her novels include: the bestselling Audible Original BIRDIE & JAY, the Historical Novel Society Editors’ Choice ROOT, PETAL, THORN, and the 15 Bytes Finalist WHERE THE SWEET BIRD SINGS. She teaches creative writing through Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah and she is part-owner of Salty City Writing Workshops, where she mentors writers and facilitates writing retreats.

Instagram: @ellajoyolsen

Buy Ella Joy Olsen’s Books

Stephen Trimble has been a free-lance writer and photographer since the 1970s, when he worked as a park ranger in Colorado and Utah, including Arches and Capitol Reef national parks. The breadth of his awards mirrors the wide embrace of his work: The Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation; The National Cowboy Museum’s Western Heritage “Wrangler” Award; and a Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Colorado College, honoring his efforts to increase our understanding of Western landscapes and peoples. “The Capitol Reef Reader,” his 25th book, appeared in 2019 from the University of Utah Press.

Trimble speaks and writes frequently as a conservation advocate and has taught writing at the University of Utah, where he received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at the U’s Tanner Humanities Center during the centennial of Stegner’s birth. His family has a home outside of Torrey, Utah, where they are proud stewards of a Nature Conservancy conservation easement—a story Trimble tells in “Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America.”

Instagram: @stephentrimblephoto

Buy Stephen Trimble’s Books

Bryan Young works across many different media. He worked as a writer and producer of documentary films, which were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s been a regular contributor for the Huffington Post,, Star Wars Insider magazine, SYFY, /Film, and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! He co-authored Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG in 2019 and in 2020 he wrote a novel in the BattleTech Universe called Honor’s Gauntlet.

Twitter: @swankmotron

Buy Bryan Young’s Books

The Friends of the Salt Lake City Library is looking for your help and sponsorship of our Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee event, which benefits the City Library’s programs through fundraising and advocacy.


To learn more about the Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee, please contact Jeff Mower, Friends of The City Library Executive Director, at (801) 971-8810 or

“Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are”

All Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee contributions are fully tax-deductible.

No goods, services, or benefits are provided, and is not a contribution towards Membership.