More than 534,000 new phone books will be delivered to homes and businesses in the Salt Lake Valley beginning Aug. 8.

About 450 temporary employees have been hired to distribute White and Yellow pages phone directories for the Salt Lake metro and South Valley areas. Distribution of books throughout the state will also take place in August, a spokesman said.The directories are published by US WEST Direct for US WEST Communications, formerly Mountain Bell.

The metro Yellow Pages introduces a new index tab, located before the Yellow Pages, that will have street guide and reference index. The book will also feature a section with a calendar of events, performing arts information, a senior citizen resource page, city state and national parks information and statewide zip codes.

Delivery should take about three weeks to complete.