A Heartfelt Thank You

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As always, we are in awe of our Pima County Public Library community! Your generous response to the call for donations and supplies to benefit the homeless animals at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) stuffed the van - literally. Thirteen libraries throughout Pima County hosted the drive, which was held from December 12-24, and netted […]

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Response to storytimes leaves Tucson librarians in awe

Toby Wehner, Krystal Valenzuela, and Cat Strong show off puppets and books in the library.

This article was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on December 18, 2016. Playing my Part in Encouraging Future Generations of Book and Library Lovers by Catherine (Cat) Strong, Nanini Library Given that researchers contend a child’s brain attains 90% of its full development prior to reaching kindergarten, Library Storytimes are a gift of […]

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Borrow More Than Books! Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #27

tip number 27 borrow more than books

Everyone knows the most frequent things borrowed from libraries all over are books. That’s what you probably immediately think of every time you even think about a library: shelf upon shelf, row upon row, of books. And don’t we have plenty of those across all our libraries!?! (We’ve got a pretty extensive digital books collection, […]

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Get What You’re Looking For! Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #25

tip number 25 get what you're looking for

So you see the title of an interesting book or movie somewhere on the internet, and your automatic response is to go to the library website and see if it’s available, right? Only—surprise!—the library, for some reason, does not have it. Maybe it slipped past our radar, or the last copy we had got destroyed […]

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Tucson librarian feels lucky to have found her career

Librarian Tenecia Phillips

This article by Tenecia Phillips, Librarian at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on November 26, 2016. I remember being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” as vividly as I remember my answers, which were never the same. Astronaut. Ballerina. Obstetrician. These were […]

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History of Pima County Public Library

Carnegie Library, front view, circa 1905

For more than 100 years, Pima County Public Library has been here for people just like you. Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are here to help you find what you're looking for. Every day we're making our mission a reality by educating, connecting, and inspiring people. Headquartered in […]

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Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library History

Photo of Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library

The library is named in honor of Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. (1923-2010), who supported many organizations including the Marana Food Bank, the Marana Health Center, the Pima Community College Nursing Program, and the Pima County Public Library. Mr. Abbett explained his support for the library as another way to effect positive change for the community, […]

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