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Meeting Rooms

Interior of Geasa-Marana Branch

Please call 594-5255 for more information and to reserve the meeting rooms. Please read our Meeting Room Policy (PDF). See meeting rooms available at other library locations.

Print out a Meeting Room Use Application (PDF).

Small Meeting Room
The room is 420 sq. ft. and accommodates 35 people, with tables, chairs, a dry erase board, and a TV/VCR combination available. There is an adjacent kitchen area with sink, refrigerator and coffeemaker.
Large Meeting Room
The room is 696 sq. ft. and accommodates up to 60 people. The room includes folding tables and chairs and mobile whiteboards/dividers for breaking up into smaller groups. It is equipped with Induction Loop Technology to transmit sounds directly to a hearing aid's built-in wireless T-coil receiver. If the Meeting/Study Room is not in use, the kitchenette adjacent to the Meeting/Study Room is accessible.
Meeting/Study Room
The study room is 380 sq. ft. and accommodates up to 15 people. The room contains tables and chairs, and includes 5 mobile whiteboards/dividers, which can be used to create two small semi-private study/work areas. There is a kitchenette with a refrigerator and a sink available for use in the Meeting/Study room.

Computers and WiFi

The Library offers FREE computer and wifi use. Please see Computers Available at Your Library or WiFi at Your Library for more information. Please be sure to bring your library card! Don't have a card?

History

Photo of Marlyn Mae Geasa

The Geasa-Marana Branch Library opened on March 2, 1977 to serve the newly-incorporated community of Marana, Arizona. Originally a 1,000-square-foot room in the Pima County Government Complex with 3,000 books, the library was enlarged and remodeled in 1995 to 2,900 square feet, including a 420-square-foot meeting room and five public, Internet-accessible computers.

Today, the collection has grown to 11,000 items, including books, magazines, audio books, videos, CD's, DVD's, and other materials. Yearly circulation is approximately 30,000 items.

In February 2005, the Geasa-Marana Branch was renamed the Marlyn Mae Geasa-Marana Branch Library to honor Marana resident Marlyn Mae Geasa, who was a dedicated employee at the Marana Branch Library for more than 20 years.

Geasa was Circulation Manager and Library Associate at the branch from 1980 until her death in 2003. She and her family moved to Marana from the Washington, D.C. area in the 1970s.

To generations of children, she presented countless Storytimes and library programs. To countless adults over the decades she recommended good books to read and provided community information. Her extracurricular community involvement included teaching popular introductory aerobics classes, free of charge, for many years at the Marana Community Center.

After her death in December 2003, grateful library patrons honored her years of dedicated service by petitioning to rename the building in her honor, which the Pima County Board of Supervisors enacted two years later.

Source: Meg Macleish, Library Supervisor, Geasa-Marana Branch Library 1990-94, 1999-2005.

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