For one teen volunteer, the Library is a place where working, learning, and dreaming big come together

Teens play an important role at Pima County Public Library. As volunteers, interns, youth workers, and members of our Teen Advisory Boards, they contribute so much more than time; they help make the Library the dynamic, community hub that it is today. Angela Nachampassak, 16, is a volunteer and member of the Teen Advisory Board…
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Unlocking the Future: GED Classes Offer Opportunity to Pursue Lifelong Goals

At the Eckstrom-Columbus Library customers of all ages and from all walks of life attend classes to expand their knowledge and strengthen their futures. For these customers, the Library is a place of judgment-free learning where they can pursue aspirations. For Dilbert Lord, whose dream is to get his GED, the Library has helped put…
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Beyond Learning: ESL Classes Help Students Connect with Others and Feel Supported

“English has always been my weak spot. Plus, it’s a good excuse to be in the library.” Evangelina “Eva” Cox smiles as she talks about the Mission Library and the ESL classes she took there for two years. “I went twice a week. The instructors were supportive, but so were the students. We wanted one…
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