On Saturday, July 22 from 10am–2:30pm, we'll celebrate the Eckstrom-Columbus Library's 40th Birthday! In anticipation of this milestone, we checked in with Library staff and customers on what they love the most about the Eckstrom-Columbus Library. Here's what they had to say: The Books, the Movies, the Enchantment The most kid-friendly library I have been […]Read More from 40 Reasons to ♥ Eckstrom-Columbus Library
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Thank you for being our Friends! This year, the Friends of the Pima County Public Library donated $240,000 to support the Library's Summer Reading Program, and many other exciting events for all ages! But none of it would be possible without our dedicated members, volunteers, […]Read More from Keeping You Entertained All Summer Long!
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Technically summer doesn’t officially begin for another week, but around here it’s already feeling like the Dog Days of Summer. Speaking of dogs, did you know the Friends of the Pima County Public Library have all kinds of books celebrating the furry friends in your […]Read More from Entertainment to get you through the Dog Days of Summer
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 […]Read More from For one teen volunteer, the Library is a place where working, learning, and dreaming big come together
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! You're invited to celebrate Summer Reading with the Friends of the Pima County Public Library at our Mini Community Book Sale May 27–29! Adventures await in our incredible selection! Young book lovers will be captivated by bright board books, while beginning readers will discover new […]Read More from Summertime in Tucson: Beat the heat with a cool read!
Inspired by the Aspen Institute's What Every American Should Know project we polled a few PCPL staffers on the things they think a person needs to know in order to be culturally and civically literate in the 21st century. The Apollo Moon Program, the scientific method, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire […]Read More from What Every American Should Know
When former President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, librarians nationwide jumped at the opportunity to “put a library card in the hand of every student.” Staff of Pima County Public Library was among them, devoting time, effort, and heart and soul into connecting kids to STEM programming, assisting them in obtaining library cards, […]Read More from Bringing Awareness—and Library Cards—to Local Students: Stepping Up to the ConnectEd Challenge
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 […]Read More from Unlocking the Future: GED Classes Offer Opportunity to Pursue Lifelong Goals
A Pima County Public Library customer for three decades, Vera Scrivner describes how she felt upon discovering the public library as a child, “All the treasures it hid—it was like finding Aladdin’s cave.” And, to this day, she’s still finding reasons to love libraries. Most recently, it was the discovery of Job Help at the […]Read More from Uncovering Potential: With Training and Encouragement, Job Help Customers Find New Careers
“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 […]Read More from Beyond Learning: ESL Classes Help Students Connect with Others and Feel Supported