Library Partnership Leads to Personal Success

We're so proud of Terri C.! With the help of her SCORE business mentor, she founded DiepCFoundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting mastectomy patients through compassion, resources, and education.  Terri's been named SCORE's national Success Story of the Month for all that she's accomplished. It's a very timely honor given October is Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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A good friend at the Library

The Arizona Daily Star Monthly Library Series offers an insider's view of Pima County Public Library and the ways in which we're transforming lives in our community. This month, we hear from Lisa Winn, Library Associate, Flowing Wells Library. Colleagues often walk into the Flowing Wells Library staffroom and say, “Lisa, your friend’s here!” More often than not […]

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Celia, A Slave

We love to share wonderful feel-good Library stories and this one really fits the bill! In 2015, local author and photographer Barbara Seyda won the prestigious Yale Drama Series prize for her play Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify. It was the first play she'd ever written and it was chosen from among 1,478 entries […]

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Investing in Future Librarians

The Friends of the Green Valley and Sahuarita Libraries recently awarded scholarships to four Pima County Public Library employees seeking their Masters in Library Science at the University of Arizona's School of Information.  Three of the recipients—Joseph, Kelly, and Vicki—sat down to share with us what the scholarship means to them, why they value libraries, […]

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40 Reasons to ♥ Eckstrom-Columbus Library

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 […]

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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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