Celebrating our bat-heroes

Not the human caped crusaders, we are talking the furry ones: Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. They live here in Pima County and throughout the western United States during the warm months, and spend the winter in Mexico. Bats. From the Campbell Ave. Bridge over the Rillito. Monsoon brings bugs. Bats follow. Mexican free-tail bats are common…
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Flying our flag

How many of you fly the flag at home? At the library we fly them every day. Every sunny morning we unfold the American and Arizona flags and run them up the pole, and we take them down every day around sunset, then fold them carefully. If you were a boy or girl scout, were in…
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Etsy and social media

Etsy is the largest marketplace of its kind online, but it’s not perfect. Something it fails at is in helping crafters create community, or send out content marketing. In other words, its social media  tools are weak. Here are some tools you can use to augment your Etsy shop and help people discover you. Facebook…
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¡Hasta Luego, Guatemala! A librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her sixth and last blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. Guatemala has many unique sights that intrigued me. The first was the cemetery in Quetzaltenango. A tall wall hides it…
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Muddy bums, a librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her fifth blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. Outside of Quetzaltenango, on the east side of the Santa María Volcano, lie the hot springs Fuentes Georginas. To get there, we…
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Library Day! A librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her fourth blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. Our group was at the Miguel Asturias Academy to do three things: add new books to the school library´s collection, have a…
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Libraries in Quetzaltenango: A librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her third blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. We visited the only two public libraries in Quetzaltengo. The first was a public library that is run by the Bank of…
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