Biblio Lotus

Biblio Lotus

Our Mission

Biblio Lotus supports and values the culture and voice of our Asian communities in Pima County by providing resources and programs and by establishing ongoing partnerships with Asian organizations therein.​

Our Vision

A blooming Asian community, represented in the culture and operations of the library system.

Our Values

Diversity - We honor the dynamic and rich Asian cultures.
Inclusion - We raise our own voices and honor one another's.
Education - We inform and connect staff to community.
Community - We share culture and knowledge within and outside of the library system.

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Biblio Lotus Picks, News, and Events

Introducing Biblio Lotus!

We're proud to announce Biblio Lotus, a team whose vision is a blooming Asian community, represented in the culture and operations of PCPL.

New in Our Chinese Collection

Titles include learning the language to exploring the unique culture. Some of them are English-Chinese; some are in Mandarin Chinese only.

Manga out of the box

Explore the history and culture of Japanese comics and create your own manga character!

Community Spotlight: Tucson Japanese Language School

Paige C., Librarian at Flowing Wells Library, recently visited the school to chat with director Hitomi McKnight.

Perfect for mystery readers

Here are new books by Asian-American and Pacific Islander authors perfect for mystery readers.

Biblio Lotus Presents: New in April 2022 for Teens!

Don't miss the newest additions to our teen collection, featuring Asian and Asian-American characters!

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This May, let's all acknowledge the contributions of people of AAPI heritage. These books and resources highlight AAPI culture and roots.

Biblio Lotus Presents: New in April 2022 for Tweens!

Brand new books for ages 9-14, featuring Asian and Asian-American characters!

Anime on Kanopy

Explore award-winning anime, from family-friendly to cerebral storytelling, all for FREE with your library card!

Biblio Lotus Presents: New in April 2022 for Birth to 8!

Our newest books for ages 0-8, featuring Asian and Asian-American characters!

Mark your calendars for Dan Santat!

The Biblio Lotus Team is excited to present a Virtual Author Talk with Caldecott Medal-winning Dan Santat on Monday, May 23!

Now streaming! Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

From Anna May Wong to Awkwafina, watch titles with actors that represent over 100 years of Asian Americans on the silver screen!

Anime on Hoopla

Scratch that anime itch by using your library card to access Hoopla - a streaming service available free through the library.

Happy Holi!

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Spring, the Festival of Colors or the Festival of Love.
PimaLib_SarahB said:

Need a feel good story about a historical event in a rhyming picture book? Here it is! Sakamoto was a science teacher who decided to take responsibility…

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Executive Order 9066 - Day of Remembrance

On the 80th anniversary of this sad day in U.S. history, let’s remember that we are all humans deserving of dignity, respect and love.
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