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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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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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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Bringing Awareness—and Library Cards—to Local Students: Stepping Up to the ConnectEd Challenge

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, […]

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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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