Tucson, narrated

A library like ours is much more than a collection of things: PCPL is an ever-growing treasure trove of local voices telling us their lives and stories. 

Our YouTube, SoundCloud, and Flickr accounts have a lot to explore. Want to know more? Read on!


On PCPL’s YouTube and SoundCloud pages you can find not only tutorials about using the library, but also hear Tucsonans narrating stories they’ve written, describing the work they’ve done, and exploring their hopes for the future. 

Pima County Public Library’s main YouTube page features short videos about using our popular Seed Library, as well as an ever-growing collection of videos celebrating the many colors of our community. 

Through our original productions you can learn about the Yume Japanese Gardens or the Chinese Cultural Center here in Tucson, listen in on talks with local Black, LGBTQ+ and other writers in addition to roundtables about housing and mental health policy

Our Teen365 YouTube page features interviews with prominent YA authors conducted by local high school students at the Tucson Festival of Books, as well as podcasts and interviews by and for teens about youth activism and organization through the Rising Voices Youth Summit

The PCPL Kids YouTube hosts children’s stories read by UA faculty during the annual Tucson Humanities Festival in addition to a steadily expanding collection of Story Sketches, our own video productions of stories written by kids in Tucson. 


Our SoundCloud page features numerous podcasts and interviews made by and for Tucsonans, among them a whimsical exploration of our library in Behind the Shelf.

Our SoundCloud also offers audio stories written and narrated by kids during a library summer Tween Podcast Camp


Finally, our Flickr site showcases art made by local youth featured in our annual High School Art Invitational and the Worlds of Imagination Fantasy Art Contest.

Tucson’s a big and diverse community, so there’s a lot to click on up there. Start exploring our home today!