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Mission

The Many Nations team's mission is to provide literacy outreach and establish ongoing partnerships with Native communities in Pima County.

Goal

Our goal is to engage in outreach events, programming support, and to increase the amount of Bookmobile stops in Native communities.

Values

  1. We value partnerships with Native communities in Pima County.
  2. We value increased literacy of all types throughout Pima County.
  3. We value outreach that promotes the many resources that the Pima County Public Library offers.

About Spread the Wealth

Spread the Wealth is a program through which the team provides donated books, programs, and Bookmobile visits to Native communities. The program was created to support communities that have limited access to literacy resources. Team members collect and organize gently-used, discarded books to distribute to indigenous organizations, schools, and libraries.

In addition, the Many Nations team allocates books to the Neon Youth Lounge, which serves Native American teens experiencing homelessness, and the Casa Alitas Program for migrant families. Inquiries about the Spread the Wealth Program should be directed to the Many Nations team at Many.Nations@pima.gov.

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Many Nations Picks, News, and Events

Best Indigenous Children's/YA Books 2021 recommended by AICL

American Indians in Children's Literature Organization (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and YA books.

Be Grateful for More Than You Know…

Mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread, turkey. What do they all have in common tables and people groaning on the 4th Thursday of November?

Novels set on a reservation or about the urban experience

The American Indian Library Association invites you to read Indigenous authors for their “Read Native 2021” challenge!

New and On Order: Native American Books

These are some of the books by and about Native Americans recently added to our library collection.

Kids and Teens Read Native: True stories of Americans

These Americans, whose heritage enriches us all, still thrive and contribute their talents to today's world.

Native

Reconnect with Indigenous Peoples of the Southwest.

Read Native: Biographies

The American Indian Library Association invites you to read Indigenous authors for their Read Native 2021 challenge. This week: Biographies.

Congrats to our friend Gertie Lopez!

Great news! Gertie Lopez, longtime friend of the Library, was recently inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum's Hall of Fame!

Marvel's first Native American Avenger

There's a new Marvel hero coming! Read about it these articles.

Read Native: Horror, sci-fi & fantasy

Here are some books in catalog that will help you with the “Read Native 2021” challenge.

Wilma Mankiller will be featured on U.S. coin

Wilma Mankiller is the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation to be featured on a U.S. coin. Listen to the story on NPR.

Kids and Teens Read Native: Poetry and language learning

Poetry expresses the songs and tears of the heart. These young Native voices are compelling and real.

Kids and Teens Read Native: Fiction

Want to play a game? Read Indigenous authors for the American Indian Library Association's “Read Native 2021” challenge!

Read Native: Poetry books & storytelling videos

The American Indian Library Association invites you to read Indigenous authors for their “Read Native 2021” challenge!

10 reasons to get an eCard

You can get an eCard online in minutes! But why should you? Here are some really good reasons.

New and On Order: Native American Books

These are some of the books by and about Native Americans recently added to our library collection.
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