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Many Nations

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


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


  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

The Pima County Public Library (PCPL) acknowledges the sovereignty of Native Nations and acknowledges the twenty-two federally recognized Indigenous tribes of the state of Arizona and those who inhabit Pima County. We honor the vast and often unrecognized contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous people and are conscious of the ongoing experience of inequality and political invisibility. In partnership with Native Nations, PCPL advocates for full access to its educational, informational and recreational resources.

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