Valencia Library turning 50 – to celebrate, we’re throwing a big fiesta!

¡Gracias por 50 maravillosos años!

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – It’s been fifty years since the doors opened at Valencia Library. The past five decades have been marked by a loving commitment to helping and inspiring the community one customer at a time.

To mark this milestone anniversary, we’re throwing a party you won’t want to miss!

We’ll have performances by Las Trillizas y Dulce, Gertie and the T.O. Boyz, and the Ocotillo Ballet Folklórico, plus much more!

  • Food trucks
  • Giant games
  • Lowriders
  • Book giveaway for kids and teens (while supplies last)
  • Crafts and coloring
  • Sugar skulls
  • Piñatas
  • Ofrenda (bring a photo or small object of a loved one to add to the altar)

Valencia Library opened October 15, 1969 as a 7,800 square foot building that served around 27,000 people. Fifty years and two renovations later, our 18,000 square foot building is a community hub for nearly 92,000 people!

Karina Reyna, Assistant Manager at Valencia Library, says, “I love knowing and serving this community. I regularly hear stories from customers about their ties to Valencia Library, including Storytime attendees who are now starting college and pop in to say thank you and hello to staff they knew.”

From the Valencia Library family to yours, thank you for 50 wonderful years! We hope to see you on November 2.


About Pima County Public Library

For more than 100 years, we’ve been here for people just like you. Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are always looking ahead to help you find what you’re looking for. Every day, we’re making our mission a reality by educating and connecting people and inspiring ideas.