Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library turns 10, customers invited to join the celebration!

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – The Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library (7800 N. Schisler Dr.) is turning 10 years old! To mark this special occasion, the Library is hosting a family-friendly day of fun on Saturday, June 9 from 11 am–4 pm.

  • 11 am–noon 
    • All-ages Musical Storytime
  • 1–2 pm 
    • Read to a Dog
  • 1–4 pm 
    • Hand-crafted book making with artist and master bookmaker Mary Ellen Palmeri
    • Acrylic painting demonstration with regional artist Ken Tesoriere
  • 3 pm 
    • Cake!
  • All day 
    • Write a Love Note telling us why YOU love the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library
    • Take a spin on the Library’s Bookmobile! (The Bookmobile is unable to make it to this event.)

The Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library opened on June 6, 2008 and has earned its reputation as a vibrant hub, attracting a wonderful community of retirees, hikers, bicyclists, and families of all ages. The 21,164 square foot location, which houses nearly 76,000 items in its collection, offers dozens of events every month. Customers can choose from a wide variety of programming, including Drop-in Job Help, multiple Storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and a great lineup of book clubs, workshops for teens, and much more!

More than 267,000 customers walk through the doors each year. In the past six years alone, Library programs for adults, children, and teens have drawn 57,000 enthusiastic attendees. Library Manager Cheryl McCurry says, “Our customers are constantly driving us to be the best we can be and we’re excited to celebrate this special occasion with them.”

To read more, check out this blog post highlighting all the reasons staff love the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library. Or, visit the Arizona Daily Star for a special monthly column celebrating the Library’s first decade!


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