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Picturebooks for Young Gardeners

A list of recent picturebooks that sprouting gardeners might enjoy.

Costumes and cosplay DIY

PCPL and Hoopla have all the books you need to glow up your Halloween look!

National Pancake Day!

September 26 is National Pancake day. Here are some titles to celebrate with, but be extra careful - you don't want to spill syrup on them!

Ghost Hunting Day!

Lift your spirits up with some titles to celebrate National Ghost Hunting Day!

Happy World Peace Day! ️

September 21st is World Peace Day i.e. International Day of Peace. The 2022 theme is 'End Racism. Build Peace'.

Commemorating 25 years with Benjamin Alire Sáenz!

Join us at this free, in-person event on Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 4 pm at Tucson High Magnet School, Tech Mall, 400 North 2nd Avenue.

The Japanese and Cats

The Japanese seem to have a special relationship/fascination with cats. Here is a small sample of PCPL materials on the topic for all ages.

Biblio Lotus Presents: New books for Teens, Tweens, & Kids!

Don't miss these new books with Asian and Asian-American characters.

Desert STEAM

Check out these picture and activity books that center around the desert!


Gatos grandes. Clearly, we're fascinated by them.

Himmel Staff Picks for August 2022

Pick something to read, watch or listen to from these recommendations by the Himmel staff.

Sign up for a library card in September!

Did you know that Americans go to public libraries more often than they go to the movies? They do! And with good reason! We've got it all!

The _______'s Son

We made a daughters list, but how about sons? These sons do everything from crime-solving to gravedigging, in every genre you can think of.

Colombian Kid Lit Comes of Age

I'm Colombian American and didn't see myself represented often when I was growing up, so it's amazing to see all these new emerging writers.

Annual Worlds of Imagination Art Contest

Calling all teens and tweens! We want to recognize local, young artists for their science fiction, fantasy, comics, or manga-style artwork.

Disability Pride Month 2022

Here at El Rio Public Library, we made a book display for Disability Pride Month! Here are all the books we had on display to celebrate.

Create your own story! You have some awesome stories to share and the library wants to help! Send us your story, and we may post it for everyone to see.

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