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Black History Also is Now

These folks are making their significant marks right now, and we’ll be able to look back on them with renewed admiration in the future.

Get a copy of 2023 Southwest Books of the Year today!

The Library’s 46th annual Southwest Books of the Year is now available online, and at libraries and local bookstores.

Health Action Team survey for teens

Take this short survey to let us know what topics matter to you. Share the survey link with your friends!

Reads Rainbow Awards 2022

The Reads Rainbow Awards are given annually to readers' favorite LGBTQ+ books of the year. Click the link at the end for the full list!

Sally Ride, trailblazing astronaut

40 years ago, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Stonewall Book Awards 2023

The Stonewall book awards are given annually to works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the LGBT experience.

Congrats to the Youth Media Award winners!

The American Library Association announced the top books, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz award winners.

Creating inclusive places for everyone

Lit Hub’s Jess deCourcy Hinds asks how literary spaces can support neurodivergent readers and writers.

The Power of Illustration

Here's a list of illustrated books that have moved me in some way. I sighed, I cried, I forced people in the vicinity to look...LOOK!

Lifeline at Woods Memorial for Tweens

Lifeline is a teen & tween, art & health group focused on Zine-making where you'll get the opportunity to explore new media with a project.

Gibson-Esmond Station Staff Picks for January 2023

Here are some titles that the staff at Gibson-Esmond Station enjoyed in January!

Southwest Books of the Year 2023 for Children & Young Adults

Coming-of-age, Sonoran ecology, Mexican-American biography, and more are highlighted in the Southwest Books selections for children & teens.

Cozy Fantasy Reads

Have you heard of cozy fantasy? Here are some recommendations from BookRiot about the best cozy fantasies out there for every age!

Gem Show Books

Here's a few books from the collection which support Tucson's upcoming gem show!

Three Books on a Theme: Middle Grade Adventure

Here are three thrilling novels featuring intrepid and courageous kids, recommended by library staff.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27th

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time to pause and honor the victims and to educate about the Holocaust.

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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