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Learn to journal about gardening

Marge White Pellegrino is the new Writer-in-Residence at the Pima County Public Library. Here’s a love letter she wrote to the library:


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Family Fiesta for PCPL Summer Reading Program

Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 
S.Palo Verde Rd. in Tucson
Saturday, May 20, 2017 (7:00PM – 9:00PM)
Tanque Verde Swap Meet


Build a better World/Constrye Un Mundo Mejor

Pima County Public Library invites you to start the summer off right with a fun, exciting Family Fiesta!

¡La Biblioteca Pública del Condado Pima y el Tanque Verde Swap Meet los invita a celebrar el gran inicio del Programa de Lectura de Verano con una fiesta para toda la familia!

  • Meet Curious George | Saluden a Jorge el Curioso
  • Enjoy live action stories and craft activities | Deléitense con divertidas horas de cuento y manualidades
  • Browse the Bookmobile for books to borrow | Exploren el Bookmobile de la biblioteca
  • Take home a brand new book to keep | Llévense a casa un libro gratis
  • Sign up for the Summer Reading Program | Inscríbanse para participar en el Programa de Lectura de Verano

Thanks to Tanque Verde Swap Meet, PCPL Seed Library, Make Way for Books, andFriends of the Pima County Public Library.

“On your mark, get set…read” for Pima County Library summer learning program



Summer Learning
Saturday, May 21 – Saturday, July 16
“Become a library superstar and work out your mind and imagination all summer long!”

What’s happening county wide at the numerous public libraries:


Activities of note:
May 21 Family Fiesta at Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 6 to 8 p.m.

June 4 Field Day, next to Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. library, 6 to 8 p.m.

July 9 Megamania! at PCC Downtown, 1 to 6 p.m.

Read, read, read….all summer.  That’s how I ended up in law school, as I loved to read classics and spent my long summers reading books. My favorites were “Catch 22”, “Tale of Two Cities”, and of course, “The Secret Garden”.

2016 Arizona SciTech Festival (February to March)


Thousands of science based events for adults & children all over Arizona, ongoing right now. Here’s the entire event schedule, lots to do in Pima County, many  at the libraries :


“WHAT IS THE ARIZONA SCITECH FESTIVAL? The Arizona SciTech Festival is Arizona’s BIGGEST celebration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) held annually in February and March. Over 800 organizations have partnered to showcase the science all around us with over 1,000 events statewide! Join us on an exciting adventure to explore the science and technology occurring through arts, education, engineering and innovation – all in your own backyard.”

Pima County events: http://azscitech.org/events/?eventstart=&eventend=&location%5B%5D=event_pima_county

Pima County Public Library’s Summer reading kick off fiesta


Summer Reading Family Fiesta – Celebremos el Gran Inicio del Programa de Lectura
Saturday, May 16, 2015 (6:00PM – 9:00PM)
Tanque Verde Swap Meet

“Every hero has a story!” is the theme this summer

PCPL invites your family to start your summer of stories off right with a Summer Reading Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Rd.

At the Family Fiesta you can:

Meet Curious George!
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program
Enjoy a puppet show and craft your own superhero mask!
Play musical chairs Bookwalk
Browse the Bookmobile for books to borrow
And kids will take home a brand new book to keep!

See you there!

Website: www.library.pima.gov.  Check out books and read all summer long. And find those heroes in your life.

Pima County library closing 8 branch libraries on Sundays

Eight libraries closing on Sundays starting May 24


May 2015 - Calendar(Tucson, Ariz.) Effective May 24, the following libraries in the Pima County Public Library (PCPL) system will be closed on Sundays:

Executive Director Melinda Cervantes said that the decision to reduce the hours of operation was very difficult, but the change was necessary to address understaffing the department has faced for the past few years that has led to reductions in services.

“In addition to less revenue coming in and increased operating costs, we don’t have enough staff to maintain daily operations at every library in our system,” said Cervantes. “Our goal is to deliver high-quality customer service every hour that we are open, which is difficult when libraries do not have enough staff. We have already had to reduce the number of Storytimes, community events, and other literacy programs due to budget constraints.”

The libraries that will close on Sundays were selected after analyzing usage, location, and operational costs. Staff members who work Sundays at the eight designated libraries will be reassigned to other libraries in the system.

“The Library has already identified numerous operating efficiencies to cut costs, including reducing outreach activities and partnerships, reassigning staff that specialized in literacy outreach to work in libraries, and delaying facility maintenance and technology projects,” Cervantes explained. “We’re saving another $171,000 with this change to our Sunday hours.”

Ten libraries will remain open on Sundays. The Salazar-Ajo Library, which is located in the Town of Ajo, will be closed on Saturdays during the summer. Library administration will reassess the schedule at the Salazar-Ajo Library in the fall. The current hours and library locations can be found on the Library’s website.

https://www.library.pima.gov/news/eight-libraries-closing-on-sundays-starting-may-24/. The branch libraries have been open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.