If all goes well, the library will open on June 1 without appointments. Drop by any time Monday-Friday from 10-5 p.m. to use a computer or browse for books for up to an hour a day. Masks will still be required, regardless of vaccination status.
I implore you, please be respectful to library staff and other patrons by wearing your mask correctly at all times. We understand the excitement at getting back to normal life and regular library services as quickly as possible, but also believe that caution and care for our most vulnerable community members is necessary. Curbside materials pickup will continue to be available, as will our 24/7 WiFi, which may be better options for those who feel uncomfortable entering the library or unable to follow the rules during our open hours. Special appointments may be made for student or family visits outside of our open hours.
We are still working out the details of our Summer Reading Program, but kids and teens can sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes or more a day and receive prizes, including Arizona State Park passes and free meals from restaurants in the community.
The library will also host outdoor storytimes in our Legacy Garden and in the Town Park. For more information, go to our website at www.patagoniapubliclibrary.org or contact Laura at 520-394-2010.
The library was awarded a $4,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) mini grant through the Arizona State Library. The award will pay for hotspots and their data plans for one year for lending as part of our new Tech Takeout program. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.