As of April 5, the library building is open to the public by appointment! Call (520) 394-2010 or email to schedule a 45 minute appointment to browse our shelves, use our computers, or donate books. Please wear your mask and be prepared to social distance. Programming is still virtual, though some outdoor programs will be allowed. Print, copy, scan, and fax services are available in-person, as well as via curbside pickup. We’re here to help you file taxes or apply for unemployment benefits. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. The library is temporarily closed on Saturdays.

Our library will receive LibraryCall, a new phone service that lets everyone in the community – even those without smartphones, computers, home internet or even library cards – have access to stories, events and/or library resources. Dial-A-Story will allow community members to listen to children’s stories over the phone. The Resource Hotline will provide information about library hours and services, COVID-19 information, and community events. The library will receive two dedicated phone lines paid for by IMLS through Sept. 2021. Funding was provided by The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records for CARES Act Calling, made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

The Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions program will begin in late April or early May. This year’s topics include global supply chains and U.S. national security, Brexit, the two Koreas, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 response, and more. Each program participant will receive a booklet of reading material and links to view the corresponding PBS documentary films. Meetings will be held on Zoom every other Thursday evening. Call or email the library for more information or to become a participant.

In partnership with Voices from the Border, Todd Miller will present his new book, “Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders,” on May 1 at 10a.m. In “Build Bridges, Not Walls,” Miller invites readers to join him on a journey that begins with the question: What happens to our collective humanity when the impulse to help one another is criminalized?

Limited seating will be outdoors behind Cady Hall. The event will be livestreamed via Zoom through the Friends of Patagonia Library Facebook page. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and to sign. Contact the library for more information.