Though the library building is closed to the public for the foreseeable future, we are open for contactless curbside pickup of library materials and prints, scans, and faxes. If you need something printed, call us at 520-394-2010 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll print your document and place it in a privacy folder on the pickup cart at the front entrance.
Don’t miss out on new library materials! Go to www.patagoniapubliclibrary.org/catalog for a list of new library items. If you don’t feel like waiting for your pickup order, download the Libby app to your phone or reading device to download ebooks and audiobooks instantly.
Through the app, we are pleased to now offer digital magazines. Access over a hundred magazine subscriptions for free such as Audubon Magazine, GQ, and The Week.
This time of year not only brings snow but also grant writing. In the face of potential budget cuts due to the impacts of COVID-19, the library is working on several grants to fund our collection and programs for 2021.
The most recent submittal was the 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant, a community-wide reading program with focus on a selected book with supplemental materials, discussions, and events pertaining to the themes of the book.
The library, in partnership with Patagonia Creative Arts Association and several other partner organizations in the community, including the PRT, hopes to win $5,000 for a three-month program at the end of 2021 based on Joy Harjo’s book of poetry, “An American Sunrise.” As a writer from the Muscogee Creek Nation and 2019’s Poet Laureate of the United States, Harjo’s beautiful, powerful, sometimes violent poetry details her tribe’s and family’s historical traumas, spirituality, and healing.
Virtual and potentially in-person book discussions, a middle and high school poetry contest, a film series at the Tin Shed Theater, presentations and storytelling by Indigenous scholars, a photography exhibit and more will result from the grant.
Though COVID-19 prevented in-person programming during most of 2020, it is hoped that the culturally diverse and timely event topics generated from the 2021 Big Read program will bring our community together again after being apart for so long.