Photo by Laura Wenzel

Borderlands Restoration Network, Sky Island Alliance and the Patagonia Library have teamed up to present FotoFauna kits, now available for checkout.

Each kit is outfitted with a wildlife camera, strap, cables, and an instruction manual so that anyone may monitor their yard or property for wildlife. 

It’s easy to get started – and you can do it all from the comfort of your home. Just set up a wildlife camera and submit an online monthly FotoFauna checklist of the species you observe. This data will help Sky Island Alliance and its partners study when and where wildlife is present so we can better protect their habitats and pathways. 

The library now has seven portable WiFI hotspots circulating for checkout. Rather than search for a hotspot location, the portable WiFi hotspot brings the internet to you. The device has a mobile router within it and can be used to connect several devices at once without downloading any additional software to the devices. 

Patagonia Library hotspots are perfect for students without internet at home, job seekers applying for jobs and uploading resumes, or patrons completing online courses at home. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Library is pleased to announce that we are once again offering the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions discussion program this spring. This year’s topics cover a range of issues: outer space, climate change, Russia and the U.S., Myanmar and ASEAN, Quad Alliance, drug policy in Latin America, industrial policy, and Biden’s agenda. Discussions are held via Zoom every other Wednesday at 4p.m. beginning on February 16. Every discussion follows a different topic and article from the free “Great Discussions” booklet, written and edited by U.S. foreign policy experts. Space is limited, attendees must register in advance at the library.

To check out FotoFauna kits and hotspots, or to register for the Great Decisions program, visit the library, call us at 520-394-2010, or email