Celebrate Junie B. Jones Week at Burton Barr Central Libraryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/2458Library8/23/2022 6:40:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2458/Newsroom_Library_JunieBJones-Week.jpgCelebrate Junie B. Jones Week at Burton Barr Central Library<div class="ExternalClassA0618AB7F84D46ED9C1456ABEFB47DC5"><html> <p>​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>It's back to school ttime and Phoenix Public Library is celebrating with Junie B. Jones Week August 22nd – August 27th. This Saturday August 27th, come play Junie B. Book Bingo from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">Burton Barr Central Library</a> for fun, and a chance to win prizes. Every child will receive a free Junie B. Jones book to take home. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Century Library Closing For Maintenancehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/2432Library8/2/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2432/Newsroom_Library_CenturyLibrary (1).jpgCentury Library Closing For Maintenance<div class="ExternalClass807D2349F3554F1DBE90E7AD80214BA9"><html> <p> <strong>​​Century Library will be closed for maintenance from Monday, August 22 through Sunday, October 2. </strong>Century Library's book drop will <strong>not</strong> be available during this time. For details regarding Century's temporary closure visit <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?6a6cf4b516b145930855ea8a9c07fb6d615e907246a4a323fcd2abdbf92c276a">Century Library's Hours and Location </a>page. To discover our other locations for book drops and which location you can temporarily select as your preferred holds pickup location, visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?3c52404ba602a90dddf926552293fee34e47bc2547191d0363b1b6ccb9ef605a">Locations & Hours </a>page on <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?184706fa534ff0a91bde6469a04a14497f85ccd912c98871f7f718efbe013c59">phoenixpubliclibrary.org </a></p> <p>Book drops are available 24/7 at all <strong>open</strong> locations. <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Business Roadmap Series Returns!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/2424Library7/26/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2424/Newsroom_Library_BusinessRoadmap-1.jpgBusiness Roadmap Series Returns!<div class="ExternalClassB99FF91FC5AC49CF8B8373385CE01CC0"><html> <p>​Calling those that are ready to start a business in Phoenix! Phoenix Public Library's StartUpPHX is excited to announce the return of its premiere Business Roadmap Series, offered in both English (Business Roadmap) and Spanish (Mapa Para Su Negocio). An 8-session series, this signature program helps Arizona entrepreneurs with specialized expertise in legal issues, target markets, budgeting, and pricing, setting milestones, and accessing capital.</p> <p>Both Business Roadmap and Mapa Para Su Negocio series start on August 2, 2022 and are being held in person inside StartUpPHX at Burton Barr Central Library. Additional Business Roadmap and Mapa Para Su Negocio series are scheduled to be offered online and at additional Phoenix Public Library locations throughout the fall. Visit <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/calendar/acacia?cid=-1&t=g&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&ct=55221&inc=0" target="_blank">Business Roadmap/Mapa Para Su Negocio</a> for location, schedule, and registration details.</p> <p>Sign up today because your business starts here, and we are excited to help!<br></p> <p> <em>Registration required. By registering, you are committing to attend all 8 sessions. Capacity is limited. </em><br></p><p>Contact: Lee Franklin, Community Relations Manager, lee.franklin@phoenix.gov</p><p> </p><p> ​<img alt="" class="" style="margin:5px;" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img style="margin:5px;" class="" alt="" />​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img style="margin:5px;" class="" alt="" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><strong>About StartUpPHX:</strong> <br> </p><p>StartUpPHX is a discovery space for business entrepreneurs, combining elements of a co-working space with expert library fact-finding services and resources located on the 2nd floor of Phoenix Public Library's flagship, Burton Barr Central Library. For more information, please visit https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/startupphx or call (602) 262-4636 during business hours.​​<img style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;margin:5px;" class="" alt="" /><img style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;margin:5px;" alt="" class="" /></p><p> <strong>About the Facilitators:</strong> <br> </p><p>​The Compass CBS Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on developing resources to help strengthen a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona. The Foundation's founding board members have been doing economic development work in the state of Arizona since 2011. It's founder, Edgar R. Olivo, helped launch the first version of the Business Roadmap Program in 2014. In 2018, the Compass CBS Foundation was established to continue serving the needs of minority entrepreneurs and bilingual small business owners. Their work in entrepreneur ecosystems, economic recovery efforts, sustainability, and financial readiness programs reach audiences across the country. To learn more about the Compass CBS Foundation, please visit MyBizAZ.com.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
“hive @ central” is Now StartUpPHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/2133Library11/9/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2133/Newsroom_Library_StartUpPHX-2.jpg“hive @ central” is Now StartUpPHX<div class="ExternalClass24A26C9AC374499BB6A5906B9AB8DBD0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Public Library’s hive @ central, an entrepreneurial resource and services program is now StartUpPHX! Providing refreshed programing, resources and networking opportunities to local business creators, StartUpPHX’s mission is to provide free robust services and support for entrepreneurs. Specialized programs such as, “<a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=182557&backTo=List&startDate=2021/11/03&endDate=2021/12/31">Developing a Lean Business Plan,</a>” “<a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=182625&backTo=List&startDate=2021/11/03&endDate=2021/12/03">New Business Startup,</a>” “<a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=182627&backTo=List&startDate=2021/11/03&endDate=2021/12/03">You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know About…Communication</a>” and more, are available for anyone wanting to bring new and local business ideas to fruition. Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/StartUpPHX">StartUpPHX</a> to learn more.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
South Mountain Community Library is Reopeninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/2025Library8/12/2021 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2025/Newsroom_SMCL Exterior.jpgSouth Mountain Community Library is Reopening<div class="ExternalClass86F6073F9CED4340B8AB4BADDD313B34"><html> <p></p> <p>Beginning Saturday, August 14th, South Mountain Community Library will be open to the public the following hours:</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.</strong> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.</strong> </p> <p>For your convenience advanced reservations are available at <a href="file:///P:/Admin/Community%20Relations/Monthly%20Communications/PHXNewsroom/2020/phoenixpubliclibrary.org" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org.</a> Drop-in customers may request a reservation at the door as available. The building occupancy will have a designated number allotted for drop-in customers.</p> <p>Please note, everyone entering a City of Phoenix facility (which includes all Phoenix Public Library locations) is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. For more details regarding how City of Phoenix is following CDC Guidelines, please visit the <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">City of Phoenix's COVID-19 Information</a> page on <a href="file:///P:/Admin/Community%20Relations/Monthly%20Communications/PHXNewsroom/2020/phoenix.gov" target="_blank">phoenix.gov</a>. </p> <p>For complete details and the most current Phoenix Public Library information, please visit <a href="file:///P:/Admin/Community%20Relations/Monthly%20Communications/PHXNewsroom/2020/phoenixpubliclibrary.org" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.<br></p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Phoenix Public Library Is Expanding Hours!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1956Library6/17/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1956/Newsroom_Library_Restoration-InBuildingVisits.jpgPhoenix Public Library Is Expanding Hours!<div class="ExternalClass38C3B3BAD859448DA513C3A30B1A4623"><html> <p>Beginning Monday, June 21st Phoenix Public Library will be suspending curbside service and returning to all in-building service at 16 of its locations with new, expanded hours (South Mountain Community Library remains closed at this time).  Come visit your favorite library location during our expanded Summer schedule to browse the shelves, pick up a hold, check out a laptop or WiFi hotspot, use a computer or convert your eCard to a full-service library card.  Phoenix Public Library's new, expanded in-building service hours are:  </p><p><strong>Burton Barr:</strong></p><p>   Mon, Fri, Sat                 9 a.m to 5 p.m.</p><p>   Tues, Wed, Thur           9 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p><p>   Sun                                 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p><strong>Agave, Cesar Chavez, Cholla, Desert Broom, Ironwood, Juniper, Mesquite, Palo Verde, Saguaro, Yucca:</strong></p><p>   Mon, Fri, Sat                 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>   Tue, Wed, Thur            9 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p><p><strong>Acacia, Century, Desert Sage, Harmon, Ocotillo</strong>:</p><p>   Mon, Fri, Sat                 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>   Tue, Wed, Thur             10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p><p>​Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people, go to the City of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">Phoenix Newsroom</a> Page for details. To keep up to date on all of the latest Phoenix Public Library developments, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.<br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Burton Barr Central Library Wins American Institute of Architects 2021 Twenty-Five Year Awardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1893Library5/12/2021 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1893/Newsroom_Library_BurtonBarrCentralLibrary-exterior.jpgBurton Barr Central Library Wins American Institute of Architects 2021 Twenty-Five Year Award<div class="ExternalClass1D01753BA8A747D489D2A550B22201C6"><html> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">​​​Phoenix Public Library is pleased to share the announcement that its flagship, Burton Barr Central Library has been honored with the American Institute of Architects 2021 Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Will Bruder Architects, Burton Barr Central Library offers Phoenix, families and individuals access to their choice of information, knowledge and connection to resources.<br></p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">“This library is loved by Phoenix residents and visitors from across the country and the world,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Burton Barr Central Library has been a Phoenix treasure through great change and development in our city, and it will continue to serve as a timeless community pillar.”</p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">“The Twenty-five Year Award showcases buildings that set a precedent. The award is conferred on a building that has stood the test of time for 25-35 years and continues to set standards of excellence for its architectural design and significance.” (American Institute of Architects) Serving as a community hub for life-long learning; education, career readiness, entrepreneurial, social/civic engagement, trusted research, community collaboration and entertainment platforms and programing are available to all ages. Burton Barr Central Library is a landmark on the Phoenix skyline and an icon of late 20th century modern architecture. Since opening its doors in 1995, Burton Barr Central Library has been a destination space for customers from all over Phoenix. Its design reflects a commitment to logical library planning and to the concept that a great library must be able to adapt to and embrace change.</p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">“I would like to thank Will Bruder for creating a timeless and welcoming monument that is beloved and well used by our community.” Phoenix City Librarian, Rita Hamilton</p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">Burton Barr Central Library is currently offering Curbside Service, In-Building Visits, daily Kids’ Café meals, free public wifi (inside during In-Building Visits hours as well as throughout the parking lot 7 days a week/8 a.m. – 9 p.m.) a laptop and wifi hotspot lending program and more. To connect with Phoenix Public Library and learn more about Burton Barr Central Library and all that is offered, visit www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org or call 602-262-4636. All Phoenix Public Library services are free.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Phoenix Public Library To Resume Limited In-Building Visitshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1847Library4/8/2021 1:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1847/Newsroom_Library_Restoration-InBuildingVisits.jpgPhoenix Public Library To Resume Limited In-Building Visits<div class="ExternalClassDE084724CA6A4EE0862F14D3730836AE"><html> <p></p> <p>Today, on a 9-0 vote, Phoenix Mayor Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved Phoenix Public Library's plan to restore in-building visits. Restoration of in-building visits will roll out in three separate library location groupings with the first group of eight (8) – Burton Barr Central Library, Agave Library, Desert Broom Library, Cesar Chavez Library, Cholla Library, Ironwood Library, Mesquite Library and Palo Verde Library – offering in-building visits beginning Monday, April 19<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>All in-building visits will require a 45-minute reservation, face coverings and social distancing. Beginning Friday, April 16, 2021 advance reservations can be made at select locations up to three (3) days prior via <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> or through the Library's Call Center at 602-262-4636. Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 drop-in customers may request a reservation at the door as available. Each facility's occupancy allowance will have a designated number dedicated to accommodating drop-in customers.<br></p> <p>Customers making a reservation will be able to access services inside a library facility such as:</p> <ul> <li>use a computer or the internet<br></li> <li>browse the library collection</li> <li>use a printer, scanner, or copier</li> <li>pick up holds</li> <li>check out materials</li> <li>check out a laptop and/or WiFi hotspot</li> </ul> <p>​The second and third library location groups will continue with the current <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/curbside-service" target="_blank">Curbside Service</a> and hours until they transition to the In-Building visits service model (Monday, May 3<sup>rd</sup> and then Monday, May 17<sup>th</sup> respectively). Specific schedules, hours of operation and complete details will be updated regularly on <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.</p> <p> <br></p> <p style="text-align:center;">###<br></p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary




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