Phoenix Public Libraries Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1067Library3/19/2020 9:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1067/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngPhoenix Public Libraries Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass34E1371760DF4BC1AE23366748021F0B"><html> <strong> </strong><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><strong> </strong><br><em>Use Translate button to read in another language</em><br><strong>​</strong><br><strong>Are the Libraries still open?</strong> <br> No. At this time, the city of Phoenix has taken the extreme precaution to shut down all Phoenix Public Library locations. As we have information on when the locations will reopen we will inform the public. Phoenix Library hotline: (602) 262-4636. <br>   <br> <strong>Is the Library still holding programing?</strong><br> No. Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 all Phoenix Public Library programing and outreach is suspended until further notice. *This includes all meeting room reservations, College Depot in-person appointments, PhxWorks, Storytimes, entrepreneur classes, etc. Please see <a style="font-size:13.3333px;" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">http://PhoenixPublicLibrary.org​</a> for specific details.<br> <br><strong>Can I still check out materials?</strong><br> Yes! Visit <a style="font-size:13.3333px;" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">http://PhoenixPublicLibrary.org​</a> to use your library card and have access to thousands of digital resources. All physical materials currently checked out, and until further notice will have an extended check out period from 3 weeks to 2 months for each item.<br> <br><strong>If I reserved a room and paid for it, can I get a refund?</strong><br> Yes. Please call <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">(</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">6</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">02)</span> 262-4636 for refund details.<br><br>For more detailed questions about Phoenix Public Library services and materials please call the library's call center at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">(</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">6</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">02)</span> 262-4636 or use our “Ask A Librarian" feature on <a href="http://PhoenixPublicLibrary.org" target="_blank">http://PhoenixPublicLibrary.org</a><br><br><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Popular Tools For School Program is Now Onlinehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1118Library4/3/2020 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1118/Newsroom_Library_ToolsForSchool-Vicky (1).jpgPopular Tools For School Program is Now Online<div class="ExternalClassC92605238C034419A61349864D427951"><html> <p>​​The staff at Phoenix Public Library are dedicated to bringing our customers as many programs and resources as possible during our temporary closure. Tools for School is a popular program designed to help parents and young children get a head start on kindergarten by sharing books and activities that build critical skills.  Now, Early Literacy Team member, Vicky Vela-Thai, has recorded sessions for parents and children to do together at home.  Just go to our  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids">website</a>, and click on the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids/Pages/Kids%20Programs/Tools-for-School.aspx">Tools for School page</a>.   </p> <p> <strong>Who's it for?</strong> Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups </p> <p> <strong>What will you do?</strong> You and your child will get a head start on kindergarten! Share books and activities that build kindergarten skills in class and are easily practiced at home. </p> <p> <strong>What will you learn?</strong> Learn kindergarten basics like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. You and your child will also go beyond the basics to work on social and emotional skills that all children need for school. </p> <p> </p> <p> <em>Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. </em> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Phoenix Public Library Adds Online Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1090Library3/25/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1090/Newsroon_LIB_GretchenStorytimes.jpgPhoenix Public Library Adds Online Program<div class="ExternalClass00BDAE66F0E4417FAD1B98D1B89DE6BA"><html> <p><strong>Storytimes Online with Phoenix Public Library</strong> </p><p><br> During our temporary closure we are now offering online Storytimes. Led by Gretchen, Phoenix Public Library's Literacy Outreach Librarian, you and your family can play, read, sing, and dance with your children in your home.</p><p>Storytime builds vocabulary and a love of books. And kids who love books and stories become better readers. Watch now on YouTube and stay tuned as we add more videos. </p><p>Stay connected with Phoenix Public Library and interact with us digitally. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest.</p><p style="text-align:center;">​<a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_2mHW_Gw4wzZ6fqFw-FxGLzq9EIRMc1q" target="_blank">Watch Now!</a>  </p><p> </p><p>For more online resources for kids and families, including ebooks and streaming video, or for more information visit <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/email.librarycustomer.org/ls/click?upn=TqKuM0oZuk0DF009VjUqjJHc08-2B-2BgPVxd8pEs-2FF162GytbyORJyBm30KDHXnXWHyCbqt_W6Af2YEJ8ZUMZ7GGxyipt53KdBMiaUJLXuP0jmx9JSkEIzJDQHeXfaoaIkYcAvgd2OuR15VnnD0I9sWgxh1Ol8O39AgjHY7JxhiAVmyhTwoNW0Pj2WW556LhMzwQ0LqKFs10NBDQ7TtKLjnzrRf1XyCHPVlXv4BiFNn9xfC5cUJRZGst-2FKRA5dW9Jt1MpauEj1iN2BS7XTiBf-2Bzrbknfeoo2u9L-2Fo6nELu4y2fqT7tTL-2BOCDJOZ-2BGVDZgeZGLb4v2ZGbx4r9hZY8FTYUs0T-2FAHZe-2F1em-2B-2FcBS4KnPYbe-2FzDyMxKOBZwd2duroibl3jat__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21IysU4_kjdifWRe97_sVCyl_LtjGc1-F0pHsAd_oe-eiebWe7z7p8KdTSEPr2XRtUGD80eoA$" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org </a>or call 602-262-4636 (for TTY dial 7-1-1).<br></p><p><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Phoenix Public Library Adds Storytimes Online!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1051Library3/18/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1051/Newsroom_Library_OgeMora.jpgPhoenix Public Library Adds Storytimes Online!<div class="ExternalClass9758061D74A54D9F9E82F5D1643BF425"><html> <p>​If you and your children are missing storytime at the library, you can now have them <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids/Pages/Storytimes-Online.aspx" target="_blank">online</a>! Celebrities and children's authors such as Oge Mora, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Josh Gad and Chris O'Dowd are reading some of their favorite children's books in these streaming storytimes. You can also find online nursey rhymes and videos for your toddler on the <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids/Pages/6%20by%204/6-by-4.aspx" target="_blank">6 By 4</a> page. If you don't already have a Phoenix Public Library card, sign up for an <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/ServicesForYou/Borrowing-Items/Pages/Online-Registration.aspx" target="_blank">eCard</a> today.  <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Important Updates On Phoenix Public Library Closureshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1044Library3/17/2020 12:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1044/COVID-19_Newsroom_Library_COVID-19.jpgImportant Updates On Phoenix Public Library Closures<div class="ExternalClassEEE620E878614F6BB18356026C88F25B"><html> <p>City Librarian, Rita Hamilton released the following statement this afternoon. <br></p> <p>First, I want to thank you for your understanding as we work diligently to keep up on a situation that is changing hourly, if not minute by minute. Second, I want to thank you again for your patience and support as we continue to adjust our service to you.</p> <p>Late last week we announced that we were cancelling all programing in an effort to keep our communities and residents safe from the Coronavirus-19 pandemic. By now, I am sure you have seen the announcement that <strong>effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops are temporarily closed, until further notice.</strong> Effective immediately, and until further notice, we are also extending our materials borrowing time. For those of you that have Phoenix Public Library materials checked out, please continue to enjoy them and keep them until further notice. During this time we will not allow new hold requests and you will not be able to pick up currently held items - they will remain on the hold shelf waiting for you when we reopen. </p> <p>As we work through adjusting our system, please disregard any Library Account reminder notices you may still be receiving. And remember our “All Fines Forgiven" policy, launched in November of 2019, means we are a fine-free library system!<br></p> <p>We at Phoenix Public Library and City of Phoenix do not make this decision lightly as it means a temporary suspension of in-person access to library services. However, we continue to offer a huge host of ways to experience Phoenix Public Library through <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>. There remains in place a considerable amount of library digital services available to you…e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movie, television and video streaming, newspapers and magazines, learning platforms, a reference librarian question platform (Ask a Librarian)…for all ages and interests. If you have not yet discovered our online offerings, I invite you to spend some time exploring our “virtual branch." If you are already a user of one or more of our digital products, feel free to become familiar with something new.<br></p> <p>​This is an unprecedented time for all of us. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones, and know that we are looking forward to welcoming each and every one of you back into our spaces when this situation stabilizes. We will continue to provide updates and information and you can always find Phoenix Public Library resources and messages on <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Public Library's website</a>.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
All Phoenix Public Libraries and Book Drops Temporarily Closedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1040Library3/16/2020 4:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1040/Newsroom_Library_BBCEntrance.jpgAll Phoenix Public Libraries and Book Drops Temporarily Closed<div class="ExternalClassF6F266EC66A94BD7BDA1D9AA40C8AD5C"><html> <p>​Effective <strong>Monday, March 16th,</strong> all Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops will be temporarily closed. The City of Phoenix is taking steps to protect its residents and communities to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Thank you for your patience during this unprecednted time and check <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org" target="_blank">our website​</a> frequently for updates.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Important Update On Phoenix Public Library Programs and Serviceshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1034Library3/13/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1034/Newsroom_Library_CoupleReading.jpgImportant Update On Phoenix Public Library Programs and Services<div class="ExternalClass2CC3A71532D74496954B3AC176B00CC3"><html> <p>​At Phoenix Public Library, we feel as though everyone that depends on "the library" is part of our family. Whether you look to us for a special book…internet access to stay connected…teaching your child to read…planning for college…launching a business…or just finding a place to be…you feel like family to us. And keeping our family healthy and safe is our highest priority. As many of you are aware, Phoenix Public Library has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and working in lockstep with City, County and State officials. <br></p> <p>We are committed to serving the needs of our communities while also ensuring the health of our customers, staff, visitors and facilities. It is with an overabundance of caution that Phoenix Public Library, in conjunction with the City of Phoenix, is cancelling all classes, programs, meetings and events at all Phoenix Public Library locations effective March 13, 2020 until further notice. </p> <p>For the time being, Phoenix Public Library locations remain open, with our <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">regular hours of operation</a>. We strongly encourage our customers and communities to follow the health guidelines provided by:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html" target="_blank"> <strong>CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)</strong> </a> <strong> </strong> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.azdhs.gov/" target="_blank"> <strong>Arizona Public Health System COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)</strong> </a> <strong> </strong> <br> <strong> </strong> <br> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019" target="_blank"> <strong>Maricopa County Public Health Department – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)</strong> </a> <strong> </strong> </li> <li> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/866" target="_blank">City of Phoenix Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Education and Information</a> <br> <br></li> </ul> <p>In support of those choosing to stay home and away from the public, I want to remind you of the thousands of resources available at phoenixpubliclibrary.org and we are making the following changes to several of our services so that you may have library resources at your fingertips and from the comfort of your home: </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>We are in the process of extending the loan period for all Phoenix Public Library physical materials, including all special collections such as Best Picks, books, CDs, and DVDs, from a three-week to a 2-month loan period.  This will remain in effect until further notice.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot" target="_blank">College Depot</a> will make one on one appointments with College Guidance Counselors available by phone.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Please stay healthy and be sure to utilize all we have to offer online and check for regular updates from Phoenix Public Library. </strong> </p> <p> <br> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>​ <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
eResoucres Make Phoenix Public Library Available Anytime Anywherehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1033Library3/13/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1033/Newsroom_Library_FamilyTech.jpgeResoucres Make Phoenix Public Library Available Anytime Anywhere<div class="ExternalClassDA7FB43DCA7B4028953CEC2FA1AAAC0F"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>With a Phoenix Public Library card you can download books, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, audiobooks, trusted databases and so much more to your deviice anytime, anywhere with our <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/elibrary" target="_blank">eLibrary</a>.  Don't have a library card? No problem you can sign up <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/ServicesForYou/Borrowing-Items/Pages/Library-Cards.aspx" target="_blank">online</a> to get started today. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary






Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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