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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
Celebrate Black History Month With Phoenix Public Libraryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1737Library2/2/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1737/Newsroom_LIB_Newsletter-3.jpgCelebrate Black History Month With Phoenix Public Library<div class="ExternalClassA1CC5904E6C34282B258B246092FB942"><html> <p>​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>Keep up with Phoenix Public Library by subscribing to our monthly  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/February%202021%20eNewsletter%20%281%29.pdf">newsletter.</a> In February we are celebrating Black History Month with a Black Voices Virtual Art Exhibit, book recommendations, movies, music and more.  Our Just Read theme is Read What You Love.  Join us for <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/online-programs/big-read">The Big Read</a>.  At home or on the go <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">Public Library Phoenix</a>  is here for you. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Find Out What’s Happening At Phoenix Public Libraryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1691Library1/5/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1691/Newsroom_LIB_Newsletter-1.jpgFind Out What’s Happening At Phoenix Public Library<div class="ExternalClassB75DCF117403443EABBE6DED7FB1EF52"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>Keep up with Phoenix Public Library by subscribing to our monthly <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/January%202021%20eNewsletter.pdf" target="_blank">newsletter​</a> This month we are hosting a Black Voices Virtual Art Exhibit. Our Just Read theme is New Beginnings. Discover our picks for the best of 2020.  At home or on the go <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">Public Library Phoenix</a>  is here for you. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Start Off The New Year With An Online Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1671Library12/21/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1671/Newsroom_LIB_OnlineProgramming (002).jpgStart Off The New Year With An Online Program<div class="ExternalClass21AF7F19E9594146BE38C388128EE06E"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>Enjoy a variety of Phoenix Public Library's most popular classes and workshops; online and from the comfort of home! New online sessions starting in January include Kindergarten Bootcamp, Little Bytes and Storytimes for kids. Get help starting a business with hive @ central, PHX Works classes and more. Start the new year by exploring our <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/online-programs" target="_blank">Online Programs page ​</a>to discover new programs. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Celebrate Black Voices Virtual Art Exhibithttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1666Library12/16/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1666/Newsroom_LIB_BHM-ArtCall.jpgCelebrate Black Voices Virtual Art Exhibit<div class="ExternalClass3CDB629216B44BA3864CC1500CFC295D"><html> <p>​​​This year, Phoenix Public Library is hosting the “Celebrate Black Voices Art Exhibit" virtually. Phoenix Public Library will be accepting submissions from <strong>December 21, 2020 through January 22, 2021. </strong>Entries will be displayed in an online gallery on our website during the month of February 2021. Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit a hand drawn picture of an important person or event celebrating the African American experience.</p> <p> </p> <p>Submissions will be accepted either through <a target="_blank" href="mailto:socialmedialibrary@phoenix.gov">socialmedialibrary@phoenix.gov</a> or participants can drop off their artwork at any of our 16 Phoenix Public Library locations during Curbside Service hours. Look for more details and the <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/BHM-2021VirtualArtExhibit_flyer.pdf" target="_blank">submission form​</a> on our website.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary

 

 

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