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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
College Depot Helps Students Transition To College https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1273Library5/26/2020 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1273/Newsroom_Library_CollegeDepot.jpgCollege Depot Helps Students Transition To College <div class="ExternalClass014819D7E711454D975C732883B4D110"><html> <p> There's lots to do over the summer to ensure a smooth transition into college. This summer, College Depot is inviting graduating seniors to participate in our free <strong>Summer Bridge</strong> program, a new, personalized type of advising for 2020 seniors. The goal is to make sure you have support with the final steps to successfully start college this fall.</p> <p>Sign up to be assigned to an advisor to support you throughout the summer. Your advisor will help you create an individualized summer plan and check in with you via phone, email, and virtual appointments during the summer months to support your progress. Sign up today, or get more information at: phoenixpubliclibrary.gov.</p> <p> <strong>¡También en español! </strong> </p> <p>Todavía falta mucho por hacer durante el verano para asegurar que pueda comenzar la universidad este otoño.</p> <p>College Depot está lanzando un programa para apoyar a los estudiantes con todos estos pasos durante el verano. Una vez que se registre en este programa gratuito, designaremos un consejero que trabajará con usted durante el verano para garantizar su éxito. Para inscribirse o para más información,</p> <p>For questions or to speak with a College Depot staffer send an email to <a href="mailto:college.depot@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">college.depot@phoenix.gov​</a> or call 602-261-8847 (TTY: 7-1-1)​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Phoenix Public Library Expands Curbside Service Hourshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1232Library5/14/2020 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1232/Newsroom_Library_CurbsidePickup.jpgPhoenix Public Library Expands Curbside Service Hours<div class="ExternalClassEA5584E7035C4E4EB026AF9171F183D3"><html> <div>​Beginning Monday, June 29th, Phoenix Public Library expanded Curbside Service hours which allows customers to pick up physical materials at all Phoenix Public Library locations, except South Mountain Community Library (SMCL). Curbside Service is now available from <strong>8:00 a.m. - Noon Monday - Saturday. Evening hours are also available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.</strong><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>After receiving notice that item(s) are available, customers will drive to their pick up library location during Curbside Service hours, and follow posted instructions. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>How It Works</strong>: </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>· Customers do not need to call ahead or book an appointment. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>· Be sure to bring your cell phone and library card or account number (located along the bottom of the bar code on the back of your card) with you. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Upon arrival follow posted instructions </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>· Please wait in your car</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>· Call the posted phone number and have your library card number ready </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>· Library staff will checkout your item(s) and deliver them to the trunk or rear of your vehicle </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To access online resources, place a hold or stay updated on Phoenix Public Library services visit our <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org">website​</a> or call 602-262-4636, Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. </div> <div> <br> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Phoenix Public Library Opens Book Dropshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1213Library5/8/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1213/Newsroom_Library_rev-BookDropsReopen.jpgPhoenix Public Library Opens Book Drops<div class="ExternalClass807ED35E974E42A98DB586191FC4FD02"><html> ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Beginning 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9th  book drops will be open to the public at all Phoenix Public Library locations except South Mountain Community Library.  Due to COVID-19 safety measures, customers may experience a 3-5 day delay before returns are reflected on their accounts. We appreciate your patience as we implement this new service model. For more information please visit our <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">website</a> or call 602-262-4636 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F. ​</html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Heartfelt Thanks For “Fill the Shelves” https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1202Library5/4/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1202/Newsroom_Library_FoodDrive-Results_v2.jpgHeartfelt Thanks For “Fill the Shelves” <div class="ExternalClass1F79A42F4B82414B8884492036CD24FC"><html> <p>​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(89, 89, 89);line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0" data-contrast="none"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0">We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of your support for this year’s virtual food drive, “Fill the Shelves”. Thanks to our library community, St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance will be able to provide more than <strong>179</strong></span> </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(89, 89, 89);line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun MacChromeBold SCXW219597418 BCX0" data-contrast="none"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <strong>,000 meals</strong> </span> </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(89, 89, 89);line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0" data-contrast="none"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0"> to our neighbors in need. Phoenix Public Library and St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance have enjoyed a long standing partnership. In our previous “normal” our library locations provided a daily nutritious meal to children as part of our year-round Kids’ Café program as well as our annual food drive. This year, with the Coronavirus pandemic, the need for emergency food assistance has been even greater.</span> </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}" class="EOP SCXW219597418 BCX0"> </span> </span> </p> </div> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(89, 89, 89);line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0" data-contrast="none"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0">St. Mary’s President and CEO Tom </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="SpellingError SCXW219597418 BCX0">Kertis</span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0"> said, “During this pandemic, we have seen more than double the number of clients we normally see while also seeing a dramatic loss of volunteers and food rescue resources. But so many people have stepped forward to support our mission and allow us to say ‘yes’ to all those in need of emergency food assistance.”</span> </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}" class="EOP SCXW219597418 BCX0"> </span> </span> </p> </div> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW219597418 BCX0"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(89, 89, 89);line-height:23.5583px;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0" data-contrast="none"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW219597418 BCX0">Thank you again to everyone who supported “Fill the Shelves”. Together, Phoenix Public Library, St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance, and YOU…we are all building a stronger community.</span> </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:23.5583px;font-family:"Times New Roman", Times, serif;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}" class="EOP SCXW219597418 BCX0"> ​</span> </span> </p> </div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Help Fill The Shelves Of Valley Food Bankshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1142Library4/19/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1142/Newsroom_Library_FoodDrive_rev-grey.jpgHelp Fill The Shelves Of Valley Food Banks<div class="ExternalClassDE9ACCF7F4354A9180E584EBCE61975A"><html> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">​Hunger is one of the greatest threats to our community and we can help more people when we work together. Every year during National Library Week, Phoenix Public Library has sponsored a food drive in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. A partnership between Phoenix Public Library and St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance is a natural alliance as we both have a vested interest in no member of our community going to bed hungry.<br></p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">In our previous “normal” Phoenix Public Library locations would both provide a daily nutritious meal to children as part of our year-round Kids’ Café partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance; and our annual “Food for Fines” food drive. With Phoenix Public Library’s adoption of “All Fines Forgiven” and becoming a fine free library system in November, 2019 we knew that going forward we would continue to support St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance food collections in a different way and planned for a “Fill the Shelves” Phoenix Public Library food drive.</p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">This year, with the Coronavirus pandemic, the need is greater than ever. Children are out of school and cut off from supplemental feeding programs, people are being laid off from their jobs, and our most vulnerable community members are in need food assistance.</p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">Even with Phoenix Public Library’s temporary closure, in which we are unable to accept food donations at our libraries, we want to continue to honor our “National Library Week” tradition and support St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and those that rely upon them for their meals. So we are trying something different with our Fill the Shelves “virtual” food drive this year and asking our library supporters to help St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance by making an online donation as part of our observance of National Library Week, April 19-25, 2020.</p> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">Together we can ease hunger in the Valley. Please consider visiting the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance website and making a <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="https://www.firstfoodbank.org/"><span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">donation.​</span></a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Storytimes Online Receive Positive Reviewshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1120Library4/6/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1120/Newsroom_Library_Gretchen Storytimes2.jpgStorytimes Online Receive Positive Reviews<div class="ExternalClassF6880547E3CC4F11BA514D9998E011DA"><html> <p>​Phoenix Public Library's Storytimes Online With Gretchen are big hit with parents and children.  These interactive video programs include play, singing, and dancing.  Storytimes build vocabulary, important prereading and motor skills in young children. Since launching just over two weeks ago the program has been viewed over 2500 times.  </p> <p> <a href="https://twitter.com/RAKmagazine" target="_blank"> <strong>Raising Arizona Kids</strong> </a> recommends it to their subscribers, calling Storytime with Gretchen, “terrific—a joy to watch." </p> <p>Library customer Zaida Dedolph posted, “Just want to give a shoutout to Gretchen at <a href="https://twitter.com/PhxLibrary/" target="_blank">@PhxLibrary</a>. Your YouTube videos have gotten my toddler through some tough times this week."</p> <p>Currently there are seven video sessions posted on the Phoenix Public Library <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_2mHW_Gw4wzZ6fqFw-FxGLzq9EIRMc1q" target="_blank">site</a> with more being added every week. Phoenix Public Library is dedicated to bringing you quality programs and resources during this unprecedented time. Check out all our online resources at phoenixpubliclibrary.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/phxlibrary, follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary and “like us" on Facebook  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">at f</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">acebook.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">com/</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">phoenixpubliclibrary</span></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 FirstThingsFirst.org</em> </p> <p> <em> </em> </p> <p> <br> </p> </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="ExternalClass4F2549C4612C464FA25A009F2AB6E0C0"><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 FirstThingsFirst.org. </em> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary

 

 

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