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April 7, 2021https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=92April 7, 202192<div class="ExternalClassFCF2C61E2A6042FCB37954A01C9A1BDD"><p>​After more than a year of COVID-19 related restrictions, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Phoenix Mayor Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved our plan to restore <a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits">In-Building Visits</a>; allowing for our communities to access select library services in designated library facilities. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Phoenix Public Library has focused on equal priorities: maintaining customer, staff, and community's safety while offering you the most access possible to library resources and services. It is with a continued emphasis on these two priorities that our phased restoration of<a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits"> In-Bui​lding Visits</a>, for an initial select group of library locations, going into effect on Monday, April 19 will include:<br></p><ul><li>Each facility offering <a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits">In-Building Visits</a> will be limited to 25% of the permitted public spaces occupancy level.<br></li></ul><ul><li><strong>All <a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits" target="_blank">In-Building Visits</a></strong> will require a 45-minute reservation, face coverings and social distancing. <br><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><br>​Beginning Friday, April 16 </strong></span>advance reservations can be made at select locations up to three (3) days prior via <a href="/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> or through the Library's Call Center at 602-262-4636. <br><br><p><strong style="color:#ff0000;">Beginning Monday, April 19</strong> 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> </li><li>Reservations can be made up to three (3) days prior via phoenixpubliclibrary.org or through the Library's Call Center (602-262-4636). <br><br></li><li>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><br></li><li>Mondays through Saturdays, current <a href="/services/curbside-service">Curbside Service </a>will continue every morning, 9:30 a.m. to noon.<br><br></li><li>Mondays through Saturdays, <a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits">In-Building Visits</a> will be offered through 45-minute reservations, which will start on the half hour beginning at 12:30 p.m. and final appointment at 4:30 p.m., with the library closing at 5:30 p.m.<br> </li><li>In addition to <a href="/services/curbside-service">Curbside Service</a>, and the round-the-clock access you have to virtual library resources, programs, materials, and expertise, customers making a reservation for an In-Building Visit will be able to access select services inside a library facility such as:<br></li></ul><ul><ul><li>use a computer or the internet</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<br></li></ul></ul><p>Restoration of <a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits">In-Building Visits</a> will roll out in three separate library location groupings:<br></p><p><strong>Group 1 (Monday, April 19)</strong></p><p>Burton Barr Central Library<br>Agave Library<br>Cesar Chavez Library<br>Cholla Library<br>Desert Broom Library<br>Ironwood Library<br>Mesquite Library<br>Palo Verde Library<br></p><p><strong>Group 2* (Monday, May 3)</strong></p><p>Desert Sage Library<br>Harmon Library<br>Juniper Library<br>Saguaro Library<br></p><p><strong>Group 3* (Monday, May 17<span style="font-size:10.8333px;">)</span></strong></p><p>Acacia Library<br>Century Library<br>Ocotillo Library<br>Yucca Library<br></p><p>*Library location groups 2 & 3 will continue with current <a href="/services/curbside-service">Curbside Service</a> hours until they transition.<br></p><p>For specific schedules, hours of operation, health and safety measure efforts and complete details are available at <a href="/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits">In-Building Visits​</a>.<br></p><p>On behalf of Phoenix Public Library, our profound thanks to you for your patience and continued support as we navigate through an unprecedented time. We look forward to resuming safe visits inside our libraries. Please check phoenixpubliclibrary.org regularly as we continue to innovatively adapt how we provide library services to the community.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
December 1, 2020https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=52December 1, 202052<div class="ExternalClass30F0BB9A14914C348B8A02799BA33DB7"><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">December is traditionally a month which inspires celebrations, spending time with loved ones, getting into the winter holiday spirit. Phoenix Public Library remains committed to offering services and resources in support of staying close to home while still enjoying 2020’s holiday season.  </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Cozy at H​ome</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> is our theme for December! Visit our </span></span><a href="/services/curbside-service" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> page to explore library-to-go options, or access thousands of holiday inspired options through </span></span><a href="/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">… movies and videos can be found through </span></span><a href="https://phoenixpl.kanopy.com/?" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Kanopy</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, discover a delicious holiday treat with </span></span><a href="https://www.atozworldfood.com/?c=GgUzHYqdx5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">AtoZ World Food</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, celebrate the season by streaming a festive playlist on </span></span><a href="https://phoenixpubliclibrary.freegalmusic.com/home" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Freegal</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, we have something for everyone. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">For the winter and beginning Tuesday, December 8 Phoenix Public Library will be adjusting evening Curbside Service hours to 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visit our </span></span><a href="/services/curbside-service" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> page on phoenixpubliclibrary.org for current hours and locations. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div></div>
January 2, 2021https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=82January 2, 202182<div class="ExternalClassD670E0855BE64F21B2EB2657672D2906"><p>I hope that you and yours have had a safe, comfortable and enjoyable holiday season. In 2020, Phoenix Public Library made significant changes to our business model in order to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we greet a new year, many of the adjustments we made remain in place. </p><p>Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff, customers and communities; while still providing steady access to library resources. However as we put 2020 behind us Phoenix Public Library is looking forward to welcoming 2021 with hope; and a continued focus on being inventive in how we can expand your access to library services. </p><p>You can continue to count on the thousands of resources available through <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> and book drops (24/7), 6-days-a-week <a href="/services/curbside-service">Curbside Service</a> at 16 locations (South Mountain Community Library and book drop remains closed), <a href="/services/online-programs">Online Programs </a>for all ages, <a href="/kids/programs/kids-cafe">Kids’ Café</a> service, <a href="https://www.phoenix.gov/its/wireless-network" target="_blank">FreePublic WiFi​</a> (7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.) at 16 of our locations, and <a href="/services/computers-internet/mobile-printing">Mobile Printing​</a> at select locations; with more to come in the new year. </p><p>On behalf of Phoenix Public Library, I offer heartfelt thanks for the continued support and patronage of our customers and communities. We look forward to continuing to discover ways in which to maximize our library offerings to you. Please stay safe and well and best wishes for a meaningful 2021. </p><p>Phoenix City Librarian, <br>Rita Hamilton</p></div>
September 30, 2020 https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=53September 30, 2020 53<div class="ExternalClassEB0BC5DC3E844E8887EF5CCF941D67F8"><p>​<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Beginning Tuesday, October 6 we will be adjusting evening curbside hours to 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please visit our </span></span><a href="/services/curbside-service" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> page on phoenixpubliclibrary.org for current hours and locations.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Do you have people in your life who need to sign up for a </span></span><a href="/services/borrowing/library-cards" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">library card</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">? Now more than ever, a Phoenix Public Library card is a valuable link to books, entertainment, online classes and more. Refer your friends and family to </span></span><a href="/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> throughout October and connect them to their very own "Amazing Library Card"!  </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Like most things in 2020 our annual Amazing Library Card campaign will look somewhat different this fall. Starting in October, we will be offering a new feature -- library staff will be available for virtual visits to classrooms and community organizations. If you would like to schedule a visit, please fill out the </span></span><a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a_GmvESwjDhAhlew8gUClN9UQTFGVVNRREtUUjZNSTFGN1BVR09YM0hMWiQlQCN0PWcu" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Virtual Outreach Program Request form</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> to customize the visit to your group’s specific needs.    </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">As part of our commitment to supporting students and families we are excited to announce a new resource for Phoenix Public Library customers...</span></span><a href="https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Search/misc/esources.aspx?target=829" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Scholastic Teachables</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> is now available on our website. Providing about 25,000 teacher created printable materials, Scholastic </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Teachables</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> has everything from printable mini-books, seasonal focused materials, how-</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">tos</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> for writing book reports, to test prep. Whether it's kindergarten readiness, online class, homeschooling or extra skills practice this database provides tens of thousands of searchable educational materials; all by subject, grade level, standard, type of resource, keyword and more. It’s as easy as: search...select...print...and learn.  </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Thank you for all of your support of Phoenix Public Library as our staff continue to provide our services in new and creative ways. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div></div>
September 4, 2020 https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=54September 4, 2020 54<div class="ExternalClassE5F88397AA284387AD2DD6E7AA061B3D"><h3>​<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Find Your Library in Your Place…</span></span> </h3><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Ordinarily we would encourage you to find your place at the library by visiting one of our </span></span><a href="/locations" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">location​​s</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, attending a library program or simply browsing our shelves for your next read. For the time being, as we prioritize the health and safety of our staff, customers and communities, we are pleased to provide opportunities for you to experience Phoenix Public Library in a new way and find your library in your place!</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Curbside Service and Library To-Go</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Reserve your items then drive, walk or bike to your designated location once notified your items are ready for pick up! Not sure what to read next? No worries! Ask about our </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Library To-Go bundles</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> that are available for pick up at </span></span><a href="/services/curbside-service" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">. No holds needed!</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Visit us online!</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="http://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Explore our catalog</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> and access eBooks, digital magazines, newspapers and comic books, streaming music and movies…place holds to pick up at </span></span><a href="/services/curbside-service" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">…</span></span><a href="http://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">manage your account</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">…all can be done at your fingertips 24 hours/7 days a week (and free!) by visiting </span></span><a href="/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Join us for an </span></span><a href="/services/online-programs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">online program</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">! Dive into a wide range of online classes and virtual workshops, all from the comfort of home. Our staff have been able to create an almost complete “redesign” of several of our special services such as </span></span><a href="/kids/storytimes-online" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Storytime</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="/kids/online-programs-for-kids" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Kindergarten Bootcamp</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="/collegedepot" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">virtual one-on-one mentoring for college bound students</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="/phxworks" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">help with creating a winning resume</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> and </span></span><a href="/phxworks" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">building job interview skills</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="/browse/interest-guides/reading/book-club-resources" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">virtual book clubs</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, launch a </span></span><a href="/hive" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">small business</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> with more added regularly.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Visit the </span></span><a href="/services/online-programs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Online Programs page</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> for our latest offerings.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Let’s be social!</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Be among the first to know about library happenings and new </span></span><a href="/services/online-programs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">online programs</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">. Make sure that your email address is current in your </span></span><a href="http://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">library account </span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">to receive our </span></span><a href="/about/enewsletters" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">monthly eNewsletter</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">. Follow Phoenix Public Library on </span></span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Facebook</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Instagram</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, and </span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/phxlibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Twitter </span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">and be sure to subscribe to our </span></span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyhmzd4NngvScb_nU3Walg" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">YouTube channel</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">.</span></span> <br></p></div></div>
June 30, 2020 https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=55June 30, 2020 55<div class="ExternalClassA77C4D85C8E3495CB8355D0E097368AB"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">At this time, Phoenix Public Library continues to remain closed to in-building visits in order to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our community and staff safe during our ongoing response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We remain committed to each of you and focus on being inventive in how we continue to respond as your library to the ever changing circumstances in front of us.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">Curbside Service</span></span> </h3><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">While we are not able to welcome visitors to library services inside our facilities, we are able to welcome our library users through: </span></span><a href="/services/curbside-service" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> – since launching Curbside Service and re-opening our book drops (with the exception of South Mountain Community Library which remains closed) in May, we continue to see a steady increase in the number of customers utilizing this service by checking out more materials! For parents with kids and looking for good children’s reading materials, be sure to ask about our “Children’s Book Bundles”. Our librarians have bundles of picture and board books available for children who are not reading yet and popular beginner and chapter books for children who are starting to read. All you need to do is request a bundle when picking up your holds. Our Curbside Service hours have expanded and you may now visit us at one of 16 locations to pick up library materials:</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon</span></span> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m.</span></span> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">Kids Café</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Ten Phoenix Public Library locations now offer </span></span><a href="/kids/programs/kids-cafe" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Kids Café</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> as part of our ongoing partnership with St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance. Families are able to pick up free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals for children Mondays through Fridays. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">“Imagine Your Story”</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Summer Reading Program</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> is a summer tradition you can still count on with Phoenix Public Library. The online Summer Reading Game remains the same as previous years and take-home gameboards for kids are still available. And if you’re missing Summer Reading programs and performances, this year, we’re bringing them to you in your space. Visit our “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading page and discover how you can participate, virtually attend a featured online performance, participate in a virtual book club discussion, track your progress and more.</span></span> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">Online Programs</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Our librarians have been able to create an almost complete “redesign” of several of our critical services. We are offering a robust selection of online programs such as “</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Storytimes Online</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">,” “</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Tools for School</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">,” “</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Babytime with Sign Online</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">,” “</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">STEAM DIY</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">,” “</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Just Read​ One Book | One Phoenix Online Bookclub</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">,” with more to be added. Be sure to keep up on our online events: Follow us on Twitter, </span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/phxlibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">twitter.com/phxlibrary</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> – follow us on Instagram at </span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> – and “like us” on Facebook at </span></span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">.</span></span> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">College Depot</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">In our previous “ordinary times”, planning for continuing education and deciding which options fit best could be a little challenging to navigate. With our “normal for now”, planning for pursuing more education shouldn’t stop. College Depot at Phoenix Public Library is still available to offer assistance with college planning, help with applying for financial aid and scholarships and offering guidance and resources…all remotely. Visit </span></span><a href="/collegedepot" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">College Depot</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">’s site or call 602-261-8847 to schedule a one-on-one remote appointment.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">These programs and services are by no means the only list of how Phoenix Public Library remains open available to you. Please visit our website to learn more about how to check out </span></span><a href="/browse/elibrary/ebooks" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">eBooks</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> and more, access </span></span><a href="/browse/elibrary/evideo" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">movies</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> and </span></span><a href="/browse/elibrary/emusic" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">music</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, take an </span></span><a href="/browse/elibrary/elearning" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">online course</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="/browse/learning-research" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">research</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> a favorite topic, or reach out to us through our Call Center or Ask Us feature. Thank you for adapting with us to the needs of the times and please stay safe and well.</span></span></p></div></div>
June 25, 2020 https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=56June 25, 2020 56<div class="ExternalClassC52A3DF683AA4C34A330CC1987A936B6"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">On May 18th, Phoenix Public Library implemented Phase I of a reopening plan which allows customers to place new holds on physical materials and pick them up via </span></span><a href="/ServicesForYou/Borrowing-Items/Pages/Curbside-Service.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> at </span></span><a href="/Locations/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">all Phoenix Public Library locations</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, except </span></span><a href="/locations/smcl/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">South Mountain Community Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> (SMCL). Current items on hold at SMCL will be available at </span></span><a href="/Locations/Pages/Ocotillo.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Ocotillo Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> (102 W. Southern Ave.) for pick up.</span></span> <br></p><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">After receiving notice that item(s) are available, customers will drive to their pick up library location during </span></span><a href="/ServicesForYou/Borrowing-Items/Pages/Curbside-Service.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Curbside Service</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> hours, and follow posted instructions. </span></span> <br></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">How It Works: </span></span> <br></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Customers do not need to call ahead or book an appointment. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Upon arrival follow posted instructions Please wait in your car</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Call the posted phone number and have your library card number ready. </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Library staff will checkout your item(s) and deliver them to the trunk or rear of your vehicle </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">To access online resources, place a hold or stay updated on Phoenix Public Library services visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org or call 602-262-4636, Monday, Friday & Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">To reduce the spread of COVID-19, wear a face covering and practice appropriate social distancing at all times.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">*Call Center hours updated Monday, June 8.</span></span> <br></p></div></div>
May 8, 2020https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=57May 8, 202057<div class="ExternalClass7FADA2C331BF490C927C6743B873B105"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Beginning 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9 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 their accounts.  We appreciate your patience as we implement this new service model. For more information please visit our website or call 602-262-4636 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F. Check back often for further service updates.</span></span>​​</p></div>
May 1, 2020https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=58May 1, 202058<div class="ExternalClassEFCF6C70C0F0445E8435E7D9328054CF"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Hello Phoenix Public Library Community,</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">I hope this finds you well; especially as our temperatures are now in the triple digits and we are officially headed into another Phoenix summer. I would like to again extend Phoenix Public Library’s thanks for your support and continued patience as we work through the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Arizona Governor </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Ducey</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> announced this week that Arizona’s “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” executive order will be extended until May 15th. Even with some limited loosening of the restrictions on the operation of nonessential businesses, Phoenix Public Library’s current status is that our book drops and locations will remain closed to in-person services. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority and we are working with City of Phoenix leadership on plans for a phased return to normal provision of city services when that is determined to be safe.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">As soon as we have an update for our phased re-opening, we will be sure to make multiple announcements on </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/Interest-Guides/Pages/Community/Health-Update.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix Public Library Updates</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, and our social media channels, (</span></span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix Public Library Facebook</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/PhxLibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix Public Library Twitter</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix Public Library Instagram</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, ) as well as reaching out to you via email. Until we are able to open our doors and interact with you in person, please continue to enjoy the services we have been able to provide online; such as launching </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids/Pages/Storytimes-Online.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">online early literacy and STEM programs</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, and expanding your access to thousands of our </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/elibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">eResources</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
April 2, 2020https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=59April 2, 202059<div class="ExternalClassCC6CFF5274114900BCBDA59F22D352B2"><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">These remain challenging times and as we all adjust to living physically distant and replacing regular outings with digital resources and virtual access, we want to assure you Phoenix Public Library staff are working hard to keep you connected with your library services. We continue to add online materials, expand access, and extend the length of time you can stream content.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">While we remain closed to in-person library services we are exploring ways in which to continue to utilize our talented staff, regularly adding virtual and online options for you. Read more below to discover how many of our online offerings are expanding. Visit us on our </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">website</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> regularly for updated online programing and follow us on </span></span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Facebook</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/PhxLibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Twitter</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> and </span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Instagram</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> to stay connected with us. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Looking for help? Visit </span></span><a href="https://www.phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">City of Phoenix Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources page</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> to find links, resources and assistance for job seeking, businesses, meals, housing, and more. Be sure to check this site regularly as more information is provided on a regular basis.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Storytimes</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> Online</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">It's </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">storytime</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">... from the comfort of your own home! </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids/Pages/Storytimes-Online.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Watch fun people read fun stories!</span></span> <br></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Included also on this page is fun, educational content to keep your children engaged, entertained, and learning.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Ask Us/Call Center</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Even though at this time we are not able to provide assistance in person, that doesn’t mean our personal service isn’t available for you! Phoenix Public Library’s Call Center and online “Ask a Librarian” remain available to assist in your accessing our resources and digital services. “Ask a Librarian” (online) and our Call Center are staffed Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Dial 602-262-4636 to speak with library staff or visit on our </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/askus/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Ask Us page on phoenixpubliclibrary.org.</span></span> </a><br></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">College Depot Services</span></span> <br></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">In ordinary times, planning for continuing education and deciding which options fit best can be a lot to handle. With “a new normal” presenting itself almost daily, planning for achieving more education shouldn’t stop. </span></span><a href="/collegedepot/Pages/Appointments.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">College Depot at Phoenix Public Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> is still available to help students and families navigate this new world through one-on-one appointments. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Whether it is learning how to achieve a high school diploma through </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot/COHS/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">College Depot’s Career Online High School</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> or exploring college options with college guidance experts, Phoenix Public Library is proud be able to continue to offer assistance with college planning, help with financial aid forms and scholarship applications through phone appointments. To schedule a remote appointment call 602-261-8847 or visit </span></span><a href="/collegedepot/Pages/Appointments.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">College Depot on phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">eLibrary</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">During the temporary closure of our buildings, you can still download </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">ebooks</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, audio books, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, and so much more to your phone, tablet or computer.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">In the past two weeks we have been able to expand access to some of our </span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">eResources</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> such as: </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Search/misc/esources.aspx?target=77" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Ancestry</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3"> – Normally, this popular resource is only available to our customers while visiting us in one of our 17 locations. We are pleased to announce Ancestry is now available remotely to Phoenix Public Library customers through April, 2020.  </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Online-Music.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Freegal</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3"> – a music download and streaming service that offers access to 16 million+ songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Each Phoenix Public Library cardholder now has access to unlimited streaming (up from 3 hours of streaming a day) through the end of September. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Greater Phoenix Digital Library (Overdrive)</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3"> – Be sure to visit the “Always Available” section (you can see it at the top of the screen) to find something in our growing collection of Always Available/Simultaneous use eBooks, Audiobooks, and magazines. </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Getting%20Started%20with%20Hoopla.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Hoopla </span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3">– explore Hoopla for music streaming, eBooks, Audiobooks, movie streaming and more. Take advantage of the recently added “Hoopla Bonus Borrows”, more material you can access that will not count towards your monthly borrow allotment (ordinarily 10 Hoopla items per month).</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">These are just a sampling of the expanded digital resources and services now available. Visit </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix Public Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> online and also give </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Getting-Started-With-Kanopy.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Kanopy</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> (on demand video streaming service), </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Getting-Started-with-Axis-360.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Best ePicks</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> (on Axis 360 - hot new titles, some not available from other platforms), and our </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Online-Magazines-and-Newspapers.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Online Magazines & Newspapers</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> a try!​</span></span></p></div></div>
March 16, 2020https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=60March 16, 202060<div class="ExternalClass059F3B7876044F61B3AD196EA4E70538"><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Hello Phoenix Public Library Community- </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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 </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops are temporarily closed, until further notice. 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. </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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!</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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 </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">. There remains in place a considerable amount of</span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/elibrary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> library digital services</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> available to you…</span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/eBooks/eBooks.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">e-books</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/eAudiobooks.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">e-audiobooks</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Online-Music.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">music</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Online-Video.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">movie, television and video streaming</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/Online-Magazines-and-Newspapers.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">newspapers and magazines</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/eLibrary/Pages/eLearning/eLearning.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">learning platforms</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">, a reference librarian question platform (</span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/askus/Pages/Email-Us.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Ask a Librarian</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">)…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.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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 </span></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix Public Library's website</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">.</span></span> <br></p></div></div>
March 15, 2020https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/AddOnContent/DispForm.aspx?ID=61March 15, 202061<div class="ExternalClass371B5C92210E41CBB49E6AF9B9025774"><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">Effective Monday, March 16, all Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops will be temporarily closed. We are extending our borrowing period and waiving all due dates until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time and check back frequently for more details.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">We strongly encourage our customers and communities to follow the health guidelines provided by:</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.azdhs.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Arizona Public Health System COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Maricopa County Public Health Department – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/866" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">City of Phoenix Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Education and Information</span></span> </a><br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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: </span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4">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.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">College Depot</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 4"> will make one on one appointments with College Guidance Counselors available by phone.</span></span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Please stay healthy and be sure to utilize all we have to offer online and check for regular updates from Phoenix Public Library. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div></div>