Information from the Joyner-Green Valley Library

Starting on Monday, May 18, Joyner-Green Valley will be open from 10a-5p on Monday through Friday.  We will provide these basic services:

1.     Reserve Pickup:

Customers may reserve items online or by calling 520-791-4010.  Once they receive notification that their reserves are ready, customers can call 594-5295 (extension 3) the day before they visit the library.  On the phone, we will take their library card information and check their materials out so that they are bagged and ready to go when the customers arrive.  Most of our services will be “Grab and Go” in the front entry but we will also offer curbside services on the west side of the building for those who require.

2.     30 Minute Computer Reservations:
We will provide thirty minute sessions on 9 public computers which are a minimum of 6 feet apart.  These sessions are first come, first served.  In order to abide by social distancing protocols, staff will only provide minimal technology assistance.  Customers using computers will enter the building through the courtyard entrance.

3.      Copying, Printing, Faxing:

Customers may make photocopies, print from computers and fax documents.  Due to occupancy restrictions, customers wishing to use these services may need to wait outside until space in the building is available.


“I NEED A BOOK” USED BOOK SALE

With library closures and restrictions, we know that many community members are looking for good books to read.  In an effort to help out the community, the Friends of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Library bookstores will be hosting a two-day used book sale on Friday, May 22 and Saturday May 23 from 8 am to noon, in our warehouse at 125 W Calle de las Tiendas.

Please bring your own shopping bags so you can fill them with good reading material. COVID-19 protocols will be followed, which means only ten people will be allowed in the warehouse at a time, masks will be required and social distancing will be implemented.

This is a book sale to help the community during the library closure, so we are asking you to please refrain from bringing any book donations to this event.  For more information and directions to the sale, please visit our website at gvlibraryfriends.org.  or visit our Facebook page Friends of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Library.  See you there!

Click here for a bigger map to the book sale


Pima County Libraries are opening with restrictions

Information from the Pima County Public Library

(Tucson, AZ) We’re happy to announce that we plan to open with limited services starting on Monday, May 18, at 10 am.

When we open, our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Here is what we are doing to keep you safe: 

  • Setting up services to be as contactless as possible.
  • Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from each other.
  • Wearing cloth face coverings and gloves.
  • Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols put out by the CDC and OSHA.
  • All buildings were thoroughly disinfected while we were closed.

We ask that you do your part to keep our staff and other customers safe. We ask that you:

  • Be willing to have your temperature taken before you enter the building. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be asked to come back at a later time.
  • Wear a cloth face covering. If you don’t have one, we will provide one.
  • Make sure your hands are clean. We will provide hand sanitizing stations.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from anyone else when you visit.
  • Keep in mind that your visit will be short.

We appreciate your help keeping everyone safe and healthy.

When we open, it will not be business as usual.

For the protection of the public and staff, we are putting in some parameters.

Limited services

  • We will offer holds pickup, limited computer use on a first-come, first-served basis, and use of our printing, copying, and fax services. More services will resume over time.

Limited hours

  • Libraries will be open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Limited number of people in the building

  • Much like businesses, we will allow a limited number of people in the building at any time. Please be aware that you will most likely have to wait in line to get into the Library.

Limited access to the building

  • Spaces will be blocked off to allow for appropriate social distancing.

Limited time in the building

  • Your visit will be short, as we must keep building capacity low. We look forward to a future date when you can hang out in the Library, but right now, please plan to come and go quickly.

We know many of you have books to return…

  • We have extended all due dates to July 1, so don’t worry about overdue fines.
  • All returns must be placed in the book chute.
  • Staff cannot take items for you, and we are setting items aside for three days before checking them in.

Things will be a little different from library to library due to building configurations, staffing, and available resources. Please watch for signs and ask our helpful staff to help you navigate your visit.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work together in new ways.

The following libraries will not open on May 18. They will open at a future date.

  • Dusenberry-River Library
  • El Rio Library

Please use nearby libraries until these libraries open.

Use the Library from home!

  • Call Infoline at 520-791-4010 to ask questions. Or, send in your question using our contact form.
  • Browse the online catalog and place holds from home. Then come to the library for a quick visit to pick up your holds. 
  • Our download and streaming services, including eBooks, audiobooks, video, music, magazines, and newspapers, are all available 24x7.
  • Our E-Library has all of your research and learning needs taken care of! Learn a language, research a topic, or do your family tree, all with your library card.

We hope you are as excited as we are about reopening. Since our faces will be covered, you won’t see our smiles, but be assured, we will be happy to see you.



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Program information will be published

when the libraries reopen. 

The library publishes flyers, including calendars for programs at Green Valley and Sahuarita each month. Click on the title lines or thumbnails below to see and download the programs and calendars. After you download the file, you can print it. Or you can pick up a copy at the library.


Green Valley Adult Programs

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Green Valley Family Programs

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Sahuarita Programs


To receive a monthly email bulletin with program and other information, become a member of the Friends of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Library and help us support our libraries and their programs.

Click here for our Membership Link. Join online or download a membership application to mail in.

Food Bank in the Library

You can now make donations to the Community Food Bank in the Green Valley Library.  The Food Bank has placed a blue donation bin near the Express Book section of the library.  You can put donations of non-perishable food in the bin any time the library is open.


Other Events at Sahuarita Library

For all current events at the Sahuarita Library, please look at the event listings on the Pima County Public Library website: www.library.pima.gov


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THIS GROUP MEETS 

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY FROM 2PM TO 4PM 

This is a community meeting. This is not a library-sponsored event and is subject to change without notice.

For dates, please look at the event listings on the Pima County Public Library website: www.library.pima.gov

Regular activities

Brain Builder Play Time
First Thursday of the Month 10:30
-11:15 am

Did you know that children build their brains through play? It's true! Imaginative play builds reading skills. Playing with blocks builds math skills. Playing with other children builds social skills. All of these skills will help your young child develop the skills they need when they go to school. But the best thing is, it's fun! You and your child, ages 8 months to 4 years, can come play at the library with a variety of learning toys to help build your child's brain.

Omnivorous Readers: Book Club for Adults      

Third Saturday of the Month  10:30 am-12:00 pm

This is a community meeting. This is not a library-sponsored event and is subject to change without notice.

For dates, please look at the event listings on the Pima County Public Library website: www.library.pima.gov


Contact Info:

Sahuarita Library

Pima County Public Library

725 W Via Rancho Sahuarita

Sahuarita AZ  85629

520-594-5490

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