Salazar-Ajo Library

Salazar-Ajo Library We're looking forward to seeing you! Our libraries welcome the 1 million+ readers, learners, doers, & dreamers of Tucson and Pima County, AZ.

Our Facebook commenting guidelines: http://www.library.pima.gov/social-media-community-guidelines/ The Lillie C. Salazar-Ajo Branch Library was the first branch of the Pima County Public Library. It opened in 1946 and serves the communities of Ajo, Why, Lukeville, and communities on the Tohono O'odham Nation. It is named after Lillie C. Salazar, who worked at the branch from 1985 to 1997. She was

Our Facebook commenting guidelines: http://www.library.pima.gov/social-media-community-guidelines/ The Lillie C. Salazar-Ajo Branch Library was the first branch of the Pima County Public Library. It opened in 1946 and serves the communities of Ajo, Why, Lukeville, and communities on the Tohono O'odham Nation. It is named after Lillie C. Salazar, who worked at the branch from 1985 to 1997. She was

Operating as usual

Hi everyone, please know that the County's masking policy has been reinstated for all Pima County buildings, including l...
08/11/2021

Hi everyone, please know that the County's masking policy has been reinstated for all Pima County buildings, including libraries.

Hi everyone, as expected, the Pima County Board of Supervisors has reinstated their mask mandate for all Pima County buildings. Beginning August 11, 2021, masks must be worn by everyone in County buildings who is over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status. #MaskUp #StaySafe

Memo from County Administrator, Chuck Huckelberry:https://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Government/Administration/CHHmemosFor%20Web/2021/August/Reinstatement%20of%20Mask%20Requirement%20for%20Persons%20Entering%20County%20Buildings.pdf

Pima Animal Care Center will offer a wide array of help for pet owners on the 26th.
03/20/2021
Pima Animal Care Center to host free clinic for Ajo residents

Pima Animal Care Center will offer a wide array of help for pet owners on the 26th.

The event will feature microchips, pet supplies, food, and personal supplies for humans. In addition, a licensed veterinarian will be on hand to administer vaccines for rabies, parvo, and distemper.

02/11/2021
Someone seems to be putting hearts around our flower! All the best this February :-)
01/28/2021

Someone seems to be putting hearts around our flower!

All the best this February :-)

Someone seems to be putting hearts around our flower!

All the best this February :-)

We have an important service update for you. County employees have been asked to reduce their work hours in order to slo...
12/18/2020

We have an important service update for you. County employees have been asked to reduce their work hours in order to slow our exposure to the virus, so beginning December 21 the Eckstrom-Columbus Library will limit services to the pickup of existing holds from 10am-2pm only. Other libraries will temporarily close altogether.

May this be the last reduction of services in a long, long, long time! Please #maskup and be well everyone!

What services does the library offer? From November 16 to December 18, 2020:■ Can we come inside?Yes, but there will be ...
11/16/2020

What services does the library offer? From November 16 to December 18, 2020:

■ Can we come inside?
Yes, but there will be a limit on the number of people allowed in the building. Please be prepared: we require masks and will take the temperatures of all who enter. Additionally, children who are younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

■ May I pick out my own books?
Yes! Though we need you to be in and out quickly and observe social distancing. Please be prepared: we require masks and may take the temperatures of all who enter. We are also limiting the number of people in the building, so there may be a wait outside before you can enter. Children who are younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

■ Hours: M, T, TH, F 10am-5pm & Wednesdays 10am-6pm.

■ Holds pickup
2 ways! Either use curbside pickup (outside) or come in and help yourself.

■ Can I make copies or print something?
Yes, you can! You can even print from your personal laptop or phone over the wifi. Exact change is super-helpful if you don't have a debit card.

■ Can I use a computer?
Yes, however, you may be asked to wait, and sessions are limited to 30 minutes.

■ Can we use your meeting rooms?
Sorry, no. Neither our meeting rooms nor our study rooms are available at this time.

■ Do you have wifi?
Yes! It extends to our parking lots, too. The password is pclibrary

■ How can I get a library card?
Please apply online: https://www.library.pima.gov/getalibrarycard/

We thank you for your patience and flexibility! We are working hard to make sure that all of our libraries are safe for both staff and our visitors.

What services does the library offer? From November 16 to December 18, 2020:

■ Can we come inside?
Yes, but there will be a limit on the number of people allowed in the building. Please be prepared: we require masks and will take the temperatures of all who enter. Additionally, children who are younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

■ May I pick out my own books?
Yes! Though we need you to be in and out quickly and observe social distancing. Please be prepared: we require masks and may take the temperatures of all who enter. We are also limiting the number of people in the building, so there may be a wait outside before you can enter. Children who are younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

■ Hours: M, T, TH, F 10am-5pm & Wednesdays 10am-6pm.

■ Holds pickup
2 ways! Either use curbside pickup (outside) or come in and help yourself.

■ Can I make copies or print something?
Yes, you can! You can even print from your personal laptop or phone over the wifi. Exact change is super-helpful if you don't have a debit card.

■ Can I use a computer?
Yes, however, you may be asked to wait, and sessions are limited to 30 minutes.

■ Can we use your meeting rooms?
Sorry, no. Neither our meeting rooms nor our study rooms are available at this time.

■ Do you have wifi?
Yes! It extends to our parking lots, too. The password is pclibrary

■ How can I get a library card?
Please apply online: https://www.library.pima.gov/getalibrarycard/

We thank you for your patience and flexibility! We are working hard to make sure that all of our libraries are safe for both staff and our visitors.

This week (10/26-10/30) there are two ways to vote early! If you already have an early ballot you can drop it off curbsi...
10/26/2020

This week (10/26-10/30) there are two ways to vote early! If you already have an early ballot you can drop it off curbside at 11 locations across the County. If you want to vote in person you can do that now, too.
Please call the Pima County Recorder's Office at 520-724-4330 with your questions, do not call the voting sites.

Salazar-Ajo Library early voting hours are for Ajo Residents only:
■ Early Ballot Drop-off is inside the building M-F from 10-4
■ Early In-person Voting is M-F from 10-4

FULL LISTING OF LOCATIONS & TIMES
■ Curbside drop-off locations and hours: https://www.recorder.pima.gov/CurbsideBallotDrop-off
■ In-person voting locations and hours (please bring ID; a mask is recommended): https://www.recorder.pima.gov/Docs/2020/10-19-2020%20Early%20Voting%20Sites%202020%20General%20Election.pdf

This week (10/26-10/30) there are two ways to vote early! If you already have an early ballot you can drop it off curbside at 11 locations across the County. If you want to vote in person you can do that now, too.
Please call the Pima County Recorder's Office at 520-724-4330 with your questions, do not call the voting sites.

Salazar-Ajo Library early voting hours are for Ajo Residents only:
■ Early Ballot Drop-off is inside the building M-F from 10-4
■ Early In-person Voting is M-F from 10-4

FULL LISTING OF LOCATIONS & TIMES
■ Curbside drop-off locations and hours: https://www.recorder.pima.gov/CurbsideBallotDrop-off
■ In-person voting locations and hours (please bring ID; a mask is recommended): https://www.recorder.pima.gov/Docs/2020/10-19-2020%20Early%20Voting%20Sites%202020%20General%20Election.pdf

09/13/2020
¡Listos Para la Escuela!, pte 1/8

Ready, Set, School! ¡Listos para la escuela! es nuestro programa nuevo que les ha encantado a los padres de familias y ahora lo hemos adaptado para Facebook LIVE! Niños (4 a 5 años) aprenderán conocimientos básicos para la escuela a través de cuentos, canciones y actividades interactivas. A demás los tutores aprenderán maneras para apoyar a sus hijos en casa y prepáralos para ser exitosos en la escuela. Este programa ha sido diseñado para que lo vean los tutores/padres de familia con sus hijos, juntos.

Salazar-Ajo Library
09/13/2020

Salazar-Ajo Library

08/10/2020
Do I Need a COVID-19 Test?

Registration for the Free COVID-19 Test is Required.

Please call 1-800-635-8611 to register by phone.

or by going to the link below.

https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/

This program is part of the public-private partnership announced on March 13, 2020. eTrueNorth is working with HHS, state and local officials, and pharmacy and lab partners to open testing sites in areas of need.

08/07/2020

Free COVID-19 Testing In Ajo

For those who want to be tested for COVID-19, there will be free testing for the community at the Ajo High School on Tuesday, August 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm

Date of Testing: 8/11/2020

Site Location: Ajo High School, 111 N Well Rd, Ajo, AZ, 85321

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

Community Served: Ajo/Sells

Mobile Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Blitz is being sponsored by the Pima County Health Department.

Thank you for your time-

Everyone wears their mask to protect someone — whether it’s abuela, granddad, auntie, mommy-to-be or the strangers in li...
07/20/2020

Everyone wears their mask to protect someone — whether it’s abuela, granddad, auntie, mommy-to-be or the strangers in line at the grocery store. So, who do you wear your mask for? #MaskUpPimaCounty
More info at https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=595873

¡Por favor #UsaTuCubrebocas! Todos queremos reabrir las empresas y regresar a nuestras actividades favoritas, así que haremos nuestra parte en proteger nuestra comunidad. Usa un cubrebocas ayuda a prevenir la propagación del virus de una persona pre-sintomática o asintomática a los demás y también puede brindarle alguna protección a la persona que lo trae puesto. Ponga de su parte – ¡UsaTuCubrebocas!
Más información https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=596539

Photos from Salazar-Ajo Library's post
06/24/2020

Photos from Salazar-Ajo Library's post

Salazar-Ajo Library's cover photo
06/17/2020

Salazar-Ajo Library's cover photo

So much is changing that we are only updating one page right now. Please follow the primary Pima County Public ...
05/13/2020

So much is changing that we are only updating one page right now. Please follow the primary Pima County Public Library page for up-to-date library news; this page is on hiatus. Link: https://www.facebook.com/pimacountylibrary/

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/05/guidance-restaurants-coffee-shops-barbers-and-cosmetologistsGuidance for Re...
05/05/2020
Guidance For Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Barbers And Cosmetologists

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/05/guidance-restaurants-coffee-shops-barbers-and-cosmetologists

Guidance for Restaurants Re-Opening -

PHOENIX — Following continued positive data trends, Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next steps Arizona will take to gradually reenergize the economy. The Governor issued an Executive Order allowing cosmetologists and barber shops to resume appointment-based services this Friday, May 8 and ...

We're sorry, but most of our staff members are under a Stay at Home order, so this page -- temporarily -- is not being u...
03/31/2020

We're sorry, but most of our staff members are under a Stay at Home order, so this page -- temporarily -- is not being updated. Please visit our Pima County Public Library page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pimacountylibrary/.
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Hi everyone, all libraries and library book drops are closed until further notice.

Library material due dates have all been extended to May 1, 2020. Hang onto your books and DVDs until we reopen, there’s no need to renew them.

Visit our website at library.pima.gov for more details and access to digital materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/
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En español:
Hola a todos, todas las bibliotecas y los buzones de devolución de libros permanecerán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso.

Las fechas de vencimiento de todos los materiales bibliotecarios se han extendido hasta el día 1 de mayo de 2020. Conserve en casa sus libros y DVDs de la biblioteca hasta que volvamos a abrir, no hay necesidad de renovarlos.

Visite nuestro sitio web en https://www.library.pima.gov/ para obtener más detalles y acceder a materiales digitales las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana.

Para más información: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

Hi everyone, all libraries and library book drops are closed until further notice.Library material due dates have all be...
03/18/2020

Hi everyone, all libraries and library book drops are closed until further notice.

Library material due dates have all been extended to May 1, 2020. Hang onto your books and DVDs until we reopen, there’s no need to renew them.

Visit our website at library.pima.gov for more details and access to digital materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

en español:
Hola. Al final del día, se cerrarán todas las bibliotecas y los buzones de devolución hasta nuevo aviso.

Los préstamos se extenderán hasta el 1 de mayo del 2020. Por favor, no regrese sus libros o películas hasta que la biblioteca vuelva a abrir.

Visite nuestro sitio web en library.pima.gov para más información y para utilizar recursos digitales, disponibles 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana.

Para más información, visite https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

Pima County Public Library
03/17/2020

Pima County Public Library

Hi everyone, as of 8:00pm Tuesday, March 17, all libraries and library book drops will close until further notice.

Library material due dates have all been extended to May 1, 2020. Hang onto your books and DVDs until we reopen, there’s no need to renew them.

Visit our website at library.pima.gov for more details and access to digital materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More information: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

en español:
Hola. Al final del día, se cerrarán todas las bibliotecas y los buzones de devolución hasta nuevo aviso.

Los préstamos se extenderán hasta el 1 de mayo del 2020. Por favor, no regrese sus libros o películas hasta que la biblioteca vuelva a abrir.

Visite nuestro sitio web en library.pima.gov para más información y para utilizar recursos digitales, disponibles 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana.
Para más información, visite https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

The library situation is changing quickly, sometimes hourly. Stay up to date with this blog post which is being continuo...
03/17/2020

The library situation is changing quickly, sometimes hourly. Stay up to date with this blog post which is being continuously updated. https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

Library update, as of 9:00am Tuesday, March 17. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

■ Polling places at libraries are open. Elections folks have their own protocols to keep people safe.
■ No more Interlibrary loans from other libraries until further notice.
■ All meeting rooms are closed to public use.
■ All events are cancelled through March 31. All tax help has been cancelled completely.
■ Computer labs will completely close for 30 minutes twice a day, so staff can wipe everything down (yes, we have protective gloves!).

For the most up-to-date information about our libraries: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/update-covid-19-and-library-services/

Hi everyone, our internet is down. We hope it will be back up by tomorrow -- we'll let you know here, or you could give ...
01/10/2020

Hi everyone, our internet is down. We hope it will be back up by tomorrow -- we'll let you know here, or you could give us a call.

How cool is this? The photo is from 1923. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
01/09/2020

How cool is this? The photo is from 1923. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

Today's #ThrowbackThursday photo dates back to 1923 and remembers the Historic Ajo Train Depot when it was still used by the Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad.

This building was constructed in 1916 and used for many years until the 1980s when the mine near Ajo closed and this, along with many other historic buildings, went vacant. In 2001 it was listed in the National Register of Historic Place and in 2008 it was purchased by the nonprofit ISDA International Sonoran Desert Alliance. Thanks to a partnership between the County and ISDA, the structure now serves as the Ajo Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce office.

Address

15 W Plaza St, # 179
Ajo, AZ
85321

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(520) 387-6075

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Bookbike, Bookmobile, Books on Wheels, Books by Mail
Book Clubs
Caboodle Book Club Kits
Career Online High School accredited diploma
Classes on citizenship, English, computer & job skills, starting a business, and effective research
Culture Passes to area museums, theaters, gardens, and state parks
Early Literacy support for parents & caregivers
Homework Center
Information-on-demand
Interlibrary Loan
Jobs & Career Help
LGBTQ+ Services
Librarian Files
Meeting Rooms
Memory Kits
New immigrant support services
Public Access Computers
Public Health Nurses & referral
Nutritious snacks and meals for children
Social services referral
Southwest Books of the Year
Special collection: local music
Storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschool-age children
Summer Reading
Wi-Fi (free)
Writer-in-Residence

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The Salazar-Ajo Branch Library was the second public library in all of Pima County. It opened in 1946 and serves the communities of Ajo, Why, Lukeville, and communities on the Tohono O'odham Nation. It is named after Lillie C. Salazar, who worked at the branch from 1985 to 1997. She was the branch manager when she died at the age of 59. Although she was born in Jerome, she spent much of her life in Ajo and was known by many as "Lillie from the library." The current location opened in 1996 with 5,000 square feet in two rooms. The collection has 20,000 items including books, CDs, DVDs, videos, talking books, magazines, newspapers, and Spanish-language materials. It serves as a location for community organizations, a homework help center for school children and general meeting place for community residents. About Ajo, Arizona Ajo was established as an unincorporated mining community in the 1800s. Ajo is designated by Pima County as a colonia. After Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation closed its mining operations in the area, Ajo became a retirement community and a gateway to travel in Mexico. The school, K-12, serves a large area including Ajo, Why, Lukeville and the town of Sonoyta in Mexico. Social media commenting guidelines: http://www.library.pima.gov/social-media-community-guidelines/

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Jacqueline Soule's 2 classes on Friday and Saturday were AWESOME! Look out friends - you are going to get what she taught us to make. Milled Herbal Soap and cool bath soakers!
I am excited to travel once again to your lovely town and present "Lush and Low Water Landscapes for the Ajo Area." This is a Free lecture this Friday, Nov. 3rd at 2:00 pm. See you there!