Salazar-Ajo Library

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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 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 facility 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. Citation: "A reference aid to library names," Arizona Daily Star, p. 49E, Dec. 31, 1999. 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. Commenting guidelines: http://www.library.pima.gov/social-media-community-guidelines/

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.

Our library will be closed Monday, January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our bookdrop and all of our...
01/08/2020

Our library will be closed Monday, January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our bookdrop and all of our online services will remain accessible, so if you want an eBook or need our auto repair or genealogy services you can still reach them.

Ajo is in the news again!
12/06/2019
Ajo, Arizona, is the story of a better America

Ajo is in the news again!

Deborah Fallows writes that while America's national government may be divided, even paralyzed, towns across the country are often acting in a united way, facing their problems, negotiating their solutions and taking action for the greater good of their communities.

According to a member of the Arizona Memories group, this is Ajo Plaza before 1946. What do you still recognize? #TBT #T...
12/06/2019

According to a member of the Arizona Memories group, this is Ajo Plaza before 1946. What do you still recognize?
#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

12/03/2019

MAKE A NO SEW BLANKET TOMORROW IN THE LIBRARY AT 3:30. ALL SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED.

12/03/2019

STORYTIME TUESDAY
AT 10:30AM

Salazar-Ajo Library
11/27/2019

Salazar-Ajo Library

Pima County Public Library
11/27/2019

Pima County Public Library

Update: as of 12/2, we are all systems go. We are back to normal, thanks to IT staff at the Library, Pima County IT, and at our vendors. They worked through the Thanksgiving weekend to get things fixed as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

11/26/2019

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday
November 28th and
November 29th

'I've never told anyone': Stories of life in Indian boarding schools
11/26/2019
'I've never told anyone': Stories of life in Indian boarding schools

'I've never told anyone': Stories of life in Indian boarding schools

A new book by Ojibwe author Denise Lajimodiere, “Stringing Rosaries,” tells the first-person stories of life for Native American children who were sent to boarding schools designed to purge their language and culture.

UPDATE: Yay, we are up and running today, all systems normal. Thank you for your patience.Hi everyone, we are open today...
11/21/2019

UPDATE: Yay, we are up and running today, all systems normal. Thank you for your patience.

Hi everyone, we are open today, but have no wifi or internet. We will keep you updated here.

Salazar-Ajo Library's cover photo
11/20/2019

Salazar-Ajo Library's cover photo

Pima County Public Library
11/10/2019

Pima County Public Library

1919-2019. Did you know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Tucson's first Veterans Day parade? More than 100 entrants are expected. Parade info: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/newsnet/100th-annual-veterans-day-parade-monday

Just a reminder that all 26 public libraries will be closed this Monday in honor of Veterans Day. All online services like eBooks, streaming movies, and music will remain available.

Veterans Day: All Libraries Closed
11/09/2019
Veterans Day: All Libraries Closed

Veterans Day: All Libraries Closed

All Pima County Public Library locations are closed in observance of Veterans Day. Book drops will be open at branch locations for you to return items. The Library's online services, such as the catalog, My Account, digital media, and E-Library will be available.

11/09/2019
11/09/2019

The library will be closed today from 1 to 2 pm!

10/20/2019
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10/17/2019
09/28/2019

Adulting 101 at 11:00 AM Saturday

09/20/2019

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15 W Plaza St, # 179
Ajo, AZ
85321

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(520) 387-6075

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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!