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Holiday hours

The Main Library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. On Friday, both branches will be closed.

Community Blood Drive

The city of Casa Grande Employee Wellness Committee is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those donating may learn their antibody status, which could help patients battling COVID-19. The blood drive will be held in the activity room at the Main Library. Advance appointments are encouraged to help maintain social distancing. To make an appointment, call 877-258-4825 or go to https://bit.ly/2Wm53hT. All donors must bring and wear a mask or cloth-based face covering.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Three-fourths of Arizona third graders do not read proficiently. An estimated 65% of America’s fourth graders read below grade level. Achieve Pinal is partnering with the city of Casa Grande Public Library and the Casa Grande Elementary School District to recruit community-based volunteers ages 50 and over. By volunteering as a reading tutor, volunteers can help change a child’s future. For more information email caryl@acheivepinal.org.

Used books for sale

A small selection of used books and DVDs is available for sale at both the Main and Vista Grande libraries. Hardbacks are $2 each and paperbacks are 50 cents each or three books for $1. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

Come in and browse

Both branches of the library are open to the public for browsing, check-out and computer use. The number of people allowed in the buildings is limited to approximately 25% of typical capacity. Masks are required in all city facilities.

Curbside pickup

Don’t feel like coming in? Curbside pickup is available during regular business hours. For more information call 520-836-8710 for Main, 520-421-8652 for Vista or email cglibrary@casagrandeaz.gov.

Contactless delivery, pickup

The library is now offering contactless delivery and pickup. Library materials will be delivered to and picked up from outside your door. No interaction needed! Want to learn more? Call 520-421-8652, ext. 5019 or email cglibrary@casagrandeaz.gov.

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