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Hotspots available for check-out
Casa Grande Public Library cardholders can access free, high-speed internet from almost anywhere through the Wi-Fi hotspot lending program. Portable hotspots allow library cardholders who do not have home internet access to easily get online from almost anywhere using a Wi-Fi-enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop. A limited number of hotspots are available to check out from each library branch.
Gale Learning Courses
What’s on your list to learn? Maybe you’d like to build up your business know-how, master a second language or conquer code? Whatever it is, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest with Gale Courses. These classes are held entirely online, led by expert instructors and, best of all, free with your library card. Select from hundreds of personal and professional development courses covering a variety of topics. While the sessions are six weeks long, the lessons are released twice a week — so you can keep up or catch up. A new round of courses starts every month. To learn when the next enrollment of Gale Courses is, visit https://education.gale.com/l-casa30302.
Don’t have a library card?
Those who do not have a library card may register for one online to gain access to all the library’s electronic resources, including Libby, Hoopla and Gale Courses. To register online, go to cglibrary.org, click on the “Log In” link in the top right corner, then click on the link to “Register Now.” To upgrade an account to borrow physical materials, stop by the library in person during regular hours of operation.
Used books for sale
A selection of used books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs is available for sale at both the Main and Vista Grande libraries. Selection is refreshed weekly. Hardbacks are $2 each and paperbacks are 50 cents each or three for $1. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps
Three-fourths of Arizona third graders do not read proficiently, and 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, participants may help change a child’s future. For more information email email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.