Issue 70 | August 2023
Library in The SpotLight!
About the Viney Jones Library
A Little History:
Viney Jones was a Florence Librarian that worked for the town of Florence from 1978 to 1997. She ran the old Florence library out of what is now the Florence Senior Center at 330 N. Pinal Street. Viney Jones died in 2001 and to honor her name and dedication to her craft, the Florence Town Council voted to name the library portion of the Town of Florence Library and Community Center the Viney Jones Memorial Library.
Maker Space:
The library hold a variety of maker space equipment in the Library Learning Commons that can be reserved and used during regular library hours. This includes sewing machines, 3D printers, multi-media equipment, cricuts, and glowforges.
Call the library to make a reservation Today!
(520) 868-8311
Quiet Space:
Looking for a space to study, hold a small meeting, or conduct an interview? Call or drop by the Viney Jones Library to reserve their Study Room.
Fun for the kids:
Viney Jones has so many AWESOME books, games, crafts, and programs for the kids. However, one item that is flying off the shelves is the "STEAM to GO!" kits. These kits engage future engineers to explore with hands on crafts, machines, electronics, and coding materials. These kits can be checked out just like library books! Pick Up one today!
Virtual StoryTime
Hi! I'm Ms. Jasmine!
Your NEW Outreach Librarian!
I'll be doing in person Story Times and other programming throughout the Pinal County Library System; including Virtual Story Time which I'll post on our YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages. I hope to See You Soon!
Here are just a handful of the more than 300 free library programs taking place this month. Please visit our online calendar to view a complete list.
Tuesday, Aug. 8th, 9:30 am-11:00 am
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
(520) 568-2926

Take some time for yourself to relax with some coloring and quiet conversation each Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:00 a.m. We have all the necessary supplies, so just bring your best conversation topics!
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: Social | Health & Wellness | Arts & Crafts 
Tuesday, Aug. 8th | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
(480) 474-8555

Dungeon & Dragons Campaigns for ages 10 & up!
Tweens, teens and young adults can play this popular tabletop game with enthusiastic, volunteer D&D Masters!
AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Teens |
EVENT TYPE: | Games |
Wednesday, Aug. 30th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Viney Jones Library & Community Center
(520) 868-8311

Teens are invited to learn how to make a tasty watermelon, blueberry, banana split.
AGE GROUP: | Teens|
EVENT TYPE: | Social | Health & Wellness | Teen 
Wednesday, August 9th, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Casa Grande Public Library
(520) 421-8710

GED and ESL Tutoring provided by volunteers will be available at the Main Library. Email Eva at [email protected] to connect with a tutor coordinator to match your needs with an available tutor.
For more information, visit
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Literacy Programs | Language Learning
Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vista Grande Library
(520) 421-8652

Have a little social time while enjoying cookies, coffee, and coloring!
Come to the Vista Grande Library on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and enjoy Cookies, Coffee, and Coloring! Bring your own coffee or drink some of ours! Cookies, coloring pages, markers, and colored pencils will be provided.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Summer Reading Program | Social | Group Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 10th, 2:00 pm
Superior Public Library
(520) 689-2327

Join your neighbors and the Superior Public Library staff for a mid-day movie! Fun for all ages! All are Welcome, NO sign Ups Required!
*Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult*
AGE GROUP: | Family|
EVENT TYPE: |Social | Group Meeting
This Month's Featured Database
The Pinal County Library District website provides a catalog of all of our library materials. Patrons can download e-books and e-audiobooks, and access a suite of research databases.

But what if you can't find what you're looking for, or something doesn't seem to work right?

Just like at your local library, you can Ask a Librarian! Just click the "Ask A Question" button in the center of the screen on our homepage and fill out the online form. Send us a description of what you need or what went wrong, and staff at Pinal County Library District will get back to you by phone or email (your choice) to help troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

Please note that staff are only available during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Questions submitted after hours or on weekends will be answered the following business day.

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Issue 70 | August 2023