Issue 6 | April 2018
Pinal County
Library District
NEWSLETTER
Make the Most of Your Library: Suggest A Purchase
Whether it's books, movies, music, or comics, you can count on our library collections to have something that interests you. But what happens when you want something specific, and it's not in the library catalog?

Never fear! We may be able to order a copy for you. That's what our Suggest a Purchase page is all about.

Just let us know who you are, what item you want, and what library should get it. Our library staff will look for the item and if appropriate, order a copy for the collection.

And for those more obscure items, we can also try borrowing a copy from another library system, so you can check it out. Just click "yes" to show you would be interested in an InterLibrary Loan.

You can get to the Suggest a Purchase page by clicking the link on the right hand side of any page in our catalog. Or from our homepage , just scroll to the bottom and find the Suggest a Purchase link in the center column, under Services.
Auto-Renew Your Checked Out Items!
For your convenience, our libraries now offer Auto-Renew: a new service that automatically renews eligible items before they become overdue.
 
How does it work?
Three days before items are due, they will automatically be renewed. The new due date will be calculated from the current due date.
 
Will all of my items get renewed?
Items that have reached the maximum number of allowed renewals and items that have hold requests will not be renewed.
 
How will I know if items have been renewed and what their new due dates are?
If you have elected to receive email notifications from us, you will receive an email letting you know which items have been renewed and which have not, along with their due dates. You can also check your due dates -- or change your preferences for receiving library notices-- through the My Account page on our website. 
Featured Events This Month
Here are a few programs taking place this month at libraries around Pinal County. Click on a program title for more information:
FridayApril 20, 6-8 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

Come share your hidden talents. Whether you are an aspiring singer, poet, or musician, this is a fantastic opportunity to express yourself!  Feel free to bring snacks and your own drinks. Come experience all of the great local talent! Program takes place on the third Friday of each month. Please call for further details.
Saturday April 21, 9 AM - 3 PM
Oracle Public Library
565 E American Ave 
Oracle, AZ 85623 
(520) 896-2121

The Oracle Public Library will be holding its semi-annual book sale in the library parking lot on Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Oracle Oaks Festival. Find great deals on gently-used books and help support your local library! Please call for further details.
 
Saturday, April 28, 1-4 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
(484) 474-8555

Where can you walk through a bus outfitted for space travel, learn about forensic science, and view solar flares firsthand? At the Apache Junction Public Library, of course! Join us as we celebrate the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math at Family STEM Day, Saturday, April 28 th 1-4 PM! Explore our open house with STEM gadgets, hands-on activities, and demos. Local guests include AJPD Forensic Unit, Superstition Mountain Astronomical League, Earthseed Tiny Home, SSS Rocketry, and more!  Please call for further details.
Friday,April 27, 5 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

What would your stuffed animals do if we let them have a sleepover in the library?
Find out on Friday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m., as children bring one of their favorite stuffed animals to a special story time. Children will listen to a story and then tuck their animal in to sleep for the night.
The next morning, Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m., children are invited back to the library. Enjoy a snack, wake your stuffed animal up, and discover what all the animals did while the library was closed! Pajamas are encouraged. This program is geared toward children ages 3-7. Please bring a stuffed animal that your child can be without for the night. Children must be with a parent or legal guardian at all times. Registration is not required. Please call for further details.
Want More Upcoming Events? Check Our Calendar!
Pinal County Libraries have a lot going on!
Th e Events Calendar on our website lists many of the programs happening in libraries around the county.

In addition, some of the larger local libraries have their own, more detailed calendars. Here are some handy links to other library calendars:
Research Spotlight
Our libraries are fun places with a lot of entertainment to offer, but we also provide great research tools. We offer subscription research databases that you can access for free with your library card.
This month's feature database:
Career Transitions

Whether you need help determining your career interests, finding a training program, preparing your resume, or finding a job to apply for, Career Transitions can help you make the most of your job searching and career exploration efforts.

Career Transitions offers:
• Multiple job-search options, including internships and entry-level
• Comprehensive education and training options by career, program, and location
• Assistance matching work and military experience to new careers
• Hundreds of career overview videos, including “A Day in the Life” series
• All continually updated with expert advice and industry-leading content!

You can find Career Transitions, along with all of our other research databases, on our library's research page .

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