Issue 11 | September 2018
Pinal County
Library District
Make the Most of Your Library...Placing a Hold Request
You know your local library is full of great materials, from bestselling novels and hit movies, to popular non-fiction, music, and picture books for the kids. But what happens when the item you want isn't on the shelf?

Don't worry! Your library card works at all 12 of our library affiliates throughout Pinal County. What's more, we're happy to send a copy of the item you're looking for--from the library that has it to the library where you need it.

When you see an item you want in our online catalog, just click the "Place Request" button. We'll locate an available copy of the item and send it to the library of your choice. We'll set it aside and notify you that it's there for you to check out. If there are lots of people waiting for the same title, we'll add you to the queue and let you know when it's your turn.

Look for the "Place Request" button in our catalog, to the right of the title you want tot borrow ...or just ask our friendly library staff for help.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Since 1987,  Library Card Sign-up Month  has been celebrated each September, to mark the beginning of the school year. Getting a library card is a big step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning, and it's is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies out there--because a library card is absolutely FREE!

Let this special month be your reminder to drop by and get your library card. You'll love all the great resources it can make available! If you already have a card, it's a great time to make sure your account is still active and up-to-date.

And if you don't have a library nearby, you can still sign up for a Virtual Library Card . It gives you access to all the downloadable materials and research databases available through our website.
Featured Events This Month
Here are just a few of the programs taking place at libraries around Pinal County this month.
Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2 PM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road
Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Bring in your laptop, phone or tablet and learn how to get more out of it.
Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 PM
Casa Grande Main Library
449 N. Dry Lake
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8710

Topics vary and may include Basic computing, Facebook, Basic Internet, iPad & Android.
Contact the Casa Grande Main Library for schedule.and more information.
Tuesday, September 25 from 4-6 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

With Arizona’s primary over and regular elections just around the corner, make your opinion count by registering to vote. Coolidge Public Library is working with Pinal County Recorder’s office to bring voter registration to our patrons. 
Want More Upcoming Events?
Check our Calendars!
The Events Calendar on our website lists many of the programs happening in libraries around the county.

Some of the larger local libraries have their own, more detailed 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 :

Books & Authors offers a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature. Backed by a team of hand-picked genre experts, Books & Authors helps guide readers to books that match their interests.

Features include:
  • A "who, what, when, where" feature that lets you describe a book you like, and find others like it
  • Menus help you browse by Author, Title, or Genre
  • Full text author biographies
  • Book reviews and suggested "read-alikes"

You can find Gale Books & Authors and our other online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab.

Pinal County Library District