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Hello Prescott Public Library Patrons -

Summer Reading! Fourth of July! Prescott Rodeo! We are a long way from where we were last summer. Last summer COVID-19 restricted use of the library and our usual summer celebrations. This summer, due to COVID-19 vaccinations, things are starting to return to “normal”. We are gradually transitioning our COVID protocol use of the library to a more open policy. The library is heavily used with more than 1,000 people through our doors on most days. All segments of our community use the library, and we want to safely provide service for everyone. In Yavapai County only 37% of those eligible to be vaccinated have been. As the majority of residents have not been vaccinated, you will see some things in the library are slower to transition back to normal.
  • We still have reduced capacity in rooms for library programs and for community groups that use the spaces. 
  • We have reduced numbers of public computers available. 
  • Some of our programs are still virtual and others offered in a hybrid format.  
  • We encourage non-vaccinated people who visit the library to wear masks.

We realize some of these actions are inconvenient, but we are striving to provide good library service in a constantly changing health environment. Hopefully, as more people are vaccinated and COVID-19 continues to retreat we will be able to remove these last protective measures. Have an enjoyable summer.

I’ll see you in the library.
Roger Saft, Library Director
Crafts-to-Go Kits for Adults
Thanks to a grant from the Arizona State Library, our Crafts-to-Go kits are better than ever. Patrons ages 18 and up have the opportunity to learn and create new arts and crafts pieces each month. Stop by the Ask a Librarian desk starting at 9 am on Thursday, July 1 to get your kit to make color block candles. 

Self-checkout stations
Our library staff is always available to help you check out items, but did you know we also have six self-checkout stations around the library? We put together some tips and tricks on how to use them effectively. Find them on our website.

Find Your Child's Next Great Read
Helping a child choose the right book at the right time is so important and can lead to a lifelong enthusiasm for reading. It can be hard to make that perfect match of a child’s interest and the right reading level, but Youth Services librarians at Prescott Public Library love to help your child find that “just right” book.

Virtual FRANK Talks: Listening Through Fear: Understanding Extremism in America
Wednesday, July 14 at 6 pm via Zoom
Chamber Music
Friday, July 16 at 3:30 pm
Prescott Writers: Creating Believable Characters in Your Writings
Tuesday, July 27 at 6 pm
Juggler James Reid
Saturday, July 10 at 10 am and 2 pm
Harry Potter Family Fun Night
Wednesday, July 28 at 6 pm
Magician Eddie Siller
Saturday, July 31 at 10 am or 2 pm
215 E Goodwin St
Prescott, AZ 86303