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All three Glendale Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. The outdoor book drops will also be closed and no items will be due on this holiday.
 

As Main and Foothills Libraries' phone system is upgraded, we are experiencing random outages. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you can't reach Main, Foothills, or the automated renewal line, please try the Velma Teague Branch at 623-930-3430 or click here to access your account online.

 
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  • Sept. 5: West Valley Library Crawl - Make & Take Craft!

    Sept. 5: West Valley Library Crawl - Make & Take Craft!

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  • Sept. 1-30: A Map of Days Signed Book Trivia Contest!

    Sept. 1-30: A Map of Days Signed Book Trivia Contest!

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  • August 23: Getting Crafty with Miss Janet - Craft Mania

    August 23: Getting Crafty with Miss Janet - Craft Mania

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  • August 22: ReferenceUSA Demo

    August 22: ReferenceUSA Demo

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  • August 6-31: Make & Take Craft

    August 6-31: Make & Take Craft

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  • August 21: Managing Arthritis in Your Pet

    August 21: Managing Arthritis in Your Pet

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NEW! Announcing the Next Glendale Public Art Project!
We need your input!
The City of Glendale Public Art Program, in coordination with the Glendale Public Library, is working to bring unique art enhancements to the future branch library at Heroes Regional Park at the intersection of 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Would you like to know what public art enhancements the artist, Pete Goldlust, is proposing? Would you like to ask questions, provide feedback and offer comments to ensure the best project possible? Then come meet Mr. Goldlust to hear his ideas, see his concepts and let us know what you think.

Community Meetings
Choose one that best fits your schedule:
Thursday, August 16 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Saturday, August 18 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Glendale Main Public Library Auditorium
5959 W. Brown Street
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If you have questions before the meeting, please contact Mojgan Vahabzadeh, Arts & Culture Program Manager, at 623.930.3557 or Mvahabzadeh@glendaleaz.com

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Heroes Regional Park Library Design Glendale Public Library Services Expand to Western Glendale
Construction Now Underway
The construction of Glendale’s fourth and newest public library branch, located on the grounds of Heroes Regional Park near 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, officially commenced on June 11, 2018. The new 7,500 sq. ft. library is projected to serve 80,000 visitors annually and bring an array of branch library services and the latest innovations in library technologies to the western portion of our city’s municipality. Click here for more information.
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LIBCON West LIBCON West Is Coming!
Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.)

Get ready to let loose, drop in, and geek out! Glendale Public Library is proud to present our third annual library comic convention. Celebrate all things pop culture, with cosplay, gaming, crafts, stories, trivia, vendors, food trucks, prizes and more at this free, family-friendly event. We have activities for all ages! For more information, visit www.libconwest.org.
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New Hours

Now Open Eight More Hours Per Week!
We're pleased to announce that you can now visit the Foothills Branch on Thursdays from 10 AM-2 PM and the Velma Teague Branch on Fridays from 10 AM-2 PM. Both locations were formerly closed on those days.

Latest in a series of increases to library operating hours, this change will result in over 400 more operating hours per year system-wide without increasing staff or costs to Glendale taxpayers. To view all of our operating hours, click here. We look forward to seeing you!

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Book Drop Temporary Book Drop at Main Library
The regular book drops at Main Library are currently unavailable, but a temporary book drop has been installed near the same location. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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You can print directly from our library computers -- or from anywhere! Click here to send your documents from your mobile device, laptop, or home computer.
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Please take a moment to submit this brief Culture Pass survey. If you would like more information about the Culture Pass program, click here for details.

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Looking for something good to read? Browse our Favorite Reads, visit one of our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks, or try one of our other great resources you can use to find a book you'll love.
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New Meeting Room Policy Rental Opportunities
Glendale Public Library meeting rooms are available to rental for resident and nonresident, nonprofit and commercial groups.  Click here for more information.
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Xeriscape garden Main Library's Xeriscape Garden
Did you know that visiting a garden is good for your health? It’s true! Come visit the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. With over 400 species of desert-adapted plants, the garden showcases landscape practices that are in harmony with the Sonoran Desert. The rich diversity of plants, abundant shade, and natural setting create a welcome respite for wildlife and people. Click here for details.
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