Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 22
Scholastic Book Fair
Mon Aug 14 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
FOL Board Meeting
Mon Sep 11 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
FOL Board Meeting
Mon Oct 09 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
FOL Board Meeting
Sun Oct 15
Friends of the Library Membership Drive
Sun Oct 15
NATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WEEK

Contact Us

Friends of the Casa Grande Library

P.O. Box 10719
Casa Grande, AZ  85130

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Main Library

Main Library
449 N Dry Lake Street
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520)421-8710
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vista Grande Library

Vista Grande
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520)421-8652
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday



Friends of the Casa Grande Library
The Friends By Amber Kent PDF Print E-mail

Do you wake up in the morning and wonder what to do,
To make the world a better place for people around you?
Are you the kind of person who, for reasons not a few,
Looks for ways to help your friends and all your neighbors, too?
If that’s the case, then you’re in luck. There’s something I must say.
For each of us, there is a part just right for us to play.
We all have something we can give to make another’s day.
It could be some time, a talent, or even a loud “Hooray!”
The library is a special place, for learning and for fun.
Read a story, share a joke, tell how the West was won.
But we need help from folks like you, parched by this summer sun.
And we get that help from our dear Friends. They do a ton!
At the end of every summer, every kid can pick a book
That’s theirs to keep and read and take a second look.
The Friends purchase the craft supplies, the Playaway you took,
The furniture, the signs, and Overdrive’s bestselling book.
Do you have the time? Then volunteer!
If you have the means, donate.
If you don’t now, then don’t despair,
More opportunities await.
Join the Friends and add your voice
To the chorus of happy cheers.
Help the Friends make a difference
That lasts for many years.

 
Lib-Con PDF Print E-mail

Our 3rd annual Casa Grande Public Library Lib-Con is just around the corner. This year we have an extensive presenter list from all areas of pop culture from zombies to Power Rangers, we have it all. Kids will have the opportunity to take drawing classes from real comic book artists, watch a super hero mock trial, chat with Disney princesses and Storm Troopers, and much more.

The event will take place at the Vista Grande High School Cafeteria and auditorium on Saturday, July 15, from 1:00-4:30 pm. The auditorium splits into three different rooms, allowing different presenters in multiple rooms simultaneously. Presenters will engage with the public for 30-45 minutes before heading back to the cafeteria to man booths that will be wrapped around the perimeter of the room. Our presenters will be able to sell merchandise, though they have been advised that this is not the primary focus of our Lib-Con. As a free community event, we want all children and families to feel like an equal part of the program. Because of this, guests working booths should engage and discuss their art or nonprofit with kids. Many artists will also be drawing free pictures for kids throughout the day.

The event will also feature a costume contest, prize wheel, trivia station, and loads of professional costumed men and women (known as cosplayers). Many of the cosplay groups are nonprofit organizations and members will dress up as superheroes to raise money for children’s charities throughout the state. We plan to feed all of our costumed heroes and presenters, and have also set aside a teacher’s lounge for them to relax and take a break throughout the day. Last year we had over 1,000 people in attendance. This year we hope to have a similar turnout.

 
Book Donations PDF Print E-mail

 

If you, your children or grandchildren have text books that are five (5) years old or newer, and want to dispose of them, please bring them to either Library; or you can email us at the Friends email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will arrange for pick up.

Librarians sort through the donations from our adoring public. All donations are checked book by individual book (you better believe it!) and thoughtfully considered if it would circulate well in our library collections. Would the public be interested? Is it relevant? Good condition? Will it add value to the titles already covering this topic or is it more of the same? It is sometimes a ruthless and calculating task.

As for those books that do not pass muster, they are given to the Friends of the Casa Grande Public Library. The Friends in turn sells the discards and donations at their enormous annual sale in January for super cheap! The money goes back into the library to supplement funding for programs, presenters, and materials. They have a rotating selection for purchase at the Main Public Library in their Bookworm corner and often hold special sales. Do check out the shelves (and the snack bar!) if you have a chance.