Teen Christmas Crafts @ Main Library

Teens are invited to the Main Library in December for Christmas crafts! Materials will be provided. There is no charge to attend.

Wednesday, December 17th @ 4:00 p.m.
Borax Snowflakes
Make your own snowflake using pipe cleaners and laundry detergent!

Thursday, December 18th @ 5:00 p.m.
Gingerbread Houses
Build and decorate gingerbread houses using graham crackers, frosting, and candy.

Friday, December 19th @ 3:30 p.m.
DIY Glass Ornaments
Make your own ornament using melted crayons, paint, and glitter.

Heritage Library Christmas Party

Get into the Christmas spirit at the Heritage Library! On Friday, December 19th, kids are invited to play games, make Christmas crafts, and meet Santa Claus at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend; however supplies are limited. Bring your camera!

The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Avenue. For more information, call (928) 783-5415.

Diaper Science @ Main Library

Enjoy some science at the Main Library! On Friday, December 19th, kids ages 7-12 are invited to the Children’s Craft Room at 3:45 p.m. for “Diaper Science!” What makes diapers so absorbent? Learn about polymers and their amazing water absorption capabilities. Find out how much moisture a diaper can really hold. Don’t worry—we’ll be using water! There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

Wrapping Paper Alternatives @ Foothills Library

Upcycle your gift wrap! On Saturday, December 20th, visit the Foothills Library Children’s Area at 3:00 p.m. to learn about eco-friendly alternatives to wrapping paper. Materials will be provided.

There is no charge to attend; however, supplies are limited and registration is required. Register through the Calendar of Events at yumalibrary.org or visit the Foothills Library Circulation Desk.

The Foothills Library is located at 13226 E. South Frontage Road. For more information, call (928) 342-1640.

Citrus Care @ Main Library



On Thursday, December 18th, Master Gardener Bill Watts will present “Citrus Care and Culture” at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn how to cultivate citrus with proper soil, irrigation, and pruning. There is no charge to attend.

Upcoming topics in the Yuma Gardening Series include “Irrigation for Your Garden and Landscape” in January and “Pet Friendly Yards” in February. Meet fellow gardening enthusiasts and learn how to make things grow in Arizona!

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

25th Annual Food for Fines!

Bring in cans of food to pay for your overdue fines! From 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 8th until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, one dollar in overdue fines will be cleared for every can of food that is donated.

Cans should be 10oz or larger
Labeled cans only
No glass jars
No dented cans
No expired cans

All library patrons are encouraged to bring cans – no fines are required! All cans of food will be donated to the Yuma Community Food Bank.

For more information, call the Circulation Department at (928) 373-6492.

Family Christmas Party @ Somerton Library

The Somerton Library will host a Family Christmas Program on Saturday, December 13th, at 10:00 a.m. Participate in fun family crafts and activities, and enjoy light refreshments! There is no charge to attend.

The Somerton Library is located at 240 Canal Street in Somerton, AZ. For more information, call (928) 627-2149.

Digital Photo Editing @ Main Library

Learn how to edit those holiday digital photos using Photoshop and GIMP! Participants are welcome to bring photos on a flash drive. One session class; basic computer skills are required.

Saturday, December 13th @ 12:00 p.m. at the Main Library.

How to Display Holiday Accessories @ Main Library

On Saturday, December 13th, Diane Hunt from Irresistible Interiors will present “How to Choose and Display Accessories” at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn simple guidelines to express your style and some new twists on holiday displays!

There is no charge to attend; however, seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Upcoming Interior Design seminars include “Kitchen Facelifts on a Budget” on January 3rd and “Style Updates in a Day” on January 17th.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

Benefits of Social Security @ Yuma County Libraries



The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with AARP, is hosting an Information Literacy Series to help educate people about health care, Social Security, and fraud safety.

Karl Koenig, a trained volunteer with Arizona’s Community Educators Program, coordinated through the Arizona AARP State Office will present “Social Security” December 12th and 13th. When should I start my retirement benefits? What other benefits does Social Security offer? How do I start the process? These and other questions will be answered in this AARP presentation.

Friday, December 12th @ 10:30 a.m.
Main Library

Saturday, December 13th @ 10:30 a.m.
Foothills Library