Banned Books Week 2014

20140917_banned_book2014 marks the 32nd anniversary of Banned Books Week. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans to celebrate their freedom to read!

Beginning Monday, September 22nd, sign up to do “time in the slammer” and read in a Library jail cell! Cells are located inside the Main, Foothills, Heritage, San Luis, Somerton, and Wellton, and are available for half-hour intervals during library open hours.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

For more information, call (928) 782-1871.


tutor1The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Yuma Union High School District and the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center, is pleased to introduce the Digital Homework Help Center.  Connect with an online tutor and get your work done! available at
Yuma County Library District
Live tutors are available during the following hours:
English: 10:00am – 12:00am
Spanish: 3:00pm – 11:00pm

>>How to access



>>How to get a tutor


>>With a free account, you can…

  •  TAG and RECONNECT with your favorite tutors.
  • REVIEW previous sessions, any time
  • STORE assignments in your personal locker
  • USE to Go mobile app


For more information, contact Lauren Regenhardt, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487.


Drummer Eileen Morgan visits Yuma County Libraries!

sw-eileen-morgan-July-2014Enjoy a high energy performance of Japanese Taiko Drumming with performer/instructor Eileen Morgan when she visits Yuma County Libraries July 22nd- 24th! There is no charge to attend this family-friendly program.

Tuesday, July 22nd
Tuesday, July 22nd @ 10:00 a.m.
Dateland Library
Ave 64 E & Interstate 8 Dateland, AZ

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 2:00 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 4:30 p.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, July 23rd
Wednesday, July 23rd @ 10:00 a.m.
Roll Library
5151 S Avenue 39 East Roll, AZ

Wednesday, July 23rd @ 2:30 p.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, July 23rd @ 4:30 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Thursday, July 24th

Thursday, July 24th @ 11:00 a.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Thursday, July 24th @ 1:30 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Fire in the Sky author @ Yuma County Libraries

sw-travis-walton-July-2014Author Travis Walton will visit Yuma County Libraries on Saturday, July 19th, to discuss his book Fire in the Sky: the Walton Experience.

On November 5, 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers noticed a strange glow in the sky. Curious, Walton stepped out of the truck and walked toward the light. Suddenly a beam appeared, and Walton was forced to the ground as his panicked co-workers fled the scene. With Walton missing for five days, his co-workers were suspected of homicide, and a search was conducted for the body. The Walton case received mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known instances of UFO abduction.

Books will be available for purchase, and book signings will commence after each program. There is no charge to attend.

Saturday, July 19th ● 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
San Luis Library, 1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ
(928) 627-8344

Saturday, July 19th ● 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

Make silk screen T-shirts with Red Rohall

sw-steve-weeks-June-2014Teens are invited to make silk screen T-shirts with Red Rohall when he visits Yuma County Libraries July 8th-10th. There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit your local library.

Please note that this event is for teens only; young adults ages 13-18 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, July 8th

Tuesday, July 8th @ 10:00 a.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Tuesday, July 8th @ 12:00 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Tuesday, July 8th @ 3:00 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Tuesday, July 8th @ 5:00 p.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ


Wednesday, July 9th

Wednesday, July 9th @ 10:00 a.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, July 9th @ 12:30 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ

Wednesday, July 9th @ 3:00 p.m.
Roll Library
5151 S Avenue 39E Roll, AZ


Thursday, July 10th

Thursday, July 10th @ 10:00 a.m.
Dateland Library
Avenue 64E and I-8 Dateland, AZ


hoopla_smallWant access to thousands of movies, television shows, music compilations and audiobooks? All you need is your library card! In honor of National Library Week, the Yuma County Library District is pleased to introduce its newest service, hoopla digital. Thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. Sign up today! Library card holders can visit to get started. Download the free hoopla digital mobile app, or simply sign up and stream content through your Internet browser. All content is available all the time–there’s no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees! For more information, call (928) 782-1871 or visit any Yuma County Library. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.

Digital Sandbox

eow_0331_d_sandboxThe Yuma County Library District is pleased to announce the addition of two HP workstations with commercial and open source software at the Main Library. Dubbed the “Digital Sandbox,” the workstations are available to the public for graphic design, animation, and art. There is no charge to use the workstations.

Need help getting started? Librarian Nicholas Dawson will lead introductory sessions every Saturday in April, May, and June from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Compete! Beginning April 1st, students ages 13-24 are invited to demonstrate their skills in a logo-designing contest. For more information and contest guidelines, contact Nicholas Dawson at (928) 373-6485 or

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive.

This project was funded in part by the State Grants In Aid Program through the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency.

April 2014 Employee of the Month

eom_032014_2Danielle Grund, 20-hr Computer Access/Periodicals, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for April 2014. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude.

Danielle received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung in the Main Library during the month of April.

Congratulations Danielle!

5th Annual “Peeps” Diorama Contest

20140324-peepHave you ever read the story of Ender’s Peep? How about The War of the Peeps? See these characters and create your own during the Yuma County Library’s 5th Annual “Peeps” contest!

The theme for 2014 is “Peeps in Space!” Adults, teens, children, and families are invited to make a diorama based on a science fiction book, movie, or TV show using Marshmallow Peeps as the characters. Submit your entry to the Main or Foothills Library before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Entries will be displayed April 21st-26th for the public to vote on the “Peeple’s Choice” award. Entries for each category will also be judged by a library panel. Winners will be announced the week of April 28th.

Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive, and the Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road.

Get started at our Family Peeps Workshop! Just bring your own Peeps and boxes, and the library will provide paper, paste, pompoms, pipe cleaners, and other miscellaneous craft items.

Family Peeps Workshop
Tuesday, April 8th
3:30-5:00 p.m.

For more information, call Nicole Perez, Adult Programming Coordinator, at (928) 314-2452.