History of Memorial Day @ Main Library


Why do we observe Memorial Day? On Friday, May 16th, Yuma Proving Grounds Museum Curator Bill Heidner will discuss the history of memorializing those who have given their lives for their country at 11:00 a.m. at the Main Library. Topics include the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and how other countries honor their fallen soldiers.

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

Bicycle Safety @ Yuma County Libraries


Stay safe on two wheels! Gene Dalbey will present bicycle safety for all ages at Yuma County Libraries on May 7th and 8th. Basic bicycle maintenance will also be covered. There is no charge to attend.

Wednesday, May 7th @ 4:00 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Thursday, May 8th @ 4:00 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

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

Cinco de Mayo @ Foothills Library


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Foothills Library! On Friday, May 2nd, learn about the Battle of Puebla and the significance of May 5th in Mexican history at 11:00 a.m. After the presentation, enjoy refreshments and make a mini-piñata! There is no charge to attend.

Please note, this program will be offered in English and Spanish.

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


Pack a sack lunch, grab your Teddy Bear, and join Booker Bear for the Yuma County Library’s 39th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic! The picnic will be held Saturday, April 26th, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive. Enjoy dance performances, a scavenger hunt, and a Teddy Bear Parade! There is no charge to attend.

All Teddy Bears are invited to stay at the library for a sleepover. Stop by anytime the week of April 28th to pick up your Teddy Bear. You’ll also receive a picture of your Teddy Bear getting into mischief during the sleepover at the library!

An additional Teddy Bear Picnic will take place at the Somerton Library from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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 nicholas.dawson@yumalibrary.org.

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.

Key Ingredients for Successful Retirement Portfolios

20140324-savemoney2Join Christine Benz from Morningstar on Thursday, March 27th for a live online session about the key components of retiree portfolios and her bucket approach to portfolio management. The session begins at 4 p.m. at the Main Library. There is no charge to attend.

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

I’ve Got an App for That! @ Main Library

bl-appGot apps? On Wednesday, March 19th, Emily Scherrer, Youth Services Manager for the Yuma County Library District, will host “I’ve Got an App for That!” at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library for parents and educators. Learn where to find well-reviewed apps, how to find ratings for apps, and how to turn your iPad into a learning center for your child. The Science Station iPad Project at the Main Library will also be discussed. There is no charge to attend. iPads and other devices welcome!
The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.