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.

Located at the Yuma Main Library, the Digital Homework Help Center features 10 tablets and multiple PCs that provide access to online resources, including, a 24/7 service with live tutors for math, science, social studies and English.

Parents, educators, and students are invited to an Open House on Thursday, October 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Meet library staff and discover how the Digital Homework Help Center can help make your school year a success! There is no charge to attend.

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

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.