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From donation drives to summer meal programs, our libraries partner with various organizations throughout the year to host programs in support of our communities.

July Food Drive

Our libraries hold a food drive every July to collect essential unexpired and nonperishable items for local food banks. Summertime is an essential time of year for our food bank partners as they often see donations begin to drop off in the spring.

The 2024 drive will take place July 10-20, 2024. Our community partners include:

If you need food help, visit

Summer Food Programs

Each year, select MCLD Libraries offer summer food programs. These programs are funded by St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Summer Food Service Program USDA. Check back in the summer for details on these programs.'

Guadalupe Library
May 28 – July 23, 2024
Mon – Fri, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided for ages 0-18. Dine-in Only.

Gila Bend Library
May 28 – August 2, 2024
Mon – Fri, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch provided for ages 0-18. Grab & Go Only.

Aguila Library
June 3 – July 30, 2024
Mon – Fri, Noon – 3pm
Lunch provided for ages 0-18. Grab & Go Only.

Heat Relief Network

From May 1 through September 30, all MCLD branches are official Cooling Centers of the Heat Relief Network. All of our libraries serve as a safe, cool indoor place for refuge from the heat during the day with drinking fountains available. For a full list of heat relief resources, please visit

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Donation Drive

In the month of October, Maricopa County and MCLD libraries are collecting items for local shelters. Donations can include new:

  • Toiletry items
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Basic household items
  • Baby needs
  • School Supplies
  • Pet Supplies