Maricopa County Purchases Anthem Property for Library Expansion

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Maricopa County Purchases Anthem Property for Library Expansion

Maricopa County Purchases Anthem Property for Expansion of North Valley Regional Library

Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 15, 2024) – A new and improved Maricopa County library is coming to the fast-growing North Valley. After receiving approval from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24, the Maricopa County Library District has closed on a $9,000,000 property in Anthem. The tech-forward facility will house the expanded North Valley Regional Library that will serve the more than 45,000 Maricopa County residents living in Anthem, New River, and other unincorporated areas of North Phoenix.

“County libraries are so much more than a place to borrow your next book,” said Chairman Jack Sellers, who represents District 1 on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. “They are also a trusted community resource center for County residents to seek out career counseling, connect with employment services, and find their next job opportunity. I am so pleased to see the unincorporated communities in the North Valley gain increased access to these impactful benefits.”

The current North Valley Regional Library is co-located at Boulder Creek High School, where hours are limited to after school. An expanded library with additional hours in a new, County-owned location will better serve residents as the population expands. Much of the growth is being driven by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) $40 billion investment in two North Phoenix chip-manufacturing plants, which have transformed the area near the I-17 and 303 into a booming area of new construction.

“With the dramatic growth that my district has been experiencing in recent years, it just makes sense for the North Valley Regional Library to move into a bigger space that can house even more community services to better serve our North Valley residents,” said Supervisor Bill Gates of District 3. “I’d like to thank the Deer Valley Unified School District for being the library’s home for many years, as well as Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O’Brien and the Anthem Community Council for helping us secure this incredible new facility.”

The new property, located at 41810 N. Venture Dr. in Anthem, consists of 27,188 square feet, and was previously owned by Liftable Media, Inc., a media company that equipped the space with best-in-class technology. This technology set-up opens the door for new library service possibilities which will be determined through a comprehensive redesign and renovation process that will ensure the new and improved library is best serving the local community’s needs.

“The Community Council was proud to work with Maricopa County and Supervisor Gates to find a new home for the North Valley Regional Library,” said Carolynn Hiron, Chair of the Anthem Community Council. “I know the families in our tight-knit community will enjoy the expanded hours and services that this new, independent building will offer.”

“This move symbolizes endless new opportunities for the North Valley Regional Library,” said Jeremy Reeder, Director of the Maricopa County Library District. “We are excited to see how our new building can attract more cardholders and instill a love for reading in even more Maricopa County residents.”

Media Contact Maricopa County: Bianca Buliga, Senior Communications Officer, 602-361-9029,