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The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) is a special taxing district that runs 18 libraries countywide. Each year, the Library District welcomes up to three million visitors and holds thousands of free events and programs for all ages. More than 60 libraries from across the county participate in Maricopa County Reads, the award-winning Summer Reading Program created and hosted by MCLD. In 2020, the Library District held nearly 6,000 events, including 700 online events, and circulated 7.5 million physical and digital checkouts. For Maricopa County and Town of Queen Creek residents and property owners, a library card is free.
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- 5/13/2021 — New Project Announced: El Mirage Library will move to a New Location
- 4/30/2021 — Summer Reading is Back!
- 4/30/2021 — ¡El Programa de Lectura de Verano Regresa!
- 4/20/2021 — County Libraries Open Monday for Browsing
- 2/16/2021 — MCLD Expands Chromebook & Hotspot Program to all Libraries
- 12/14/2020 — “ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE” with Maricopa County Library District’s Winter Reading Program for Adults
- 12/14/2020 — “ESCÁPESE A TODAS PARTES” con el Programa de Lectura de Invierno para Adultos del Distrito de Bibliotecas del Condado de Maricopa
- 10/13/2020 — MCLD Brings Wi-Fi Hotspots to Maricopa County
- 10/5/2020 — MCLD Launches Free eTutor Service & Expands Library Hours
- 8/20/2020 — Maricopa County Library District Announces New Director
- 7/10/2020 — 2020 Summer Reading Program Extension
- 7/10/2020 — Extensión del Programa de Lectura de Verano 2020
- 5/20/2020 — Imagine Your Story with 2020 Summer Reading Program
- 5/20/2020 — Imagina Tu Historia con el Programa de Lectura de Verano 2020
- 4/22/2020 — MCLD Announces Curbside Pickup: Click it, Park it, Pop it
- 6/27/2019 — Aguila Library Bringing 3D Printing Technology to Local Youth
- 6/3/2019 — Gila Bend Library Will Lend Laptops and Wi-Fi Hotspots to Residents Starting this Month
- 5/31/2019 — Blast Off With Your Library’s Summer Reading Program in June and July
- 5/22/2019 — Maricopa County Gets Rid of Overdue Fines at its Public Libraries
- 2/5/2019 — Renovations to Ed Robson Library to Begin on Monday, February 11
- 1/22/2019 — Winter Reading Program for Adults has Launched!
- 7/3/2018 — Food for Fines Starts this Friday, July 6
- 5/31/2018 — Libraries Will Be Rockin’ This Summer!
- 5/31/2018 — ¡Las Bibliotecas Estarán Rockin ’Este Verano!
- 5/16/2018 — Maricopa County Wins 48 National Awards
- 4/11/2018 — Maricopa County Approves Queen Creek Funding of Library Services
- 4/9/2018 — Sun City and Fairway Libraries Have 10 Ukuleles for Checkout
- 1/23/2018 — Maricopa County Library District Branches Closed this Friday, January 26
- 11/18/2017 — MCLD Holds Annual LibraryCon Event
- 10/30/2017 — Public Invited to November 9th Goodyear Library Plaza Reception
- 10/3/2017 — Acclaimed Project 562 Photographer Visits Maricopa County Libraries this Month
- 9/6/2017 — Hollyhock Library to Extend Hours of Operation
- 8/14/2017 — Queen Creek librarian develops Title Wave, an interactive reading program for tweens
- 7/14/2017 — Goodyear Library Open Sundays Beginning July 30
- 7/3/2017 — Food for Fines Starts this Friday, July 7