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Larry Thomson

Quail Creek residents are frequent users of the Green Valley Branch of the Pima County Library, but many are not familiar with the Sahuarita Branch located east of the fire station and McDonald’s and to the rear of the Sahuarita Post Office and adjacent to the Sahuarita Water Company. The Sahuarita Branch is small, but a new larger library is planned near the middle school when funding becomes available. Current hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday.

Books can be picked up or returned at any of the Pima County branches. There are 13 computer terminals at the Sahuarita Branch with access to printers. Computer classes are available on a limited basis, e.g., iPad, Facebook and phones. Circulation at the Sahuarita Branch averages in excess of 7,000 items per month. Books are shelved according to category, e.g., large print and nonfiction are in separate rooms. New books are shelved just inside the front door.

There is a good children’s section. Also available are book CDs and movie DVDs. The branch subscribes to a number of popular magazines and newspapers. The Pima County library system is available to anyone who can show evidence of a local address, however temporary. There is no special advantage to obtaining e-books at the Sahuarita Branch because the system is centralized for the county. The branch has its own website. Parking is not normally a problem. Try it out next time you are in the neighborhood.