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The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) is a special taxing district that runs 15 libraries countywide. MCLD’s mission is to provide access and services so residents experience an improved quality of life. Each year, the Library District welcomes up to three million visitors, holds thousands of free events and programs for all ages, and hosts Maricopa County Reads, the award-winning Summer Reading Program. In 2021, the Library District held 2,600 online events, and circulated over 17 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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- 5/22/2023 — Maricopa County Reads begins June 1
- 4/7/2023 — New Early Literacy Reading Program: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
- 7/19/2022 — El Mirage & MCLD Cut Ribbon on New Library
- 5/25/2022 — Maricopa County Reads begins June 1
- 5/18/2022 — Northwest Regional Library Celebrates 20 Years in Surprise
- 5/22/2022 — Job Seekers can now access Employment Services & Opportunities thru Maricopa County Library Branches
- 2/8/2022 — Media Advisory: Gila Bend Ribbon Cutting
- 10/20/2021 — MCLD & Public Health Launch BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test Program
- 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!