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All three Glendale Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. The outdoor book drops will also be closed and no items will be due on this holiday.

The Velma Teague Branch Library book drop is temporarily unavailable. Please return items during regular business hours or use the book drops at the Main Library or the Foothills Branch Library. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Glendale Library cards are FREE to all Maricopa County residents with photo ID and proof of address. Click here to find out how to get one!
Open Additional Hours Beginning February 1: Foothills Branch - Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM and Velma Teague Branch - Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM
  • Starting Feb. 5: Writer in Residence Office Hours

    Feb. 17: Technology and DIY Fair

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  • Feb. 17: Writer in Residence - Build a Story

    Feb. 17: Writer in Residence - Build a Story

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  • Feb. 21: Introduction to Yoga

    Feb. 21: Introduction to Yoga

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  • Feb. 20: Discovering New Drugs - Looking for Leads in Nature

    Feb. 20: Discovering New Drugs - Looking for Leads in Nature

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  • Feb. 21: Slime for Teens!

    Feb. 21: Slime for Teens!

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  • Feb. 17: Clay Magnets

    Feb. 17: Clay Magnets

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Amy K. Nichols Writer in Residence Amy K. Nichols
February - April 2018
Glendale Public Library is hosting a Writer in Residence, Amy K. Nichols, who will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Get expert advice on your writing by booking a one-on-one appointment with the writer, or attend a public workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Come meet our Writer in Residence and get on your way to having your own book on library and bookstore shelves. To register, call 623-930-3556, email, or use the Calendar of Events link below.
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Technology and DIY Fair Technology and DIY Fair
Saturday, February 17, 12-4 p.m. at the Main Library
As part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, Glendale Public Library is hosting its first Technology and Do-It-Yourself Fair! Explore the new and innovative technology used by our city to keep things running, make sure we're safe, and enhance our quality of life. At the same time, see what our local businesses and entrepreneurs have to offer. Watch short demonstrations of various life hacks and useful tricks to make life easier or more interesting.  Learn how to knit a stitch, trim your trees, design a 3D object, tie various knots, and more!
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Book Drop Temporary Book Drop at Main Library
The regular book drops at Main Library are currently unavailable, but a temporary book drop has been installed near the same location. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Taxes Tax Forms and Tax Help
Pre-printed tax forms are not available at the library, but we have access to online forms as well as resources to help you file your taxes. Click here for more information.
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Peacock Library Card Get a Peacock Library Card
September 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association joins public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card. In addition, the Main Library also celebrated its 30th birthday! To commemorate both of these momentous occasions, Glendale Public Library unveiled a card design featuring one of the many peacocks who roost on the grounds of the Main Library. If you'd like to replace your library card with this design, you can do so at any Glendale Public Library. Just bring your picture ID and $2 for the new card. If you don't have a library card yet, it's free for Maricopa County residents! Click here to find out more.
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Heroes Regional Park Library Site Advances to Design Phase
On December 20, 2016, Glendale City Council approved the authorization to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Dick & Fritsche Design Group to provide architectural and design services for the proposed Heroes Regional Park Library. Click here for more information.

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You can print directly from our library computers -- or from anywhere! Click here to send your documents from your mobile device, laptop, or home computer.
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Please note that the Phoenix Zoo and the Children's Museum of Phoenix have left the culture pass program.  Click here for details.

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Looking for something good to read? Browse our Favorite Reads, visit one of our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks, or try one of our other great resources you can use to find a book you'll love.
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New Meeting Room Policy Rental Opportunities
Glendale Public Library meeting rooms are available to rental for resident and nonresident, nonprofit and commercial groups.  Click here for more information.
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Xeriscape garden Main Library's Xeriscape Garden
Did you know that visiting a garden is good for your health? It’s true! Come visit the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. With over 400 species of desert-adapted plants, the garden showcases landscape practices that are in harmony with the Sonoran Desert. The rich diversity of plants, abundant shade, and natural setting create a welcome respite for wildlife and people. Click here for details.
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