Yuma County Library District

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Yuma County Library
Country United States
Type Public
Established 1921
Location Yuma, Arizona
Coordinates 32°40′26″N 114°38′45″W / 32.673934°N 114.645896°W / 32.673934; -114.645896Coordinates: 32°40′26″N 114°38′45″W / 32.673934°N 114.645896°W / 32.673934; -114.645896
Branches 7
Access and use
Population served 90,041 (City of Yuma)
196,972 (Yuma County)
Other information
Director Susan Evans
Website www.yumalibrary.org

The Yuma County Library District serves the population of Yuma County, Arizona. Today the library district consists of the nearly 80,000 square foot[1] Main Library located in Yuma as well as branches in downtown Yuma, the Foothills, Somerton, San Luis, Wellton, Dateland, and Roll. The first Yuma Library, a Carnegie library, opened February 24, 1921 with 1,053 volumes and seating for 20 persons.[2] Located in Sunset Park, the Yuma Carnegie Library underwent several expansions and renovations over the years, including a $4.2 million renovation completed in 2009.[3] The Yuma Carnegie library still operates today as the Heritage Branch Library in downtown Yuma.

Main Library[edit]

The 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) Yuma Main Library opened on May 21, 2009, funded by part of a $53.7 million library bond program approved by voters in 2005.[4] The Main Library has four meeting rooms, a special archival collection housed in the Arizona Room, and the Yuma Nonprofit Resource Center, a collaboration between the Yuma County Library District, the Yuma Area Nonprofit Institute, and the Arizona Chapter of the American Association of Grant Writers[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Public: New Buildings. Library Journal 15 December 2009 http://www.libraryjournal.com/info/CA6709741.html
  2. ^ http://www.yumalibrary.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=164&Itemid=75
  3. ^ Public: Additions and Renovations. Library Journal 15 December 2009 http://www.libraryjournal.com/info/CA6709742.html
  4. ^ http://www.yumasun.com/news/library-50229-located-drive.html
  5. ^ http://www.yumasun.com/articles/library-50871-writers-grant.html