Five libraries around the state participate in “Making a Difference with Community Engagement” program

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2015

For More Information Contact:

Donna Throckmorton
Library Services Consultant
Library Development
Phone: (602) 926-3621

Kim Crawford
Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810
[email protected]

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is assisting five libraries throughout Arizona to support their “Making a Difference with Community Engagement” programs. The five libraries are:

  • Camp Verde Community Library, Yavapai County
  • Eloy Santa Cruz Public Library, Pinal County
  • Florence Community Library, Pinal County
  • Salazar-Ajo Library, Pima County
  • White Tanks Public Library, Maricopa County

“We are proud to be able to offer these libraries tools to enhance their engagement within their communities,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “Libraries continue to offer opportunities for their residents to make a difference through education and dialogue with one another.”

The State Library, working with Wholonomy Consulting of Tucson, will provide consultation, training, and program planning to support individual community needs. Programs grew out of a State Library-sponsored workshop on tips and techniques for libraries to support community initiatives. Consultants will work with staff from each participating library to create a community engagement plan focused on current topics of importance to the community.

The libraries are encouraged to partner with other local community organizations. If your local organization is interested in collaborating with its library, please call the library directly. 

About the Program

The “Making a Difference with Community Engagement” program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a Division of the Secretary of State; under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.