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Tusayan launches new library services website
Tusayan signs agreement with city of Flagstaff; Tusayan library to offer variety of in-person services

The town of Tusayan has partnered with the city of Flagstaff to provide library services for Tusayan residents. (Photo/WGCN)

The town of Tusayan has partnered with the city of Flagstaff to provide library services for Tusayan residents. (Photo/WGCN)

TUSAYAN, Ariz. — Last week, Tusayan Town Hall launched its new library services website as part of a newly-signed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the city of Flagstaff and the Coconino County Public Library system.

The IGA was designed so the town could work with the Grand Canyon Community Library (GCCL) to provide a variety of library services for Tusayan, which currently does not have a library of its own.

“We are all very excited about this,” said Tusayan Town Manager Charlie Hendrix.

Hendrix and town staff have been developing the library services plan with GCCL since September of 2021.

As soon as logistics are in place, the IGA will allow for a Grand Canyon Library staff member to visit Tusayan once per week to provide library services, such as delivering items that have been placed on hold for Tusayan residents.

“Additional services that will be provided are children’s story time (sic) library programs, performances, special events,” the city of Flagstaff stated on their Feb. 15 regular meeting agenda document. “Along with these services, library staff will give computer assistance and help with reference questions and direct patrons to desired databases that will help them find needed resources.”

In the meantime, the library services website will be available to direct residents to a variety of county and state services, as well as a broad range of resources including links for children and teens.

During the Feb. 9 regular town meeting, Hendrix stated she wanted to remind the public that there will be a “Spanish-speaking component” offering G.E.D (General Equivalency Diploma) and ESL (English as a Second Language) courses at least twice per month.

The courses will likely be internet-based, Hendrix said.

More information is available at tusayan-az.gov/library-services.

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