With the Apache Junction Unified School District, among others, closing on Thursday, April 26 for the #RedforEd teacher walkout, the Apache Junction Public Library would like to keep you informed of library policies, programs and useful information. We welcome families with children into our building every day, and hope that we can be a resource for you during this time.
Unattended Children Policy
A parent who leaves children unattended in the library does so at his/her own risk. Library staff are not babysitters and will not supervise the child. The Library is a public building and as such cannot be considered a safe place to leave an unattended child. Children must be aged 9 or over in order to be alone at the library. Children aged 8 and under must be with a parent or guardian at all times.
Note: If your children are of age to be alone in the library, please make sure your children know how to contact you in an emergency. Also, a library card is required for computer access; please consider signing your children up for their own account.
The Library provides wi-fi, computers, and printing, copy, fax and scan services. We have multiple first-come first-serve rooms for working and study as well as tables and chairs in the Youth Department so that you can keep an eye on your kids. The Library also has access to multiple databases to assist you in research and work, as well as ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming media.
Our Youth Department has books, computers, magazines, game systems, and educational toys and is an enriching learning environment.
Click here for more information on getting a library card. Computer use only cards are available for $1 for one week.
Please see our calendar for information about library programming. In addition, the library will be playing family-friendly movies all day in the new North Wing Program Room, and our Teen Advisory Board will be on hand as they are available to provide drop-in activities such as LEGO, blocks, and our Velcro wall.
While no list will be complete, we are working on compiling resources for local childcare. Please call (480) 474-8555 and we will do our best to help you find a solution.