Managing Librarian Mary McKinney has announced that the expansion of the W. Anne Gibson – Esmond Station Library Parking Lot has been completed and is open for use.

The library parking lot has been expanded to include 38 additional parking spaces. The original parking lot had only 30 parking slots. The addition takes the total of available parking spaces for library customers and staff to 68.

The featured exhibit of artwork at the library this month is by students from the Vail School District’s CIVANO Community School. The talent is amazing and well worth viewing!

Discussion in Southeast Pima County featured snow, lots of snow, for this years’ third snowfall. As fast as the weather began warming up so did the conversation at the library. A gardening program for kids and an Intro to Improve program for teens was held in mid-March.

Along that same line is the Garden Talk program to be held on Friday, April 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the library, in the Community Room The free gardening presentation by the Pima County Master Gardeners from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Program will feature Wildflowers in the Desert.

Read to a Dog will be held from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Tuesdays, April 4, and April 18. Read to a Dog is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener, one who will accept the story exactly as they read it.

Something new at the library is ACRO Yoga and Creative Movement for kids and tweens (ages 6-13). The program will be held on Friday, April 7, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Acro Yoga combines the elements of yoga, acrobatics, and healing arts. This workshop encourages creative movement to help youth build self-esteem, trust, and mutual respect through the practice of Acro Yoga. Presented by Serena Tang, registration is required.

Teen Crafternoon will be on Monday, April 10th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Calling all teens (ages 14 to 22) who need a place to chill, grab a snack, and get into their creative space on a random Monday after school.

Teen Book Share is on Wednesday, April 12, from 4:00 pm to 5 pm. Teens from ages 14 to 22 who wish to, share what they have been reading with other teens. They may share the book (s) they liked, didn’t like, or anything in-between. Snacks are provided.

As the Page Turns Book Club will be held on Wednesday, April 19. For in-person at the Library the time is 11:00 am. For those participating on Zoom the time is 3:00 pm. The Page Turns is a monthly book club for adults. Participants read a different book each month and engage in a discussion. Please register to reserve your spot or for the visual program to receive the Zoom link.

The W. Anne Gibson – Esmond Station Library has two study rooms at the library. These rooms are very popular with students walking from their high school or from adults for Zoom interviews or small meetings. The study rooms are only available when the library is open and upon making a reservation.

The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Whittley “Anne” Gibson is a third generation Tucsonan and alumni of the University of Arizona. She has been an active community member in the greater Vail area since the late 1970s.

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