Summer reading program starts June 1

Registration has begun for the annual summer reading program at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, which runs through June and July. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Register at “Everyone can earn great prizes, including a free book,” Cindy Kolaczynski, director of the Maricopa County Library District, said […]

Maricopa County eliminates overdue fines at its public libraries

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has voted to eliminate overdue fines — and to waive existing overdue fines — at the county’s 18 public libraries, including in Queen Creek. The measure, which went into effect May 22, only applies to Maricopa County Library District libraries, according to a release. “Libraries are an important resource […]

Food for Fines starts July 6 at Queen Creek Library

The Maricopa County Library District’s annual Food for Fines program starts Friday, July 6, and runs through Sunday, July 15. The program allows library customers to bring in non-perishable food items to any MCLD library, including in Queen Creek at 21802 S Ellsworth Road. One non-perishable food item equals $2 in waived fines, for up […]

Summer reading programs at Queen Creek, Apache Junction libraries

The best way to keep children on track when they go back to school in the fall is to have them read throughout the summer, librarians and parents say. Local libraries in Apache Junction and Queen Creek have summer reading programs for children and are open across county and municipal borders. Queen Creek The Queen […]

Tech experts, music theory class, make mom a gift at library

The following events are at Maricopa County Library District’s Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Call 602-652-3000 or go to The library is open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday. Tech Experts: Teen tech experts will answer questions 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays during May in […]

$81,580 contract OK’d to maintain chillers at library, municipal services building

A five-year, $81,580 contract with Daikin Applied Americans Inc. has been approved for chiller maintenance at Queen Creek’s municipal services building and the library facility. The chiller systems were installed and have been maintained solely by Daikin Applied, formerly named McQuay International, Troy White, public works director, said in a memo to the Queen Creek […]

Town residents outside Maricopa County can get library cards, council decides in 5-2 vote

The town council on April 4 voted 5-2 to approve an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement and spend $19,577 for library cards to be given to Queen Creek residents outside of Maricopa County. The library at 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek is operated by the Maricopa County Library District. With this payment, the […]

Maricopa County branch libraries to be closed Jan. 26

All Maricopa County Library District branches will be closed for the day on Friday, Jan. 26. This includes the Queen Creek Library at 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. The closures are necessary so staff members can participate in the district’s annual professional development day, according to a press release. Online services will be available. Branches will resume […]

Meet ‘Libby’ and learn about the library’s extensive digital offerings

The Digital Download: Overdrive and Libby is a new program for adults at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Library-goers can learn all about it during a class that will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Mary Lou Fulton Story Time Room. The new series will explore the library’s digital […]

Food For Fines returns to Queen Creek Branch Library

  For the second year, Maricopa County Library District customers who donate food for the needy will get fines and fees waived or reduced by participating in the library district’s Food for Fines program. The program began Friday, July 15, and runs through Saturday, July 23, according to a press release. Those who wish to […]