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 […]

Queen Creek Family Market April 27 next to library

Support local farmers and artisans at the Queen Creek Family Market outside the library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Food trucks, pony rides and more than 60 vendors are planned for the event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. Future events are Oct. 5 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 14 and 21. Go to […]

Queen Creek Family Market April 13, 27

Support local farmers and artisans at the Queen Creek Family Market outside the library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Food trucks, pony rides and more than 60 vendors are planned for the event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 and 27. Future events are Oct. 5 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 14 and 21. […]

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 […]

Queen Creek town offices to close for Memorial Day

The town of Queen Creek offices and recreation annex will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The closure will not affect public safety or emergency services, town officials stated in a release. Property owners who have water, sewer or street emergencies during the closure should call 480-358-3131. Trash and recycling services […]

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 www.mcldaz.org. 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 […]

Teens challenged to put their own spin on classic stories

Aurora Jolley takes pleasure in “harping” on the details of her last Teen Scene event at the Queen Creek Library. That’s because she took on the role of the musical instrument — but the golden kind and with plenty of attitude — when participants improvised their version of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the […]