Since 1997, the Phoenix Public Library Foundation has been the fundraising partner for Phoenix Public Library and an impetus for PPL to convert its strategic initiatives (Connect-Engage-Inspire) into new, expanded and highly engaging programs and services for all ages. Through its support, the Foundation has enabled PPL to establish partnerships with civic and education organizations. Drawing on the expertise paired in those partnerships, PPL has been able to attract expanded audiences and offer new, dynamic, and relevant services for children, teens, adults, and families. These strategic partnerships, intentional outreach, and expansion of programs have created true impact and social change in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Public Library Foundation is proud of the fiscal framework it has put in place which allows Phoenix Public Library to maintain a seat at the table. With the Foundation’s enhanced support, Phoenix Public Library is actively providing expertise in workforce development, education, small business start-ups, computer sciences and college readiness. As a result, Phoenix Public Library has enriched lives and launched lifelong dreams through its presence. Most importantly, Phoenix Public Library is now strategically going into areas of need where they can make a direct impact.
This 7 week program gives parents the tools, information and activities to help prepare their children for school success.
The Library offers children’s story time with parent education to help parents and children gain literacy skills. These programs are offered at all libraries and out in the community at community centers, Head Start and pre-school classes.
A free, full-service college access center located at Burton Barr Central Library. Our team of college planning advisors and assistants offer one-on-one appointments and workshops regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.
A large county-wide program encouraging adults, teens and children to read by offering a new book once completing the program. In the program’s 13th year, more than 35,000 people throughout Phoenix participate. Research shows that kids who read over the summer maintain or improve their reading skills.
Through our Career Online High School we offer the life-changing opportunity for adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and a certificate in a high-growth/high-demand career field.