Join us on Saturday, November 14th, 2020, for Dinner in the Stacks at Burton Barr Central Library! ​

Did you know thousands of 4 and 5-year-olds get ready for school at Phoenix Public Library’s Kindergarten Bootcamp? Have you heard adults are earning their high school diplomas and receiving guidance to achieve their career goals at the Library? What if we told you tweens and teens learn computer coding and how to create 3-D printed models after school at our libraries? Phoenix Public Library is more than a place with books on shelves, every day your neighbors and their families are changing their lives at the Library.

For more than 100 years, Phoenix Public Library has been providing vital services that are responsive, flexible, and innovative. While tax dollars put books on the shelves and keep the lights on, the programs that prepare kids for school, put people to work, help students navigate the path to college, and promote entrepreneurship rely on private dollars.

We invite you to support these programs by participating in one of the most unique events in Phoenix, Dinner in the Stacks. Sponsored by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation, this year’s dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020, in the iconic Burton Barr Central Library. Join us as we celebrate Burton Barr Central Library’s 25th Anniversary! 

Take part in a rare chance to see the beautiful Burton Barr Central Library in a whole different light, after hours with the city of Phoenix as a night-time backdrop. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly at 602-262-7939 or

Event Time and Address:

6:30 pm – 11:00pm
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Cocktail attire in an indoor setting. After dinner, cigars will be available on the patio.

What to Expect:

Cocktail hour with appetizers, open bar, dinner, dessert with live music & cigars. Also the event features a silent auction, spirits pull, live auction, and more!

Silent Auction:

There will be a great selection of silent auction items which you can bid on through your mobile device. You will be alerted to the opening of the silent auction the day before Dinner in the Stacks and the auction will end during the event on November 14th. Please be sure that we have you and your guests’ cell phone numbers so that you can be a part of the silent auction.


There is plenty of free parking at Burton Barr Central Library. Valet will also be available.


Upon arrival to the event, please go straight to our registration desk where we will check you in. There are no paper tickets for this event.