Local

July 25, 2013

Off base libraries accessible for DLT Airmen

Senior Airman Christine Griffiths
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Air Force-wide Airmen are dealing with fiscal changes. One of those changes here deals with the closure of the base library.

The base library closed in June, however Airmen still have the opportunity to use library facilities off base.

The Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library has a variety of amenities for all ages, to include new furniture, books and reading areas. These are just some of the few things that have been renovated since September 2012.

“We have a great café area, we have a new reading area that has some tables with plugins, where they can insert devices,” said Mary Sanchez, Eckstrom Columbus Branch Library branch manager. “We also have a newly redesigned teen space and children’s area and lots of new books that came in because of the new remodel.”

One of the first questions Airmen may ask, “Is a library card easy to get and is it free?”

“It’s very easy to get a library card,” Sanchez said. “We need to have a picture ID, military ID works, and proof of residency, and then we can get them a full-service card. It’s totally free, and they can get it right when they come in.”

With a new library card, the possibilities are endless when it comes to being at the library or browsing their resources online said Sanchez

“We have lots of online resources,” said Sanchez. “So once someone has a library card, they can go to our website where they can download e-books or audio books directly. We also have

lots of great databases. So if students are interested in preparing for college they can find practice tests, college-level examination program or even the armed services vocational aptitude battery.”

The library also has a free service that allows patrons to download up to three free songs a week, that you can be saved to a computer, as well as free magazine downloads.

The Eckstrom-Columbus Branch also features many different programs for every age.

“For children, we have three story times a week,” said Sanchez. “For the toddlers and pre-school crowd, we have family story time. We also have a gaming program for our tween and teen group, and we are going to a special program presented by IT Nation where they we digital resources to teach teens and adults how to edit videos and similar kinds of thing.”

Airmen are not limited to visiting the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch, but can visit two other locations: Miller-Golf Links Branch on Harrison and Golf Links and Murphy-Wilmot Branch on Wilmot and Fifth St.

The Eckstrom-Columbus Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For any information about available activities as well as online resources, visit www.library.pima.gov.

For more information call the information line at 791-4010.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

PASM and AMARG set new record

The Pima Air and Space Museum and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group set a new record for tours administered in the month of July. The non-profit museum and D-M’s “Boneyard” brought in 2,060 visitors, ...
 
 

Help make it possible

D-M is preparing to kickoff its annual Combined Federal Campaign Sept. 1. The CFC’s mission is to give federal employees the opportunity to promote philanthropy by supporting their favorite charities. There are more than 3000 national and international charities for federal employees to choose from. “Now, D-M members can give to any charity in the...
 
 

MAC celebrates 85th anniversary

The Tucson Metro Chamber Military Affairs Committee celebrated its 85th anniversary earlier this month. The MAC became a standing committee of the Tucson Metro Chamber in 1929. At that time, the Chamber’s Aviation Committee was responsible for the Pilot’s Register at Davis-Monthan Aviation Field, the first municipal aviation field in the United States. “I think...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force earns majority of federal energy awards

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It’s a banner year for the Air Force with the Department of Energy recently announcing that service won a lion’s share of 2014 Federal Energy Management Program awards. The Air Fo...
 
 

Nominees sought for Joan Orr spouse, Verne Orr ward

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center officials are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award and the 2015 AFA Verne Orr Award. The Joan Orr award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The...
 
 

Airmen encouraged to vote, obey AFI on political activities

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As the political season approaches, we should all be encouraged to do our civic duty and go out and vote. However, as an Air Force member, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here is a short noninclusive list to help you determine what is or is...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin