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Copper Queen Library

The oldest continuously operating library in Arizona is described as a community treasure that is receiving national recognition.

The Copper Queen Library in Bisbee is the oldest continuously operating library in Arizona and it’s been getting national recognition in recent years. In 2019, the Library Journal named it as the best small library in the country, and in 2022, it was the only library in the state to be among 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Copper Queen’s building is historic and has prominent architectural features while offering modern services. These include computer classes, a seed bank, and a tool rental program at the adjunct facility which operates at a former public school in a different section of the city.

Producer: Tony Paniagua
Videographer/Editor: John DeSoto

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