A gold mine in our own back yard!
Serving Anthem, New River, and Desert Hills, North Valley Regional Library (NVRL) is located on the campus of Boulder Creek High School at 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086, phone 602-652-3000. See Map Here . Open Mon-Thurs 9 am – 9 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am – 5 pm, and Sundays 1-5 p.m., it is a joint-use facility serving students and the general public. Below are some of the free programs and recreational, educational, and cultural resources this state-of-the-art, 23,500 square-foot facility has to offer. Check it out!
NVRL offers over 80,000 items to check out including: books, best-sellers, books on CD, music CDs, DVDs, and – to be read onsite – newspapers and magazines. Teens and children have their own collections. Books are renewable online from home. DVDs titles cover a wide variety of new and difficult-to-find older movies, classics, concerts, and documentaries.
Computers and Internet
NVRL has 50 computers, internet access, Microsoft Office software, and private meeting/study rooms. The library holds free classes on computer use as well as free one-on-one instruction by reservation. And check out the options for online research NVRL offers!
Digital Products and Services
Library Ideas, LLC, a privately held company, supplies digital products and websites to many libraries around the world, including NVRL. Freading is a program offering free downloads of MP3 audiobooks, eBooks, eMusic, eVideos, and games. Freegal Music offers downloadable music and RocketLanguages offers language instruction.
Programs for all ages
The library offers book clubs, Story Time for babies and toddlers and their moms, teen programs, and Game Afternoons for adults – to name just a few! Check NVRL’s Schedule of Events to find programs for adults, teens, and children, offered on a regular basis.
Maricopa County Recorder’s Kiosk
A super convenient new service for Anthem-area residents, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Kiosk allows citizens to record documents with the county – without going to downtown Phoenix to do so! Click here for more information.
All it takes to get involved in any of these interesting offerings is to get a Maricopa County Library Card at the library desk. The people who work there are extremely helpful and friendly every time I come in. If you want to get a little more involved, the new Friends of North Valley Regional Library holds used book sales throughout the year to support NVRL’s many programs and resources. New members are always welcome. Call 602-652-3000 to find out more!
These days when it’s difficult for many to afford entertainment or special classes, it’s nice to know Anthem’s North Valley Regional Library offers something fun for everyone... for free!