Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library
601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614
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Please call 594-5295 for more information and to reserve the meeting rooms. Please read our Meeting Room Policy & Application (PDF). See meeting rooms available at other library locations.
Print out a Meeting Room Use Application (PDF).
Large Meeting Room:
This room is 1000 sq. ft. and accommodates 100 people. Includes a sink.
Small Meeting Room:
This room accommodates 12 people.
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You may reserve a computer for up to 6 sessions per day. We offer:
2 reservable computers with 15 minute sessions
20 reservable computers with 60 minute sessions
1 Assistive Technology (Disabilities adapted) computer
We offer free computer classes. Call 594-5295 for more information.
We also have wireless internet access available. Bring your laptop and use the library's WiFi network for free. For more information, please see our WiFi FAQ.
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In 1963, a group of Green Valley residents, led by Coral Olin, started what has become the Conrad-Joyner Green Valley Library of today. The library got its humble start in two closets of a volunteer's apartment, with 50 books loaned by the Tucson Library County Extension Division. Outgrowing the closets, the library moved to a room in the old Fire Department, and then to apartments on Paseo Pena.
Then in 1973 a county bond was passed providing funds to build a permanent facility and it formally joined the Tucson-Pima Public Library System a year later. It finally got its permanent home, with the support of then-Pima County Supervisor Conrad Joyner, and construction was completed in 1976. However, the library continued to share the facility with the Pima County Sheriff's Department and the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles for several years before becoming the building's sole occupant.
In 1986, a joint city-county bond was passed in order to provide funds for library expansion. Completed in 1990, the expansion doubled the size of the library to 10,000 square feet. At that time, the library was renamed in honor of former County Supervisor Conrad Joyner. The Friends donated three ornamental portal facades to enhance the entryway to the library. Bisbee artist Bobb Boucher designed the facades that depict the history, flora and fauna of the Southwest. Additionally, the Friends donated an outdoor reading patio that creates a quiet oasis for library readers.
The Joyner-Green Valley branch library was remodeled in 2001 to make space for a computer lab, a new conference room, a larger bookstore and additional parking spaces. The roughly $400,000 project expanded the building by 2,000 square feet, and was made possible by a donation from the Kohl Family Foundation, Friends of the Green Valley Library - which raised more than $100,000 toward the project - and other local donors.
The computer lab now houses 20 computers, a small meeting room and the Friends' used bookstore. On display next to the computer lab is the Green Valley History Collection.
The mural in the children's area was completed by artist Bobb Vann. It was commissioned by the Friends of the Green Valley Library and completed in November 2002.
Bobb Vann's was born in Philadelphia, and now resides in Tubac, Arizona. He has been an art director, art show judge and art teacher.
Desert Life Mosaic Project
During the summer of 2006, a community mosaic - the Desert Life Mosaic Project - was funded by the Friends of the Green Valley Library to provide art inside the Green Valley Library. More than 75 individual mosaics of desert wildlife, including cacti, scorpions, snakes etc., were completed as an intergenerational art project with area residents from ages 4 to 74.
The ornamental arches were designed and built by scupltor Rob Boucher. Boucher was commissioned by the Friends of the Green Valley Library, and the arches were completed in 1989.
"The romanesque portals, with a southwestern slant, sported a totemic desert mural replete with a big horn ram forming the volute at the spring line, and a fish hook barrel cactus in an agave fruit cup below." - from the sculptor's website.