Casa Adobes-Oro Valley, AZ
3 Parents Love It!
7800 N Schisler Lane
Tucson , AZ 85743
The Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library is 20,000 square feet. It contains two full size community meeting rooms, two study rooms, a large Kid's Place, computer commons, and teen area.
The branch has 60,000+ items to serve the growing population of families and retirees in Marana and the surrounding areas. The collection includes magazines, books, a Spanish collection and large print books. A separate area for audio-visual materials, such as books on CD, music and DVDs is also available.
The Teen Area, set apart by screens, houses a collection of fiction, magazines and graphic novels. A Wii and a flat screen TV are available for use.
The Kid's Place houses a comprehensive collection of children's materials, including audiovisual materials, fiction and non-fiction titles. There are two (2) checkout stations in the Kid's Place, to make it easier for parents with children to check out materials. There are several learning centers aimed at helping younger children, toddlers and preschoolers develop pre-reading skills.
The branch has two self check-out stations in the main area, and one self check out station that meets ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.
The building's architects were Richärd + Bauer. The branch features two entire walls of glass windows that overlook the Santa Cruz River and the Town of Marana's Crossroads at Silverbell Park.
The sculpture near the entrance, entitled "Wondrous," was created by Creative Machines.
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