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Temp library opens at Park Central Mall

Phoenix Public Library and the new owners of Park Central Mall have announced that temporary library services will be available to the public beginning this month in an almost 30,000-square-foot space at the mall, located on Central Avenue just south of Osborn Road.

Located along the light rail and approximately 2 miles from the temporarily closed Burton Barr Central Library, “Phoenix Public Library @ Park Central” is tentatively scheduled to open on Jan. 5.

Families will be able to attend early literacy programming such as Storytimes, teens will be able to gather after-school for homework help and coding programs, those relying upon the library for access to the Internet will be able take advantage of 28 computer stations—all of this in addition to a range of more than 50,000 library materials for all ages available for check out. There also will be free WiFi for the public.

A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13. Regular library hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit


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