Libraries across the country are evolving. Maricopa County’s libraries did away with late fees, last summer. Pima County’s sprouted a seed lending program to source out sustainability projects. But deep in southern Arizona, one little library is trying something new: blending the hushed stacks of the last century, the town and the digital age.
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