FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prepared by: Maricopa County Library District
Contact: Nelson Mitchel, Public Relations & Marketing
In cooperation with Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman, the Maricopa County Library District and the Recreation Centers of Sun City are discussing terms for a new lease agreement for two Sun City branch libraries operated by the MCLD. Space for both the Sun City (Bell) and Fairway branch libraries in Sun City are leased from RCSC.
“In amiable fashion through community good will and trust we are exploring solutions to ensure the same level of exceptional library services continue in Sun City,” stated Supervisor Clint Hickman. “We are confident that a favorable solution for all parties will be reached in a timely manner and library services will continue uninterrupted,” he added.
It has been falsely rumored that the Bell and Fairway branch libraries would close because the Library District could no longer afford to pay the lease. However, according to MCLD director and county librarian Cindy Kolaczynski, the libraries have never been in jeopardy of closing.
“When the Maricopa County Library District agreed to take over the operation of the Sun City libraries almost five years ago, I am not sure that any of us knew just how much it would truly benefit our community,” stated RCSC general manager Jan Ek. “And with the help of the Friends of the Sun City Libraries in creating programs at our libraries, we have created a great resource for Sun City residents. We have successfully worked with Maricopa County officials for years, and this certainly will not be an exception.”
For more information about the Maricopa County Library District, visit www.mcldaz.org.