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Library Tour - Salt River Tribal Library and the Way of Life Facility

You are invited to tour the Salt River Tribal Library and the community’s Way of Life Facility (WOLF) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. After attendees check-in with the WOLF Front Desk the tour group will gather in the library, on the second floor. Salt River Tribal Library Staff will welcome the tour group with coffee and pastries, following the library overview presentation the WOLF tour will begin.

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Fountain Hills, the community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, “Akimel O’Odham” (River People), and the Maricopa, the “Xalychidom Piipaash” (People who live toward the water). Today over 9,000 individuals are enrolled tribal members and the Community Council governs the Community. The majestic Red Mountain can be seen throughout the Community and is located on the eastern boundary. The sight of the mountain symbolizes the home of the Pima and Maricopa people.

The Salt River Tribal Library celebrates 50 years of serving the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in 2019. The library collection has 14,650 items and includes a unique collection called the Sebastian Juan Memorial collection. It houses materials of the O’Odham-Piipaash (Pima-Maricopa) mainly, but also houses books of other tribes related to the Pima and Maricopa Indians. The library offers standard library services to residents, such as reading programs, author talks, and different classes. Tucked away in the Way of Life Facility, the library has been located in this facility since in January 2018 on the northwest side of the building’s second floor.

Way of Life Facility

Himdag Ki / ‘Ayuu Doy Nyva

The Way of Life Facility (WOLF) is a 119,000 sq. ft., two-story community center with indoor features including three full size basketball courts, an indoor pool with a waterslide and hot tub, a running track, fitness center, full kitchen with dining area, office and class room space. In addition, the 14.3-acre site has outdoor features including a skate park, little league field, armadas, BBQ station, splash pad, play-ground.

Directions (3 options) and Parking information:

From Phoenix take the 202 East to the 101 North. Get off at the Indian School Road exit. Go east on Indian School Road about 3 miles until you reach Center Road. Just past Center Road, the WOLF will be ahead on the righthand side. Turn right off Indian School for the WOLF. Please park in the west side parking lot of the WOLF.

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Head east on Indian School Road past the 101 (Pima Freeway). Continue about 3 miles further east than the freeway until you reach Center Road. Just past Center Road, the WOLF will be ahead on the righthand side. Turn right off Indian School for the WOLF. Please park in the west side parking lot of the WOLF.

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Head east on McDowell Road to the Beeline Highway (Route 87/Country Club Drive). Turn north on Route 87. Go northeast for about 2 miles and exit at Center Road. Head north on Center Road about 2 1/2 miles to Indian School Road. Turn right at Indian School and the WOLF will be on the righthand side.  Turn right off Indian School for the WOLF.  Please park in the west side parking lot of the WOLF.

Library tours are a function of the Maricopa County Library Council Continuing Education Committee and are free to all library staff.

Date:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Salt River Tribal Library - WOLF - 11725 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
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