New branches expanding Tucson Jewish Community Library

The Tucson Jewish Community Library is now part of the Tucson Association of Jewish Libraries, a joint project of the Coalition for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The library, on the second floor of the JCC, has joined with Congregation Or Chadash, the Jewish Federation-Northwest Library and the Shoah/ Holo­caust Library, opening next month. The community can borrow books from any of the Association libraries.

The Shoah Library, located at the CJE office on the Federation campus, will be an excellent resource for students — elementary through college, says Bob Cohen, chair of the TAJL.

Congregation Anshei Israel will open a branch of the TAJL in December. “It will offer a children’s section with comfortable furniture for parents to sit and relax, drink some coffee, read a Jewish newspaper from Chicago or New York or a Jewish magazine from the United States or Israel,” says Cohen. The Anshei Israel branch will be the biggest Association library, with a large reference and research section and fiction and nonfiction titles. Other TAJL branches will be added in the future, says Cohen.

For more information, visit tucsonjewishlibrary.org.