Dr. Fernando Escalante Tribal Library

March – Daily Fun With Your Little One

It is your friendly neighborhood librarian, Alvina Romero! The Library Literacy Specialist from the Dr. Fernando Escalante Tribal Library! This month’s daily fun calendar includes activities such as using dry spaghetti noodles to create different shapes, enhancing your child’s imagination. Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 9th! Celebrate Yaqui females past and present, those who have helped preserved and flourish the Yaqui culture and history. For more fun ideas, peek at our activity sheet, such as singing with your child in the tone of “Are you Sleeping, Brother John?” sing the English and Yaqui language color song. Feel free to share with families and friends! If you would like support or guidance, contact us at (520)879-5473 or email us at

Healthy Eating

One week from today, join your Dr. Fernando Escante Tribal Library staff for HEALTHY EATING, a workshop for new parents on how to make healthy eating fun for their little ones! Two sessions are available for those busy parents and kids. Session 1 will be from 11 am – 12:30 pm, and session 2, from 5 – 6:30 pm. Sign-up today and scan the QR code or follow this link:
For more information, call (520)879-5473 or email


Champion in delivering quality library services to inspire lifelong learning by expanding access to quality reading material, STEAM enrichment, Hiaki special collections, literacy development, and access to technology.

Department Services:

Since February 18, 2009, the Dr. Fernando Escalante Community Library has been a hub of accessible quality reading material, resources, Hiaki special collections, and exceptional enrichment opportunities. Coming in Fall 2022, we will officially open our free library at the Old Pascua at the Richey Resource Center.

We have a team of professionals trained to provide respectful, comprehensive, and consistent services in:

  1. A diverse, expertly curated collection of materials for patrons of all ages and reading levels.
  2. Free Access to Digital Library.
    1. Phone/tablet App to access Libby digital/audio materials.
    2. Readability – Reading intervention App to strengthen reading skills.
  3. Afterschool Homework Homebase. (New Pascua only)
  4. Early Childhood Literacy & Parenting Resources.
    1. Specialized support for families with children ages 0-5.
  5. STEAM Enrichment for all ages. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
  6. Technology Access. (New Pascua and Old Pascua locations)
    1. Fax, copier, computer, and internet access.
  7. Library Programming. (Crafts, story time, book club, & family programming)
  8. Summer programming. (Presentations, Challenge Activities, & Reading Programs)
  9. Hiaki Collection, a reference-only collection of over 350 items, including books from various authors that chronicle the Yaqui culture and heritage

Hours of Operation:

Dr. Fernando Escalante Tribal Library

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holiday Weeks: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday closed

Phone: 520-879-5473

Address: 5100 W. Calle Tetakusim Tucson, AZ 85757


Link for a library card:

Hours of Operation:

Old Pascua Free Library

Hours coming soon!

Office Location:
5100 W. Calle Tetakusim, Tucson Arizona 85757-9308
Phone: 520-879-5743
Fax: 520-879-5475

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 10:00am – 4:45pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 9:00am – 5:45pm
Friday – 1:00pm – 4:45pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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