By Henry Brean | Arizona Daily Star
Arizona’s oldest operating library has a new claim to fame.
The Copper Queen Library in Bisbee was recently named the best small library in America by the leading publication for bibliophiles.
According to Library Journal, the 137-year-old institution in Cochise County took home the top prize for 2019 thanks to its innovative efforts to expand services to the community, including early literacy programs, a seed library for gardeners, and a slate of unconventional items available for checkout, such as sports equipment and Wi-Fi internet hot spots.
Copper Queen Library Manager Jason Macoviak and Library Program Coordinator Alison Williams traveled to Burlington, Vermont, earlier this month to accept the award.