Sunday, October 7, 2012

Maricopa Co. Library has Arizona Recollections and Reflections

Susan Dale and Ruth McLeod delivered 17 Centennial Legacy Project books to Mallory Smith this week. We are so pleased to say that all 17 books were underwritten by our sponsors so we were able to donate them to the libraries in this county. These libraries include

Aguila Branch (Aguila, AZ)
El Mirage Branch (El Mirage, AZ)
Fairway Branch (Sun City, AZ)
Fountain Hills Branch (Ft. Hills, AZ)
Gila Bend Branch (Gila Bend, AZ)
Goodyear Branch (Goodyear, AZ)
Guadalupe Branch (Guadalupe, AZ)
Hollyhock Branch (Surprise, AZ)
Litchfield Park Branch (Litchfield Park, AZ)
North Valley Regional Branch (Anthem, AZ)
Northwest Regional Branch (Surprise, AZ)
Perry Branch (Gilbert, AZ)
Queen Creek Branch (Queen Creek, AZ)
Robson Branch (Sun Lakes, AZ)
Southeast Regional Branch (Gilbert, AZ)
Sun City Branch (Sun City, AZ)
White Tank Branch (Waddell, AZ)

In February 2011 the Historical League published  Arizona Recollections and Reflections, An Arizona Centennial Historymakers Commemoration, honoring our Historymakers. A leather-bound 320 page book, it is an important reference for all ages in school and public libraries. The book includes a 56 page timeline that spans pre-statehood to Arizona's 100th year and incorporates the accomplishments of individual Historymakers as well as the book's sponsors during each of the ten decades. Featured in the book are the Historymakers' biographies, formal portraits and candid pictures as well as the histories and photographs of the book's fourteen sponsors.

This book has been well-received by teachers and educators as a reference and resource book. Elementary school students in fourth grade are state mandated to receive instruction in Arizona history. Learning about primary sources and how to analyze individual stories in relation to historical events occurs in middle school. High school students study major changes in society and can relate the effect that had on Arizona Historymakers.

We continue to look for sponsors who would like to help us out with this project - getting every school library and public library in the state of Arizona a copy of Arizona Recollections and Reflections An Arizona Centennial Historymakers Commemoration.