Sunizona's Alice Woods Library

Sunizona's Alice Woods Library

Library History

The Alice Woods Sunizona Library has been a joint public/school library since the winter of 1979-80, when the Cochise County Library District and the Ash Creek School District #53 agreed to establish a branch together. Prior to this, Mabel McCoy was the Volunteer Librarian for much of the 1970s at the Sunizona Public Library, housed in the Whelan Corp. Community Building.

Many volunteers have helped over the years. From 1986 to 1994, Alice Woods was both the School Librarian and the Branch Coordinator. The library was named in her honor after she passed away in November, 1994.

The current Branch Manager, Marian Baker Gierlach, is assisted by several volunteers in keeping the library open to the entire community two afternoons a week and Saturday mornings. As the Ash Creek School Librarian, she also helps students and teachers throughout the school day.

Cochise County Library District supplements the school library's collection with additional books for children, fiction and non-fiction for adult readers, videos, books on tape, and paperbacks. The Library District also provides interlibrary loan service, courier, access to the countywide online system, and training and support for the librarians.