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Mesa Public Libraries Offer Curbside Pickup Services

The city of Mesa is offering curbside service for public library customers.

Materials can be picked up at all three Mesa Public Library branches on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m.

Customers can  reserve items online and follow posted instructions in the designated parking spots when they arrive.

In fiscal year 2018-2019, 1,131,120 visitors checked out 2,845,704 materials from Mesa public libraries.

No date has been set yet for the reopening of the libraries. A Mesa spokesperson said the city will evaluate all closures based on health guidance and financial resources at the end of May.

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Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a contributor to NPR’s Election 2020 and Criminal Justice station collaborations. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.Much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.