Friends of the Copper Queen Library



The Friends of the Copper Queen Library

PO BOX 516
Bisbee, AZ  85603

Board Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 5 PM in the Young Adult Room of the Library.


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The Friends of the Copper Queen Library is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that supports the library by purchasing library materials and sponsoring activities and events, which include, but not limited to:

  • Preschool Story Hour, every Friday morning at 10:30
  • Summer Reading Program, Wednesday mornings in June and July
  • Arizona Humanities' Lecture and Travelling Road Scholar Series
  • Feature Films and Documentaries with Discussion at the Bisbee Royale every second Tuesday of the month
  • Freewrite, which is in its seventh year

Annual Fundraising Events


Chocolate Tasting


| February

Bisbee's commercial and home bakers donate 1000's of pieces of chocolate delicacies for ticket holders at this ever popular event, now in it's 26th year.  Guests also have the chance to participate in a Silent Auction and throw their names into a Raffle, as well.  Check out the Bisbee Chocolate Tasting website here.

Spring Tea and Membership Drive | April

Held at the Bisbee's Women's Club, this tea allows Friends and future Friends to get together and chat about all the great things they've done and continue to do to support the Library, all over a cup of tea.

Altered Books Show and Silent Auction

| August

Now in its seventh year, this Silent Auction showcases the creative spirit of artists from around the area who transform books into beautiful works of art.  From wall hangings to sculpture, this show always seems to amaze.  Check out the Altered Books facebook page here.

Friends' Bookstore

The Friends also operate the Friends' Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Library Building.  Used books, DVDs, CDs, and gift items are available for purchase.  Donations to the bookstore are always welcome!

chocolate poster
altered books poster