Vista Grande Library is the City of Casa Grande’s newest library branch, that not only serves the reading and leisure needs of city residents but also the essential academic and recreational needs of students, teachers, and staff at Vista Grande High School. The library was developed under a joint-use agreement between the City of Casa Grande and the Casa Grande Union High School District. It was the first such joint-use project between a school district and the City of Casa Grande, an achievement that allowed for extensive cost savings that have proven extremely valuable during these economic times. Because of the joint-use agreement, the cost-effective nature of the Vista Grande Library allowed for the library to utilize new technology in library operations.
This document was submitted to the Alliance for Innovation for consideration for a 2010 Innovation Award.