May 2018
Update from your Library Director...
"The time has come
The walrus said
To talk of many things:
Of shoes- and ships-
And sealing wax-
Of cabbages and kings-
And why the sae is boiling hot-
And whether pigs have wings."    ~Lewis Caroll (Through the Looking Glass)

The time has come, t he director said, t o talk of many things: o f flushing toilets, telephones and  summer readings
First, flushing toilets: You may have seen an "Out of Order" sign on the door of a toilet stall or two in past couple of months. The toilets installed in the library are designed to conserve water. There are two ways to flush that help with this. Press the lever down when a little water will do and pull the lever up when more water is needed to flush the matter down the drain. We have placed labels on all the toilets to help you remember which way to move the lever for big flush or little flush.

One more thing regarding our toilets. If you press the lever down and then realize that it was not enough water to flush effectively, it takes a bit to fill the tank back up so you can flush it again. The toilet is not broken. It just isn't ready for another flush. I suggest you step up to the sink, wash & dry your hands, and then go back into the stall to flush the toilet again. If that doesn't work, let us know and we will report the problem toilet to our Town Facilities team.

Now, library phones: The Town and Library have recently migrated to a new phone system. We're not quite there yet, but the plan is to configure the phones so you can see who we are when we call you. Since call logs showed a high volume of missed calls to our main number (554-8380), we decided to go with an automated attendant to route calls to the right individual.  Now, when you dial 8380 you will get a list of the following options:
  • For questions about your library account press 1
  • To speak to someone about using a room press 2
  • For help with a reference or computer issue press 3
  • To reach the Children's Librarian  press 4
  • To reach the Teen Librarian press 5
  • For Tech Services or Interlibrary Loan press 6
  • To reach the Library Director press 7
  • To speak to the operator press 0
Finally, summer reading - you talked, we listened During last year's Summer Reading Program we heard from parents that their children didn't want to sign-up because they felt they had no chance to win a prize. They read all summer and attended the programs but didn't log their reading. So... this year we are making BIG changes. We hope to give children in Camp Verde the opportunity to see that reading can make a difference in the world while also rewarding them for their reading this summer.

1st - Making a Difference : Instead of the traditional reading program sign-up, you can sign your 0-11 year old for  CVCL's Team Page at Heifer International and be part of the Read to Feed program. Read to Feed is a reading incentive program that fosters in children a love for reading, a passion to help others, and a motivation to help create a better world. Encourage friends, family members, associates and/or adult library patrons to sponsor your child to read at a penny per minute or more to raise money for a community in need. Details available in the Children's Library.

2nd - Reward for Reading: The Friends of Camp Verde Library are sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair. Each child participating in our summer reading program earns a coupon to pick a book of his/her choosing from a selection of books at the fair at the SRP 2018 Grand Finale. Parents, family members, friends and visitors can help support the Friends when they buy books at the book fair!

What's New...
A Time to Talk: Violence Based Trauma Support Group
Provided by Verde Valley Sanctuary Outreach Services and meeting weekly on Tuesday from noon to 1:30p in the Key Lime Room. A safe, open space for survivors of violence and their families to talk about their common experience and enhance coping skills for dealing with trauma. The meeting has a non-judgmental and supportive environment that fosters self-empowerment and emotional healing.This group is open to all individuals who have experienced any form of violence and/or trauma in their lifetime. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 928-634-6255.

Mobile Devices Users Group
You've go it. Now you've got to use it. Starting Tuesday, May 15 @4:00p Wendy, PC Helpdesk Library Clerk, will host a users group for people who use all kinds of mobile devices. Bring your Apple iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Windows phone/tablet or any other mobile device and discover better techniques, helpful tools and more. This is a group for people with mobile devices helping each other by sharing what they know, what they learn and what they want to learn. With so many varieties of devices and operating systems on the market, Wendy cannot be an expert in every single one, but she does understand the underlying principles and loves learning. Join her, learn with her and learn from each other.

Musical Performance by Al Raitano and Bob Grogan
Thursday, May 17 at 5:30p  i n the 2nd Floor Fireside Room, Entertainer,  Al Raitano and Keyboardist, Bob Grogan present a special musical performance.

Al Raitano is a singer, comedian and consummate entertainer. His repertoire includes a wide range of music from the great male singers Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, with a healthy dollop of Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, and the music of the great Stan Getz thrown into the mix.  An exciting, versatile, international entertainer, Al has performed at some of the finest venues from New York City to Los Angeles and all across the United States as well as in Paris, Canada and Puerto Rico. Winner of NBC's "America's Most Talented Senior," Raitano has also performed on television and in films as an actor, co-starring with Earnest Borgnine in the independent film, Whiplash. Al also had the longest running floor show at The Pointe Hilton Tapatio, and was recently inducted into the Arizona Entertainers Hall of Fame.

Bob Grogan is best known for his group J&B on the Rocks. Bob's love of music has been evident since he was a child, but his life led him in other directions.  After serving in the Marines Bob joined the LAPD in 1961. There he worked on major cases including being a primary detective on the hillside Strangler murders.  When Bob moved to Sedona in 1991 he went back to his first love: Music. Since then he has played with many singers but claims that "playing keyboards with Al Raitano has been the musical highlight of my career."

Level 2 Computer Class
Starting Friday, May 25 @9:30a join this 3-week series of computer classes focusing on  Microsoft Excel  Basic  Instruction. Seating is limited. Call 928-554-8380 to register. I n this informal class you will l earn how to:
1.  Create,  format  and edit  basic spreadsheet s
2.  Use simple formulas
3.  Use templates
4.  Insert pictures and charts into your document
5.  Use and c ustomize ribbons
6.  Save files
7.  Preview and print your document
8.  Create folders for saving files

It is not expected that you use and understand MS Excel for this class, but any spreadsheet experience will be helpful. To better serve those interested in furthering their knowledge  of MS Excel , the following  requirements will  be necessary to attend sessions:
  1. Participants must have basic computer knowledge such as using a mouse, finding, navigating and saving documents to folders
  2. Finding and opening various computer programs
FREE Health Screening

Professionals from Northern AZ Healthcare will provide screening for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. This is a non-fasting screening and no appointment is needed.


Get a personal explanation that helps you understand what the numbers mean. Learn lifestyle tips that may help you improve your numbers.

For more details contact NAH at 928-853-0879.

Join us for a Summer-Long Read-A-Thon! 
Little kids can do BIG things! Like, helping others in need around the world. Read all summer and earn money to donate to families in other communities. Set a reading goal and ask your family and friends for sponsorship pledges. Join us for our weekly Libraries Rock programs and learn about music from cultures around the world like Ecuador, South America, Australia (Dewey's home), Russia, Africa, and Puerto Rico. At the end of SRP 2018, we will calculate the amount of funds we raised together and select animals and gifts to send to families in need around the world. Reading more = Helping more! Kids who participate in SRP 2018 will earn coupons to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair Friday, July 20 through Monday, July 23. For complete details visit the Children's Library or go to our website.
Family Craft Night is Thursday, 05/10 @4:00p 
Celebrating our mothers! Join Ms. Nadia in making pop-up cards for Mother's Day. 

StoryTime is Wednesdays @3:00p 
Encourage a love of reading. Join Ms.Nadia for themed stories and crafts for preschoolers.
  • 05/09 Mommies
  • 05/16 Chickens
  • 05/23 Gardening
  • 05/30 Bees
Lego Club is Thursdays @5:00p 
Kids and Tweens join Ms. Nadia or Ms. Jamie for new Lego challenges each week.

S.T.E.A.M. Time is Saturdays @1:00p
S.T.E.A.M. Time is an interactive program highlighting science, technology, engineering, art and math themes for elementary school aged kids that meets weekly from 1:00p to 2:30p.  S.T.E.A.M. themes focus on a variety of subjects:
  • 05/12 LEGO Bridge Challenge
  • 05/19 Finger Puppets
  • 05/26 Buoyancy: Dancing Raisins

Summer Reading 2018 Starts June 1
This year's SRP theme is Libraries Rock! Who doesn't love music?!! Join Zack for a variety of music-themed programs through July 20. Stop by the library and get the details. Sign-up here.

Game Night with Zack - Thursdays @5:00p  Lay aside your tablets & smartphones, close that laptop and join with other teens to play games with Zack. 

All-Ages Magic the Gathering (MTG) - Saturday, 05/26 @12:00p  Meet Zack in the Teen Library for a rousing game of MTG!

Camp Verde Youth Council
Teens ages 12-17 are invited to get involved with the Youth Advisory Council. This is your opportunity to  make your voice heard among your peers and in your community. See Zack for details about date and time of the next meeting.
What Else is Happening? 

We will be CLOSED Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
Click Here  to explore details about continuing programs/events like Essential Oils classes, Support groups, Writer's groups, new items, and more...