August 2018
Update from your Library Director...
A huge THANK YOU to Wendy for the work she did to deftly, efficiently and creatively make changes to the way we process and circulate magazines. As we began to discuss how to improve the handling of magazine checkouts, reduce loss of current issues, and increase access for more readers, Wendy investigated possible solutions and consulted with other libraries on methods that work. We decided to
  • enter all of our magazine titles and individual issues into our catalog
  • apply barcodes for easy checkout/checkin
  • decrease the checkout time from 21 days to 7 days
  • limit the number of issues checked out by an individual to 3 at a time

Additionally, we put the current issue of each title in a protective cover for use inside the library only. Prior to this change we had trouble accurately tracking magazines that were checked out and, many times, never returned. Wendy did an excellent job taking this project from start to completion.


Ever wonder what the Friends of the Library do with the money they raise?


Thanks to the amazing Friends of Camp Verde Library for donating the money to purchase two Self-Checkout stations. One is in the Teen Library and one in the Children's Library. 


People with a penchant for helping themselves (which pretty much describes the can-do attitude of all Camp Verdeans) will enjoy using this system. All you need is your library card and a stack of books or other library material to checkout. It's super quick and easy! 

What's New...
Good Agricultural Practices & Good Handling Practices
Monday, 08/13 @10:00a - 3:00p in the Terracotta Room: FREE Training for Audit Certification! GAP  certification is a voluntary USDA Federal-State audit program that verifies on-farm practices that minimize microbial contamination in the production of fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. GHP certification is also a voluntary USDA audit program verifying compliance within packaging and storage facilities, traceback and transport of fresh vegetables, fruits and tree nuts.To register or for additional information contact: Stewart Jacobson, Program Coordinator (602)542-0950.

3-Part Resume Writing Workshop
Starts Wednesday, 08/15 @3:00p in the Center: Linda Brannock, Career Coach at Yavapai College will discuss what information you should include in a successful resume and what you should leave out and why.  She will also discuss resume formats.  August 22nd : Mindy Brigham, Career Advisor from Goodwill Industries of Central & Northern Arizona will demonstrate various resume writing and job finding tools offered by Goodwill Industries.  August 29th : Gerry Laurito, Librarian at the Camp Verde Community Library will demonstrate resources available at the library for writing resumes, and finding jobs.  These 90 minute sessions will have time for questions and answers and some individual attention.The goal is that each participant leaves with a usable resume or one that is better than what they walked in with.

Positive Self-Talk: the Language of Champions
Tuesday, 08/28 - 09/11 @5:30p-7:30p in the Copper Room:  Join Honey Rubin for  a FREE 3-week workshop on positive self-talk.  This workshop is designed to help you master the inner game of success. Aromatherapy and essential oils can enhance your ability to leverage your intention to thrive.  Preregistration appreciated. Call Carson 928-554-8391 or call/text Honey at 404.626.5535.

Camp Verde Internship Conference
Thursday, 08/30 @1:00p-5:00p in the Terracotta Room: C reate career paths by connecting with local partners and talent. Help bring about a diverse and quality job market in Camp Verde - Verde Valley. Refreshments provided. Dress in business attire.  Conference Schedule: 
  • Internship Programs & Funding Showcase Speakers: Yavapai College, NACOG, Goodwill & Arizona @ Work, State Apprenticeship Program 
  • Pitch Presentations by Intern Candidates  
  • Capstone Activity: Employers & Intern Candidates Create Internship Programs together with program specialists
  • Awards for Best Employer and Best Intern Candidate 
Benefits of Participation:
  • Connect with resources for a paid internship program
  • Bridge the gap between education and workforce
  • Create jobs
  • Redefine "job fair," "job search," "job market"
  • Showcase the rich opportunities & skilled labor that Camp Verde-Verde Valley has to offer 

Participating employers include: Town of Camp Verde Economic Development, Community Development, Parks & Rec, Local First Arizona, Restaurants, Construction contractors, non-profit organizations, Camp Verde Business Alliance members, and more.

Intern Candidates include: Valley Academy for Career & Technology Education students, Yavapai College students, Camp Verde High School graduates, and more. 

Questions? or 928-554-0008. 

FREE Health Screening
Friday, 09/07 @9:00a-4:00p in the Terracotta Room: 
  Know your numbers? Choose your lifestyle! During a 20 minute non-fasting Biometric screening you will not only get your "Numbers" but a healthcare professional will go over your results with you to help you understand the connection between your numbers and healthy lifestyle habits.  No appointment necessary.  For more information call NAH at 928-853-0879.

Spring Chickens Gathering

Relive the past, and share your stories over coffee and donuts in the Terracotta Room. For those who have a history in the Verde Valley, or want to learn more about the old way of life. We're not Old Timers, we're Spring Chickens.


StoryTime is Wednesdays @3:00p 
Encourage a love of reading. Join Ms.Nadia for SRP-themed stories and crafts for preschoolers.

LEGO Club is Thursdays @5:00p 
Hone your STEM skills and creative problem-solving with LEGO challenges in the Children's Library.

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.  The next few weeks will focus on Spy Camp - making your own investigative kits and tools.

Friday Movie Matinee, Family Craft Night and more 
will return next month. Watch our website for details.

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. 

Teen Study Hall - Tuesdays after school to 8:00p  hang out with your friends, get homework help, use library resources to help you succeed, collaborate, encourage, learn! 

Teen Gym Night - Mondays @5:00p-7:00p  grab your friends and meet Zack at the Community Gym on Hollamon Street for a game of dodge ball, connect four, basketball, or more...
What Else is Happening? 

We will be CLOSED Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.
Click Here  to explore details about continuing programs/events like Essential Oils classes, Support groups, Writer's groups, new items, and more...