A Program Worth Supporting: Thank You!
Thank you to the dozens of donors who supported our new outdoor holds pick up programs. It was a significant and important change for the Library to develop and implement this service, as it was for libraries across the globe. And since early May we have delivered thousands of items to patrons in the parking lot in west Sedona or at the door in the Village of Oak Creek. We made it safe for you, and you showed your appreciation with support and plenty of kudos. In summer's heat and even the few rain storms we had, in autumn's wind, and now winter's chill, we'll deliver your movies, music, and books to you.Thanks to everyone who uses this service especially when it's for neighbors and friends who aren't able to get out, and thanks for acknowledging our good work by investing in it. It's a wise investment!
Your Investment Makes More "Cents" than Ever!
We know that wise investments are a top priority for our donors. Did you know that in addition to our gift match, with this year's CARES Act, your cash gift of up to $300 may qualify for the new Temporary Universal Charitable Deduction? According to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), "Taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can take a one-time deduction of up to $300 for gifts made to charitable organizations." Investing in the Library just makes sense!
Your Investments Lead to Fresh Air at the Library
We are happy to announce that we have again improved safety at our buildings on White Bear Road. We have installed Aerus "air scrubbers"--the same as those used at the Mary Fisher theater--at both the Library and book store. These scrubbers substantially reduce contaminants, odors, dust, mold, and pollen, as well as microbial populations on surfaces. We can now rest assured that our visitors, and our volunteers, are breathing the cleanest, safest and freshest air while they are visiting or working in our buildings. Can't wait to see you and breathe the fresh air!
Home for the Holidays? We've Got You Covered!
While you're home for the holidays, let us help you stay informed, enriched, and . . . entertained! Our collection of films on DVD and Blue Ray are all available for check out; and our vast collection of books about film and the industry are available for check out, AND you can visit Kanopy.com for all your film needs. From classics to experimental, from shorts to animated, Kanopy.com has them! You can watch "Great Courses," "American Experience," and the "Criterion Collection," too!
Send Well Wishes to Ginny: Deadline December 21
Ginny is retiring after 18 combined years as Library Director! (Read all about it here.) To send your well wishes and memories, we're providing you with this lovely card made by youth services librarian Meghan Gula. You can download and print the card using the button below or stop by either location during open hours and pick one up. Our deadline to receive your card is December 21, 2020. Please drop them off at either location or mail them c/o Anne Marie at 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona 86336. Thanks!
Check It Out Annual Report Now Online

In our effort to be more sustainable, we're providing our fall magazine ONLINE. This issue features Ginny Volkman, Library Director, who retires at the end of the year.

Thanks for reading, thanks for your support, and happy holidays from all of us at Sedona Public Library!

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